Thursday, February 25, 2010

Don't Tase Me - NEWS

As the joke that was "Don't Tase Me Bro" a couple of years a go this story was passed along to me by one of our students and I thought I would share. The 9th circuit has determined that officers may be held liable for injuries to a person suffered after being tasered. There is a dividing line between immediate threat and passive resistance but for those details I refer you to the article and the opinion of the court.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Coming to Law School ?

If you are a soon-to-be lawstudent and are interested in a little preparation before you get to campus I recommend this page from Lexis Nexis which gives primers on how to read and brief cases, an introduction, some links and study aid recommendations.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Steve Martin on Success

I thought some of you readers might find this blog post from Study Hacks interesting as it talks a bit about how comedian Steve Martin talks about making it big.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Another Resource

If you are reading this libraries blog I figure you might be techy enough and informationally interested so I wanted to point you to HeinOnline's page of Education Resources. This page has links to their wiki, their blog, their YouTube Channel, their Facebook, and their Twitter pages.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Top Lawyers Education

National Jurist has an interesting article discussing where the nations "top lawyers" went to law school. Now why I might debate who is a top or super lawyer the idea is interesting.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bad Lawyers

Lawyers are bad everywhere but this story from Louisiana I wanted to pass along as a cautionary tale. 2 attorneys reportedly had given approximately $20,000 over 10 years to Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. under the idea of helping out a friend in need.

As lawyers know and law students will soon find out the legal community is very, very small and many of your friends may very well be counsel opposite or the judge ruling on your case. HOWEVER, when you loan/give/lend them money stories like this arise.