Monday, June 29, 2009

Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Attention International Law students ...

The May 2009 update to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online is now available from the library’s Databases/Indexes list at Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online.
This is the definitive reference work on public international law, revised edition.

This update provides 124 NEW ARTICLES, bringing the total online article count to almost 850. “Among these new articles you will find content on Anti-Semitism, Self-Determination and Secret Intelligence, all contributed by leading experts in International Law. This online service now includes 50 articles on the Law of Treaties and over 100 entries on the Law of the Sea.”

Monday, June 22, 2009

LexisNexis Passwords for Public Interest Work

LexisNexis has announced a new program called ASPIRE (Associates Serving Public Interests Research) that provides passwords to 2009 law graduates who are volunteering or working in public interest law. This program includes recent graduates who have had their Fall Associate positions deferred as well as those who are doing public interest work while searching for law firm employment.

If you are eligible, complimentary LexisNexis access will be provided throughout your public interest employment period, up until September 2010 maximum. Public interest employment must be for a non-profit or charitable organization. Government employment is excluded from this program. Documentation confirming your eligibility for this program must be included, i.e., a letter from your firm or public interest organization.

Free LexisNexis access will include federal/state cases, codes, regulations, and law reviews. To ensure you don’t receive unanticipated or unwanted charges, other materials will not be visible. Once your registration and documentation are received, we will reactivate your law school ID no later than two business days prior to your start date. If applying after your start date, we will reactivate your law school ID within two business days.

Friday, June 5, 2009

SCOL Journals on HeinOnline

DU law journals are available in full-text pdf format via HeinOnline on the Databases/Indexes section of the Law Library’s website. Selected materials are also available on the journals’ webpage.

Articles from the Sports & Entertainment Law Journal are not included in HeinOnline, but see their webpage for access to articles as well as case summaries.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Alumni Library Cards & Services

Sturm College of Law Alumni are eligible for free lifetime library cards which provide access and checkout privileges at the Westminster Law Library. To request a card, please fill out the form available at the Circulation Desk on Level 2.

Your law alumni library card will also allow you remote access to some of our research databases (contractual restrictions limit some databases to current students, faculty & staff). Browse a full list of available databases, but please note the "no remote alumni access" button.

Alumni also have in-library access to databases such as Shepard's Online, Bradford Legal Forms (Colorado), Loislaw, and public access Westlaw. These can be important cost-saving resources for recent graduates or solo practitioners.