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Digital Tips for January 29th…

In Check This Out on January 29, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Tip(s) of the Week January 29th:

Schmidguides are a new library service we are offering to assist researchers.Schmidguides are online, web-based research guides created by the law library faculty on topics that correspond to several seminars. We will continually be adding new topics and revising and updating existing ones.

There are presently four topical Schmidguides on Copyright, Tax Policy, Comparative Law, and Provider and Patient Law. There is also a guide that lists Mobile Apps of value to law students.

As usual, we’re open to suggestions for additional topics.
If you are researching pending federal or state legislation or want to monitor the legislative activities of members of congress, there is no better source than this free web-based legislative tracking service.

The service provides excellent access to the full text of all pending legislation, sponsorships and committee activities. They have also developed a statistical model that can fairly accurately predict outcomes of proposed legislation.

There is also a feature that allows you to set up RSS feeds and receives notices about the status of pending legislation.


New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on January 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of January 25, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two (2) weeks.

The Common Law in Colonial America Volume I: Chesapeake and New England, 1607-1660 by William E. Nelson, 2013

 The Common Law in Colonial America Volume II: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1600-1730 by William E. Nelson, 2013

Civil Rights in the Shadow of Slavery: The Constitution, Common Law, and the Civil Rights Act of 1866 by George Rutherglen, 2013

Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age by Susan Crawford, 2013

Cybercrime and the Law: Challenges, Issues, and Outcomes by Susan W. Brenner, 2012

First Amendment Institutions by Paul Horwitz, 2013

Just Sentencing: Principles and Procedures for a Workable System by Richard S. Frase, 2013

Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues by James E. Fleming & Linda C. McClain, 2013

The Behavior of Federal Judges: A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Rational Choice by Lee Epstein, William M. Landes & Richard A. Posner, 2013

Defending American Religious Neutrality by Andrew Koppelman, 2013

The Sovereign Citizen: Denaturalization and the Origins of the American Republic by Patrick Weil, 2013

The Legal Writing Survival Guide by Rachel H. Smith, 2012

Oral Arguments and Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Deliberate Dialogue by Ryan C. Black, Timothy R. Johnson & Justin Wedeking.

Digital Tip for January 22nd…

In Check This Out on January 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Digital Tip(s) of the Week, January 22nd:

Undoing text on your iPhone…. if you are the ambitious type and use iWork on your iPhone, you may face a situation in any of the apps (Pages, Numbers or Keynote) where you simply want to “undo.”

The answer: shake the iPhone!

Be aware that shaking is a gesture that is written into the function of many iOS apps, so if you’re listening to music on your iOS device and it skips a song, it may simply be a function of you shaking the device.

Welcome Back for Spring 2013

In Check This Out on January 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm

The spring semester has begun, welcome back!

Schmid Law Library’s spring semester hours are:

  • Sunday 11:00Am – 12:30Am
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM – 12:30Am
  • Friday 7:30AM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00Am – 10:00PM

Schmid Law Library will be open 9Am – 5PM on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21st.

Reference Librarians are available from 8Am – 5PM Monday through Friday for Reference assistance, stop by or call the library with questions.

A number of exciting events and informative speakers are schedule at the University of Nebraska College of Law this spring 2013 semester. Check the UNL Law College Calendar for details. Mark your calendar for February 7th, the Nebraska Supreme Court will be in session at McCollum Hall.