Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Practical Law Company - A free resource for law students

Have you requested a free student account from Practical Law Company?  Point your browser to http://us.practicallaw.com/ and click on the "PLC Law School" tab to request a free account.  Be sure to register with your BC e-mail address.  What is special about Practical Law Company?  It serves as a great resource for transactional-type questions since it explains a particular type of drafting project, for example, and then provides sample documents. Practical Law Company was recently bought by Thomson Reuters (parent company of West and Westlaw).  Since it might not be free for long, register now!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Commemorative Program on Gideon v. Wainwright

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. EST, the ABA Section of Litigation will live stream a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark case which recognized that indigent criminal defendants have the right to appointed counsel.  The program will feature several notable legal scholars and an exonerated death row prisoner.  The program is free to all.  The audience is encouraged to participate by submitting questions over the web.  For more information and to access the program on January 18th, go to the Section of Litigation's webpage for the event.  Below is an image of Mr. Gideon's handwritten petition for certiorari, written in prison.