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Today at HLS: Prepare to Practice Conference – Keynote Speech by Professor Daniel Coquillette

Taking place at Harvard Law School today is the 2019 Inaugural Prepare to Practice Conference, a joint initiative between the HLS Library and four other local law schools (Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, and Suffolk). This conference is designed to provide Boston-area law students with legal research instruction oriented toward their future roles as practicing attorneys. The conference …

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Library Research Guides for LLMs (and Everyone Else!)

A graduation requirement for each Harvard Law School LLM student is to research and write a paper on a legal topic, of at least 25 pages (short paper) or at least 50 pages (long paper) in length, under the supervision of an HLS faculty member. Our LLM students are currently deep in the process of finding faculty supervisors …

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Kavanaugh confirmation hearing transcripts

Looking for transcripts of the Senate Judiciary hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court? Here’s how to find them: Log in to your Lexis Advance account and type CQ Transcriptions in the main search bar On the next screen, type in kavanaugh w/s “Senate Judiciary committee hearing” You can then sort the results oldest-newest or …

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Thoughts on Library Research Guides

Since I came back to the law library from my professional development leave, I have been looking at and thinking about the research guides I have written here.  (You can view the list of them.)  I was never formally trained on writing research guides.  I learned a little bit about them, conceptually, in library school, but mainly I …

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Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies

HeinOnline has a new product that will interest anyone–law students and faculty, historians, political scientists–researching presidential commissions or the catastrophes, crises, and issues they have investigated. Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies comprises an extensive listing of presidential advisory bodies from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama. Content includes more than 6000 database entries, 1200 links to full …

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New resource: ACLU papers

The HLS Library now has access to the American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990, part of Gale’s Making of Modern Law Collection. Material included in the collection includes bills, briefs, correspondence, court documents, legal case files, memorandums, minutes, newspaper clippings, reports, scrapbooks, and telegrams. The folks at Gale have put together a short video tutorial (below) demonstrating features of the …

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New platform for movies: Film Platform

We’re happy to share the news that Harvard has access to an additional streaming platform for films, the aptly named Film Platform. Film Platform joins our existing film options which include our DVD collection, Kanopy, Met Opera on Demand, and other streaming services. Film Platform contains a curated collection of educational films covering a variety of topics likely to be of interest …

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Now streaming on Kanopy

Kanopy, one of the streaming video services available at Harvard which makes available hundreds of award-winning documentary and feature films from around the world, has just shared the latest films they’re highlighting. Below are some newly available titles that may be of interest. What can you do with Kanopy films? Here are a few ideas: Watch them independently Show them in class …

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New E-resources

The Harvard Library has an astounding number of resources, and we get more all the time! For help efficiently navigating it all, make an appointment to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk. You can also view our list of recently activated e-journals. Among our newest e-resources are: Note: “about” descriptions are taken from the resources themselves. …

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All about PLI PLUS: treatises, program transcripts, and more!

Have you checked out PLI PLUS lately? If so, you may have noticed its clean and updated user interface. But it has great content too! We recently had a library update with our PLI rep, and I’m here to share my notes again. If you’re a student, faculty member, or practitioner, read on for some highlights to help you get (re-)acquainted. If you …

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