Carolina Blawg

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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Law Library Introduces Black Freedom Struggle Collection

The Law Library, Davis Library and the Sonja Haynes Stone Center have just purchased rich digital collections of NAACP, federal government and other organization documents. The collections illuminate the African American struggle to attain equal rights after Reconstruction. Collections span the 1870s to the 1980s.

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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Fri. June 12, 2015 3:32 PM
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Welcome Home!

Please join the Law Library in welcoming home the portrait of our namesake, Kathrine R. Everett!

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Fri. June 5, 2015 9:12 AM
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