Thursday, December 18, 2008
To access Meebo, go to the library's homepage, www.tourolaw.edu/library/, and under the Student Services category, click on "Meebo Chat with the Reference Staff."
A reference librarian is available for online chat sessions:
Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Monday, December 8, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The library staff extends good wishes to all Touro alumni preparing for the February 2009 bar exams...
Friday, November 21, 2008
As always, drinks in enclosed containers are welcome in the library. Please enjoy light snacks (such as candy and chips), but consume other food (sandwiches, salads, hot meals) outside of the library.
The library staff extends its support and best wishes to students as the final exam period approaches.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Taught by Roy L. Sturgeon, J.D., M.L.S., LL.M. (Chinese Law)
Foreign & International Law Librarian, Library Liaison to the Public Advocacy Center,
& Library Faculty
*** This course tentatively is scheduled to be taught in the spring semester of 2009 -- on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Any 2d or 3d year law student may register for this one-credit course.
Due to post-Cold War globalization, law practice increasingly calls on attorneys—particularly those in the world’s reigning financial center, New York—to possess effective skills in researching foreign and international law. With that in mind, this seminar aims to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to conduct such research as well as to expose them to differences in legal systems and cultures. In addition, it should reinforce and enhance critical-thinking skills that they may have gained previously from other law school experiences (e.g., working as a research assistant or summer clerk, participating in a summer abroad program, serving on international moot court or law review). It will meet 100 minutes once per week for the first half of the semester, cover multiple jurisdictions (common, civil, and mixed; foreign, religious, and international), and be graded mostly by two out-of-class research exercises and one in-class oral presentation. This seminar should be helpful for students seeking jobs in various settings: public and private sectors, litigation and transactional, large and small firms, domestically and abroad.
Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Roy earned a B.A. (1992) from Grand View College in Iowa, a J.D. (2001) from Valparaiso University in Indiana, an M.L.S. (2005) from St. John’s University in New York, and an LL.M. (2006) in Chinese law from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He also spent a year (1997-98) as a history graduate student at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Before starting work as a law librarian at Touro in 2006, Roy worked as a secondary school teacher in America and China, a bookseller and field interviewer in Iowa, and a law clerk in South Carolina. He has published articles about American constitutional law, Chinese libraries and librarianship, information ethics, and Hong Kong legal research (with Sergio Stone). He is writing an article about free speech in China and two books about Chinese legal history. Funded generously by an Overseas Young Chinese Forum-Gregory C. and Paula K. Chow Teaching Fellowship, Roy will also teach this research seminar as a visiting professor at Wuhan University Law School in May 2009.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This new book provides an introduction to the topic of New York legal research. In contrast to New York Legal Research Guide by William H. Manz, this new book provides an introduction to New York legal research with an eye to the novice researcher. The Manz book, an excellent source, provides in-depth detail, whereas the new Adelman volume states concepts in simple terms that are well-suited for law students and legal assistants. Using the two volumes in tandem, one can enjoy the best of both worlds -- a summary for quick consultation and careful detail when warranted.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Finding the Law (12th edition) by Robert C. Berring and Elizabeth A. Edinger
St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 2005
Call number in the Gould Law Library:
KF240 .C538 2005
Locations: Reserve, Main Collection
This popular book, now in its 12th edition, was written by two librarians from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley. It covers all the basics of legal research - reporters, codes, legislative history, administrative publications, court rules, and search strategy. Librarians commonly use this book in tandem with the previously mentioned Fundamentals of Legal Research. If a detail is missing from one of the books, the other usually fills the gap. Finding the Law is highly recommended for Legal Process students or those enrolled in an advanced legal research course.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
LexisNexis group training sessions ended on this Friday. To schedule a make-up session, contact our LexisNexis representative, Natasha Dasani. Just sign onto Lexis Nexis using your personal ID and password (which you created with the activation code distributed during orientation). Then, click on "My School." The contact information for Natasha will appear on the screen.
Links to the law school portals of Westlaw and LexisNexis are available on the library's homepage at http://www.tourolaw.edu/library. The law school portals will take you directly to the information you need as a law student researcher. You may wish to bookmark the library's web page or to place an icon on your desktop for easy access. Happy searching!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The Gould Law Library will be offering short tours for first year law students on Tuesday, September 2, and Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. Tours will last approximately 45 minutes. Interested students will meet in front of the Reference Office on the library’s main floor. Christopher Tucker, a member of the reference team with several years of research experience, will be leading the tours. Learn the locations of New York practice materials and other sources that are integral to your law school success.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
* 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
* 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
* 12:50 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
* 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The sessions will cover online subscription databases, Lexis and Westlaw password registration, library policies, and reference services. Check your orientation schedules for details.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Many of the existing Knol entries address health and medical topics as well as do-it-yourself guides/topics. Hopefully, more entries will be added as the popularity of Knol increases.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
To view the tour from the Library’s homepage, click on the “Library Slide Tour” link located in the section entitled “About the Library.”
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
In Kennedy v. Louisiana¸ Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, held that the death penalty is unconstitutional as punishment for the rape of a child. The Supreme Court’s opinion in Kennedy, can be accessed at http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/07pdf/07-343.pdf
Friday, June 20, 2008
A copy of the New York Law Journal Magazine, volume 7, number 3, June 2008, is on reserve in the library behind the Circulation Desk.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Sunday: 9 am to 2 am*
Monday-Thursday: 7 am to 2 am*
Friday: 7 am to 2:45 pm*
*From 7 am to 8 am Monday through Friday, and 11:45 pm to 2 am Sunday through Thursday, the library is open to Law Center students for study only. Circulation and reference services are not available during these times.
Below are special hours and closings for the summer:
Sunday, June 8 (Shavout): 9 am to 2:45 pm
Monday, June 9-Tuesday, June 10: Closed
Friday, July 4: Closed
From Monday, July 28 through Sunday, August 10, the Library will be open for students:
Sunday: 9 am to 10:15 pm*
Monday-Thursday: 7 am to 10:15 pm*
Friday: 7 am to 2:45 pm*
*From 7 am to 8 am Monday through Friday, the library is open to Law Center students for study only. Circulation and reference services are not available during these times.
Library hours are subject to change. To verify these hours, please call (631) 761-7150.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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