Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for February 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month's additions are featured below.
The law library is pleased to announce the launch of a newly redesigned platform for the Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection website at: http://ebooks.lbrary.cornell.edu/n/nur/
The redesign features an improved interface, increased searchability and browsability, as well as the added ability to browse by witness.
The collection consists of nearly 150 bound volumes of Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the personal archives of General William J. Donovan (1883-1959). The Donovan papers contain both original statements from the defendants in German and typed translations in English prepared by the Allies.
Net neutrality has been back in the news in a big way following the D.C. Circuit Court's decision in Verizon v. F.C.C. to strike down many key provisions of the agency's open-internet rules. The decision was a monumental one, but far from then end of the debate with President Obama indicating Friday that he expects the FCC to revisit the issue in some fashion. The immediate fallout from the decision and what happens next remain to be seen, but in the meantime here's a few links from around the web covering the issue from a variety of perspectives.
With the new semester underway, check out our latest research guide on how to take advantage of all we have to offer.
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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*Closed: December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014
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!