Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer Reading 

Summer's a great time catch up on your reading. Some miscellaneous articles that seem worthwhile:

Breaking News! 2d [Circuit] Issues Major Student First Amendment Decision Involving Blogs

Childhoood Lead Exposure Linked to Adult Crime

UN Report: Soaring Food Prices: Facts, Perspectives, Impacts, and Actions Required

Under Pressure, White House Issues Global Change Report, plus the report itself,
Scientific Assessment of the Effects of Global Change on the United States

Sources: Adjunct Law Prof Blog, USA Today, Food Law Prof Blog, Washington Post

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oceans Act of 2008 

Yesterday Governor Patrick signed the nation's first comprehensive ocean planning law. The Oceans Act of 2008 requires Massachusetts to create a plan to manage development in its coastal waters, balancing natural resource preservation with traditional and new uses, including renewable energy. For a summary of the law, see the press release issued by the Governor's Office, and the article in today's Boston Globe. For a copy of the legislation and additional background about the Act, see the Mass Ocean Campaign web site.

Source: Boston Globe, Mass Ocean Campaign

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Check out the new Suffolk Law LPS podcast series Transitioning from One-L to Summer Legal Work. Nineteen podcasts delivered by legal writing professors from across the country cover "real world" practice tips on topics like creating a research file, editing your work, and effectively delivering legal information. And they're freely downloadable from iTunes. Whether you're a recent one-L or a recent graduate, there's something here for you.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

More Summer Tips 

Check out the Law Library's new Summer Resources link on the Library's home page. For even more real-world, practical tips on landing a job, check out this list: Top Tips for Summer -- before you worry about resumes and cover letters. Also important to consider: 5 stages of working with support staff.

Source: Career and Professional Development Blog

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Writing for law reviews 

Trying to write-on to a law review? Already on, and writing a note? In either case, check out Academic Legal Writing: law review articles, student notes, seminar papers, and getting on law review, by Eugene Volokh. A well-respected source that is well worth your time. It's on reserve in the law library. Go to the circulation desk and ask for call number KF250.V65 2007.

Also on reserve: Scholarly Writing for Law Students: seminar papers, law review notes, and law review competition papers, by Elizabeth Fajans. Call number KF250.F35 2005.

For some useful tips, see Betsy McKenzie's post on law review writing.

Need to find a hot topic? Stop by the reference desk on the 6th floor of the law library for a handout on finding circuit splits and other hot topics.

And don't forget the law library's Bluebook Guide!

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