Monday, October 26, 2009

Another Consideration

The Clarion Ledger, today, discusses how budgetary restraints are now influencing the type of cases they will be trying in the D.A.'s office. Specifically referenced is how fewer capital cases will be tried due to their expense with regards to both jurors and experts that are required.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Now on the New Book Shelf

We have just gotten in some new books and these are a sampling of what has been added to the New Book Shelf (located on the first floor by the stairs)

- Green Building and Sustainable Development
- Tribal Contracting: Understanding and Drafting Business Contracts with American Indian Tribes
- In the Court of Public Opinion: Winning Strategies for Litigation Communications
- How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times
- Selling in Your Comfort Zone: Safe and Effective Strategies for Developing New Business
- Virtual Incorporation: A Lawyer's Guide to the Formation of Virtual Corporations

Friday, October 16, 2009

Very Cool SCOTUS resource

It seems like there are new resources popping up all over the place and we will try and bring some here to you. Today I want to mention C-Span's new site that has an excellent series of videos on the U.S. Supreme Court. Some pretty cool stuff is there so check it out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Quick Mention

Many of our current students might appreciate knowing that Prof. Chris Lund who left us this past summer to go to Wayne State Law had a blog post of his mentioned on the nationally known SCOTUSblog. Click here to see the SCOTUS posts that links to Chris' entire post.

It makes me think of one of Dr. Royce's normal lines during graduation (in what I am sure is a poor paraphrase) "as your reputation is enhanced, so is that of Mississippi College" and so is the value of your degree.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

the e-book alternatives

This isn't something the MCSOL Library necessarily has content for but we realize that many of our patrons like to read and are technologically savy. That being said e-book readers such as the Kindle from Amazon are a giant step in the right direction for those that want to take their library with them. Recently, the LibraryBytes blog had this blog post which I want to pass along that discusses the current state of e-book readers and the coming competitor to the Kindle by Microsoft called "The Courier".

Oh, and if you are wanting an update to the Kindle removing some books without asking story, Kindle has returned your purchases free of cost after rethinking their previous strategy.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dress for Success

As a note to the students we pass along this story about how a judge disallowed a complaint by a lawyer to be allowed to wear jeans and a ballcap in the courtroom. The "suit" continues. This case is based not on the content of the attire but purely the ability to wear such attire in a courtroom. For more on this story see here.