Saturday, May 21, 2011

Law School Commencement Speakers

Hofstra's law graduates will be hearing New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman at tomorrow's 2011 commencement ceremony, but you may be wondering who will be addressing the new J.D.'s at other schools. Here's a sampling of the speakers, as compiled by Tax Prof Blog. We'll be sharing Attorney General Schneiderman with Cardozo Law School this year--he'll address their graduates at their commencement on May 31.
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Friday, May 20, 2011



Once you are finished celebrating (and make sure not to cut it short) and starting to think about the Bar Exam, here are the details for modified 24/7 access to the Law Library.

The front doors of the Library will be open with staff here to assist you:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday, Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.


Sunday, May 22 (Commencement) open 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) CLOSED

Monday, July 4 (Independence Day) CLOSED

Outside of these hours, you can access the Library on a modified 24/7 schedule with the following exceptions:

Memorial Day weekend:
The Library closes completely as of Sun. May 29 at 6pm through Tues. May 31st at 8am .
There is no 24/7 access during this time.

July 4th weekend :
The Library closes completely as of Sun., July 3rd at 6pm through Tues. July 5th at 8am.
There is no 24/7 access during this time.

Please note that modified 24/7 access is a privilege for Hofstra Law students and 2011 Hofstra Law graduates only.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May/June Library Display

The May/June display in the library is: Civil Law - An Introduction

Photos of older displays can be seen here.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Research Resources: The Economists' Voice

If you are looking for serious economic analysis about public policy and current issues, try The Economists' Voice. Edited by Aaron Edlin and Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize for Economics, together with Jonathan Carmel, J. Bradford DeLong and Jeffrey Zwiebel, The Economists' Voice offers access to full text (PDF) articles on a broad range of policy issues.

To access The Economists' Voice:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Commercial and Corporate Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Economists' Voice"

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Use of backchannels in the classroom

Did you see the May 12th NYT"s article "Students Speak Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media"? Some professors/teachers are using real-time digital streams like to Twitter to encourage students to comment, pose questions and shed inhibitions about class participation. The argument against is that it is just another distraction.

Use of technology in education is constantly evolving. What do you think?
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Interview Guide for Law Students

The New York Law Journal recently published an article entitled "A Step-by-Step Interview Guide for Law Students." This helpful guide outlines an interview plan with an emphasis on understanding the student's career endeavors, developing a focus, and how to effectively navigate the interview process with useful interview tips. Read the full guide here.
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