Friday, April 27, 2007

Westlaw and Lexis Summer Access

Did you know that you can access Westlaw and Lexis over the summer for things such as summer classes, law review, and faculty research assistance? Students are reminded to extend their access to Westlaw and Lexis over the summer by logging in to the system and following the summer extension links.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spring Cleaning!

It's that time of year again! If you have lost something in the library, or if you think you might have lost something in the library, be sure to check the lost and found at the Circulation Desk. After finals are over, we will be cleaning out the cabinet and sending all contents to Safety and Security.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Digital Pen Allows Students to By-pass Taking Notes on Laptops

Professors complain about students taking notes on laptops during class; students say they need to be able to do it. A compromise gadget is the EPOS digital pen, which allows students to use the device as if it were a ballpoint, then plug the device into the USB drive on their computer (EPOS software must be installed on the computer). The "notes" taken with the pen appear on the screen, then the program converts them to computer text. The pen will debut this summer, at an estimated cost of $200.

Thanks to Barclay Blog for this note!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Website Design for FTC

FTC has unveiled a new website. See it here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We Heard You! Now We Need Your Input to Help Find New Chairs for the Law Library!

We have taken note that the chairs in the law library can be, well, a little uncomfortable for those who sit on them for long periods of time. We are making preparations to replace them (over a period of time) with chairs that will be more comfortable for our users.
We would like you, the law students, to assist us in selecting the chairs that we will eventually buy. On April 13 – 17, vendors will bring in a number of chairs so that our students can “test drive” them. We encourage our students to sit in the various chairs and evaluate them for comfort. The chairs will be located at the long table across from the Circulation Desk, and will be numbered 1-6. While you are there, fill out a ballot ranking the chairs by comfort, and put the ballot in the box provided for that purpose. Instead of providing you with an “I Voted” sticker, we will have treats set out for the test takers.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Congratulations Dispute Resolution Institute!

The Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University School of Law was ranked third in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the best graduate schools and programs in the nation. Harvard University was also ranked in third place. Other law schools in the top five include Pepperdine University, Ohio State University, Harvard, and the University of Missouri-Columbia. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Hamline has been ranked in the top five. Congratulations DRI!

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