Thursday, September 01, 2011

Legal Restrictions On Student-Teacher Interaction Via Social Media

Debates over the appropriate use of social media in educational settings, and, in particular, between education professionals and students, are increasingly not only in the news, but in the legislature and the courts. Read about one recent development here, in which a Missouri judge blocked a law that restricts teachers from using social media with students.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Restaurant Rules and Regs--The Legal Side of Fun

Whether you came to Hofstra Law from nearby Long Island or from halfway around the world, it's not always easy to understand the rules and regulations that govern all those grading and calorie signs in the restaurants and bars of Manhattan (and the other four New York City Boroughs). Fortunately, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene site is a wealth of user-friendly facts. It provides simple explanations and FAQs about the new grading system for restaurants, and you can search here for violations and inspection results by eatery name, neighborhood, and cuisine. Curious about those calorie postings? It's all here, with links to trans fat and smoking regulations.

Maybe the big city eating and drinking experience is going to the dogs? Well, not exactly. As related last week in the New York Times City Room blog, the city that never sleeps is finally cracking down on the dog-friendly (and I assume, cat-friendly) bar.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Online Resources: Environment & Energy Daily(E&E)

If you are looking for a source with daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets, try Environment & Energy Daily (E&E).

To access Environment & Energy Daily(E&E):

* Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
* Click the "Environmental Law" link" link
* Scroll down to "Environment & Energy Daily"
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Monday, August 29, 2011

FOIA Facts: Information is not Free

This brief article "FOIA Facts: Information is not Free" highlights the impact of budget cuts will make on the public's access to government information. We currently take for granted that we have easy online access to the activities of Congress and federal regulatory actions. What if it were to end?
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