Blog Posts: Sara A. Sampson

Sara A. Sampson

New Edition of North Carolina Legal Research Available

North Carolina Legal Research

The second edition of North Carolina Legal Research is available. This book's unique focus on the North Carolina legal research process is helpful to anyone conducting research on North Carolina law.

The book is authored by the library's current Deputy Director, Sara Sampson, and former Deputy Director, Scott Childs, now the Director of the Law Library at University of Tennessee.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Mon. June 30, 2014 3:07 PM
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UNC Students Sweep the AALL CFP Student Division

Nicole Downing and Virginia Neisler, 2013-14 Graduate Assistants in our law library and recent UNC Law and SILS graduates have both won the American Association of Law Libraries Call for Papers Award in the Student Division!

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Wed. May 28, 2014 10:32 AM
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Cleaning and Painting in the Law Library

This week and next, there will be crews in the law library doing some cleaning and painting. The painting crews have started on the first floor and will work their way upstairs. The cleaning crews will be focusing on the study carrels and restrooms. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Wed. May 7, 2014 3:51 PM
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New M&A Database: Intelligize

The law library has subscribed to Intelligize, a legal database that provides a number of transactional tools. The database is focused on merger and acquisition practice. It has four major components: M&A Researcher, Agreement Checker, Comment Checker, and Precedent Analyzer.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Fri. February 28, 2014 1:52 PM
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Changes in the Reading Room

Returning students may notice that the main Reading Room looks a little different. Over the summer, we moved things around a bit. We moved the most popular study aids to the shelves near the circulation desk, reorganized our reference collection and made space for 3 more tables. The tables have built in outlets for keeping your laptops and phones charged. We also purchased two stand-up desks in case students want to try one out.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Fri. August 23, 2013 4:27 PM
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Remembering the UNC Speaker Ban

Next Thursday, April 11, the Wilson Special Collections Library will mark the 50th anniversary of the Speaker Ban Law with an address from a former UNC student body president Robert Spearman.

Wilson Library's North Carolina Collection Gallery is currently exhibiting A Right to Speak and to Hear: Academic Freedom and Free Expression at UNC.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Tue. April 2, 2013 6:27 PM
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How to Create the Section Symbol in Word

If you're new to creating legal citations, you might wonder how to get the § in N.C. Gen. Stat. §1-181. It's not that simple. Here's a step-by-step guide to inserting the symbol and setting up a shortcut key to make it simple in the future.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Thu. September 13, 2012 3:33 PM
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Pronouncing Supreme Court Cases

The most recent edition of The Green Bag has an interesting article (PDF) about how to pronounce names in U.S. Supreme Court cases. Yale Law Library is hosting a companion webpage that has audio files of the names that are likely to be mispronounced. So the next time you're unsure how to say Baas v. Tingey or Padilla v. Kentucky, check it out.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Fri. August 31, 2012 10:39 AM
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Research Assistant Training

All summer Research Assistants must complete mandatory library RA training. The first hour will cover library basics, including: RA library cards, ILL services, time card login, Lexis/Westlaw access, and more. The second hour will focus on useful legal resources, including: HeinOnline, BNA, ProQuest Congressional, FDsys, and interdisciplinary materials.

Returning Research Assistants, who completed the training last year, will only be required to attend a 1 hour RA update session.

Sessions begin May 10, so register now.

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Posted by Sara A. Sampson on Fri. May 4, 2012 9:18 AM
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