Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Supreme Court Facts & Stats 

SCOTUSblog has posted some great information reviewing this term of the Supreme Court, including:

Term Statistics Analysis [PDF]

Case List - 2004 [PDF]
Includes a case breakdown by subject; for each case the majority author, vote, disposition, links to documents, relevant dates, question presented or holding; and what each judge has written by sitting.

Also, see the list of cases [PDF] to be reviewed by the Supreme Court next term.

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Summer Reading List 

Need a break from studying for the bar, working on that legal memorandum, or preparing your fall class? Get some suggestions for summer reading from one of these lists:

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Adult Summer Reading List

NPR Summer Reading 2005

Bookreporter's Beach Bag of Books

UC Berkeley Summer Reading List
(particularly interesting is the banned book list)

Source: Librarians' Index to the Internet

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Summer Access to Westlaw and Lexis 

Are you a research assistant or taking classes over the summer and need access to westlaw and lexis? Suffolk Law School Students may extend their access to these online services if they meet certain conditions.

For Westlaw, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com/registration/summerextension.asp. Also available under Student Announcements on the lawschool.westlaw.com homepage.
You can extend your westlaw access, if you are working on any of the following:

For Lexis, go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/, click on unlimited summer access on the right hand side of the screen. The qualifying factors that allow you to extend your lexis account for the summer are:

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