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181 ABA Journal Law Libraries articles.

Yale law librarians dispute ‘wildly erroneous’ claim on Bluebook’s origin

It’s ironic, according to Yale law librarians, that The Bluebook style manual fosters accurate legal citations while the tale of its origin is “wildly erroneous.”

The librarians—Fred Shapiro and Julie…

ABA committee for third time proposes eliminating ban on academic credit for paid externships

For the third time in less than two years, an ABA committee has proposed lifting the ban in the law school accreditation standards on students receiving academic credit for paid…

Fastcase acquires rival legal-research company Loislaw

Legal research company Fastcase has acquired the competing service Loislaw from Wolters Kluwer.

In a Monday post on his blog LawSites, Bob Ambrogi reported that the transaction is an…

EEOC: Female law profs at the University of Denver are underpaid, violating the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law is violating the Equal Pay Act by paying its female professors less than males.

Attorneys partner with public libraries to reach underserved clients

Libraries have evolved from their original function as repositories for books into full-fledged community centers. So it's not surprising that libraries have also become impromptu law offices where local residents…

Indiana Tech Law School denied provisional accreditation

Indiana Tech Law School has been denied its bid for provisional accreditation by the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

The two-year-old school was notified of…

ABA committee wants to end use of alternative law school admission tests

An ABA committee is recommending the elimination of a rule that allows most law schools to admit up to 10 percent of their entering classes with students who haven’t taken…

Good news for new lawyers: Fewer grads mean better job prospects, report shows

The job outlook for new lawyers is improving, recent figures show.

That may have as much to do with fewer law school graduates looking for work than to any actual…

Site aiming to prevent ‘link rot’ for legal researchers wins 2015 Webby

A service that enables courts and researchers to make permanent links to research found on the Web has won a Webby Award for best legal site of 2015.

ABA committee seeks more detailed data on law school attrition

Law schools would be required to provide more detailed information about attrition rates for admitted students under a proposed change in the reporting requirements being requested by an ABA committee.

Kaye Scholer says goodbye to old offices and 95 percent of its law books

Kaye Scholer has moved to a new headquarters in Manhattan with dramatically smaller library space.

The law firm didn’t take about 95 percent of its library, made up of tens…

Elon Law to cut total tuition by nearly $14K and offer law degree in 2.5 years for all

Elon University School of Law has announced the creation of a new curriculum that represents what the school is calling a groundbreaking new model for legal education.

The new curriculum,…

Smaller Staff, Bigger Jobs: Practice changes are redefining their work

Longtime law library director who gave workers unauthorized county-paid perks gets jail time

Known for decades as a polite and helpful worker at a Pennsylvania courthouse, a former director of the Montgomery County Law Library is now headed to jail.

Bruce Piscadlo, 62,…

2nd Circuit OKs searchable book database, calls copying entire volumes for this purpose fair use

Copying entire books in order to create a searchable database of millions of volumes is a “quintessentially transformative use,” a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Siding with a group…

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