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CALI Unconference

We are currently hosting the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing here at Harvard Law School.  Before the official conference started, several attendees met on Wednesday, 6/18, for an “Unconference.”

The Unconference agenda was completely attendee-driven: the participants selected topics and then broke off into small groups to discuss them.  Topics included:

  • Is “Law Practice Technology” Worth Teaching as Part of an Advanced Legal Research Course?
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Building Virtual Communities
  • Polling Tools
  • How Do We Train Faculty to Understand When Multimedia Tools Are Adding Value, When They’re Just Wanting to be “Cool”?
  • What Tool has Really Helped a Colleague Teach and Didn’t Demand a Lot of Time?

Check out http://bit.ly/PreCALI for notes from the sessions.

Thank you to the attendees for some great discussions!

The Beautiful Game: The Law of Soccer / Football

In honor of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the law library has published a new research guide on soccer/football and the law.

The guide includes links to internet resources, a multi-lingual list of the Harvard Libraries’ related print holdings, information about finding journal and periodical articles, and a directory of recent soccer/football legal news.

 photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc


photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New eResources at Harvard

World’s largest collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.  Get full text articles from journal homepages.
Academic journals, dissertations, and conference proceedings published in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Dissertations and master’s theses from prestigious institutions in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Chinese E-books database with nearly half a million fullimage/full-text e-book titles.
  • CADAL 中国高校数字化图书馆
China Academic Digital Associative Library
Extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries.
Database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE.
La première édition numérique de la collection complète des Classiques Garnier, les célèbres Classiques Jaunes. Cette collection d’eBooks donne accès aux grandes œuvres des littératures française et étrangère.
Databases on pre-modern, modern and contemporary Korea (post-1945) dealing with a wide range of topics including Korean Language and Literature, North Korean Law, History, Arts and culture,  and Medicine.
Over 1,200 Chinese rare book titles selected and digitized by Harvard-Yenching, Princeton, Library of Congress, and the Fu Ssu-nien Library of Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals, maintained by Haksul Kyoyugwon.
Offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
 Authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with military news and comprehensive military-related information and is the official newspaper of the Central Military Commission.
Online digital archive of the McGill-Harvard-Yenching Library Ming-Qing Women’s Writings Digitization Project contains digitally scanned images of 90+ titles of collections of writings by women that are in the holdings of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Devoted to the discussion of Asian art and culture; attempts to represent the intersection of scholarship, criticism, and the market.
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals, maintained by Hakchisa, and with a focus on scholarly journal in the Social Sciences.
Biographical materials of Qing historical figures.
Full-text search/retrieval of all 14 core Sinica journals and an archive extending back to as early as 1928 (varies by title).
Chinese journals, dissertations, conference reporting and policies for the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology from 1997 on.

Summer Access to Legal Research and Other Databases

Got questions about using your Bloomberg, Lexis, or Westlaw accounts over the summer?  Here’s what you need to know about using each of the legal research databases.

BLOOMBERG LAW
If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your HLS Bloomberg accounts over the summer. Need an account? Just sign up with your HLS email address.

LEXIS 
No registration for summer access is required if you already have a registered Lexis Advance ID.

Students will have unlimited access to be used for academic, as well as Summer Associate, Internship and Clerkship purposes. If you aren’t registered on Lexis Advance yet, you will need to be in order to access Lexis.com as well as Lexis Advance to conduct legal research. Graduating 3Ls will have the same unlimited access to Lexis Advance through July 31st, 2013.

For questions and assistance, please contact our Lexis rep, Karen Gray.

WESTLAW
Current students (rising 1Ls and 2Ls) may extend the access on their student Westlaw passwords for the summer if you are:

  • taking summer law school classes, study abroad, or finishing a paper
  • currently a member of a law review/journal and working on law review projects during the summer
  • working for a law school professor
  • working on moot court projects
  • doing an unpaid private non-profit (non-government) intern/externship or pro bono work required for graduation

Law school student passwords may not be used for government offices or agencies, law firms, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school academic work.

To extend your password for summer access, click on the “Request a Password Extension” link after signing in on the lawschool.westlaw.com page. If you have any questions on the summer access extension, please contact our Westlaw rep, Kimberly Kenneally.

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions about summer access, or any research-related questions over the summer, you can always contact the library. Our full contact details are available at Ask a Librarian.

And of course you also have full access over the summer to most other library resources at Harvard simply using your HUID and PIN. So if you need JSTOR, HeinOnline, Academic Search Premier or the like, you’re all set!

Our German Law Research Guide is all new!

GermanFlag_LargeAs of this week, the law library’s research guide for German law has a brand new look, as well as lots of new content.

The guide includes information about using print and electronic materials to research German legislation, case law, and legal secondary sources, such as statutory commentaries and journals.

In addition, illustrated research examples (with English-language explanations) are provided for the law school’s major German law subscription databases, Beck-Online and Juris.

Check it out at http://guides.library.harvard.edu/GermanLaw.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers; with treaties, speeches and diaries, andd travel journals.

Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online 

Jonson’s complete writings;  and comprehensive body of essays and archives necessary for full study of Jonson’s life.

Digital Innovation South Africa

Scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of South Africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during the period  from 1950 to the first democratic elections in 1994.

Gallup Analytics     

Data from countries representing 98% of the world’s population; access Gallup’s U.S. Daily tracking and World Poll data to compare residents’ responses on topics such as economic conditions and education.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

Authoritative information on theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe; covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance.

Oxford Handbooks Online / Music 

Scholarly books (online) contain essays written by the foremost scholars in music.

Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management 

Strategic management is an emerging field with loosely defined concepts and boundaries; this encyclopedia seeks to give the field some definition.

Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing Archive [PEP]

An archive of the entire psychoanalytic literature in English, along with foreign and international journals.

SRDS (Kantar Media)

Circulation data and advertising rates for U.S. publications; market demographics and lifestyle market analysis – with info on attitudes toward sports, travel and leisure.

852 RARE – Spanning the Centuries: An Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions, 1579–1868

With a vast and rich collection of materials spanning ten centuries, Historical & Special Collections (HSC), in the Harvard Law School Library, is a treasure trove for those interested in tracing the history and development of the law, legal education, law practice, and the history of Harvard Law School. Part of HSC’s mission is to collect these materials in a wide variety of formats, including printed books, handwritten manuscripts, paper and electronic documents, portraits, photographs, drawings, and artifacts. Another key part of our mission is to preserve these materials and make them freely available for research through cataloging, processing, and digitization.

On view are some of our recent acquisitions. Case 1 showcases books and bound manuscripts that provide clues about who owned them and how they were used, while Case 2 features the latest additions to our true crime collections.

This exhibit was curated by Karen Beck, Historical & Special Collections. It will be on view through August 22, 2014 in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall, weekdays 9 to 5.

HLS Library Spring Faculty Book Talks Now Available on YouTube!

In case you missed the HLSL spring faculty book talk series, videos of the book talks are now available on the Library’s YouTube Channel.

Critical Decisions in Negotiation, DVD Set

Robert Bordone, Feb. 18, 2014

With panelists Chad Carr and Michael Wheeler

Innovations in Refugee Protection:  A Compendium of UNHCR’s 60 Years Including Case Studies on IT Communities, Vietnamese Boatpeople, Chilean Exile and Namibian Repatriation

Luise Druke, Mar. 6, 2014

With panelists Christianne Lemke, Palmer Lawrence, Heidi Matthews and Elizabeth Maroney

The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion:  How Health, Family and Employment Laws Spread Across Countries

Katerina Linos, Apr. 1, 2014

With panelists Beth Simmons, Noah Feldman and Amartya Sen

The Constitution of Risk

Adrian Vermeule, Apr. 8. 2014

With panelists Richard Fallon, Cass Sunstein and Mark Tushnet

Helping Traumatized Children Learn, Vol. 2:  Creating and Advocating for Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Susan Cole & Mike Gregory, Apr. 10, 2014

With Co-authors Anne Eisner and Joel Ristuccia, and panelists Mary Curtis, M. Geron Gadd, Betsy McAlister Groves and Salvatore Terrasi.

Why Nudge?: The Politics of Libertarian Paternalism

Cass Sunstein, Apr. 14, 2014

With panelists Iris Bohnet, Richard Fallon, Frank Michelman and Sendhil Mullainathan

HLSL is currently looking for authors for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 book talk series.  Please contact June Casey (jucasey@law.harvard.edu) if you are interested in having HLSL host a book talk for you.

Book Talk: Klemen Jaklic, Constitutional Pluralism in the EU, Wednesday, May 14 at noon

The Harvard Law School Library staff invites you to attend a book talk and panel discussion in celebration of Klemen Jaklic’s recently published book, Constitutional Pluralism in the EU.

Klemen Jaklic is a legal scholar and is currently a Democracy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. After his first law degree, he earned his masters (LL.M.) and doctorate (S.J.D.) in law from Harvard Law School, and another doctorate in law (D.Phil.) from Oxford University. He has been teaching at Harvard in various roles since 2008 in the fields of European integration and EU law, human rights, justice, ethics, constitutional law & theory, and democracy. He was awarded several teaching excellence awards by Harvard and was appointed Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School (spring 2012) where he taught his course on Europe and Democracy. His current research focuses on European constitutionalism and the future development of the idea of democracy in the context of a just global order.

jaklic draft

“Where does the law and political power of any given territory come from? Until recently it was believed that it came from a single and hierarchical source of constitutional authority, a sovereign people and their constitution. However, how can this model account for the new Europe? Where state constitutions and the European Constitution, which are ultimately equally self-standing sources of constitutional authority, overlap heterarchically over a shared piece of territory.

Constitutional pluralism is a new branch within constitutional thought that argues sovereignty is no longer the accurate and normatively superior constitutional foundation. It instead replaces this thought with its own foundation. It emerged on the basis of contributions by the leading EU constitutionalists and has now become the most dominant branch of European constitutional thought. Its claims have also overstepped the European context, suggesting that it offers historic advantages for further development of the idea of constitutionalism and world order as such.” — Oxford Univ. Press

Book talk panelists include:

HLS Professor Frank I. Michelman, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Emeritus.

Professor Vlad Perju, Director of the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College Law School.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:00 noon.

Harvard Law School, Lewis International Law Center, Room 214A.  (Directions).

Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library.

Free and open to the public.  Lunch will be served.

Join us! HLS Library Seeks Applied Research Statistician

The Harvard Law School Library is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Applied Research Statistician to consult with and provide empirical research support to HLS faculty as well as other members of the HLS community.

Basic qualifications:

  • Ph.D., M.A., or M.S. in Statistics; or Ph.D in Social/Behavioral Science with emphasis on quantitative/statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of Stata and R required.
  • Familiarity with regression, logit, and probit models.
  • Experience in application of quantitative methods to social science and/or legal data.

Interested or know someone who might be? See full functions and responsibilities and how to apply here. (If the link doesn’t work, visit Employment@Harvard and search for auto req ID 32332BR.)