Friday, September 09, 2011

9/11 10th Anniversary

In observance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Law School will be presenting a panel discussion on the political and legal ramifications of September 11.

Professors Eric M. Freedman and Julian Ku and 9/11 first responder Joe Cammarata 1L discuss the legal aspects of "The War on Terrorism," launched in response to the September 11 attacks. Moderated by Dean Nora V. Demleitner.

With an introduction by Dean Demleitner honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 including three Hofstra Law alums: Joni Cesta '91, Neil D. Levin '81 and Glenn J. Winuk '87.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

White House To End National Smog Standards Regulations

As we mentioned in a previous post, the White House intends to remove hundreds of government regulations. One of the regulations that is slated to end is the EPA’s national smog standards. Read more here.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Federal Rules Ebooks For Free!

Here's some great news. Three staples of legal education--the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence--can now be downloaded free and read on your iPad, iPhone, Nook, or any device or software that supports .epub files. Go to this CALI page to learn more about the ebooks and how to download them directly to your device or transfer them from a computer.

CALI has joined with Cornell Law School's Legal Information Institute (LII), the highly respected free legal information site, to publish these federal rules ebooks for everyone. Of course, creating them was costly, and commercial equivalents are expensive, so please consider donating something to LII, if you can, to help them continue the good work.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Online 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, September 05, 2011

Lexis/Westlaw training for 1Ls

Calling all first year students. Sign up for Lexis/Westlaw training at the Library Circulation desk. Here is the schedule. Make sure you have your registered Lexis and Westlaw usernames. Ask a Reference librarian if you need assistance with this.

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Online Resources: Corporate Governance Report

If you are looking for a source that discusses judicial, regulatory, and upcoming developments in corporate governance, try Corporate Governance Report (BNA).

The reporter provides coverage on major topics such as shareholder rights, directors' fiduciary duties and more. It also provides notice of the activities of courts and other agencies, latest corporate appointments, detailed reviews of corporate conferences and seminars.

To access Corporate Governance Report:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Commercial and Corporate Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Corporate Governance Report (BNA)"

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