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The Competitive Edge is the blog of the Cornell Law Library, dedicated to the advancement of legal research, scholarship, and education among Cornell Law students, faculty, and the transnational research community.

Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for December 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below.

The Internationalisation of Legal Education - Edited by William van Caenegem and Mary Hiscock

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Natural Human Rights: A Theory - Michael Boylan

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A Transatlantic Community of Law:  Legal Perspectives on the Relationship Between the EU and US Legal Orders - Edited by Elaine Fahey and Deirdre Curtin

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Once again we had a great time with the Cornell Companions therapy animals this week as you can see from this photo gallery. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the Cornell Companions and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club for making this semester’s event possible!

llama - FALL 2014

Effective Saturday, Dec. 6th – Friday, Dec. 19th use of the Law Library during exams is restricted to Law School students, faculty, and staff.

Law students not wishing to be disturbed by staff are advised to leave their IDs out with after-hours stickers showing. Non-law students may access the Law Library to retrieve books and ask reference questions.

Please see here for a list of alternative places to study on campus: http://www.library.cornell.edu/libraryhours

 

Join the Law Library for pet therapy in the student lounge on Monday,December 8.  Several dogs and a llama named Deacon Blue will be available to all for relaxing companionship from noon to 1pm - drop in any time!

This time there's an added twist, attendees can enter into a prize drawing to win the gentleman in the picture that we've named Lloyd the Llama. Who doesn't need a stuffed llama in their life, right?!

This program is co-sponsored by the Cornell Law Library, Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program sponsored by the Cornell University veterinary community, and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club.

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Lloyd the Llama

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horrible bossesOriginally our DVD collection focused on feature films and television series, with an emphasis on law, lawyers, public policy, and government.  However we've also kept current with popular movies and television shows, and with the upcoming release of the comedy Horrible Bosses 2, we figured it was time to highlight the the original 2011 movie starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day.

From the summary:

"For Nick, Kurt, and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers, permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them."

If you're interested in this or any of our other DVD titles take a look at our guide where you can see our current titles and link to the catalog record to see if the DVD is available or checked out.  You can also browse the collection in person in the study area directly outside the Law Library’s Reading Room.

Do you have a suggestion for the collection? Contact Nina Scholtz, Digital Resources Librarian.

Scholarship@Cornell Law, the Cornell Law Library’s digital repository, is celebrating its one millionth download.Taking place on October 29, the one-millionth download was Professor Cynthia Grant Bowman's article "Street Harassment and the Informal Ghettoization of Women" which originally appeared in the Harvard Law Review in January of 1993.

“It is very gratifying to see our repository reach the milestone of 1 million downloads,” said Associate Director for Information Management Jean Pajerek. “We have watched the download count accelerate significantly over the past year, as we have made more and more content available. We expect this trend to continue, expanding the global reach of our faculty’s scholarship.”

The library recently added the archives of the Cornell Law Review, and will soon be adding the Cornell International Law Journal and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy to its collections.  Cornell joins institutions such as Yale, Duke, UC Berkeley, Washington and Lee, Boston College and William and Mary among others to reach the one-million download milestone.

Scholarship@Cornell Law provides open, global access to the scholarship of Cornell Law School faculty, students, and visiting scholars. It features nearly 4,000 publications of current and past faculty, law journals as well as other historical and intellectual output relating to the law school and received over 250,000 downloads in 2014 alone.

 

Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for November 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below.

Emotions, Decision-Making and Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model - Olaoluwa Olusanya

emotions, decision-making

Intellectual Property, Indigenous People and Their Knowledge - Peter Drahos

intellectual property

Religious Offence and Human Rights: The Implications of Defamation of Religions - Lorenz Langer

relegious offence

Check out everything the Law Library has been up to over the last year by clicking on the report image below!

Annual Report 2013-2014

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