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On May 5, 2015, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced that New York is adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) effective with July 2016. Judge Lippman made the announcement during his annual Law Day address in the Court of Appeals Hall in Albany: New York’s carefully considered decision to adopt the UBE is a huge step […]

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Court Listener, founded in 2010 by Brian W. Carver and Michael Lissner, is a free legal research platform – an alternative to fee-based research databases. This project is sponsored by the Non-Profit Free Law Project and offers coverage of millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts, and most recently even oral arguments from […]

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The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has recently announced some changes being made to its PACER database. On August 11, a change was made to the PACER architecture in preparation for the implementation of the next generation of the judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system. NextGen CM/ECF replaces the older CM/ECF system and […]

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A recent decision by Southern District Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein analogizes emails accounts to computer hard drives, permitting seizure of an entire email account by a law enforcement agency with a warrant in a money-laundering investigation. Judge Gorenstein’s decision is at odds with decisions by federal district courts in D.C. (In the Matter of the […]

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The New York Court of Appeals struck down the NYC ban on the sale of large sugary drinks, upholding the Appellate Division decision. The Court based its decision on separation of powers, stating that We hold that the New York City Board of Health, in adopting the “Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule”, exceeded the scope […]

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The oral advocacy program at Pace Law School is a robust one. Students here have the opportunity to learn and practice their oral advocacy skills by participating in the trial advocacy and/or the moot court programs. Along with standard set of courses, students have the opportunity to join variety of trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and/or […]

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Among the many initiatives delivering access to court opinions online for free is a project made possible through the partnership of the federal Judiciary and the Government Printing Office providing free online access to federal court opinions on the GPO’s Federal Digital System, FDsys.  This project now includes 64 federal courts publishing opinions on FDsys, […]

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Many courts are taking advantage of technology by posting the recordings of oral arguments online. The United States Supreme Court is a perfect example. To access transcripts as well as the audio recordings of arguments heard by the Court, visit SCOTUSBlog. Under Quick Links in the upper right hand corner of the screen hover over […]

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Judge Robert Bork, RIP

Judge Robert Bork (1927-2012) died yesterday of complications of heart disease at age 85.  See NY Times story here.

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It is the time again to let you all know about the new additions the library has recently acquired for our Law In Film Collection, which is located on the main floor of the library. All patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of those movies out for up to five (5) days and for free. […]

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