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Digital Tip for April 22nd…

In Check This Out on April 22, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Tip of the Week
You may be out of town for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be out of touch with your dedicated reference library staff. At any time, or for any reason, call us. We can help with reference questions, research strategies, moral support, you name it. (The fact is, we grow lonely for you, too, over the summer, so as much as we’re here to help you with your work, we’d also love to hear from you….) 402.472.3547.

Tweet Treats During Finals
Follow the law library on Twitter (@schmidlibrary) for tweets to tasty treats in the library!



STIRring It Up One Last Time

In Check This Out on April 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm


“STIRring It Up” is a distillation of the 15-minute presentations in the law college from the S.T.I.R. Talks series at the law college.

The presentations are recorded and made available in YouTube at the STIR Talks channel.

Please visit the YouTube channel for this and other S.T.I.R. talks.

Professor Kristen Blankley: “Unbundled Legal Services”

Unbundled legal services, or “limited scope representation,” allows attorneys more flexibility in working with clients. Limited scope representation is permitted by ethics rules, as long as fees and representation are reasonable. This can help previously “unrepresentable” clients obtain legal assistance.

Professor Blankley encourages us to explore limited scope representation that focuses on settlement options, not litigation options, as this provides advantages for negotiated settlement, and collaborative lawyering. This approach can help reduce excess court workload from pro se actions, helps ease the burden on legal aid offices, and positively impact law clinics. In a nutshell it introduces satisfying client interests with limited attorney time. It turns “nobodys client into your client.”

To read her research, go to her SSRN pages:

The April 9 talk was the final S.T.I.R. talk for the academic year.

By Professor Brian Striman

Legal Research Palooza – Save the Date!

In News & Notes on April 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Mark your calendars: On Thursday, May 2nd Schmid Law Library will be offering a legal research refresher –

Legal Research Palooza.

Details about the sessions, the times and the location will follow in the next week. If you have topics you think we should cover, it isn’t too late – feel free to email Sandy Placzek (splaczek2 @ unl.ed) with ideas.



New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on April 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm


New Books @Schmid Law Library as of April 11, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two (2) weeks.

International Law in the U.S. Legal System by Curtis A. Bradley, 2013

Transactional Lawyering Skills: Client Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation by Richard K. Neumann, Jr. 2013

The Forgotten Presidents: Their Untold Constitutional Legacy by Michael J. Gerhardt, 2013

Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by Gary May, 2013

Nuanced Absolutism: Floyd Abrams & the First Amendment by Ronald K.L. Collins, 2012

Supreme Neglect: How to Revive Constitutional Protection for Private Property by Richard A. Epstein, 2008

Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency by Richard A. Posner, 2006

The Living Constitution by David A. Strauss, 2010

Out of Range: Why the Constitution Can’t End the Battle over Guns by Mark V. Tushnet, 2007

Is There a Right to Remain Silent? Coercive Interrogation and the Fifth Amendment after 9/11 by Alan M. Dershowitz, 2008

Keeping Faith with the Constitution by Goodwin Liu, Pamela S. Karlan & Christopher H. Schroeder, 2010

Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: a Free Press for a New Century by Lee C. Bollinger, 2010

More Essential than Ever: the Fourth Amendment in the Twenty-First Century by Stephan J. Schulhofer, 2012

Unfinished Business: Racial Equity in American History by Michael J. Klarman, 2007

Change Is In The Air

In Read This on April 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Lexis Users Take Note
Beginning this summer, Lexis’s new platform, Lexis Advance will become the primary means for using Lexis. All regular LexisNexis passwords will be discontinued and you will be required to use your new Lexis Advance login credentials. If you haven’t done so already, you should be given an option to set up your Advance account when you login. We recommend that you take the time now to register for your Lexis Advance account in advance of the switchover. If you have questions about how to do this, please see one of the librarians.

Library Personnel News
After ten years of good and loyal service, Paul Lommasson has announced that he’s retiring. We’re going to miss him very much, and, even though you may not personally know him or have directly come into contact with him, you have seen his work all around the library. He’s the one responsible for managing the library’s thousands of serial subscriptions and all of our Government Documents. His work is everywhere and done so efficiently that it’s likely that we all take it for granted. If you have a chance, please join me and all the library faculty and staff in thanking him for years of excellent service. His last day is April 4!

Extended Library Hours – Spring Semester Finals
Friday, April 19 7:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, April 20 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, April 21 9:00am – 12:30am
Mon – Friday, April 22-26 7:30am – 12:30pm
Saturday, April 27 8:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday, April 28 9:00am – 12:30am
Mon-Tues, April 29-30 7:30am – 12:30am
Wednesday, May 1 7:30am – 8:00pm
Thurs-Friday, May 2-3 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday, May 4 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 5 CLOSED