Today In The Law: First U.S. Woman Magistrate Appointed

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 17, 2017

On August 17, 1870, Esther Morris became the first woman magistrate in America when she was appointed Justice of the Peace for South Pass City, Wyoming.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.…

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“Bathroom Bill” Goes Down the Drain in Texas

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 16, 2017

CNN reports that a controversial “bathroom bill” has failed to pass the Texas House during a special legislative session.   According to the CNN report, the “bathroom bill” in question would have “prohibited people from using multiple-occupancy restroom, shower …

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Google’s full-word wildcard

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 14, 2017

Google uses * as a full-word wildcard. That is, if you put an * in a phrase, you will get phrases that have any word in place of the * in the phrase. A stock example for using this is …

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Password Science

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 11, 2017

Do we really need these *&^%$%  characters in our passwords to keep our online accounts safe?  A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reverses itself on what makes a safe password.  Several of the significant …

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Attention 1L Students re Intro to Law materials

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 7, 2017

Attention first year students, if you are looking for the Intro to Law materials you will find them in the Law School Copy room.  Take the stairs behind the elevator down and turn left.  The Copy room is on the …

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More Information Sought Re: Wells Fargo Auto Insurance Fraud Allegations

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 2, 2017

Reuters reports that lawmakers in both the Senate and House are working to secure the testimony of “Wells Fargo Chairman Stephen Sanger and Chief Executive Tim Sloan.”  The legislators are seeking answers regarding Wells Fargo’s billing of approximately 570,000 customers …

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The Dark Side of Scholarly Journals

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 26, 2017

Most of us have been cautioned that “just because it is on the Internet, does not mean that it is true.”  In fact, one of my favorite memes is a quote, attributed to Abraham Lincoln, reminding us that quotes on …

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Good Luck on the Bar Exam!

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 24, 2017

To all our recent graduates, Good Luck on the bar.  Remember to get a good night’s rest and don’t freak out.…

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Spike, The Artistic Beetle

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 20, 2017

Take a break from Bar examination study for a moment to appreciate the artistry of Spike, the stag beetle. A sample of his charming and colorful drawings appears here.…

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LawCite

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 17, 2017

LawCite is great when you have a citation to foreign caselaw and no idea where to start.  The current emphasis is on common law countries, but this is being gradually extended to include civil law jurisdictions.

LawCite is a free …

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