This post is my second in
a series about Casetext. If you didn’t
get a chance to read my first post, check it out here.
In this post, I discuss
my experience using Casetext’s Case Analysis Research Assistant (CARA). CARA is an artificial intelligence research
tool that examines a brief, complaint, or memo you’ve uploaded and returns case
results that are based on the same facts, legal issue, and jurisdiction.
Read More... (A Law Student’s Experience Using Casetext - Part 2: Using CARA)
Posted by Jasmine Plott on Tue. April 30, 2019 1:00 PM
Whereas most users access PDFs via free programs such as
Adobe Reader that do not allow editing, Adobe Acrobat Pro
gives users full
control over editing PDF files. UNC Law students may not be aware that Acrobat Pro is
available to them (and all UNC students and faculty) at no cost
, because the process for acquiring the software involves a
few extra steps which are not immediately obvious. However, students who go
through the process of acquiring Acrobat Pro will likely find it well worth it
to have access to the tools it provides during law school.
Read More... (Edit PDFs with Free Access to Adobe Acrobat Pro for UNC Students and Faculty)
Posted by Sara M. Farnsworth on Wed. March 27, 2019 9:56 AM
State legislative history
research can be a daunting task even for the most experienced legal researcher.
Luckily, North Carolina makes many legislative history materials freely
available online, which saves legal researchers both time and money. This blog
post will be the first in a series highlighting some of the online resources
available to those interested in researching the legislative history of North
Read More... (Exploring NC Legislative History Materials Online: Bill Tracking)
Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. March 14, 2019 1:21 PM
It’s that time in the semester when you have to start drafting seminar papers. Maybe you have already begun your research, or
perhaps you are using your time over spring break to dig in. Either way, a citation management software
could help your research stay organized. This post takes a look at Mendeley and Zotero, two free citation management tools.
Read More... (Citation Management Software for Seminar Papers)
Posted by Allison Symulevich on Mon. March 11, 2019 4:23 PM
The Bluebook does
not provide clear guidance on how to cite every authority that law students or
legal practitioners need or wish to use in their papers, memos, and briefs.
Sometimes, researchers will toil in vain looking for a particular rule or
example to cover a less common type of source, only to find that there is no
answer. They have stared into the abyss and the abyss has merely stared back!
So what do you do now?
Read More... (How to Cite a Concurrence In or Dissent From a Denial of Certiorari)
Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. February 28, 2019 1:30 PM