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Around the Blawgosphere: Avoiding ‘Digital Distractions’ While Still Having Quality Time Online

The Double-Edged Touchscreen

Writing at her blog, At the Intersection, Edge International general counsel Pam Woldow addresses the “inefficiency disease”–familiar to anyone reading this–of “digital distraction.”

ABA Legal Ed Section’s Council Advances Law School Accreditation Standards

The governing council of the ABA’s law school accrediting arm has given preliminary approval to a package of proposed changes in law school accrediting standards covering facilities, equipment, technology, libraries…

You Say Potato, I Say Potahto: Law Prof Creates a SCOTUS Pronunciation Dictionary

ABA Committee Approves Proposed Changes in Law School Accreditation Standards

An ABA committee has voted to approve a package of proposed changes in the law school accreditation standards covering facilities, equipment, technology, libraries and information services.

The proposed changes, unanimously…

Law Librarian Attributes Weight Loss to Starbucks Diet

Move over, Jared.

A law librarian says she lost nearly 80 pounds by eating out, but she didn’t go to Subway.

Christine Hall, 66, says she managed to lose weight…

Archivists in State of ‘Triage’ as Budget Cuts Threaten Access to Public Records

As governments tighten budgets, archivists are being forced to cut back on staff and conservation activities, threatening historical documents and records throughout the country.

This is particularly true in Georgia…

Library of Congress Introduces Site Intended to Replace Thomas.gov

The Library of Congress recently unveiled Congress.gov, a legislative information site that is intended to eventually replace Thomas.gov, the entity’s existing research site.

According to

Askew Elected a Trustee of National Conference of Bar Examiners

Hulett “Bucky” Askew, the ABA’s former consultant on legal education, has been elected to the board of trustees of the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Askew’s election was announced in…

Tips on Doing Legal Research Online—For Free (Video)

You actually can get something for nothing when it comes to online legal research, says Matthew Braun, a legal reference librarian at the Law Library of Congress. An annual meeting…

Critical Race Theory Is Less Popular, While Interest in IP Rises, Law Review Citation Study Finds

A new study of the most-cited law review articles concludes that critical legal studies and critical race theory “have faded in acceptance.”

The opposite is true for intellectual property law,…

A Canine Cure: Law Library Sponsors Therapy Dog Program for Stressed-Out Students

The Supreme Court Spurns Wikipedia, But Federal Appeals Courts Cited It Nearly 100 Times in 5 Years

Federal appeals courts are increasingly citing the reader-edited encyclopedia Wikipedia, though the trend has not spread to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Federal appeals courts have cited Wikipedia about 95 times…

New Bankruptcy Website Stores Downloaded PACER Documents for Free Reading

A new website called Inforuptcy is touted as a cheaper alternative to PACER for users searching for bankruptcy documents.

The site charges users the regular PACER fee for…

Developers: Planned Law School in Daytona Beach Would Cost Up to 35% Less Than Most Schools

Plans for a law school in Daytona Beach, Fla., are in the works.

Jacksonville, Fla., lawyers Eric Smith and Steven Nemerson, both former educators, are behind the plans, along with…

Was Chief Justice Roberts Right? Law Review Circulation Reaches New Lows

Are law review articles so boring that no one wants to pay to read them?

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. expressed his views…

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