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University Libraries & Schmid Law Library to Offer Free Access to BNA

In Check This Out on August 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm

The Schmid Law Library and Love Library are pleased to announce the availability campus-wide of a significant online legal, environmental, business and general regulatory news and reporting service, BNA (Bureau of National Affairs).

All UNL users will now have access to premier news and primary law materials in taxation, environmental law, health law, health and safety, human resources, labor and employment, securities and corporations, banking, bankruptcy, patent and trademark law, legal professional responsibility, criminal law, bio tech and privacy to name just a fraction of what’s available. In all there are around 200 newsletters and databases available to all UNL faculty and students. Follow this link to sign up for daily, weekly or other periodic email newsletters and gain access to the individual databases.

The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) founded in 1933 began publishing The United States Law Week, which focused primarily on reporting all legal news in the federal government. US Law Week quickly became the standard source of news about the US Supreme Court and all federal courts. Today, the company boasts the largest network of reporters in Washington, DC, that report exclusively on and gather legislative and regulatory materials on every topic imaginable. Many of their titles have become standard works in their areas of focus.


New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on August 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of August 27, 2013.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two weeks.

RFIDs, Near-Field Communications, and Mobile Payments: A Guide for Lawyers edited by Sarah Jane Hughes with Stephan T. Middlebrook and Candace M. Jones, 2013

Concurrent Antitrust Criminal and Civil Proceedings: Identifying Problems and Planning for Success edited by John H. Bogart, Joy L. Himes and Howard J. Sedran, 2013

Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer: A Transactions-Based Guide to Intellectual Property Law, 3rd edited by Sharon K. Sandeen, 2013

Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers by Thomas C. Grella, 2013

Bioinformatics Law: Legal Issues for Computational Biology in the Post-Genome Era edited by Jorge L. Contreras and A. James Cuticchia, 2013

Transgender Persons and the Law by Ally Windsor Howell, 2013

Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers by Daniel J. Siegel, 2013

The Practitioner’s Guide to Defense of EPL Claims, 3rd edited by Amy S. Wilson, 2013

Essential Qualities of the Professional Lawyer edited by Paul A. Haskins, 2013

The Little Book of Fashion Law by Ursula Furi-Perry, 2013

The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace by Stephanie L. Kimbro, 2013

The ABCs of the CISG by Jack Graves, 2013

The Law of Class Action: Fifty-State Survey, 2012-2013 by ABA Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee

100+ Pointers for Business Development by Sharon Meit Abrahams and Jill Eckert McCall, 2013

Patently Persuasive: Strategies for Influencing Judge and Jury by Karen Lisko and Kevin Boully, 2013

Learning to Lead: What Really Works for Women in Law by Gindi Eckel Vincent, 2013

The Practitioner’s Guide to the PCT by Jay Erstling, Samson Helfgott and T. David Reed, 2013

Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain by Robert Spoo, 2013

The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots by Brenda E. Stevenson, 2013

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach by the National Research Council: Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform, 2013

The Judicial Role: Statutory Interpretation & the Pragmatic Judicial Partner by William D. Popkin, 2013

Sext Ed: Obscenity Versus Free Speech in Our Schools by Joseph O. Oluwole & Preston C. Green III with Melissa Stackpole, 2013

Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition by Open Society Justice Initiative, 2013

Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change by Paul M. Collins, Jr. & Lori A. Ringhand, 2013

Schmid Law Library in a Nutshell

In Check This Out on August 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Classes start in one week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! Schmid Law Library is happy to meet you at law school orientation later this week or welcome you back for the 2013-2014 academic year. Check out our Schmid Law Library in a Nutshell LibGuide to review library services, staff and librarians, IT information and more.

There’s some changes to be aware of as classes begin:

  • The Law College IT department moved in room 170 or the formerly North Computer Lab.
  • A Laptop Checkout program provides six laptop computers for law student use, the policy and details are available in the “Laptops & Computers” tab of the Schmid Law Library in a Nutshell LibGuide. We’ll review this new program at during First Year Orientation and at the Welcome Back meetings for the 2L & 3L students – check your student mailbox on for a more information as well.
  • There are two Express Internet computers for law student use in the library (located near the IT Suite, Room 170). Please limit your time to 30 minutes, a scanner for student use is also available.
  • Free Westlaw printing has gone away. While the Westlaw printers are still in the printer room (thank you Westlaw), these printers were donated so we now have four student printers. Make sure you check all four printers when claiming your print-jobs.
  • Last but not least, follow Schmid Law Library (@SchmidLibrary) on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Even Roscoe has joined the social media world, follow @RoscoeSez on Twitter.

We look forward to working with you this semester, if you have any questions or comments – please see a librarian or library staff member for help, we’re wearing the “Roscoe Sez” buttons.

Roscoe Sez Button

Save the Date for Tweet Treats

In Check This Out on August 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Do you remember “Tweet Treats”? It’s when Schmid Law Library hides treats in the library and tweets clues for where to find it.

Plan ahead for August 26-30, not only the first week of the fall semester but also the next time “Tweet Treats” will happen. Follow Schmid Law Library on Twitter for the details and a daily clue.

Even Roscoe is ready!

Tweet Treats Roscoe

Law College IT has Moved…

In Read This on August 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

The University of Nebraska College of Law IT department has moved! If you’re looking for Bob or Chris, the new location is Room 170 (IT Suite) in Schmid Law Library – the former North Computer lab space.

All the technology details for incoming Law students or returning law students can be found on the Law College IT webpage. This includes information on:

  • MyRed
  • Wireless Network
  • Student Printing
  • Huskers Email
  • Law School Listervs

Room 170, IT