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A Different Way to Study: Audio Study Aids

Study aids are an invaluable tool for understanding what is going on during class. They offer an easy to digest explanation of the law. If reading yet another thing seems daunting however, let us offer you another option - audio books.
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Posted by Nor Ortiz on Fri. January 22, 2021 2:00 PM
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Using Legislative History to Learn About Past Presidential Inaugurations

Inauguration Day ceremonies are typically marked by a variety of traditions, including the administration of the presidential oath of office and a speech given by the newly inaugurated President. While presidential speeches from these ceremonies are widely available, few records contain descriptions of the day itself. Who else made speeches, and what did they have to say? What was the weather like? How many people attended, and where did everyone sit? These are the details that can make past Inauguration Day celebrations come to life. Read on to learn how to use the Congressional Record to fill in some of these details!
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. January 19, 2021 2:30 PM
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Is Thanksgiving Day a Recognized Holiday in All Fifty States? Using Fifty-State Surveys to Find the Answer!

Is Thanksgiving Day a statutorily-recognized holiday in the states? While you are likely familiar with the list of federal holidays, you might not know that most states also have their own statutes recognizing state legal holidays. One way to quickly locate these holiday statutes is by utilizing a fifty-state survey. This blog post will walk you through using a variety of databases to locate fifty-state surveys. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. November 17, 2020 10:00 AM
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New Legal Research Guide: Critical Race Theory and Racial Justice

The UNC Law Library is pleased to announce the creation and publication of a new Critical Race Theory and Racial Justice legal research guide to support student and faculty research on this topic, as well as our Critical Race Lawyering Civil Rights Clinic.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Mon. November 2, 2020 2:00 PM
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COVID-19 and Racial Justice Resources in Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline

Many of the major legal information providers have recently created pages in their databases that collect materials relating to the pandemic and ongoing racial justice protests and issues in the U.S. This post will consider Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and HeinOnline; all four have content addressing these issues, but the presentation and materials may differ.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Fri. October 30, 2020 1:00 PM
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Behind the Buzzword: Reading Guide on Originalism

As you may have heard a thing-or-two about, we’re in the middle of a Supreme Court nomination. In the debate surrounding Amy Coney Barrett, there has been a ton of discussion on how much of an originalist she is. So -- what exactly is an originalist?


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Posted by Andrew J. Wisniewsky on Thu. October 22, 2020 1:00 PM
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