Author Archives: Phil Cousineau

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Don’t Forget the Basics

  Sometimes the best way to get your mind around a new topic is not by tackling the most complex treatise in the library but by scanning the least complex.  If you were new to copyright law, for example, you … Continue reading

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What’s on Class Reserve in the Law Library? Posted on August 31, 2012 by Phil Cousineau Currently there are two principles guiding class reserve materials for law school courses.   Note: I am not addressing Moodle materials or facpacs – just the … Continue reading

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Google Abuse

Google Abuse [goo-guhl]  [ uh-byoos]   Wrong or improper use; misuse.     Search behavior based on the erroneous belief that Google will find whatever is sought.   Although I’m coining the phrase here for the first time (as far … Continue reading

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The End of the Internet…

Yep, pretty big news. Was it Trump? Kanye West? Apple? The FBI? No, none of them did it.  It was bound to happen from the beginning. Everything has an end, even the internet (well, except for one thing).  See for … Continue reading

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Passing the Bar

The law library owns a board game called Passing the Bar: A Game of Legal Reasoning. The game is based on current multistate legal reasoning and is meant to be an interesting supplement to other study materials. The idea is … Continue reading

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Animal Property Rights

It’s not every day that you see the seminal text for a new academic discipline but that is what we might have in John Hadley’s Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals (Lexington Books, 2015). When … Continue reading

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What’s So Great About Primo? : A Primo Primer

Primo is the future. You may not know what it is today, but eventually you will gravitate towards Primo the same way we all gravitated towards Google. It will just be there being the best way to find what you’re … Continue reading

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