Category: Law Reference

LexisNexis Is Taking the Competition of Low(er)-Cost Online Legal Research Services (Such as Fastcase, CaseText and Casemaker (Among Others)) Seriously

by on May 6, 2017 12:50 pm
Please see LexisNexis’ “LEXTALK” posts: Low-Cost Legal Research = Low-Value Results. LexisNexis Equips You with Much, Much More & Low-Cost Legal Research: Go Cheap, Get Gaps. Go LexisNexis, Gain Confidence Please see also, for example, the following commentary: “Low-cost can cost you” campaign: Does LexisNexis now acknowledge that Fastcase and Casemaker (and even Google Scholar)… Read more LexisNexis Is Taking the Competition of Low(er)-Cost Online Legal Research Services (Such as Fastcase, CaseText and Casemaker (Among Others)) Seriously

New Paper "New Wine in Old Wineskins: Metaphor and Legal Research"...

by on April 22, 2017 1:25 pm
Please see here. The abstract and citation (from SSRN.com): ABSTRACT: We construct our conceptual world using metaphors. Yet sometimes our concepts are flawed and our metaphors do damage. This Article examines a set of metaphors currently doing damage in law – those for legal research. It shows that while technology has radically altered the material… Read more New Paper "New Wine in Old Wineskins: Metaphor and Legal Research"...

A Valuable, Recent Commentary on "Bluebook 'Common Law'" in Terms of Law Journal/Review Source-Pulling/Cite-Checking ("Source & Cite")

by on December 2, 2016 12:44 pm
Please see: Reference Librarians, Institutional Memory, & Bluebook Common Law by Beau Steenken, University of Kentucky College of Law Alvin E. Evans Library November 29, 2016 From this piece: …[A] factor in [law reference librarian] mission creep is the culture of fear that seems to permeate journals. Journal students are often unsatisfied with being told… Read more A Valuable, Recent Commentary on "Bluebook 'Common Law'" in Terms of Law Journal/Review Source-Pulling/Cite-Checking ("Source & Cite")