A Few Sentences about a New Sentencing

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 22, 2017

CNN reports that the United States Supreme Court held 6-2 in favor of Duane Buck, a convicted murderer, in his quest to receive a new sentencing hearing.  Mr. Buck contended that he did not receive effective legal assistance.  Notably, at …

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Presidents’ Day

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 17, 2017

The Library will be open 10am – 6pm on Monday, February 20.  A Reference Librarian will be available during those hours.…

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Today in History – In 1633 Galileo arrives in Rome for his Inquisition Trial

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 13, 2017

On this day in 1633, Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome to face charges of heresy for advocating Copernican theory, which holds that the Earth revolves around the Sun.It actually took several years for the controversy …

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Coming soon to a Library workshop near you

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 10, 2017

Don’t miss it.…

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Law Library access info. for tomorrow’s big snow

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 8, 2017

Law Library access info. for tomorrow’s big snow–we’ll have 24/7 swipe card access for law students and faculty, but we will not have reference or circulation services. Our library staff will be safe and warm at home. Happy snow day!…

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Law and “incorporation by reference”

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 6, 2017

Carl Malamud founded the non-profit Public.Resource.org in an attempt to make sure that law and other government documents are widely available to the public.   Perhaps his biggest fight has been over the question of whether or not private standards that …

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Immigration Law resources

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 3, 2017

Immigration law has been in the news lately.  Here are some resources for learning more.

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Presidential actions posted at whitehouse.gov

Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook – this is a print treatise located at the Reserve desk of …

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Today In The Law: New Amsterdam Incorporated

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 2, 2017

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On February 2, 1653, the City of New Amsterdam was incorporated by the Dutch Republic. After the British conquest of the region, the city was renamed New York, after the Duke of York.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

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New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Barred from Bar Exam

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • February 1, 2017

The New York State Board of Law Examiners announced that “Apple’s newest laptop computer which came out in November 2016, is NOT permitted for the February 2017 Uniform Bar Examination.”  According to Mashable, the issue is due to the …

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Google Search Tips Infographic

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • January 30, 2017

You can find google search tips through the google apps links but this Infographic shows you the tricks with the aide of pictures.  The search tips and tricks will improve your results and save you time.

Hat tip to Stephen’s …

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