Friday, June 19, 2015

Ferguson Report

The FERGUSON report : Department of Justice investigation of the FERGUSON Police Department is now available in the Library collection (HV8148.F47 F47 2015and online.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Watching Cute Cat Videos May Be Beneficial—Really!

Granted, I am not a disinterested witness, so let me offer some scientific evidence that it is not only OK to watch cute cat videos online during a Bar exam study break, but it may even be psychologically beneficial.

Read more about the recent Indiana University study here.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lincoln: Master of Words

Did you miss Lincoln Speaks: Words That Transformed a Nation, an exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan that closed on June 7?  Well, you can still experience it.  A complete online version of the exhibit, along with supplemental materials, is available at the website of the Lincoln Institute.  The focus of this exhibit is Lincoln's skill with language--the many ways that the successful litigator and President used the power of his written and spoken words to persuade, lead, and inspire diverse audiences, including his constituents, his army, his friends, his country, and the world.  Relax and enjoy any of the exhibit items during short study breaks, or browse particular areas of interest more extensively.  This exhibit has a lot to offer.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Research Resources: ERISA Litigation Tracker (BNA)

If you are interested in a source that provides significant ERISA cases as they are being litigated then check the BNA ERISA Litigation Tracker.  This source also provides alerts and full text of court filings such as complaints, briefs, motions, settlements, and decisions. The ERISA Litigation Tracker also provides litigation news as well as a feed of the latest firm mergers and attorney moves in ERISA litigation.

To access the ERISA Litigation Tracker (BNA):

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "BNA" link, click on the tab "Alphabetical List of Products"
  • Scroll down to "ERISA Litigation Tracker  (BNA)"

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