Detours and Frolics: Week of 12/1

As we trek through finals and toward the end of the year, take a break with and check out some of last week’s legal news and items of interest:

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/17

We span the globe (relative to other editions) in this week’s Detours and Frolics:

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Lexis Advance and Westlaw Apps Let You Take Your Research on the Go

 WL AppLA App

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever been on the train and wanted to go over your notes on that case you’re using for Herzog? Or maybe your laptop’s busted and you need to access a treatise on copyright. If you find yourself in a situation in which you need to research away from a computer, Lexis and Westlaw have apps that can help as long as  you can access WiFi or use data. Note that some features, such as browsing topics in Lexis, are not available in the apps.

Also, while Lexis only has a dedicated iOS app (not Android), its mobile site is fairly robust and worth checking out if you run Android. While Westlaw offers iPad and Android apps, it does not offer an iPhone app. It also has a mobile site. You can find links in the table below:

 

Lexis Advance Westlaw Next
iPad iPad
iPhone Android
Mobile Mobile

 

If you have any questions, visit the reference desk or send an email to pjohnso@jmls.edu

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in E-Resources, Featured | Comments closed

Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/10

DetroitSkyline

“Detours and Frolics” may have been out of the office on Monday, but it’s back on Tuesday to clue you in to what happened last week in the world of law:

  • A big week for same sex marriage. Courts in Missouri and Kansas struck down marriage bans there, while the 6th Circuit almost certainly assured the Supreme Court will take up the issue of such bans by finally creating a circuit split and upholding the bans in four states (Buzzfeed, Buzzfeed, SCOTUSblog)
  • A bankruptcy judge approved Detroit’s debt plan, which will hopefully get the financially beleaguered city back on track (Detroit News)
  • Is there an 18-year-old state lawmaker in West Virginia? After the midterms, yes, yes there is (NPR)
  • A man in the apparently bizarro world of Western Australia drove his plane down the street and right up to the bar (Legal Juice)
  • The drummer for AC/DC was charged with attempting to buy a murder, then had the charge dropped (Buzzfeed)
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/3

140717150511-video-game-noriega-story-top

What do judges, law makers, and an auction house have in store for us this week? Let’s find out:

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Looking for Something? Check Our LibGuides

Not sure where to find help for your Crim Law course? Having trouble starting your seminar paper? What about your mock trial competition?

Find resources and information on these topics and more in our librarian-curated research guides. Other popular guides cover international law, Illinois legislative history, and the treatise finder.

Looking for a guide that we don’t have? Send guide recommendations to pjohnso@jmls.edu.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in E-Resources, Featured | Comments closed

Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/27

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Welcome to this week’s collection of legal miscellany:

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/20

More detours than frolics in this week’s installment:

  • The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to enforce its strict voter ID laws this election. Justice Ginsburg is not happy (SCOTUSblog, Slate)
  • Gay marriage is steadily becoming the law of the land, as Arizona and Wyoming have their bans struck down and the Supreme Court denied Alaska’s request to issue a stay (ABA Journal)
  • Also out of Texas, the Supreme Court took some of the bite out of a law that would have shut down all but seven abortion clinics in the rather large state (SCOTUSblog)
  • The director of the FBI asked tech firms to reconsider some of the data protection measures they’ve taken in light of revelations on the scope of government data collection (WSJ Law Blog)
  • If you’re convicted of a crime and don’t want to serve time, consider just getting up and walking out of the courthouse (Lowering the Bar)
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Detours and Frolics: Week of 10/13

Catch up on last week’s legal news:

  • If you didn’t notice, there were some major goings on in the gay marriage saga: note the beginning of the week and the end of the week (SCOTUSblog)
  • Eric Holder won’t be held in contempt for withholding Fast & Furious documents (ABA Journal)
  • “Airbnb is now officially legal in San Fancisco.” Will other cities follow San Francisco’s lead? (Businessweek)
  • A self-proclaimed psychic is threatening legal action against a skeptic who distributed fliers at her show (Boing Boing)
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in Featured, General News | Comments closed

Lexis Advance Has a New Look

If you’ve recently logged in to Lexis Advance , you may have been surprised to see a new interface. Lexis rolled this in September:

LA New

If you have any questions about navigating this updated interface, please contact Philip Johnson at pjohnso@jmls.edu or our Lexis representative, Carter Mills, at carter.mills@lexisnexis.com.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Posted in E-Resources, Featured | Comments closed