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Pace Law School hosted its annual Louis V. Fasulo 1L Moot Court Competition on the weekend of March 28-29, 2015. Over 160 first year law students and over 100 Judges participated in this exciting event. The students argued the merits of a fictitious case Petrillo v. Rooks, No. 14-85FD (W.D. Ala. Nov. 17, 2014) at […]

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Looking for news from law schools? Check out the Law School News portal, created by Elmer of CALI, currently featuring 93 law school RSS news feeds in one convenient place. Users can search the portal or browse the alphabetical list of feeds. Users can also subscribe to the Law School News feed and receive all the collected […]

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To follow up on our May 2013 post written by Cynthia Pittson, Monica Berger of New York City College of Technology at CUNY, and Jill Cirasella, of Graduate Center also at CUNY, in their Beyond Beall’s List: Better Understanding Predatory Publishers offer an updated overview of what predatory open access (OA) journals are, how to recognize […]

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Project of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Weapons Law Encyclopedia is the world’s first-ever online encyclopaedia of public international law applicable to weapons. … [it] aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on weapons, the effects of their use, and their regulation under international and national law…. This website is […]

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Pace University libraries have adopted a Discovery Service that searches not only the Library catalog, but many full-text interdisciplinary subscription databases. Rather than search the catalog and then relevant databases separately, you can search all of these resources at once. This includes HeinOnline, Academic Search Complete, Environment Complete, JSTOR, Business Search Premier, and many more. […]

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The National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice and the ABA Criminal Justice Section present a new addition to the criminal law related resources – the National Inventory of the Collateral Consequences of Conviction (NICCC). This fully searchable national inventory makes each jurisdiction’s collateral consequences accessible to the public. The […]

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The Writing Center at George Washington Law School has posted information on the over 150 legal writing competitions around the country. The competitions cover a wide range of legal topics, and information on eligibility is included. Learn more about Legal Writing Competitions  (updated February 23, 2015).

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Transcripts of the grand jury proceedings that followed the shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015, by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson are available online from CNN. The grand jury was convened beginning August 20, 2014, at the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Clayton, Missouri. There are twenty-four volumes of […]

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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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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 […]

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