Today in 1789 Congress approved 12 amendments to the Constitution

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 25, 2017

Now  known as the Bill of Rights the U.S. Congress approved 12 amendments to the Constitution on September25, 1789.  These amendments were then sent to the states for ratification. 10 of the amendments were ratified and became part of the …

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Today In The Law: First Woman U.S. Supreme Court Justice

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 21, 2017

On September 21, 1981, the Senate approved the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 99-0, which confirmed her as the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Acknowledgment to …

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Grown-up Problems for Toys ‘R’ Us

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 20, 2017

The New York Times reports that the iconic toy store, Toys ‘R’ Us, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last Monday.  The chain, which also owns, Babies ‘R’ Us, has faced problems due to competition with online retailers like Amazon, …

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1L Law Library Survival Guide: Types of Legal Materials

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 18, 2017

With all of the information you are being asked to absorb”Types of Legal Materials” may seem to be a low priority.  But this is actually basic to everything else you are learning.  You do need to know  the difference between …

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This notebook will self-destruct in your microwave???

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 15, 2017

From discovery and evidence to records retention and privacy law, the Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook presents the ultimate in law school exam hypothetical potential.   It boasts of some nifty writing to cloud features, but the microwave-to-erase capability definitely is the …

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Settlement Puts an End to Legal Monkey Business

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 13, 2017

CNN reports that a settlement has been reached between People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and wildlife photographer, David Slater.  The controversy began in 2011 when Naruto, a “7-year-old crested macaque,” stole Mr. Slater’s camera and took a …

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 11, 2017

Join our campus community — led by President Rabinowitz, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement — on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the CV Starr Labyrinth (rain location: Leo A. …

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Improve your Bloomberg,Lexis and Westlaw skills

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 8, 2017

New to Bloomberg, Lexis or Westlaw?  Want to improve your existing skills?  In practice these databases cost big $$$, so learn how to use them efficiently while still in school.  Here are links to help you with specific skills on …

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Today In The Law: Treaty Relinquishing Panama Canal Signed

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 7, 2017

On September 7, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian Chief of Government Omar Torrijos signed the Panama Canal Treaty, which ceded American control over the canal to Panama beginning in 2000.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

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Schwarzenegger Supports Gerrymandering/Redistricting Reform

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 6, 2017

CBS News reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger is leading a new effort against partisan gerrymandering.  The actor, and former two term Governor of California, has started a fundraising campaign to bring attention to the issue and to take actions for sensible …

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