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Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for January 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month's additions are featured below.
The end of one year and the begenning of a new one always seems to bring with it a trove of lists taking stock of the best and worst of the previous year. Never one to miss an opportunity to list things, we thought we'd highlight one of our own featuring the top ten most downloaded papers in the history of the Scholarship@Cornell Law Repository. Some on the list are more recent publications, while one others have been around for a decade or more.
Top Ten Downloads:
Overview of Legal Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region: India
Legal Education in China: English Language Materials
A Study of Islamic Family Law in Malaysia: A Select Bibliography
Larger Board Size and Decreasing Firm Value in Small Firms
Theodore Eisenberg, Stefan Sundgren, and Martin T. Wells
Legal Treatment of Cohabitation in the United States
Cynthia Grant Bowman
Dec. 21, 2013 – Jan. 18, 2014*
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The Journal of Open Access to Law is making its official debut this week. The journal describes itself as "an open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Its purpose is to promote international research on the topic of open access to law."
The inaugural issue features articles discussing "the governance of new models of legal publishing, projects in open access to law, technical challenges and economic opportunities created by open access to law as well as trends and changes suggested by the globalization of access."
For a more detailed description of the journal and its aims head over to Legal Information Institute Director and journal co-editor Tom Bruce's blog B-Screeds.
Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for December 2013 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month's additions are featured below.
Check out a few of the photos from yesterday's pet therapy event. A big thanks to the Cornell Companions program and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club for their time and efforts in making this event possible every semester!
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Many people have their version of the White Whale, that thing they chase but can't quite acquire or overcome.
For 3L Peter Cavallaro it came in form of Pope Benedict XVI. Well, not the man so much as his signature and the acquisition of it.
"It was very difficult" he said. "I wasn't able to get it until about a month-and-a-half ago."
It's no surprise that Cavallaro would eventually track it down as he is an avid collector of autographs with over 300 hundred signatures from a variety of famous people. Replicas of a portion of his collection are currently on display in the Reading Room featuring figures from the last 50 years of American political and civil rights history. The autographed photos range from civil rights activist James Meredith to astronaut John Glenn and from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush.
Cavallaro said he's been collecting over the last decade, some in person and some by mail. Regardless of method, he said the process is not unlike law school in that it requires research, planning and persistence in order to achieve success.
"The challenge is doing the research and looking for the right contact," he said."Ninety percent of the battle is just getting it in front of them."