The law library has added a subscription to HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection. The collection “contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, UNCITRAL Publications, UNIDIR Publications, the United Nations Legislative Series and much more.
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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Tue. November 12, 2013 4:34 PM
If you don't know about Fastcase, you should. Fastcase is an upstart legal research database that uses unique algorithms to bring the best documents to the top of your search results. The North Carolina Bar Association was apparently so impressed by Fastcase that it added Fastcase as one of the benefits of bar membership, replacing Casemaker. Now the UNC Law Library has added a subscription, as well.
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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Mon. November 11, 2013 4:11 PM
Black’s Law Dictionary was first published in 1891 and it is widely used by students and laypeople who wish to learn about the law and its specialized jargon. It is currently in its ninth (9th) edition of publication. Because it is so widely used and notable, Black’s Law Dictionary can be used as a secondary legal authority and is often referenced in legal briefs, memos and court opinions.
However, before Black’s Law Dictionary, there was no central authority for legal definitions and scholars often published their own dictionaries to publicize and try to make uniform various definitions. Of the many dictionaries that have, the oldest one that the UNC Law Library holds is from 1670.
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Posted by Tamia Grace Taylor on Mon. October 28, 2013 5:55 PM
Duces Techum is a weekly Blawg feature that provides tips for using mobile apps, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and other tech products to meet your legal research and productivity needs.
Today's Tip - Maintaining current awareness of legal affairs with the Lawyer2Lawyer podcast
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Posted by Timothy J. Gallina (Tim) on Fri. October 18, 2013 12:23 PM