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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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One Million Downloaded Articles from the Carolina Law Scholarship Repository

The Carolina Law Scholarship Repository is an online resource for most articles published in UNC School of Law’s five student-edited law journals; faculty scholarly articles, essays, and policy papers; and some special digital collections. Launched by the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library in December 2015, the repository has since added more than 8,600 works that are freely available to the public. Earlier this month, readers from around the world have now downloaded more than 1 million copies of those works.


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. March 19, 2020 10:23 AM
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Digital Subscriptions to the Financial Times Now Available for the UNC Law School Community

The UNC Law Library is pleased to announce that we have a new digital subscription to the Financial Times available for all law school faculty, students and staff.
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Posted by Ellie Campbell on Mon. March 16, 2020 10:00 AM
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State Legislators Also Hate Seasonal Time Changes: Researching Pending State Legislation

Most are probably familiar with the recent efforts by many state legislatures to make DST permanent, but did you know that North Carolina has pending legislation on the matter? Do you want to keep your finger on the pulse of this growing movement to change the way we keep time in the United States? Read on to learn about a few research tools at your disposal to track proposed legislation across the country!


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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. March 3, 2020 9:00 AM
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Inserting the Section Symbol in a Word Document

It’s one of the first minor annoyances every first-year law student faces: creating the § in a Word document. This post includes instructions for how to get the § in N.C. Gen. Stat. §7A-13.
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Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Wed. February 26, 2020 8:30 AM
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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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