Saturday, February 27, 2010

NALP Update: New Recruiting Guidelines

NALP, the National Association for Law Placement, announced yesterday its long-awaited timing guidelines for the 2010 legal recruiting season. After months of consideration, the association decided against setting specific dates before which offers could not be made, and settled on a modest change--a "28-day rolling response deadline for candidates not previously employed by the employer, and a November 1 response deadline for candidates who have been previously employed by the employer."

You can read the press release of the announcement here. That NALP's decision (see my February 21 post) followed "spirited" dialogue is reflected in this response from the Above the Law.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Paper Writing Workshop—Last Chance!

The final Law Library Paper Writing Workshop of the Spring 2010 semester will take place as follows:

Monday, March 1st, from 5:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in room 242.

Don’t miss this last opportunity of the semester to learn about specific paper-writing resources and how you can create a comprehensive research strategy for writing your papers.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Making of Modern Law

The Making of Modern Law Collection contains full text American and British legal treatises from 1800-1926. It is a great place for legal history research. Looking into the history of divorce? The database has a book from 1881 titled Facts as to Divorce in New England. Researching copyright? How about a book from 1903 titled Our Archaic Copyright Laws.

The Making of Modern Law is restricted to the Hofstra Law School community.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Taxation & Economic Reform in America: A Historical Archive, 1781-2009

Too often people think of HeinOnline as an alternate source for law journal articles only. However, law journals are only one of the databases offered by Hein. There are many and today we highlight:

Taxation & Economic Reform in America: A Historical Archive, 1781-2009: a 225-year archive of taxation and economic reform in America containing more than 900 volumes and nearly one million pages of legislative history materials and other documents. It is a goldmine for the tax researcher. Just click on the Hein Online link on the front page of the Library's website to find this database and more.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, February 22, 2010

Paper Writing Resources Workshop

The librarians will be repeating the Paper Writing Resources workshop on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 24th 1:10pm - 2:00pm -- room 243

Monday, March 1st 5:10pm - 6:00pm -- room 242

The workshop is an overview of resources that you may want to consider when you are researching a scholarly paper. The workshops focus both on specific resources and on how you can create a comprehensive research strategy.

No pre-registration is necessary. Just choose the date and time that is most convenient for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although Appellate Advocacy students are welcome, this workshop is not designed for the first-year Appellate Advocacy course, nor is it a requirement for that course.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What is the Future of the NALP?

The National Association for Law Placement is the group that coordinates law firm recruiting on law school campuses. The recession has brought calls for changes to current recruiting standards, including a proposal by the NALP that all summer associate job offers be issued in January.

This has led Peter Kalis, a partner at K&L Gates, to suggest that law firms and law schools work together to change how law firm recruiting is done, without the NALP.

It seems apparent that how law firm recruiting is done will change somewhat over the next few years, but how it will change--and how much it will change--is anyone's guess.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat