Libraries are as robust as ever. We may be answering fewer traditional questions, but collectively we are involved across many more components of the academic enterprise.
Although the United States is famously a nation of immigrants, Americans often struggle with the pronunciation of foreign words and names. Mispronunciation of even common foreign words is ubiquitous (Eye-rack and Eye-ran spring to mind). Foreign names in legal matters present a particular challenge for legal professionals. The purpose of the Pronouncing Dictionary of United States Supreme Court cases is to help conscientious lawyers, judges, teachers, students, and journalists correctly pronounce often-perplexing case names.
I use two tablets. My main computer is a Windows 8.1 tablet that runs just about every program I use, and have used for years, to run my practice. However, while a tablet, I prefer the content display programs of my Samsung Android tablet.
Jarrett Adams was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault at age 17 and sentence to 28 years in a maximum security prison. After serving nearly ten years, Jarrett was exonerated with the assistance of the Wisconsin Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Email should always have an undo button. It is far too easy to send out an angry or ill-advised email, particularly when our natural inclination to advocate for and protect our clients gets the better of our common sense and decency. Fortunately, if you are a Gmail user, the undo button is built-in.
Lawyers are leading the push for equality. But they need to focus on their own profession.
A new data tool–International Trade and Investment Country Facts Application–on the Bureau of Economic Analysis website gives users a snapshot of statistics on trade and investment between the United States and another country by simply clicking on a world map.
Recently the Library of Congress launched a significant amount of new Web Archive content on the Library’s Web site, as a part of a continued effort to integrate the Library’s Web Archives into the rest of the loc.gov web presence.
A man in Colorado brought a stuffed owl to court with him as his lawyer. According to news reports, the owl’s name is Solomon, and it was “just sitting in” until a public defender was assigned to the man’s case. Although the owl claimed to have law degrees from Yale, Harvard, and Stanford, it is unclear just how effective Solomon was in the courtroom. Still, this highly credentialed advocate probably charged a much lower hourly rate than your average lawyer. If you are considering hiring a lawyer and are wondering whether an inanimate object may better serve your needs, consider these alternatives.
Here is a quick interview with Andrew Whitworth, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Manchester and Programme Director of the MA: Digital Technologies, Communication and Education. He published Radical Information Literacy: Reclaiming the Political Heart of the IL Movement.
Could your performance reviews be demotivating your employees?