Carolina Blawg

Arise Students of Law! Standing Desks Now Available in the Law Library!

The UNC Law Library has anticipated the need, whatever the reason, to study while not sitting down. There are now two standing desks available on either side of the windows in the Sherwood H. Smith, Jr. Reading Room.
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Posted by Nor Ortiz on Thu. February 20, 2020 9:00 AM
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Preparing for the Interview: Using Legal Analytics to Research Law Firms & Attorneys

Despite the sudden chill in the temperatures, things are just starting to warm up for Carolina Law students seeking summer employment. 1Ls, in particular, will soon enter their first season of OCIs (“on-campus interviews”), and the law library is here to help with recommended resources for putting your best foot forward when interviewing with a potential future employer!
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. January 27, 2020 10:00 AM
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New Book: Lethal State by Seth Kotch

Associate professor in UNC's American studies department, Seth Kotch's recently published book Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina is available in the UNC Law Library.

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Posted by Nor Ortiz on Fri. January 24, 2020 11:00 AM
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Citing the U.S. Code in the New Year: Part 2

Bluebook Rule 18.2.1(a), as noted in yesterday's post, allows for citation to sources available online “as if to the original print source” in three cases: when there is an “authenticated, official, or exact copy of a source available online.” I based my argument on the third option, an “exact copy,” on an assumption that the PDFs of the U.S. Code were neither authenticated nor official. This assumption, like many to have come before it, is flat-out wrong.
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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Tue. January 7, 2020 4:31 PM
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Citing the U.S. Code in the New Year

How would you properly cite a section of the official U.S. Code today, January 6, 2020? As lawyers and law students no doubt realize, the answer is more complicated than it may appear. This post will offer advice and reasoning about how to go about choosing the year to append to the title number, abbreviation, and section number that will make a complete and correct citation following the rules of The Bluebook.


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Mon. January 6, 2020 3:06 PM
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Provincial Statutes of Canada - New HeinOnline Collection

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library recently added a new collection to its HeinOnline subscription – the Provincial Statutes of Canada. The collection contains both historical and current public and private acts passed by the Canadian provincial governments.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. December 2, 2019 8:00 AM
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