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New Arrival! New Book!

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North Carolina Local Government Contracting: Quick Reference and Related Statutes

A quick reference for the contracting, bidding, and property disposal requirements applicable to North Carolina local governments, this publication provides general guidance to public officials and others interested in the public contracting process. Selected North Carolina General Statutes governing contracting and bidding are also included. The table of contents can be found at http://sogpubs.unc.edu/electronicversions/pdfs/nclgcontractingtoc.pdf.

Written by Norma R. Houston and published by the UNC School of Government, this 2014 guide has been added to the Charlotte School of Law Library collection. After being on display, the book can be found in the Reference Carolinas section of the library.

We would especially like to thank Charlotte School of Law alumnus, Emery Ashley for donating this very practical resource to our collection!  Be sure to check it out!

~Betty Thomas~

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Have You Heard? The Library Is Giving Away Books!

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~Erica Tyler~

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Spring 2015 Library Booklist

The Spring 2015 Library Booklist has been posted on the Charlotte Law Library in a Nutshell Guide, and is available for viewing and download.

If you have any questions about the Booklist please call the Circulation Desk at (704) 971-8574.

~Erica Tyler~

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Spring 2015 Library Booklist

The Spring 2015 Library Booklist has been posted on the Charlotte Law Library in a Nutshell Guide, and is available for viewing and download.

If you have any questions about the Booklist please call the Circulation Desk at (704) 971-8574.

~Erica Tyler~

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Struggling with Bluebooking? Try this Free Online Resource for Help with Legal Citation!

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Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (online ed. 2014) by Peter W. Martin

The author, Peter W. Martin, is a former Dean of Cornell Law School and currently the Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Emeritus at Cornell Law School.  Professor Martin also co-founded Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII) with Thomas R. Bruce in 1992.

Each chapter contains multiple illustrative examples and is cross-referenced to the relevant rules.  It also contains its own topical index and a detailed Table of Contents so it is useful to answer specific questions or to learn legal citation in a step-by-step way.

Check out the detailed Table of Contents and complete pdf here.

Prefer an e-book? How about an online version that is divided into chapters?  Try here.

The Kindle version is available for 99 cents!

If you prefer audio-visual assistance, review these free video tutorials:

  1. Citing Judicial Opinions … in Brief(8.5 minutes)
  2. Citing Constitutional and Statutory Provisions … in Brief(14 minutes)
  3. Citing Agency Material … in Brief(12 minutes)

Professor Martin also has a companion blog, Citing Legally.  He invites feedback and discourse so feel free to reach out to him.

~Mary Susan Lucas~

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