Monday, April 30, 2007

SSRN-Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching: A Primer for New Teachers by Howard Katz, Kevin Oneill. Everything from book selection to writing the final exam.

From Collectanea comes the news that the Library of Congress has a blog.

Via beSpacific, a list of everything that's new on for April 2007.

Friday, April 27, 2007

This is probably old hat to librarians, but Ernie points out a nifty site that lets you feel like you have a voice on pending legislations: Keeping up with legislation, cyberstyle.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This is something I'll be keeping an eye on:Law School Innovation: A notable journal-blog cooperative. Providing a source for feedback and follow up to published law review articles sounds very Web 2.0ish.

The ABA's The Legal Research Jumpstation has a wealth of online legal research links. For you Second Life law library folks, this whole site would make a great notecard.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Final exams start on Monday, May 7th and finish on Friday, May 18th.

The Law Library will have extended hours during the exam period. Here is the schedule:

Sunday May 6: 9:00AM to 2AM
Monday May 7 through Friday May 11: 7:30AM to 2AM
Saturday May 12: 7:30AM to midnight
Sunday May 13: 9:00AM to 2AM
Monday May 14 through Thursday May 17: 7:30AM to 2AM
Friday May 18: 7:30AM to midnight

For those using the exam software on their laptops, an FAQ page has been posted on the library’s website:

We expect the usage of the library’s conference rooms to increase during the study and exam periods, and would like to reiterate the policy governing those rooms: They are for groups of law students, and cannot be reserved or held for a study group that is not currently using the room. The library does not have individual study rooms. Anyone using a conference room as an individual study room can be asked by a group to vacate the room. If the request is refused, library staff may be asked to enforce the rule, but the policy is enforced in the first instance by the group seeking to use the room.

Electronic copies of old exams are on the network S drive, which can be accessed via the MyUB Portal (sign on at Look for the Law Library folder, then the Exams subfolder.

Good luck!

What kind of learner are you? Lawsagna has a hint for each type in, 8 times smarter : learning with multiple intelligences.

beSpacific: 2008 Presidential Campaign to Include First Cyberspace Moderated Debates. Is this the start of Campaign 2.0?

Friday, April 20, 2007

I'm taking a look at Twitter and Jaiku. I'm on both for now (as hmorrell), but if anyone out there has an opinion of why one is better than the other, I'd love to here it.

Update: I've figured out how to stream my Twitterings onto Jaiku, so I only have to enter my ramblings in one place to hit both systems.

Good news for people doing international law research: beSpacific: Global Legal Information Network Now Searchable Via World Legal Information Institute.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

beSpacific: Use of Text Messaging for Emergency Alerts on the Rise. This truly makes sense to me.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Thanks to Law Faculty 2.0, I now have a better grasp of what MySpace and Facebook are all about.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Legal Education and IT: Oasis or Mirage? | Teknoids This post helps me to formulate what I've been thinking for the past couple of years - that the schools who go beyond technology for technology's sake, the ones who actually put the technology to use in serving their clients (students, faculty and staff), are the true innovators. Having the latest and greatest is not the be all and end all if you don't put it to use. I wish I was able to go to the conference.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Could Copyright Law Advance the Cause of Plagiarism? Seems some students are suing the plagiarism software company used by UB.

This one's for Prof. Oppenheimer: Out of the Jungle: Laptops in class -- again! The debate about laptops in the classroom is one that just won't go away. As in most things in life, context is all.