Blog Posts: Melissa M. Hyland

Melissa M. Hyland

1L Crash Course: Selecting Study Aids

Exam season is quickly approaching, and for 1Ls that means creating outlines and selecting study aids for the first time. Use this blog post as your starting place for selecting the study aids that will work best for you.

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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. November 20, 2018 10:32 AM
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Court Records & Briefs Research: Using Bloomberg Law's Docket Key

Bloomberg Law's Docket Key service can make your federal court records and briefs research more efficient by helping you quickly locate major filings related to your legal research area of interest.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Wed. November 14, 2018 11:52 AM
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Murder, Mayhem, and a Dash of Treason: An Interesting Collection in UNC Law Library's Rare Book Room

The UNC Law Library’s Rare Book Room includes several trial books from both England and the United States. From charges of high treason to murder to the scandalous case of the theft of nine silk stockings, this collection has something for every crime novel fan! 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. October 16, 2018 2:39 PM
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Complimentary 12-Month Digital Access Subscription to The Times of London

UNC Law students and faculty who have completed their registration for The Wall Street Journal can also register for a complimentary, 12-month digital access subscription to The Times of London.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. September 10, 2018 11:16 AM
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Supreme Court Nominations: Background Reading for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's Nomination

Interested in learning more about the United States Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process, or want read about Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the most recent nominee to the Supreme Court? Check out the following resources for some background reading to get you ready for the confirmation hearings that will likely begin later this year.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Fri. July 13, 2018 8:59 AM
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Locating Circuit Splits: Some Tips and Tricks

Struggling to find a topic for a legal research paper? Not sure where to find potential topics for law journal notes or comments? You might consider giving a circuit split a try!
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Fri. September 22, 2017 1:28 PM
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GPO Updates the Digitized Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1941-2007

On August 2, 2017, the Government Printing Office announced the release of a digitized version of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1941-1950, which is available for free viewing here. This latest addition supplements previous releases of the Congressional Record begun earlier this year and provides users with access to the digitized Congressional Record from 1941-2001, 2005-2007. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. August 3, 2017 8:28 AM
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Navigating Lexis Advance's Search Term Maps

When researching cases in Lexis Advance, you might have noticed that your search results just got a bit more colorful. Lexis Advance’s new Search Term Maps tool utilizes data visualization to help you browse through search results and also navigate through cases based upon your keyword searches. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. January 19, 2017 2:34 PM
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Enhanced Access to Legal Periodicals through Law.com

UNC Law students and faculty now have access to a variety of current awareness legal periodicals via Law.com .
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. June 2, 2016 1:41 PM
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Litigation Analytics Tool Offered by Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics, which is currently in beta testing, provides law students and practitioners with the ability to research the federal litigation histories of major companies, identifies the law firms representing those companies in the majority of their federal litigation needs, and also provides researchers with another means for locating dockets when the only known information is the parties involved.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. February 23, 2016 1:14 PM
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