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Judge OKs Highrise ‘Superblock’ Plan for Fordham U School of Law

A state-court judge in New York has given the green light to a controversial 25-year campus building plan at Fordham University School of Law.

Under the proposal, which is opposed…

Underdog Bloomberg Goes Toe-to-Toe with Lexis, Westlaw in Legal Info Market

A flat fee of $450 per attorney per month appears to be the ace in the hole for underdog Bloomberg Law as it enters the electronic research market and competes…

Canadian Lawyer Files Suit Claiming Westlaw Has ‘Purloined’ Lawyer Documents

A Toronto lawyer who represents a Canadian engineer alleging he was wrongly accused of terrorism and sent to Syria for torture is pursuing a separate but related suit that claims…

Should UT Change Dorm Named After Law Prof in KKK? Panel Will Study Issue

A University of Texas dormitory is named after a dead law professor who was a Ku Klux Klan leader. But the university doesn’t want to be too hasty in considering…

Kagan’s Civil Procedure Class Was ‘Nothing Short of Terrifying,’ Blogger Says

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is being praised for healing rifts as dean of Harvard Law School, but she also has a tough side, as Above the Law blogger…

Judge Takes Court Docket Offline to Prevent Jurors From Accessing It During Trial

Concerned that jurors might improperly access public information from the online court docket, an Oklahoma judge ordered it taken down for the duration of the trial in a medical malpractice…

U of Texas Launches New Dual Degree Program Focused on Law and Information

A new dual degree program being launched at the University of Texas at Austin will award both a juris doctor degree and a master of science and information studies degree…

DOJ Pays $15M for Legal Research, Including $4M for Pacer

An open records advocate contends that a free source of legal documents could eventually save the federal government $1 billion, and he offers the Justice Department as Exhibit A.

A…

Google Offers Legal Research for the Average Citizen—and Lawyers, Too

Updated: Google has announced it is adding a new search function that will find full-text legal opinions from federal and state courts.

Users can go to the Nov 18, 2009 4:11 PM CST

Law.Gov Proposes Open-Source Stash of All Primary US Legal Materials

An ambitious project to create an open-source authenticated repository of all primary legal materials in the United States is being proposed by Law.Gov.

Detailed by Law.Gov, the project…

Bloomberg Is Launching a New Legal Search Engine

After at least two years of development, Bloomberg is getting ready to launch a new legal search engine that could give industry leaders Westlaw and LexisNexis

Your Law Librarian Is Watching: ‘Hot Stuff’ Tracking Software Can Cut Costs

An increasing number of law firms are cutting their law library budgets, spurring some librarians to buy new usage tracking software to make decisions about resources.

Forty-six percent of law…

Tired of Paying for PACER Docs? Princeton Group Offers Alternative

Many federal courts make their case documents readily available online—for a price. And even though it’s only 8 cents a page, that can quickly add up for frequent users.

As…

Brick, Mortar, and High-Tech

In an age where law students are more familiar with digital books than bound ones, Pennsylvania State Uni­versity’s Dickinson School of Law is spending up to $140 million on two…

Finding Accurate Law Text Online Nearly Impossible, Panelists Say #ABAChicago

It sounded easy.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s counsel, Denley Chew, slapped down some $2 bills and challenged a room of lawyers and legal researchers with laptops and iPhones…

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