Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Research Resources: Finding State Government Websites

If you are looking for quick way to find a state web page, try USA.Gov. The site provides access to  the government website for each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and associated states.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics

Are you interested in federal criminal prosecution or defense?  Do you need reliable, current crime and sentencing statistics for a research paper or assignment?  The United States Sentencing Commission has just released its free, online 2014 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (scroll down for links to the content).  The Sourcebook contains statistics on federal crimes and offenders and the application of the federal sentencing guidelines in selected districts, circuits, and nationally. It includes numerical and demographic data on offenders by crime category, statistics on guilty pleas and trials, comparisons of sentences to the guideline range, data from drug and immigration cases, and sentencing appeals information.

Best of all, there is an Interactive Sourcebook where you can create customized statistical tables and filter data by circuit, district, and date. For historical or comparative statistics, consult the Annual Reports & Sourcebooks Archives, containing all Sourcebooks back to the 1996 first edition.      

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Monday, March 30, 2015

LLT Lab Open House Continues this week

LLT Lab Open House
The Research Laboratory is dedicated to inventing and making available to the public the technological tools that can make legal practice and legal education more effective and more efficient.
Learn more about who we are and what we do. Stop by any time during the hours listed below.

Everyone is welcome, especially 1Ls who might be  interested in joining the Lab in August 2015.
Tuesday, March 31 | Noon - 3 p.m. | LLT Lab, Room 113
Wednesday, April 1 | Noon - 3 p.m. | LLT Lab, Room 113

The LLT Lab was  featured in the December 2014 ABA Student Lawyer article Law Schools 3.0.

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