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  • Legal Research Tutorials

    There are lots of excellent legal research videos and tutorials freely available on the web. One of the easiest ways to find them is to search You Tube for your research task (statutory, regulatory etc.), plus the words "legal research". Look for recently posted tutorials-- they'll be more likely to demonstrate search techniques using [...] Read more.
  • Why do we eat hot dogs and watch fireworks?

    Everyone knows the 4th of July is Independence Day. Most everyone knows that it is Independence Day because that's when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But how much do you really know about the Declaration itself? The National Archive houses the Declaration of Independence. It also has an online exhibit that discusses its [...] Read more.
  • Working this summer?

    Bloomberg Law, in addition to providing exceptionally useful legal research materials, has a number of guides and tips for excelling in your internship, externship, or clinic placements. If you don't already have a Bloomberg log in, go the site and register as an academic user using your .edu email address. Job info is found on the [...] Read more.
  • Congress.gov updates

    Several enhancements have been made to Congress.gov including the addition of the popular Federalist Papers. Read about all of the great work on Congress.gov on the law librarians of Congress blog. Read more.
  • Hacking the Law

    Read about one lawyer's path from government attorney to legal hacker in Innovate by Embracing Your Inner (and Outer) Hackers. This is one way to promote access to justice - ability to code is optional. Read more.
  • How do you write a commencement speech? Crowdsource it.

    Congratulations to our Seattle University School of Law Graduates and thanks to our wonderful speakers. While many speakers may have peers review their speech prior to the ceremony, a student speaker at Stanford Law School has taken it to the next level - she is crowdsourcing her Read more.
  • The Dangers of Innovation

    Read about the MIT students who were investigated by the New Jersey Attorney General for their student project. The university was unable to provide legal assistance to the students while they faced legal challenges for months. As a result, a new conference on the Freedom to Innovate will be held at MIT in October. Read more.
  • Washington State Bicycle Laws

    Bike month may be over, but bike laws apply year round. Find out more about bike laws and bicycling in Washington on the Cascade Bicycle Club site. Read more.
  • May

    The month is May and "may" is also a word on which many disputes have arisen and many court cases have hinged. One would typically define "may" as permissive. However, according to Black's Law Dictionary, some courts have interpreted "may" to be synonymous with "shall" or "must" "in an effort to effectuate what is said to be legislative [...] Read more.
  • Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers

    Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers Tom Grella KF300.G74 2013 From the publisher: Lessons in Leadership: Essential Skills for Lawyers will be required reading for any attorney--from newly hired associates to seasoned managing partners--seeking to develop their leadership skills. Through a series of practical [...] Read more.