Category Archives: Law Librarians

Getting to Know the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Part Two

This is a follow-up to the February 26, 2018 post entitled Getting to Know the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.The Index has been around since 1960 and is now available on the HeinOnline platform. In this 2nd post, DipLawMatic Dialogues, the blog published by the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Group of the American Association of Law Libraries, looks at the breadth and scope of the database:"As its name implies, the IFLP focuses primarily on law journals published outside the U.S. Casual users of the Index may be surprised at just how broad its coverage is. The IFLP includes over 365,000 records of articles and book reviews published in more than 500 top law journals from jurisdictions throughout the world. More than 60,000 of these articles are available in full text on HeinOnline. Articles from nearly four dozen international, regional, jurisdiction-specific, and subject-specific legal yearbooks also are included. In addition, the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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CBA Summer Associate Legal Research Seminar on June 1

If you are a law student working in Columbus this summer, be sure to ask your employer about attending the Summer Associate Legal Research Seminar, presented by the Legal Research and Information Resources Committee of the Columbus Bar Association. Topics covered will include Ohio legislative history, Ohio citation and court rules, and use of secondary sources. The seminar also includes a legal.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Majority of US teens fear a shooting could happen at their school – most parents share their concern

“In the aftermath of the deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a majority of American teens say they are very or somewhat worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school – and most parents of teens share that concern, according to new Pew Research Center surveys of teens ages 13 to 17 and parents with children in the same age range. Meanwhile, when it comes to what can be done to prevent this kind of violence, far more teens view proposals focused on mental illness, assault-style weapon bans and the use of metal detectors in schools as potentially effective than say the same about allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns in schools. The surveys of teens and parents were conducted in March and April 2018, following the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – one of the deadliest mass school shootings in U.S. history. Seventeen people were killed in the attack and more than a dozen others….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Steven Perlmutter, LLM & Celeste Robertson ’19 Honored for Exemplary Student Research

The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of The Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research. Steven Perlmutter is the first place award recipient for his paper High Times Ahead: Products Liability in Medical Marijuana. Perlmutter received his JD degree from ASU Law and is now pursing an LLM degree. Celeste Robertson takes second-place honors for her paper When Bitcoins Buy Opioids: Why Amending the Federal Money Laundering Statutes is Necessary to Combat the Opioid Crisis.  Robertson is a 2L. Their papers demonstrate sophistication and originality in the use of research materials, exceptional innovation in research strategy, and skillful synthesis of research results into a comprehensive scholarly analysis. A review panel comprised of librarians Victoria Trotta and Beth DiFelice and Clinical Professor Kimberly Holst selected the winners from a number of very competitive….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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OPINIONS – April 17, 2018

State v. D. Zimmerman DA 16-0687 2018 MT 94 Criminal – DUI-Felony State v. M. Lau DA 15-0270 2018 MT 93 Criminal – Homicide-Deliberate State v. D. Sherlock DA 16-0705 2018 MT 92 Criminal – Justice Court Appeal State v. C. Ankeny DA 15-0238 2018 MT 91 Criminal – Assault-Partner/Family.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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