Friday, May 08, 2009

Summer Lexis/Westlaw access

For those of you taking summer classes, doing research for a class or working as a research assistant, you may extend your Lexis and Westlaw passwords for the summer. To do this, use the links for each service in this post and look for the summer access links.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Free and Low-Cost Online Legal Research Resources

As many of you prepare for your Summer jobs, you may be interested to learn of free or low-cost legal research resources that are available online. Both Pace and Georgetown law schools offer excellent guides to unearthing such economical online legal research resources.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

GlobaLex Research Tools

Are you looking for international, foreign, and comparative law research tools? Try GlobaLex.

Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, May 04, 2009

Constitution Finder

Need to find the constitution of a particular country? Look no further than the Constitution Finder.
This handy site allows you to search by country and links to the country's constitutional text. It is a nice place to keep in mind when doing foreign law research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Souter Replacement Speculation

With the announcement that Justice Souter will be retiring at the end of the current term, the game of Supreme Court nomination speculation is in full gear.

The Blog of Legal Times lists all of the likely candidates, and some others are listed in the comments.

The National Law Journal lists most of the same likely candidates.

In this article, The New York Times lists the ages of some likely candidates.

In addition to birthdates, the Washington Post gives short biographies of the likely candidates.

And Brian Leiter is running a poll (including the obvious candidates and some that are listed for fun), where many of the voters will probably be law professors.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat