Friday, October 28, 2011

Voting for Judges

Here in New York we elect our Judges. You understand the critical role judges play in our legal system, having read dozens of cases (or is it thousands?). Even though I cannot vote (voting rights for Virtual Cats???), I have found a great site to be informed about judicial candidates - New York State Judicial Candidate Voter Guide .

And, if you are confused (as I was) about the different courts and districts in Nassau County, you can read a brief description on the same page. For more detail on the court system, link to New York State Courts - an Introductory Guide . The first few pages have a great explanation of the jurisdiction of the various courts.

Make sure you go out and vote! I would if I could.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Attention All Students,

Do you have a PC laptop/notebook computer or an Apple MacBook laptop and use the Hofstra Wireless network? Then you can print your documents from your computer to either of our two wireless printers located in the Law School using the PridePrint software.

You can download and install the PridePrint software for the Hofstra Law School specific printers by going to (you will need to login to the Hofstra Portal with your Hofstra username and password). The software supports Windows 7, Vista and XP as well as MAC Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard operating systems.

One PridePrint wireless printer is located in the 24 hour first floor lab, while the other printer is located in the Law Library, outside of the 24 Hour lab near the public access workstations. You do not need a card swipe for either printer. The PridePrint software automatically deducts the print amount from your account. Remember, the Hofstra Law School printers only charge 5 cents per single sided page.

If you have any questions on this, please contact us at either or by phone at (516) 463-4192.

Dean Moore

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Research Resources: GlobaLex

Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law, GlobaLex is an electronic publication dedicated to international and foreign research. New and updated research guides published by GlobaLex include:

New research guides:
  • Nuclear Law Research Guide By Linda Tashbook

Updated research guides:

  • The Crisis in Darfur: Researching the Legal Issues by Amy Burchfield
  • An Introduction to Sources for Treaty Research By Mark Engsberg and Mary Beth Chappell
To Access Globalex:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Then, click on the "International Law" or "Foreign/Comparative Law" link
  • Scroll down, click the "GlobaLex" link

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, October 24, 2011

Interlibrary Loan

Are you writing a paper and the book or journal article you need cannot be obtained at the Law Library or Axinn Library? Please remember that you may request books or articles that we do not have through interlibrary loan. Just go to the Law Library's homepage and click on the "Interlibrary Loan" link. If you have not used this service, you will create your account and then place your loan requests. When the material requested arrives you will be notified by email and can pick up the material at the Circulation Desk. Books are on loan so before the due date drop the books at the Circulation Desk and we will return the book(s) to the lending library.

You only need to create the account once, but you may request interlibrary loans as needed. You can also manage your requests through your account. Check out our policy and talk with a librarian if you have further questions.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, October 23, 2011

United States Census Bureau QuickFacts Tables

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released updated summary profiles for various geographical areas within the 50 states. The tables include updated information from frequently requested statistics and provide statistics for all counties, cities and towns with more than 5,000 people. They also include information from various Census Bureau programs including the 2010 Census, 2010 American Community Survey and 2007 Survey of Business Owners, as well as student state facts. Access the full updated tables here.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat