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Researching Human Trafficking? There are two great case law databases publicly available online. Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP) Database, launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic at Michigan Law School, is a publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the United States. The database is fully searchable even though it does not […]

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Internet for Lawyers, an online CLE hub providing continuing education for lawyers, has made available their 2012 comparison of citators that compares the citator service capability of Google Scholar, Fastcase, Casemaker, LexisNexis, WestlawNext, and Bloomberg Law. The report is accompanied by screenshots and description of each service, and it concludes [s]o, what’s a legal researcher […]

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We have written about Google Scholar and legal opinions in the past, but it is time for an update. Google has recently announced changes to its Google Scholar display of legal citations. Via Google Scholar Blog post titled Finding Significant Citations for Legal Opinions, Google has significantly changed the way it displays citations for legal opinions. […]

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Justia.com launched a free service providing Daily & Weekly Opinion Summaries for all Federal Courts, and selected State Supreme Courts.  The daily summaries are also available by practice area.  To receive the summaries, users need to register with Justia.com, unless they already have an account.  See the following examples of daily email for the U.S. 9th […]

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Happy Birthday, Earl Warren!

The famous Chief Justice turns 120 this week and the Law Library is having a party in his honor!  Come by on Monday at 2:30 p.m. and help us celebrate his full and exciting life. Earl Warren said: “Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.”  It seems he was […]

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Snow, Snow, Snow, and More Snow

The headlines are very creative: “Snow More,” “Frost Bright”, “A Storm To Be Plowed Of.”  But, has this winter really been so bad?  New York City received 56.1 inches of snow by the end of January.  That doesn’t make it the snowiest season.  The city had 75.6 inches of snow during the winter of 1995-96.  We didn’t […]

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It has been talked about, written about on listservs, blogged about, and twittered since the word got out. Google Scholar now offers full text search of legal opinions and journals. Users can perform Google Advanced Search allowing full text searching with optional limits by federal and state jurisdictions intending to provide access to the governing […]

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Lexis App For iPhone

Via Lexis announcement, Lexis has released its first application called “Get Cases and Shepardize.” This free application allows users to retrieve cases from Lexis and Shepardize them. Users must currently have a Lexis account. The application allows users to: Find and review case instantly by reading the Case Brief – an overview of the issues, […]

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Via Law.com, Law Schools Help Extend Court Database to 1792, “[a] group of law schools will help expand an online U.S. Supreme Court database so that it reaches back to the court’s first recorded decision in 1792.” The schools received an $874,000 National Science Foundation grant in September to begin the four-year project, which will […]

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CASEMAKERDigest

CASEMAKERDigest is a product of Casemaker. It is advertised as a tool that helps to stay current. It provides a first look at the most recent decisions published by the court. It currently covers federal courts only but it is expected to eventually cover all 50 states. All important cases are summarized in one convenient […]

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