Legal writing – one of the skills law students begin to practice as soon as they start a law school – is a skill requiring continuous practice. Check out the Pace Law Library’s collection of resources offering legal composition and legal writing guidance. 2013 Peter Butt, Modern Legal Drafting: A Guide to Using Clearer Language (3d ed. […]
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The Pace Law Library has a growing Law in Film Collection. The following are some of the most recent additions to this collection, which is located on the main level of the library in our student lounge. All our patrons with borrowing privileges may check these films out for up to five days at no charge. […]
Legislative history research can be a difficult process, but finding historical information on federal rules and regulations can stump even experienced researchers. In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress, recently published a guide, “How to Trace Federal Regulations,” that describes methods of researching administrative regulations and their history. Administrative rules and […]
From the ABA Journal we have this challenge. Two paragraphs are proposed. They include no punctuation. How would you punctuate them? Proper punctuation improves the clarity and flow of your writing. Try your skills. Later in the article the paragraphs are shown professionally edited. If you did not do well against the professional, think about how […]
As we celebrate Veterans’ Day on November 11, take a look at the Library of Congress’s Veterans’ History Project, a collection of audio- and video-taped interviews, written memoirs, correspondence, photographs, drawings and scrapbooks of American war veterans and civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight […]
From the ABA Journal. Do you have the skills, traits and values of a good lawyer? Take this quiz to find out. The quiz will let you know what skills are needed to be a great trial lawyer. If you have them, wonderful, if not, you need to work on them.
The following are the most recent additions to our Law in Film collection. This collection is housed on the library’s main level in the student lounge. All Pace Law Library patrons with borrowing privileges may check any of these films out at no charge for up to five days. Come by and check it out! […]
Via In Custodia Legis, the Library of Congress announced that through an agreement with William S. Hein & Co., it will now offer free online access to historical U.S. legal materials, which include the following: United States Code 1925-1988 (includes content up to 1993) From Guide to Law Online: United States Law United States Reports v. 1-542 (1754-2004) […]
Check this article from the ABA Journal “Ten Tips for Better Legal Writing” to help you produce better legal papers through research, understanding, and proofreading.
Posted in Law Students on Oct 8th, 2014
The New York Board of Law Examiners (BOLE) has recommended to the New York Court of Appeals that New York adopt the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), effective with the July 2015 bar exam. This proposal is open for comments until Nov. 7, 2014. From the request for public comment: The UBE is prepared by the […]