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Keeping up with SCOTUS

US Supreme Court decisions have sweeping effects, and no matter your interest area: it's a good idea to keep yourself informed. Not only are the Court's opinions themselves important, but also which cases they are going to hear in the future, or have denied hearing altogether. This begs the question what are the best resources for staying up to date on the Supreme Court?
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Posted by Andrew J. Wisniewsky on Tue. September 15, 2020 2:00 PM
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69th Anniversary of the Integration of UNC-Chapel Hill

June 22, 2020, marks the 69th anniversary of the integration of both Carolina Law and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. On June 22, 1951, five African-American students, Harvey E. Beech, James L. Lassiter, J. Kenneth Lee, Floyd B. McKissick, and James R. Walker began summer session classes at the law school.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Mon. June 22, 2020 10:57 AM
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What We Can Learn About Legal Research from the Supreme Court in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org

There will surely be rafts of analysis and discussion in the days, weeks, and months to come concerning today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org. And while interesting issues abound, what this law librarian found most striking at first glance were the pronouncements by the Justices about the importance of annotated codes. Indeed, it is quite rare that courts, let alone the Supreme Court, tell us what they think about legal research products. So, here we will eschew opining on the merits of the decision or its significance, but will focus instead on the veritable feast of what the high court has to say about annotated codes, as well as other advice offered about conducting legal research.
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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Mon. April 27, 2020 5:00 PM
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University of North Carolina Press Law Titles on HeinOnline

Though most of us are accustomed to using HeinOnline for its law journal library, and occasionally its historical materials, Hein also provides access to a number of other useful secondary materials, including .pdf versions of almost four hundred University of North Carolina Press titles related to law.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Fri. April 24, 2020 2:00 PM
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New Legal Research Guide: Military Law Research

The UNC Law Library is pleased to announce the availability of a new Military Law legal research guide to support students currently working with the Military and Veterans Law Clinic or taking military law courses.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. April 16, 2020 10:00 AM
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HeinOnline’s Legal Classics Library: Tackling the ‘Big Legal Books’ on Your Reading List

Have you ever considered adding some of the legal classics to your reading list? What about trying some of the works by Blackstone, Bentham, Coke, or Langdell? Thousands of these "big legal books" are available in their first edition formats for your reading pleasure and learning via HeinOnline's Legal Classics database. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. March 30, 2020 9:00 AM
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