Monday, March 26, 2012

Oral arguments on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Access to audio recordings and transcripts of the oral arguments in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be available each day on the Supreme Court's website. Each morning's argument is scheduled to be released in audio format by that same afternoon. The Supreme Court website includes links to the briefs, orders and the briefing schedule.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BC Lw Library Training This Week

Law Library training – Prepare to Practice sessions this week

Monday, March 19

Court Rules Research at 12:05 pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Administrative Law Research at 12:05 pm

Wednesday, March 21

Tax Research at 12:05 pm

Thursday, March 22

Researching Statutes at 12:05 pm

Law Library/Career Services Program

BloombergLaw Introduction – Summer and Practice Access

Wednesday, March 21 at 12:00 in EW200

Monday, March 12, 2012

Training and events at BC Law Library

Welcome back from spring break! BC Law Library has a full week of training and events for you:

Tuesday, March 13 at 12:05 – Prepare to Practice – Secondary Sources, Law Library Room 253

Learn more about using secondary sources such as treatises and practice guides to begin your research.

Wednesday, March 14 at 12:05 – Writing requirement papers – Refining your research, Law Library Room 153

Started your research paper but can’t focus your topic? This session will help you to refine your topic.

Thursday, March 15 at 12:05 – Starting and stopping your research, Law Library Room 153

This session will direct you in the best techniques for beginning a research project and for determining when you have covered all the necessary steps.

DIVERSITY READ – Thursday, March 15 at 12:05, Law Library Conference Room

Please join us for a brown bag lunch discussion of the law students’ selected diversity read title: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. We will meet in the Law Library conference room and cookies will be provided.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Database spotlight: Dodd-Frank on HeinOnline

The huge Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law No. 111-203, 124 Stat. 1376 (2010), generated an ever huger amount of legislative history in the time before its passage. HeinOnline offers a 15 volume compiled legislative history of the act, edited by William H. Manz, senior reference librarian at St. John's University School of Law.

This particular offering has been around a while, but it's worth a shout-out because of its usefulness and because it's not located in the most logical place on HeinOnline. Just this week, I had occasion to use it and was extremely grateful to have one comprehensive source to search. The compilation includes the text of the public law, House and Senate reports for Dodd-Frank and related acts, versions of the bill, related bills, Congressional Record materials, Presidential materials, related hearings, and Budget Office reports. Full-text searching of the set is available.

To access this useful set, under Subscribed Libraries, click on "Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II, 1781-2011," and browse the alphabetical list until you get to Dodd-Frank. This set is not yet listed in the U.S. Federal Legislative History Library.