Thursday, October 28, 2010

Privacy Foundation Seminar

Interested in privacy issues? The Privacy Foundation at the DU Sturm College of Law, in conjunction with the International Technology Law Association, is having a seminar on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 10am-1pm (lunch included) on the Legal Implications of Internet Advertising. Panels will be in Room 165, Sturm College of Law.

Featured panelists are Chris Hoofnagel - UC Berkeley School of Law, M. Ryan Calo - Stanford Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, Robert Sprague - University of Wyoming College of Business and Corey Ciocchetti, DU Daniels College of Business.

This seminar is FREE to DU Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Students! RSVP to Otherwise - the cost is 20$ for the seminar & lunch or 40$ for the seminar, lunch and 3 CLE credits.

•10:00 - 10:10am Introduction
•10:10-10:40am Legal Internet Implications of Behavior Advertising
•10:45-11:45am Future FTC, US & EU Court Responses to Behavior Advertising
•11:50 - 12:50pm Round Table: What Will the Legal Behavioral Advertising Environment be in 2015?

For more information on the Privacy Foundation, please see our earlier blog entry for details.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Treaty Research Guide

The Westminster Law Library is pleased to announce a new guide on Treaty Research. The guide is divided into the following areas: general treaty resources, U.S. treaty research, specialized topics, treaties by region and a finding aids checklist.

For additional online, interactive research guides see our website . Other foreign and international research guides can be found at under Research Guides on our home page or in the print handout kiosks by the L3 Reference Desk or on L1 outside the FCIL Librarian's office.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law

Browse this online U.S. legal encyclopedia for historical background information, statutes, cases, regulations, and see how laws vary from state to state. This resource also features State and Federal Agency Contacts, Glossary, and General Index.

Topics include:

Americans with Disabilities Act
Business Law
Civil Rights
Consumer Issues
Courts and Procedures
Criminal Law
Dispute Resolution Alternatives
Estate Planning
Family Law
First Amendment Law
Homeland Security
Intellectual Property
Labor Law
Real Estate
Retirement and Aging
Tort and Personal Injury Actions

By Sheila Green, Reference Librarian

Saturday, October 16, 2010

CO Legal Ethics Resources

A new resource on professional responsibility has been published in the Colorado Lawyer. The article, "Colorado Legal Ethics: Guide to Resources" was published at 39 The Colorado Lawyer 109 (August 2010). It was written by Robert Linz, Associate Director and Head of Public Services at the University of Colorado William A. Wise Law Library.

The article is part of The Legal Research Corner column written by area law librarians. Articles cover a variety of topics of interest to Colorado attorneys and law students. Recent topics include using Google Scholar in Patent Research, legislative history, the Casemaker database and local government law.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AG Candidates Debate - Oct 14th

The contest between Republican incumbent John Suthers and Democrat Stan Garnett for Colorado Attorney General is heating up. Join the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Colorado Women's Bar Association and the Sam Cary Bar Association on Thursday, Oct. 14, as they present the Attorney General Debate at the University of Denver, moderated by DU Sturm College of Law Dean Martin Katz.

Denver Post reporter Lynn Bartels blogged that this is the first real AG’s race since 1998, so don’t miss a chance to hear where they stand on the issues. Watch and listen to the candidates debate and decide for yourself. The event starts at 5:45 p.m., in Room 165 at the University of Denver. One general CLE credit has been applied for. For more information or to RSVP, contact 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or email.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anderson on Colorado Civil Litigation Forms

Colorado attorneys and law students now have a new book that they can refer to for civil litigation forms. Professor Robert Anderson recently published "Anderson on Colorado Civil Litigation Forms", available in the Westminster Law Library at KFC2330 .A65 A53 (2010) or it can be purchased from CLE in Colorado. A complete Table of Contents is posted on their website.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Election Resources

There are many helpful resources to help in determining where you stand on the issues and candidates in the 2010 elections. Listed below are helpful websites with information, both on the issues of the 2010 elections and the candidates who are running for office.

Candidate Websites: The websites listed below are the official websites for the candidates. If there is no website listed, that candidate does not have an official website. Use these websites to learn more about the candidates for 2010 elections.

U.S. Senate
Ken Buck
Michael Bennet
Bob Kinsey
Maclyn Stringer
Charley Miller
J. Moromisato
• Jason Napolitano
• Bruce Lohmiller
Michele Newman
• Robert Rank

U.S. House of Representatives
Mike Fallon- District 1
Diana DeGette-District 1
Gary Swing- District 1
Clint Jones- District 1
Stephan Bailey- District 2
Jared Polis- District 2
Curtis Harris- District 2
Jenna Goss-District 2
• Henry Railbourn-District 2
John Salazar-District 3
Scott Tipton-District 3
Gregory Gilman- District 3
Jake Segrest- District 3
John Hargis Sr.- District 3
• James Fritz
Betsy Markey- District 4
Cory Gardner-District 4
Doug Aden-District 4
Ken "Wasko" Waszkiewicz-District 4
Doug Lamborn- District 5
Kevin Bradley-District 5
Jerell Klaver-District 5
• Brian "Barron X" Scott- District 5
John Flerlage-District 6
Mike Coffman- District 6
Rob McNealy-District 6
Michael S. Kearns- District 6
Ed Perlmutter- District 7
Ryan Frazier-District 7
Buck Bailey-District 7

John Hickenlooper
Dan Maes
Jaimes Brown
Tom Tancredo
Jason R. Clark
Paul Fiorino
• Willie Travis Chambers
• Michael R. Moore
Peter Carr
• Holly Cremeens

Secretary of State
Scott Gessler
Bernie Buescher
• Amanda Campbell

State Attorney General
Stan Garnett
John Suthers

The following links have helpful information for Colorado’s 2010 elections:

• Colorado Ballot Proposal Information-
Blue Book- The bluebook provides voters with the text, title, and a fair and impartial analysis of each initiated or referred constitutional amendment, law, or question on the ballot.

• Colorado Secretary of State-
Elections Division-This link takes you to the Secretary of State, Election Division. This Division provides information on the candidates who are running for office as well as initiative information and information for registering and completing voting.

Colorado 2010 Initiatives and Referred Measures on the General Election Ballot- This link takes you to the Secretary of State, Elections Division section on initiatives and Referred Measures for the 2010 election.

• Colorado Secretary of State-
Election Resources- This link take you to the Secretary of State Elections Resource page which links out to helpful information about the upcoming elections.

• Denver Post-
Election 2010 Resources- This link provides the Denver Post’s Election 2010 resources, including new stories, polls and information on the candidates and issues in the 2010 elections.

• Denver Public Library-
Colorado General Election Resources- This link takes you to the Denver Public Library’s election resource information which provides important dates, as well as resources for voters and the upcoming election.

Rasmussen Reports-Colorado- This link takes you to Rasmussen Reports which is a polling service and provides information on Colorado and the current election season.

Written by Brittany Cronin, Law Librarian Fellow

Thursday, October 7, 2010

July Bar Exam Results

Congratulations to the SCOL graduates who passed the July Colorado bar exam! The results are now in. This site provides an alphabetical list of people who passed the bar as well as some statistics related to the exam.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Expert Witnesses Research Guide

The Westminster Law Library announces the publication of a new online research guide on Expert Witnesses. The guide offers directories and blogs to use in locating expert witnesses, links to evidentiary rules and specific databases to search case law & law reviews on using expert witness testimony. If you would like to suggest a topic for a guide, please contact us.

Monday, October 4, 2010

New U.S. Supreme Court Term Today

The United States Supreme Court term begins today, as it does on the first Monday of October each year. The Court’s term typically lasts until June or July and alternates between “sittings,” when the Justices hear cases and deliver opinions, and “recesses,” when they write opinions and take care of other business. Cases have been selected or noted and some oral arguments scheduled throughout the term. Supreme Court decisions or opinions can be found in several places: the official SCOTUS website, Cornell’s Legal Information Institute or on Findlaw. Print copies of the opinions may be found in the following reporters: U.S. Reports – the official copy , United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyer’s Edition, and West's Supreme Court Reporter.
The Court’s website includes the court rules, as well as details about visiting the court and the building. Historical information is provided by the Supreme Court Historical Society and from the Oyez project. Oyez also provides information on justices such as photos, financial disclosures, gravesites, etc. and recordings of oral arguments.

The mystique of the Supreme Court has been captured in a Broadway play, movies, television and numerous books. For further research tips on the Supreme Court, see LLRX's Web Guide to U.S. Supreme Court Research.