Saturday, March 16, 2013

"Law School" Music Video a Hit

If you haven't seen it yet, take a break this weekend with "Law School," a music video capturing the essence of law school life with lyrics written by Andy Loud, a 2L at West Virginia University College of Law.  Loud teamed up musically with a local friend, Tyler Murray, featured on the vocals, who make music together as the band Chocolate Ghost House.  He worked for months on the lyrics, and added fellow law students who were either good friends or excited about creating an entry for this year's Above the Law blog Annual Law Revue Video Contest. They came up with a You Tube success. The parody video of Maroon 5's "Payphone" with references and reactions to the law school experience that every student will recognize--including some nice library shots--is just over 4 minutes of fun that Loud hopes will put West Virginia University on the Law Revue Video Contest map.  This article from the Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail has more about "Law School" and its creators.

Hat tip to the ABA Journal.   

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, March 15, 2013

On the Ides...Beware of missing this!

Research Strategy 101 - Mon. March 18  at 12:10-1pm in Room 205
Pizza  and surprise gift included
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 11, 2013

Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project

From the "About" page of the project:  "The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project is a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office (WCRO) and the Women and International Law Program (WILP) at American University Washington College of Law. ... the project aims to raise awareness of and encourage research and debate about the jurisprudence emerging from international and hybrid tribunals regarding sexual and gender-based violence committed during times of conflict, mass violence, or repression and to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of these crimes under international law."

" The Gender Jurisprudence Collections (GJC) is a powerful database containing judgments, decisions, orders, and other relevant documents issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals that have been coded and made readily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence."

This site offers even more:  Digest; Commentaries; a Blog; Events; and Resources.  This is an important contribution to the study of these issues.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Research Resources: Employment Discrimination Verdicts & Settlements (BNA)

If you are interested in a database that contains thousands of employment discrimination verdicts, settlements, and awards, take a look at BNA's Employment Discrimination Verdicts & Settlements.  It has an easy-to-use search template and you can search entries by monetary amount of award, cause of action or statute, names of parties, date of verdict or settlement and more.
To access the  Employment Discrimination Verdicts & Settlements (BNA):
  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Litigation/Advocacy" link
  • Scroll down to "Employment Discrimination Verdicts & Settlements (BNA)"

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