Author Archives: Charlotte Law

Proud of Our Mission: Issue 20

Check out our August 28, 2015 issue of Proud of Our Mission to learn more about our schools, including:

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Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — August 31, 2015

weeklyroundup60 Nontraditional Jobs You Can Do with a Law Degree (and should strongly consider doing)

In my career spanning more than two decades as an attorney and legal recruiter, I have met an astonishing number of people who have chosen nontraditional legal careers. With very, very few exceptions, most of these people are far happier than they ever were practicing law. A good number of these people who left the legal practice also make more money in their new professions.

Law Firm Librarians: An Under-Utilized Resource

There has been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere and twitter this week about the Bloomberg Law article “Law Firm Librarians Feel Underused and Underpaid” and the accompanying survey.

Owning Our Authority: Tanya Geisler at TEDxlsfeldWomen

Tanya Geisler is a Toronto-based certified business and life coach and catalyst. She wrote The Joy Pages, created Board of Your Life and speaks with great passion on all things joy, meaning and purpose. Her talk explores the space between the continuum from Imposter to Authority.

Research Reveals Link between LSAT Prep and Brain Improvement

Neuroscientists from the University of California at Berkeley have found that the structure of the brain is changed microscopically by intensive prep for the LSAT. The change in the brain actually strengthens the connection in the brain that is responsible for reasoning.

How to Locate a Published Congressional Hearing: A Beginner’s Guide

In 1947, aviation and film industry executive Howard Hughes testified before a hearing of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program. The hearings that followed were contentious, with the committee investigating Kaiser-Hughes Aircraft for receiving taxpayer dollars for aircraft that were never delivered, including the flying boat called the Hercules, also known as the Spruce-Goose…

My Final Blog Post: by Brian Mathews

May 22, 2006. That’s when I started The Ubiquitous Librarian Blog. I wrote before at Alt-Ref where I explored new approaches for reference and instruction. But I felt too boxed in. Ubiquitous gave me freedom to roam.  It ends today. Right here. 407 posts…

Could You Handle These Interview Tasks? (Some Are Pretty Crazy)

Interviewing at Google has become something of a legend in job-hunting circles.  The company realized early on that it didn’t necessarily just want the right person for a particular job description, it wanted the right person for Google. Because the company places a premium on employees who will move up within the company, they wanted to hire for the right personality more than the just the right skills for any particular job.

Teaching a Class Again

We never teach the same course twice. Some of the changes are out of our control: new students, new classroom, new time. A move from early morning to late at night can change the whole feel of a topic, while a group of students with strong camaraderie might take on collaborative assignments very differently from a group that includes many non-traditional students or a range of disciplines. And of course when technology is involved, the foundations are likely to shift every semester: even when I teach courses that seem to have the same name, the platform, scripting languages, and digital landscape changes so much in the course of a few months that I am always re-inventing.

Thinking Outside the Cube

How offices will change — for better and for worse.

Forensically Beta

Forensically is a set of free tools for digital image forensics. It includes clone detection, error level analysis, meta data extraction and more.

Pre-ILTACON: Interesting Times

Lawyers who entered the profession when the standard means of production were a dictaphone and a dedicated secretary will, without any sense of irony, EMAIL me to tell me that technology has no impact on the way they practice law. One of the most underappreciated characteristics of technology is how quickly it can be assimilated into the ‘natural’ order of our lives.

Best Way to Take Notes in Class Isn’t on Your Laptop, Research Finds

The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased comprehension of lecture material.

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Sunday Student Access to the Charlotte Law Library




The Charlotte School of Law Library is open on Sundays from 1 pm to 10 pm.

The Library User Experience (LUX) Desk is open from 2 pm to 8 pm.

Reference Services are provided by a librarian from 2 pm to 6 pm.


Getting in. All the entrances to the building are locked on Sundays. To get in, there is a badge reader on the wall outside the College Street entrance near the revolving doors. Swipe your card to get into the building.

Getting out. To leave the building, there is red button to push located on the wall between the glass doors on the College Street entrance/exit.

If anyone has a problem getting into the building, there is a button at the badge reader that connects to Security. Please do not let other people into the building. These measures are for your safety.

~Betty Thomas~

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How to Register for Bloomberg Law?

Go to

Click on “Register for a law school account.”


You do not need an activation code. Leave this box blank and continue filling in the required information.


Fill in all the required information.


Click on “I agree with the terms and conditions,” type the text that appears in the window below, and press the “Submit” button.


You will now see the message below thanking you for requesting a Bloomberg Law account. You may need to wait 24-48 hours until your registration is processed.


Once you registration is processed you will receive an email from Bloomberg Law. Go to the Bloomberg Law webpage provided and use your email address & temporary password to log on.


Once you are at the Bloomberg Law website, log on with your email and temporary password.


After you sign in, you will be prompted to create a new password. Please enter your new password, confirm your new password, and press “Submit.”


You will now be directed to Bloomberg Law.


Download the instructions by clicking here, and as always, feel free to contact the library with any questions!

~Brian Trippodo~

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Reminder: Professionalism for New Attorneys, October 9-10

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The North Carolina State Bar Professionalism for New Attorneys is a MANDATORY CLE program that newly licensed attorneys must complete in their first year to meet CLE requirements.

Date:             October 9-10, 2015
Check-in       8:30 am (both days)
Time:             9:00 am – 3:30 pm (both days)
Location:      Charlotte School of Law – Uptown Campus
Parking:        Parking rates vary – click here 
CLE Credit:   12.0 Total (11.0 Ethics / Professionalism | 1.0 Substance Abuse / Mental Health)


(agenda / speakers subject to change)  

To learn more about Charlotte Law’s upcoming Continuing Legal Education Opportunities, go to

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