Friday, September 16, 2011

Library Tours at Your Convenience

Missed the Library walking tours in the beginning of the semester? Want a refresher on where to find what? Download the mp3 of the Library audio tour from the Library webcasts page . You can then play it on your mp3 player or phone as you take the tour throughout the Library.

And for those of you with smartphones, try our QR code at the Library's entrance to download the complete tour directly to your smartphone. If you want to learn more about QR codes, pick up a brochure in the Library.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, September 15, 2011

President Obama Increasing Numbers Of Female And Minority Judges

According to a recent AP news story, “President Barack Obama is moving at a historic pace to try to diversify the nation's federal judiciary: Nearly three of every four people he has gotten confirmed to the federal bench are women or minorities. He is the first president who hasn't selected a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships”. Read more here.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

International Religious Freedom Report

United States government agencies can be a surprising source of information about international topics. For example, The International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA) required the State Department to establish an Office of International Religious Freedom and to submit an Annual Report on Religious Freedom to Congress. These detailed reports are based on data from foreign service staff throughout the world with input from human rights organizations, journalists, religious officials, and other sources. The latest report, released this week, covers the six-month period from July through December 2010, as the State Department shifts to a calendar year reporting period. The report Appendices include religious freedom documents from the United Nations and other sources. For historical perspective, all International Religious Freedom reports going back to 2001 are provided on the current State Department site, with a link to archived earlier reports.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Online Resources: Kluwer Arbitration

If you are looking for an online resource for international commercial arbitration research, try Kluwer Arbitration. It includes case law, commentary, conventions, legislation and rules.

To access Kluwer Arbitration:
  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "International Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Kluwer Arbitration"

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 12, 2011

Reminder: 1L students - this is the last week for LexisWestlaw classes

Just a reminder to 1L students that this is the last week for the mandatory Lexis and Westlaw classes. If you have not yet attended a class please sign up. The classes are scattered throughout the week and there are still places available. The sign up book is at the Circulation Desk in the Law Library.

You will be shown Lexis as well as Westlaw so please activate your account before attending a class.

There will be no make-up classes.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 and the law

Today marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, for New Yorkers and many around the world it is a day of remembrance. It is also a day of reflection in which many of us will examine the impact of the attacks on our daily lives. As attorneys and law students, we also see the legal ramifications on our individual rights and liberties. The New York Law Journal recently published a number of essays in a special report entitled "9/11 and the Law: The Impact on How Lawyers Do Business and Courts Dispense Justice." This special report consists of a number of essays written by judges, legal directors and other attorneys. Each essay discusses the balance between liberty and security within the realm of the government's post-9/11 policies. Read the full article here.
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