Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Due to the impending visit of Hurricane Irene, the Law Library will completely close starting at 6pm on Saturday, August 27th. We plan to reopen at 8am on Monday, August 29th. You will not have 24/7 swipe card access during this period when we are closed. Make sure to check your Hofstra email and the Hofstra Campus Alert page for updates. Stay safe!

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

White House To End Hundreds Of Government Regulations

According to the Associated Press, on Tuesday, the White House announced plans “to end or cut back hundreds of government regulations, an effort the Obama administration says will save businesses $10 billion over five years. The administration says many of the regulatory reforms focus on small businesses.” Read more here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


The start of a new school year is the best time to become acquainted with JURIST, the real-time legal news and research site that brings you the very latest legal developments from the United States and around the world. Created and maintained by faculty and students at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JURIST is self-described as "the world's only law school-based comprehensive legal news and research service."

The Law Library's home page offers continuous feeds from JURIST with breaking legal news. But JURIST is so much more: a great resource for background on national and international legal issues, updates on new legislation, and commentary, with timely links to case decisions and other primary materials "behind the legal news" that are not often found on standard news sites.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

U.S.C. Title 51: National and Commerical Space Programs

Congress added a new Title to the United States Code. Title 51 is "National and Commercial Space Programs". Over the past five decades, a substantial amount of legislation was enacted relating to national and commercial space programs. In the United States Code, some of these provisions appeared in title 15 (Commerce and Trade), some in title 42 (The Public Health and Welfare), and some in title 49 (Transportation). No distinct title for national and commercial space programs existed in the United States Code because the organizational scheme for the Code was originally established in 1926, before such programs were contemplated.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, August 22, 2011

Online Resources: RAND Health Database

If you are looking for a resource on health care, try the RAND Health Database. RAND is a searchable database of abstracts and full text research studies on health and health care issues produced by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution devoted to the improvement of policy and decision making through research and analysis.

To access RAND Health Database:
  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Health Law / Medicine" link
  • Scroll down to "RAND Health Database"

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

ABA First Year Student Guide

The ABA has published an informative law school survival guide entitled “How to Survive the First Year of Law School.” This helpful guide provides new law students with information on case briefing, outlining, study aids, career planning and more. The guide aims to help law students avoid the potential pitfalls and take advantage of all the opportunities available in law school. Click here to access the entire guide.
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