Carolina Blawg

Law Library closed July 6, 7 & 10 for re-carpeting

Sixteen years of wear and tear on the library's carpets have taken their toll. So the library and the rooms within the library will be closed for three days (Monday, July 6, Tuesday, July 7, and Friday, July 10) to get the most disruptive of the two weeks of re-carpeting work done.

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Posted by Donna L. Nixon on Mon. June 29, 2015 11:57 AM
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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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Aaron Kirschenfeld Wins Call for Papers Award!

Aaron Kirschenfeld began his new position in the law library today as Reference & Digital Initiatives Librarian...and he just learned over the weekend that he has won the American Association of Law Libraries Call for Papers Student Division Award for his Masters' paper, Yellow Flag Fever: Describing Negative Legal Precedent in Citators. He also won the SILS faculty award for best Masters paper, so he is definitely getting some encouragement for this work.

Join all of his new colleagues in welcoming Aaron and congratulating him!

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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Mon. June 1, 2015 4:09 PM
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