Blog Archive: 2015

Online Access to North Carolina Case Law, 1778-present

Some good news for North Carolina legal researchers! Over the last few months, the full set of North Carolina case law, from 1778 to present, has been posted online and is available for free to anyone who wants access. Access is available through a number of websites, none of which require any subscription or even registration.  You can find PDF copies of the North Carolina Reports (primarily North Carolina Supreme Court cases) through the  Office of North Carolina Appellate Reporter ncgovdocs.org , and through  HathiTrust .  The North Carolina Court of Appeals Reports are available through the  Office of North Carolina Appellate Reporter  and through  ncgovdocs.org.  
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Posted by David R. Hansen (Dave) on Wed. December 9, 2015 2:59 PM
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Regulation-Readers, Rejoice!

This week, the U.S. Government Publication Office (GPO) announced that it is planning to digitize every issue of the Federal Register – some 14,587 issues!


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. October 15, 2015 1:22 PM
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William B. Aycock, In Memoriam: A Digital Library

The Kathrine R. Everett Law library is pleased to announce our new digital library In Memoriam for William B. Aycock (1905 – 2015).


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Posted by Stacey L. Rowland on Wed. October 14, 2015 9:22 AM
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Law Reports gone from Lexis

The decisions from the most senior courts of England and Wales are reported in the Law Reports, which includes the subseries Appeal Cases, Chancery Division, Family Division, and Queen's Bench. These cases are all the more important because the Law Reports is the Bluebook’s preferred authority for citations.


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Posted by Jim Sherwood on Thu. October 8, 2015 3:31 PM
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Laptop charging cables - checkout now @ UNC Law Library

We heard that you wanted laptop adapters available in the law library. So we collaborated with Law IT to make that happen. Check out MacBook, Lenovo and other laptop chargers now at the law library front desk. Thanks for asking!


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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Mon. September 28, 2015 4:34 PM
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Where Can You Find North Carolina Criminal Records?

The North Carolina Supreme Court's recent decision in LexisNexis Risk Data Mgmt. Inc. v. N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts limited the ability of private third parties (like LexisNexis) from obtaining access to North Carolina's electronic criminal records system for free. This blog post examines that opinion and highlights some of the ways that the UNC Law community can obtain these types of court records.


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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Fri. September 11, 2015 1:15 PM
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Courts Facing Problem of "Link Rot"

On July 30 the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals announced (PDF) a plan to defend against “link rot”—links to web pages that cease to exist or become altered—in the Circuit’s opinions.


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Posted by Emily E. Roscoe on Tue. August 18, 2015 10:10 AM
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Trademark Navigator and other Practical Legal Research Tools

One way that the law library provides support for practical legal education efforts is by acquiring resources that are tailored to our school’s practical experiences for students. Just this past week we purchased access to a new looseleaf-like tool by CCH called Trademark Navigator, in support of our new Intellectual Property Clinic, taught by trademark attorney Devon White. Trademark Navigator, similar to other CCH looseleaf-like products available through CCH Intelliconnect, combines in one place all relevant primary law, expert analysis and explanation, and practical tools such as checklists, client forms and letters, and other tools that help streamline trademark representation.


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Posted by David R. Hansen (Dave) on Fri. July 10, 2015 12:50 PM
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Annotate The Law!

Here at the law library, we like to investigate new legal research tools that can help our faculty members and students. In fact, about six weeks ago we wrote about the Casetext platform on the Carolina Blawg and suggested that you try it out. Well, it just so happens that since then the folks at Casetext have introduced a new feature, called LegalPad, which aims to make writing about the law for a public audience more pleasant in a variety of ways.


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Mon. June 22, 2015 2:59 PM
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A Bluebook Summer Playlist

The brand new, hot-off-the-presses 20th Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, arrived at the law library yesterday. It was with equal parts dread and anticipation that the reference staff cracked open the pages of this latest incarnation of the ubiquitous citation manual, looking for substantive changes in the rules. New editions, you see, have been coming out about once every half-decade in recent memory. And when law students are off at internships or summer positions, the librarians prepare themselves to help cite-checkers and others in the upcoming academic year.


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. June 18, 2015 9:46 AM
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