This semester in our legal research classes we’ve dealt with print resources and online pay databases such as Westlaw, LexisNexis, Hein Online, and LexisNexis Congressional. Although we used free governmental websites, such as GPO Access to search regulations, we did not have time to give free online legal resources their due. I hope to suggest several free resources in the days to come; but in case I leave something out, you may download this Internet Legal Resources list for future use. If you have any suggestions for helpful legal information websites, e-mail them to me at Conroyt@gwm.sc.edu . Don’t forget to evaluate any website you find on the web before relying on its content. Check out Southern Illinois University School of Law Library’s guide for Evaluating and Rating Websites and Other Information Resources. (Post-Terrye)
Sadly, our “official” legal research classes have ended for this semester. But, we expect to see you guys in the library studying and requesting our assistance with all your legal research projects. Be on the lookout in the Spring for the legal research workshops we will be offering to help you perfect your research skills in preparation for writing papers, serving on journals, and working as research assistants and law clerks. Yep, it never ends. (Post-Terrye)
The Law Library will be observing the following hours during the Thanksgiving Holiday and the Exam Period.
Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 26
Tuesday – 7:00am – 9:00pm; Wednesday – 7:30am – 6:00pm; Thursday – CLOSED; Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Fall Exam Period: Sunday, December 3 through Thursday, December 14
Sunday – 1:00pm – 1:00am; Monday-Thursday – 7:00am – 1:00am; Friday – 7:00am – Midnight; Saturday – 9:00am – Midnight
It’s one thing to choose one politician over another, but amending the SC Constitution, well, that’s something else. If you’re having a hard time mustering the energy to get out and vote Tuesday, consider the seven different statewide constitutional amendments on the ballot. They include amendments governing marriage, taxation and condemnation of real property, foreign investments by State Retirement Systems, and SC General Assembly recess procedures. Convinced? I am. Go to the SC State Election Commission website to read the exact language of each Amendment before casting your vote: http://www.scvotes.org/ . (Post-Terrye)
Tom Mighell hosts the INTERNET LEGAL RESEARCH WEEKLY at http://www.inter-alia.net. This is a great web site and newsletter. You can subscribe to the listserv and receive weekly newsletters containing information about blogs, computer and Internet tips, and legal news. One of the blogs featured this week is the FSU College of Law Library Blog, which is contributed to by librarians, professors, and others at the Florida State University College of Law. There are a lot of useful categories and subtopics of interest to law students.
Also useful is Law Dawg Blawg at http://lawdawglib.blogspot.com/ put out by Frank Houdek at Southern Illinois University. It is a great blog with good links and informative articles. Check them out! (Post – del)