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The economy continues to impact the traditional large law firm hiring cycle:A NY Times article focuses on 2Ls waiting for the chance to interview in the fall: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/26lawyers.html?em Some famous firms have stopped interviewing at Yale...Gerry Shih, Downturn Dims...
To my faithful readers: After many happyand productive years at the Barclay LawLibrary, I will be moving on to becomeExecutive Director of the Dewitt CommunityLibrary. This was a tough decision, but asa former library director always told me,change is good!
The Legal Workshop is a new online legal journalthat seeks to disseminate legal scholarship to a broadaudience of readers. The new endeavor is produced bya consortium of academic law reviews: Stanford LawReview, New York University Law Review,Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown...
The Library of Congress has a new YouTube site.Currently, the site features 74 videos, organizedinto the following playlists:2008 National Book Festival (Readings byauthors from the National Book Festival, Washington DC,Sept. 27, 2008)Books and Beyond (Public talks at the Library ofCongress by...
West, part of Thomson Reuters, has launched a Black's LawDictionary on iTunes. The new application for iPod or iPhonefeatures the most recent edition (the 8th) of the dictionary,edited by Bryan A. Garner. The iPhone version, which sells fora whopping $49.99, features hyperlinked cross-references...
Shannon Duffy (The Legal Intelligencer, 4/16/2009)reports on a claim by two law professors that WestPublishing falsely identified them as authors of a2008 supplement to their Pennsylvania criminal lawtreatise.According to the article, David Rudovsky of the Universityof Pennsylvania and Leonard...
National Archives news release: "Acting Archivist of the United States AdrienneThomas announced [April 10, 2009] that 245,763 pagesof Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidentialrecords will be opened for research on Monday, April 13,2009, at their respective libraries. These records, whichwere...
Brian Leiter has posted the results of the poll here.
Elisa Mason has published a new annotated web guide on internally displaced persons on LLRX.According to the 1998 United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, internally displacedpersons (IDP's) are "persons or groups of persons who havebeen forced or obliged to flee or to leave...
The AAUP (American Association of University Professors)has released its 2008-09 Report on the Economic Status of the Profession [PDF].Paul Caron on the TaxProf Blog links to related dataand extracts faculty salary information for selectedtop universities here.