BerkeleyLaw Library News http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/ BerkeleyLaw Library News en-us Sat, 01 Aug 2015 09:13:50 PDT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format) BerkeleyLaw Library Elbowgrease mlindsey@law.berkeley.edu What Makes a Law Student Succeed or Fail http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=640 This paper, available on SSRN, analyzes the factors predicting law school success, with some interesting results. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Open Access Law Reviews and Commentary MetaSearch http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=639 This custom Google search targets open access sources for legal scholarship and commentary. Includes sources from Canada, U.S., and Europe. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT Law Librarian Oral Histories c/o HeinOnline http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=628 HeinOnline's YouTube channel includes a series of oral history interviews with law librarians, our own <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0DEYvmQM8w&list=PLTJD117gWw-AUrJBitNPyWieeqqc336Rz&index=53">Prof. Bob Berring</a> and current law library Director <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw9KkTvyI18&list=PLTJD117gWw-AUrJBitNPyWieeqqc336Rz&index=42">Prof. Kathleen Vanden Heuvel</a> among them. Mon, 11 May 2015 00:00:00 PDT Charlie Hebdo at Moffitt http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=591 From UC Berkeley University Librarian Tom Leonard: "The Front Pages displayed in front of Moffitt Library are well worth a look today to see the global reaction in word and image to the horrible crime in Paris. The value that the Library places on free expression is summed up here. In dramatic form." Thu, 08 Jan 2015 00:00:00 PST Tools for Empirical Legal Research http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=563 The Law Library now maintains a small collection of useful texts about quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. These titles may be checked out for four hours of in-library use. There is also a workstation in the Law Library computer lab equipped with Stata and R. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 PDT LexisNexis Quicklaw for Canadian Legal Research http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=542 A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources for Canadian law, including court decisions, legislation, commentary and news. Also includes <em>Halsbury's Laws of Canada</em> and <em>The Canada Digest</em>. Covers provinces and territories as well as the federal level. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Shush! http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=540 That's right, this is a library. You're here to study. If you need a relatively non-confrontational way to help your schoolmates put a damper on the decibels, see our selection of "Shush!" cards at the Reference Desk. They're free. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT 27 Years of Uncle Zeb: Cheaper Than a Therapist! http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=538 Need a few laughs? Visit the Law Library's exhibit on LL2, <em>27 Years of Uncle Zeb</em>, featuring one incomparable page from each year of the Zeb Book. Become part of the tradition! Submit your questions to Uncle Zeb in the Zeb Book at the Reference Desk on LL1. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT An Interview with New Berkeley Law Professor Chris Tomlins http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=513 Recently arrived from UCI, Prof. Tomlins discusses his approaches to legal history. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 PDT Free Access to Washington Post Digital http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=511 "[R]eaders can view the Web site anywhere at no cost by logging in with their ... .edu e-mail addresses." Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT New Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice Issue of Women in Legal Education http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=497 The Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice has just published an entire volume on women in legal education. The papers respond to Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, edited by Angela Harris (UC Davis), Carmen Gonzalez (Seattle University School of Law), et al. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 PDT UC-Berkeley Law Names New Dean http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/dynamic/news.php?view=html&item=486 <span>Sujit Choudhry, a renowned expert in comparative constitutional law, has been named dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Choudhry, the Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and founder of its Center for Constitutional Transitions, will begin a five-year term beginning July 1, 2014.</span> Fri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 PDT