Saturday, February 05, 2011

ACA Litigation Blog: Health Care Reform in the Courts

Are you trying to keep up with all the issues and rulings, ups and downs, of the court challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? As significant and interesting as these developments may be for constitutional law, health law, policy and politics, they could easily overwhelm the time-challenged law student. Fortunately, there is ACA Litigation Blog, the creation of Professor Bradley Joondeph of Santa Clara University School of Law. This helpful blog updates and explains the issues and the latest court developments simply and clearly, compiles the key case documents, and maintains a case status snapshot. ACA Litigation Blog brings it all together and presents it in a way that is geared to attorneys, law students, and professors. Check it out.
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Thursday, February 03, 2011

President Obama Mentions Lawyers In State Of The Union Address

Are you curious to know what the President had to say about your future (and his past) profession during last week's State of the Union address? If so, then click here.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Appellate Advocacy Students

Just a reminder for Appellate Advocacy students. If you have not had Lexis and Westlaw training for Appellate Advocacy yet, it may be mandatory for your class. There are separate classes for Lexis and Westlaw (if your professor is making the training mandatory, you are probably required to attend both) and sign-up is online. Some instructions for signing up are here.

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Research Resources: Family Law Reporter

Are you looking for a family law resource? The Family Law Reporter provides access to important new federal and state cases, legislation, trends, and issues.

The reporter is published weekly on Tuesdays, except the last Tuesday in March, the Tuesday following July 4th, and the last Tuesday in December. Coverage begins with the August 6, 1996 issue. However, to search issues prior to March 24, 1998, use the "Search articles" link in the Advanced Search form.

To access BNA Family Law Reporter:

* Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
* Click the "Family Law" link
* Scroll down to "Family Law Reporter (BNA)"
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Monday, January 31, 2011

Gov 2.0

How is government local, federal and international using technology to provide better service? Gov 2.0 Coverage & Insight will keep you up to date on how governments at all levels is using web 2.0 to connect with citizens and make government more accessible and transparent.
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Sunday, January 30, 2011

HeinOnline Law Journal Library Quick Reference Guide

HeinOnline provides a comprehensive collection of over 230 law journals with many of the legal periodicals being available from the first edition to the present. As such, it can often be overwhelming to search such a large collection of materials. In order to make the search for law journal articles easier, HeinOnline has recently published a "Law Journal Library Quick Reference Guide." This Quick Reference Guide outlines the various search options available including word search, title search, volume date search and more. In addition, this guide provides screen shots to effectively illustrate where the feature can be found and a step by step view on how to use the feature. It also includes an overview of certain tools in this collection including Hein's ScholarCheck, Citation on Page and more. Access and read the guide here.
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