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Make Spring Break more fun with a DVD or two (or three) from the Law Library DVD Collection! We have legal themed movies, television shows, and documentaries. Watch Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer, be proud to be a lawyer while viewing the documentary Hot Coffee, or just binge on multiple seasons of The Wire, Law & Order, Boston Legal, or The Good Wife.
This week’s featured app is Bloomberg’s BNA Law Reports. The app lets you use your iPhone to access original, authoritative and timely reporting and analysis and find key legal, legislative, regulatory and business developments in numerous practice areas, including Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Health Care, Benefits Practice, Tax & Accounting, and Litigation. You can download the app for free, but you must have a Bloomberg BNA Law Reports account to receive full access. Log in with your current Bloomberg BNA username and password. The app requires iOS 5.1 or later and is optimized for the iPhone 5. Pick up this week’s app card at the Circulation Desk.
The new book Living In Infamy: Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship by Pippa Holloway explores how decades after race-based disfranchisement officially ended, state legislation and criminal convictions – in place of race – has continued this disparity in legal status between whites and African Americans that is still effecting our election outcomes today. Check out the book on the Law Library Balcony KF9747 .H65 2014.
New constitutions are written or amended every year. The people who write these important documents need to read and analyze texts from other places. Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using a modern, clean interface. This new resource allows individuals to use advance search features and filtering to effectively research constitutions.
This fall it was revealed that a large collection of art work considered lost during World War II was located in the apartment of the son of a German art dealer who was known to sell art for the Nazis. Another trove of art was discovered in a property owned by him in Austria earlier this month.
The Law Library has many books that look at the issue of looted art and cultural theft during periods of armed conflict. To understand more about the history of Nazi art theft, check out the book, Lost Lives, Lost Art: Jewish Collectors, Nazi Art Theft, and the Quest for Justice by Melissa Müller and Monika Tatzkow located in the Law Library Basement at N8795.3.E85 M8513 2010.
Check out the first pages you see after logging in to LexisAdvance and WestlawNext: there are new resources front and center.
On Lexis, the news pane on the carousel is now labeled ‘Law 360.’ Law 360 is a subscription news service that covers all aspects of legal practice, compiles reports on companies and industries, and offers analysis from high profile attorneys. It is available to anyone with a law school account.
On WestlawNext, the first link below the ‘Legal Research and Tools’ bar now takes you to Practical Law Company (PLC). PLC does just what its name implies: it offers practical guidance, practice notes, and standard documents in over a dozen large practice areas—such as Bankruptcy, Finance, and Real Estate. A great way to explore practice areas and prepare for interviews.