A guide for non-lawyers researching legal problems

Cocky Law Blawg brings us this note: The Legal Information Services to the Public (LISP) Special Interest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) just completed its latest version of How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers. It’s available in PDF and Word formats from the LISP website.

The case of the disappearing case law

The cloud consists of data and services that live on someone else’s servers. Although the term itself is new(ish), the basic idea is embodied by traditional legal research services like LexisNexis and Westlaw — data lives on someone else’s servers, not your own. Thus, someone else controls the data, not you. And someone else can delete or modify the data, and you’d never know…

Thomson Reuters Lawsuit Against Zotero Dismissed

Image via Wikipedia Sean, a Zotero co-director, announced yesterday that the lawsuit filed by Thomson Reuters (makers of EndNote) was dismissed yesterday: I’m delighted to announce that this morning the Fairfax Circuit Court dismissed the lawsuit filed against Zotero by Thomson Reuters. The lawsuit had claimed that the Center for History and New Media “reverse-engineered” […]

10 Alternative Legal Research Sites

Looking for alternatives to expensive legal research through Westlaw and LexisNexis? Here’s a non-exhaustive list of ten alternative sources for legal research (aimed primarily at lawyers and law students) that are useful – and much cheaper.

Will the Internet Replace Universities?

Image by Wonderlane via Flickr Will the Internet Replace Universities? | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine: Via Brad DeLong, an article by Kevin Carey in the Chronicle of Higher Education starts with the obvious — the Internet is killing newspapers as we knew them — and asks whether the same will happen to universities. Kevin […]

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