Category Archives: Viewpoints

perspectives on law libraries, the law & more

Great Summer Reads 2016

In 1879, the Bucks County Gazette (Bristol, Pennsylvania) published this advice about reading good novels (thank you to Bari Burke for unearthing this gem): Dr. James Freeman Clarke commends highly the reading of good novels, and lays down a few … Continue reading

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For the Lawyer Who Has Everything: A Gift List for Book-Loving Lawyers

For Christmas this year, all three of my nephews are getting books. Lots of books. (It’s okay, they are all under 2 years old and won’t be reading this.) This is what happens when your aunt is a librarian– you … Continue reading

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Great Summer Reads 2015

“No more pencils, no more books…” No wait, not “no more books!” Summer is a wonderful time for books. Lazy days at the lake, long evenings when it’s light until 10:00pm, road trips and plane trips. Paperbacks, e-books, audio editions … Continue reading

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Disaster Relief in Nepal

One of my favorite books is Pico Iyer’s Video Night in Kathmandu. I have thought of that book often over the past week, as the world has watched as Nepal tries to recover from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit … Continue reading

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The 25 Greatest Legal Movies

It’s the weekend– time to take a hike, go shopping, study, curl up with a bowl of popcorn and watch a good movie. Taking time away from law school is a good thing, but if you fear taking too much … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree

I don’t know if it’s holiday magic, the spirit of the season, the creativity of librarians, or all of the above, but this is the time of year when ordinary stacks of books turn in to book trees in libraries … Continue reading

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If It’s Not Broken…

The new ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 5th edition, is a significant rewrite of ALWD citation rules. The new ALWD Guide retains ALWD’s  signature style with clear and plentiful examples, excellent visual cues, and plenty of white space. The new … Continue reading

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