Saturday, August 02, 2014

Student Loan Repayment & Forgiveness: New Report

Before a new semester or new job absorbs your attention, this might be a good time to browse through "Federal Student Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment Programs," a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report published last week. Up-to-date, clear and authoritative, this report provides an overview of the various federal student loan repayment and forgiveness programs currently available, including specific eligibility requirements and features of financial and employment based programs. Check it out.  

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Animal Art?

If you’re looking for an interesting non-legal question to ponder and argue during your break, then how about this one: Can non-human animals create art, in the sense we typically intend by that term?

This article offers an intriguing brief overview of the subject, along with examples of the art (or whatever else you wish to call it) of different species.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New CRS Report: Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance

Read Kenneth Katzman's new report, Afghanistan: Politics, Elections, and Government Performance takes the reader from historic patterns of Afghan authority and politics to promoting human rights in the region. 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Exploring NYC and Long Island

Long Island and New York City

"Long Island, located at the threshold of New York City, is a diverse playground of unbelievable natural beauty and a wealth of historical charm. It is a true island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, East River and Long Island Sound, with hundreds of miles of pristine beaches."

As we head for the weekend, look over the Hofstra Law Student Life page here for a list of things to do to make the most of your free time. The list includes Beaches and Parks, Concert Halls and Theaters, Museums, and Restaurants unlike those anywhere else.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, July 28, 2014

Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

You have worked hard and studied hard so are prepared for the start of the NY State Bar exam tomorrow.  Exercise and get a good nights rest. 

Good Luck!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Online Research Resources: TaxCore (BNA)

If you are interested in a publication that contains full text congressional tax bills, IRS regulations and guidance, court decisions, official reports, then take a look at BNA's TaxCore. The publication also provides statements, transcripts, memoranda, rulings, opinions, and other materials.  Dates of coverage are from November 3, 1997 to the present.

To access the TaxCore (BNA):
  • Click the "Online Resources Subject List" link
  • Then, click "Tax and Estate Planning" link
  • Scroll down to "TaxCore (BNA)"

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