Blog Posts: Nick Sexton

Nick Sexton

Researching North Carolina Session Laws

Session laws are the laws passed by a session of a state’s legislature. Legislative sessions can be annual, biennial, special, extra—however often the state legislature decides to meet. Eventually the session laws end up under the appropriate topic (such as “Criminal Law” or “Motor Vehicles”) in a state’s statutes or code, but until then they can be found only by their session law number.
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. November 1, 2018 12:29 PM
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How to Find New Books in the Law Library

The Law Library receives many more new books than just those that appear on the new books shelf near the circulation desk. Here’s how to find a list of those books:
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Mon. September 17, 2018 12:40 PM
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Kathrine R. Everett Award of Merit Winners

Four UNC law library staff members were recently recognized with the library’s highest annual honor, the Kathrine R. Everett Award of Merit.  These library staff members stepped up in significant ways to address the needs of the library and its users.
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. March 1, 2018 11:16 AM
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New Databases on Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law has added new databases: Government Accountability Office Appropriations Decisions and jury instructions for California, Kansas, and Alabama.
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Tue. January 17, 2017 2:09 PM
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Casetext: A New Free Legal Resource

Another place to go online to search for cases and to conduct other legal research for free is Casetext.

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Mon. May 4, 2015 10:54 AM
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Bloomberg Law's State Law Chart Builder

Three subjects in Bloomberg Law’s Practice Centers—Banking & Finance, Labor & Employment, and Tax—now offer users a way to quickly construct a chart that makes it easy to compare similar laws in all 50 states. The State Law Chart Builder is available in the Practice Tools section when users click on any of these three subjects under the Practice Centers tab.

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. December 18, 2014 10:16 AM
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Law360 Now Available to Carolina Law Students and Faculty

Law360 is a resource from LexisNexis that provides current news and expert analysis of major litigation developments in U.S. federal district courts.

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Tue. August 26, 2014 10:15 AM
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PLI Discover Plus Database Now Available

The Law Library now has a subscription to PLI Discover Plus.

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Mon. June 2, 2014 7:40 AM
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North Carolina CLE Materials Available on Bloomberg

Along with the other legal databases that Bloomberg Law offers, you can now examine a variety of North Carolina Continuing Legal Education (CLE) materials.

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Thu. May 8, 2014 10:18 AM
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What's Open During the Federal Shutdown?

Because Congress hasn't yet passed a continuing resolution to fund it, the federal government has been shut down since Oct. 1, 2013. Information about which government agencies are operating, and to what extent, can be found at

Two other links offer information about the availability of federal websites and libraries. Florida State University Libraries has provided a selected list of federal websites, their status, and possible workarounds at

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Posted by Nick Sexton on Fri. October 4, 2013 8:33 AM
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