Today In the Law: Supreme Court Overturns Racially Restrictive Covenants

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 3, 2018

On May 3, 1948, the Supreme Court ruled in Shelley v. Kraemer that racially restrictive covenants violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

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Summer/Grad Access Database Access 2018

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 2, 2018

Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg offer access to returning students over the summer, and have special access for recent grads.  Please see below for some basic information about summer and graduate access.  If you have any questions, please contact the database …

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Summer Research

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • May 1, 2018

Your favorite Reference librarians will be here to give you advice over the Summer.  Pick up a handy key chain at the Reference desk with our contact information and availability.…

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Prestatehood Legal Materials – New on HeinOnline

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 30, 2018

This new database is derived from the AALL’s Joseph L. Andrews Literature Award-winning 2005 sourcebook, Prestatehood Legal Materials, which is edited by Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most.  It provides brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood and …

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Study Guides

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 27, 2018

For help studying for your final exams, check out the Library Study Guides.  You can find guides with sample questions or checklists .  Some are available online.…

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World Intellectual Property Organization Created

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 26, 2018

On April 26, 1970, the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) went into force, which created WIPO. WIPO is a United Nations agency that works to promote intellectual property rights internationally. To date, 184 nations have signed the …

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Actress Allison Mack Released on Bail

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 25, 2018

CNN reports that actress Allison Mack was released after posting five million dollars bail.  The actress is facing several charges including, but not limited to, sex trafficking, and forced labor relating to her alleged involvement with the Nxivm organization.  In …

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Past Exams

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 23, 2018

Past Exams are available for many courses.  Go to the Law Library’s webpage and there under “Quick Links” is the link to Past Exams and a 2nd link to the Instructions (PDF).  If you do not see your professor or …

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Beyond Bitcoin

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 20, 2018

Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, may be poised to change how banks, local governments and yes, lawyers do their jobs.  Read about the potential of blockchain in this interview with  Thomson Reuters’ Technologist and Futurist.…

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Federal Courts Web Archive

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 19, 2018

The Federal Courts Web Archive, recently launched by the Library of Congress Web Archiving Team and the Law Library of Congress, provides retrospective archival coverage of the websites of the federal judiciary. The websites in this archive include …

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