Friday, November 9, 2012

LLRX for Law Students

The Law Library Resource Exchange, at, is a free Web journal that Founder, Editor and Publisher Sabrina I. Pacifici established in 1996. Its November 2012 edition has two interesting articles that are worthwhile reading for Brooklyn Law School and other law students. The first is Employment Resources on the Internet by Marcus P. Zillman, a guide with a full listing of employment resources available on the Internet. Its numerous links, search engines and resume writing sources from across many professional sectors will help students learn molre about designing a successful job search strategy. The second article by Brandon Butler and Jonathan Band is about John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Kirtsaeng, 654 F. 3d 210 (2d Cir. 2011) a case in which the US Supreme Court which heard oral argument in October and one that could change the way we own copyrighted material. The authors discuss how libraries, which own books, movies and other copyrighted works on behalf of the public, could be affected by this decision.

LLRX is a definitive online reference guide for legal research which has monthly columns for lawyers, law librarians, and others with helpful legal research and legal technology information. The October 2012 edition had an article by attorney Nicole Black reviewing the 12th edition of The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet: Conducting Effective Free Investigative & Legal Research on the Web, by Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch (on order for the BLS Library). The book helps lawyers learn how to use the Internet to conduct effective and free investigative and legal research. A second October 2012 LLRX article by attorney Nicole Black recommends a range of topical, go-to reference apps that will save time and effort and provide reliable, high quality information. Most of the apps are free or very low cost, and include Wolfram Alpha Lawyer’s Professional Assistant, iThesaurus, Recalls app, and the Wikipanion app.

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