Law Schools/Study of Law

852 RARE : Learning at Litchfield Law School

The Harvard Law School Library is pleased to announce the digitization of its collection of student notebooks from the Litchfield Law School. The Litchfield Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut is generally considered to have been the first formal law school in the United States. Established in 1784 by Tapping Reeve (1744-1823) the school was in operation for almost …

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Book Event: In Defense of Women: Memoir of an Unrepentant Advocate

In Defense of Women: Memoir of an Unrepentant Advocate (Beacon Press) by Nancy Gertner A panel discussion of women and the law with Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Professor of Practice, Harvard Law School Martha Minow, Dean and Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Carol Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law and Special Adviser for …

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852 RARE: The Weekly Special – One Man’s War

Among the more interesting surprises to emerge among books being moved from a Library storage area recently was a collection of newspaper articles by an escapee from a World War II German prisoner of war camp. The writer was Lucien Roger Lièvre, a former member of the French Army—who also happened to have earned an LL.M. degree from …

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An Update on the Peer Reviewed Scholarship Marketplace

A couple of years ago, we posted about an exciting new endeavor called the Peer Reviewed Scholarship Marketplace (“PRSM”). I was wondering how the project was going, so I contacted the PRSM administrator to find out. Mark Ingram and Justin Bagwell, the current and former Administrators, were happy to provide an update on the progress of the endeavor. …

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The Happy Lawyer

In an effort to escape the rain, I recently took a free form browse of the Harvard Coop. This is where I found an interesting read: The Happy Lawyer:  Making a Good Life in the Law (2010) The Happy Lawyer, by Nancy Levit & Douglas O. Linder, offers a mix of pop psychology, insightful  anecdotes and practical tips. …

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Introducing LATCamp

Interested in using technology to ease the pain of creating end-of-semester outlines?  Want to share library resources with law students and professors in a completely new way?  Looking for a way to finally illustrate a case in class through the use of technology?  Or are you just plain curious about the intersection of legal information and technology?  If …

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Thinking about becoming a law professor?

Last August, we posted about a forthcoming book with advice for those interested in entering legal academia. Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate’s Guide is now available for loan. It provides a brief, (at times anectodal) guide to the process of entering the market for a law faculty position. Topics include preparing for the AALS hiring conference, tips …

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Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate’s Guide

The authors of the forthcoming Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate’s Guide (ABA 2010) recently posted their Table of Contents and Introduction to SSRN. Larry Solum (University of Illinois College of Law) also posted his Foreward to the book, New Realities of the Legal Academy. Check out comments made by Jeff Lipshaw (Cumberland School of Law)(one of the …

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852 RARE: LIFE at HLS

LIFE MAGAZINE LOOKS AT THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL NOVEMBER 1937LIFE was the leading twentieth-century magazine of photo-journalism, appearing weekly from 1936 until 1972. With its familiar logo displaying the title in white sans-serif type against a red rectangular background, the magazine dominated its market with a circulation that eventually reached 13.5 million copies a week. In 2008 Google …

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