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Prof. Doug Kmiec donates book

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Prof. Kmiec donated a copy of his book, Lift Up Your Hearts to the Kresge Law Library. Doug Kmiec was a member of the NDLS faculty from 1980-99.

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Bluebook Refresher Session

Writing for a law journal and need to refresh your memory about the numerous Bluebook rules?

Attend the Bluebook refresher session on Wednesday, April 16 (next week) from 1:00-1:50 p.m. in room 1140 Eck Hall of Law.

We will discuss the rules for citing various sources (including short forms and spacing in abbreviations) and take a quick look at the use of introductory signals.

Sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BluebookSessionRegistration

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Research Redux

Students,
Can’t remember all you learned in Legal Research?

Here’s a second chance––and in a small-group setting!

Come join the research librarians for Research Redux sessions to prepare you for your summer jobs!

The research librarians will offer a series of online sessions designed to: 1) review topics covered
in the 1L Legal Research course; or 2) introduce new sources that could come in handy this summer.

Each session will last 50 minutes or less; and will take place in one of the classrooms. Bring your laptop.

Sessions begin Monday, March 24th and continue through Thursday, April 10th.

Sign up here

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Loaner Laptops

Beginning Monday, December 2, the Circulation Desk will take reservations for laptops that are on reserve. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. In preparation for the exams, laptops will not be available December 9 through December 12 so that the Electronic Bluebook software can be loaded onto the laptops.

During the exam period, December 13 through December 21, laptops will be available only for Electronic Bluebook and there will be no overnight circulation of the laptops. Because of the limited number of laptops available, we request that you do not reserve a laptop as a backup for your own personal laptop.

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Reserving Study Rooms During Exams

Due to anticipated high demand, you may not reserve a study room more than one day in advance. On any day during this period, you may reserve a room for that day or for the following day, but not beyond that. You can make same-day or next-day reservations online at the Circulation Desk.

Study rooms will be left unlocked from 10 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. the next day. If you are in an unlocked room for which you have an 8:00 a.m. reservation, you must go to the Circulation Desk at 8:00 a.m. to retrieve the key.

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Laptop Reservations for Exams

Beginning Monday, April 22, the Circulation Desk will take reservations for laptops that are on Reserve. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

In preparation for the exams laptops will not be available April 29-May 2 so that the Electronic Bluebook software can be loaded onto the laptops.

During the exam period, May 3 through May 11, laptops will be available only for Electronic Bluebook and there will be no overnight circulation of the laptops. Because of the limited number of loaner laptops available, we request that you do not reserve a laptop as back up for your personal laptop.

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Research Redux

Come join the research librarians for Research Redux sessions to prepare you for your summer jobs!

The research librarians will offer a series of small-group, nitty-gritty, online sessions designed to: 1) review topics covered in the 1L Legal Research course; or 2) introduce new sources that could come in handy this summer.

Each session will last 50 minutes or less; and will take place in one of the classrooms. Bring your laptop to the session.

View the schedule. Sign up online.

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Popular Reading Collection

Have you been to the South Reading Room recently? Next time you’re searching for some light reading, head over to the library, where you can kick back and relax on one of the comfy couches in this sunny reading room and enjoy any number of “popular reading” materials! Be sure to peruse the popular magazine titles, daily newspapers, and the newly created collection of “popular” and “Notre Dame-related” fiction and non-fiction, which includes The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, and numerous John Grisham novels.

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Summer Research Experience Survey Winners

Congratulations to these students who were winners in the drawings for responding to the 2012 Summer Research Experience Survey.

SURVEY WINNERS
Amazon gift card
Benjamin Risacher, Kelly Lockman, Nick Kamenjarin, Krista Giannattasio, Courtlyn Roser-Jones, David Humen, Michael Hagerty

Apple pie by Dwight King
Trevor Currie, Kristy Engler, Jacquelyn Fradette, Joe Molosky

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Dean Edmonds presented at the 24th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture

edmonds209_news Ed Edmonds was a co-presenter with Frank Houdek, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University of “Separating Folklore and Myths From Reality: Searching For the Truth,” at the 24th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, on June 1, 2012.

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Apps for Law Students

Whether you’re trying to justify your smartphone purchase as an “education expense” or using it to escape your homework, there are apps for you! Over 150 students, faculty, and staff completed a survey to identify the most useful and most popular apps available for Apple and Android devices. Read on for some of their responses.

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Congratulations to the Library Retirees

retiree_web_story After a combined 110 years of service to Our Lady’s University, Patti Ogden, Jeff Morgan, Mary Cowsert, and Barb Ritty are retiring. March 30th will be Mary, Barb, and Jeff’s last day. Best wishes!

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A Man of Many Firsts: John H.A. Whitman

John H.A. Whitman first stepped onto the campus of Notre Dame in 1918 when he was hired to teach American literature and Latin in the prep school. But, the Law Library will always remember him as the first law librarian, beginning in 1921.

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Catching Up on Legal News with JURIST and U.S. Law Week

Welcome back, students! Curious about what significant legal events have occurred over Christmas break? Well, if you haven’t been following them yourself (which we hope is the case since break is a great opportunity to focus on other things for a while), then you should visit JURIST to catch up. JURIST is a Web-based news and real-time legal research service provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pennsylvania (which you may have noticed featured on our new digital library sign).

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New Titles for the Practicing Lawyer

Prof. Jim Seckinger donated a set of materials to the library from CLE workshop he taught in December on questioning of expert witnesses in international arbitration. See: http://innopac.law.nd.edu/record=b1358558. Also of note for the practicing lawyer is the 2011-2012 edition of volume 14 of the annual review of ―Family Law – Children in Need of Services‖ in the Indiana Practice series published by West. This volume is authored by Eric Smithburn and Ann Carol Nash.

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New Digital Sign in Library

The Kresge Law Library recently installed a digital sign between the Commons and the Library entrance. The sign will be used to display current legal headlines, news about Notre Dame Law School faculty, useful tips from the law librarians and current weather information. It will also be used to provide information to visitors about events being hosted in the law school. In addition, the sign will be connected to the university’s NDAlert system to display up-to-date information regarding campus emergencies. An additional sign will be installed in the main atrium later this year.

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Free CALI Course: Topics in Digital Law Practice

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is offering a FREE online course called Topics in Digital Law Practice starting Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2pm ET.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the changes that are occurring in the practice of law today, especially with respect to technology. It will introduce law students for real-world situations that they will encounter in the job market and point law professors to new avenues to cover in their courses.…

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From Time to Time: STANLEY KRESGE: A BRIEF REFLECTION

On the day of the Law Library dedication, he toured the facility. Faculty members awaited his arrival to give a brief explanation on the usage of the room. Word was out that Mr. Kresge didn’t hear very well so each professor shouted in his ear. He turned to me at an early stop where Tex Dutile and Frank Beytagh were waiting and said, ―why is everyone yelling at me? My hear-ing is fine. I don’t see too well‖. The word spread down the hall-ways and adjustments were made immediately. Read More

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Results of the 2011 Summer Research Experience Survey

Two hundred eleven Notre Dame Law School (NDLS) 2Ls (49%) and 3Ls (51%) responded to the 2011 Summer Research Experience Survey conducted from October 10th through 14th by the Research Department. This was a response rate of 46%. The annual survey helps the legal research instructors assess whether our students have the research skills to successfully compete with other law students in summer jobs. Legal research instructors Dwight King, Chris O’Byrne, Patti Ogden, and Warren Rees are proud that, over the years, NDLS students have reported confidence in their research skills, with many rating their skills as better than those of students from other schools. Here are a few highlights.

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Off the Shelf---Dodd-Frank Act Resources

Due to Bank of America’s plan to charge a $5 fee for debit card users starting in January 2012, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Con-sumer Protection Act, Pub. L. No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010) has been back in the news again lately.

What does, Dodd-Frank have to do with debit cards? Quite a bit, due to Senator Dick Durbin’s (D- IL.) amendment which lowered the ―interchange fees‖ that banks can charge retailers for debit trans-actions: > Read More

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Take Home Exam Room

Following past practice, the library has opened Room 3331 in Biolchini Hall of Law for take home exams. The room will remain open beginning today through the exam period.…

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