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The U.S. Department of Labor announced important new rules on April 6, 2016, that will impose fiduciary responsibilities on investment professionals managing retirement accounts, or investments that may be part of retirement funds. When consumers hear the advertising of investment firms promising that the customer always comes first, they assume the individuals and firms investing […]

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Information on summer access to Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and Westlaw for students who are NOT graduating in May: Lexis has no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything to extend your password. Bloomberg Law has no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything […]

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On or about March 2, 2016 LexisNexis introduced a new tool called Legislative Outlook. According to Robert Ambrogi‘s Law Sites Blog “…two themes drove the development of Legislative Outlook: The use of data visualization to present information about a bill visually, so that a researcher can quickly glean where a bill is in the legislative […]

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For those of us bedeviled by the Bluebook’s complicated, seemingly arbitrary citation rules, it is interesting to note that The Yale Law Journal disputes Harvard Law Review’s claim of responsibility for it. According to the New York Times, two librarians at Yale Law School, Fred R. Shapiro and Julie Graves Krishnawami, “have done impressive archival […]

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The New York Court of Appeals is seeking comments on a proposed skills requirement for prospective lawyers.  The Task Force on Experiential Learning and Admission to the Bar has proposed five separate paths that will allow applicants for admission to the bar to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the skills competency requirement. Pathways 1 and […]

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POST WRITTEN BY: Cassandra Castellano (J.D. expected ’17, Pace Law School) & Lucie Olejnikova Pace Law School hosted its Annual Louis V. Fasulo Moot Court Competition for the 2015 January Class on July 8, 2015. About 40 lawyers and judges participated in judging this exciting competition. The students were prepared and delivered an exciting evening of […]

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The oral advocacy program at Pace Law School is a robust one as students have the opportunity to learn and practice oral advocacy skills by participating in the mock trial advocacy and the moot court competitions. Oral advocacy education is a critical addition to the traditional classroom learning emphasizing the value of preparation, hard work, and collaboration. It is […]

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The 20th edition of the Bluebook was recently released. The numbering of the rules in the Bluepages (non-academic citation) now parallels the numbering in the Whitepages (academic citation). Typeface rules were relaxed to permit use of large and small caps in court documents for stylistic purposes. Rule 14 includes more examples of citations for a […]

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Two million downloads! Memorial Day saw the Pace Law School collections in the Pace Digital Commons surpass the 2,000,000 download mark. The two millionth download was an article by Professor Bennett Gershman, Prosecutorial Ethics and Victims’ Rights: The Prosecutor’s Duty of Neutrality. The Law School Digital Commons began in 2006 by collecting faculty scholarship, and […]

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Human Rights Watch (HRW), in cooperation with the International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), Amnesty International, and Dr. Paula Gerber of Monash Law School and the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law in Melbourne, Australia, unveiled its online interactive platform mapping the status of LGBT rights worldwide. In recent years, there have been significant advances for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

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