Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Environmental Blog

Check out the new blog Environment21 from Prof. Don Smith, Director of the Environmental, Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program (ENRLP). Focusing on current issues concerning the environment, this is a great site to keep up what is happening locally, domestically, and internationally. Prof. Smith provides links to new research being published in many areas of environmental law as well as newspapers, journal articles and relevant legislation. Look for stories about your classmates and their accomplishments, too. You will also get the benefit of Prof. Smith’s views on some of the topics on which he posts. Research-oriented readers will also appreciate the “labels” links at the end of the posts which allow you to easily find other articles posted on that topic.

If you are taking classes in any area concerning the environment: energy, water, air, sustainability, climate change, mining, you will be glad you took the time to check out this great new resource!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in (see video) on August 8th, 2009, as the first Hispanic and third woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. The New York Post has created an interactive timeline with more information about her life and career to date. For more information about the other Justices on the Roberts Court, see the Oyez website which also features case information, oral arguments and videos about the inner workings of the Court. The Court's term officially begins with oral arguments the first Monday in October.

Monday, August 10, 2009

International Humanitarian Law

The American Society for International Law (ASIL) offers a free electronic resource guide of interest to international law researchers. Topical chapters include EU, commercial arbitration, criminal law, environmaental law, human rights, intellectual property law and treaties / UN material. One of the newer guides is on International Humanitarian Law. It was co-written by our very own FCIL Librarian, Joan Policastri and Sergio Stone at Stanford Law Library.