What’s a Collaborative Learning Space?

Installing a collaborative learning space (hereafter: CLS) in a Law Library isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and with the right selling points it should help in making legal education … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

govinfo: New from the Government Printing Office

  The U.S. Government Printing Office has released the beta version of its new portal to federal laws and Congressional information: http://www.govinfo.gov. Eventually, this portal will replace the now-somewhat-dated FDsys. Govinfo … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Indiana Legislature in Session

The Indiana Legislature is now in session. Even if you are not a political junkie, there is much to do besides complain about the absence of easily accessible street parking! From the … Continue reading

January 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bloomberg Law Announces 2016 Law Student Short Article Writing Competition!

The 2016 Bloomberg Law Student Writing Competition has opened. It’s an opportunity to win $2500 and enhance your resume by writing a short article for publication in a BNA insight. These are … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Free the CRS Reports!

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) does what its name implies: its conducts research on issues of legislative or governmental importance for Congress, much like a think tank. CRS research reports … Continue reading

November 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Course Outlines: What I Did or Didn’t Do During Fall Break?”

“Have you done your outline for ____?”  This ubiquitous question repeatedly confronts all law students from fall break onward to the end of the semester. Outlines are one of the urban … Continue reading

October 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Arrivals in the Legal Practice Collection!

The next installment of the Legal Practice Collection books has arrived! These materials have been specifically selected for new legal professionals to use to develop their legal skills as well as … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cases in Google Scholar

In my last post I discussed using Google Scholar to research academic literature. Now let’s look at using Google Scholar to search U.S. state and federal cases. When you have … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ben’s Favorite Research Tool: Google Scholar

I use a variety of databases and research tools in my work, but there is one that I use for almost every project. Not Google, but Google Scholar (scholar.google.com). This … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Decoding Course Reserves and Professor Recommendations

Your professor tells you to read the material he put on “Reserve” for your course or that he has some recommended materials in the law library. What does that mean? … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · Leave a comment
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