Wish it were still Spring Break? Pretend it is with the 1990 movie Side Out – it has beaches, volleyball, and lawyers!
Midwestern law student Monroe Clark moves to Los Angeles to intern for his lawyer uncle. But Monroe ends up hanging out at the beach instead – getting involved in the competitive beach volleyball scene. Oh, and there is some civil procedure too.
Find it in the Law Library DVD Movie Collection!
If you need some help researching administrative law, the Law Librarians’ Society of Washington D.C. has released a guide that provides a general overview of the law, terminology used in this area, different databases to research, and much more!
As the transition to Congress.gov progresses, the Library of Congress now has treaties available going back to 1949. You can select “All Sources” and search across all of these data sets at once, something that was not possible on the former website, thomas.gov. The Library of Congress blog also discusses the new features that are available in the treaties database.
The recently released, free e-book, Law Practice Technology, provides a nice introduction to different technologies new attorneys will encounter in their practice as a lawyer. Although not meant to be comprehensive, this book does a nice job of giving an overview of some software and issues that attorneys will need to be familiar with in their practice. If you are interested in this topic, the Maureen Cahill and Jason Tubinis will be teaching a class entitled Research and Technology Skills for the Georgia Attorney this Fall.
Hat Tip: Be Specific
There has been a lot of news about “net neutrality” in the press recently. The Congressional Research Service just issued a report entitled Access to Broadband Networks: The Net Neutrality Debate that describes the legal issues in this topic and the relevant legal documents.
As you travel through the law library, this month, we invite you to stop by the book display in the Reference area highlighting a few remarkable women in the law. Among them are activists, educators, lawyers, justices and senators, including Shirin Ebadi, Elena Kagan, Florynce Kennedy, Belva Lockwood, Constance Baker Motley, and Sonja Sotomayor. The display will be up for the remainder of the month.