Saturday, April 16, 2011

Financial Crisis Final Report

You probably won't be reading it over Spring Break, but the U.S. Senate Investigations Subcommittee released this week their final report on the key causes of the recent financial crisis. "Wall Street and the Financial Crisis: Anatomy of a Financial Collapse" represents in 635 pages all the evidence gathered from four hearings held in 2010 and from many other sources, and includes new facts, findings, and recommendations. Together with the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, issued in January 2011 by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, this new report provides a wealth of information and analysis for any research on the financial institutions, agencies, government regulators, and other factors behind the country's "deepest recession since the Great Depression."
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Break hours

It's finally Spring!!! Which means just like you, I get a break. Time for some serious cleaning, stretching and, of course, napping. We will be here Spring Break Week during the following hours:

PLEASE NOTE: There will be 24/7 access when the Circulation Desk is closed: EXCEPT :the Library closes completely at 6 p.m. on Saturday night, April 23rd and will reopen for regular 24/7 access at 12:01 Monday, April 25th , at 12:01am.

Circulation Desk Hours:

Friday, April 15 8:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 16 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sunday, April 17 Noon - 8:00 P.M.

Monday, April 18 - Thursday, April 21 8:00 A.M. - 8:00P.M.

Friday, April 22 (Good Friday) 24/7 access only

Saturday, April 23 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sunday, April 24 (Easter) LIBRARY CLOSED

Reference Desk Hours:

Friday, April 15 9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 16 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Sunday, April 17 Noon - 8:00 P.M.

Monday, April 18 - Thursday, April 21
9:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
Friday, April 22 (Good Friday) Reference Desk CLOSED

Saturday, April 23 No Reference Librarian available

Sunday, April 24 (Easter) LIBRARY CLOSED

Enjoy the holidays and your Spring Break!!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, April 14, 2011

House Of Representatives Votes On Internet Neutrality

The U.S. House of Representatives voted recently on the subject of FCC regulations that seek to preserve Internet neutrality by content providers. Read the result here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Online Resources: The Health Law Resource Center

If you are looking for in-depth, practice-oriented news, legal analysis, and practice tools addressing important issues affecting the health care industry, try The Health Law Resource Center.

The Resource Center is organized topically according to seven broad areas of health law — Business & Taxation; Fraud, Abuse, & Compliance; Health Information & Technology; Health Insurance & Benefits; Hospital & Provider Regulation; Medicare & Medicaid; and Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences.

To access The Resource Center(BNA):

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Health Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Health Care Daily Report (BNA)"

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hofstra Student Cited in Widely-Read Opinion

Congratulations to Hofstra Law student Alessandra Glorioso, whose note in the Hofstra Law Review, Google Books: An Orphan Works Solution?, was cited in the Southern District of New York's recent rejection of the Google Books settlement.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 11, 2011

Deep Web Research 2011

The Deep Web covers in the vicinity of 1 trillion plus pages of information located through the world wide web in various files and formats that current Internet search engines cannot find or have difficulty accessing. Deep Web Research 2011 is designed to give you the resources you need to better understand the history of the deep web research, as well as various classifications of resources that allow you to search through the currently available web to find those key sources of information nuggets only found by understanding how to search the "deep web".
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Are client emails protected by attorney-client privilege?

Emails have become a fast and convenient way to communicate with others. As such, it is no surprise that clients are also utilizing emails to communicate with their attorneys. Despite the convenience, there are issues of attorney-client privilege as well as other issues surrounding client emails. The New York Law Journal recently published an article addressing these issues in an article entitled "Does Attorney-Client Privilege Protect Client E-Mail?" The article also discusses confidentiality, waiver and also provides several recent decisions on this topic.
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