Author Archives: csolreference

I miss the law library

I’m not ashamed to admit I love being inside Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. I terribly miss being able to go there and turn off the “real” world. I have spent the majority of the last two and a half … Continue reading

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Alternatives

There are many skills students develop while attending law school. Some of these skills include analytical thinking, public speaking, persuasive writing, negotiating, simplifying and synthesizing complex ideas, and of course, research. Some students enter law school with the intention of … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity

In the November 25, 2019 issue of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Renee Sexton (“Sexton”) provided some key information into the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity. Most people today are connected to their smartphones and other electronic devices. I have seen signs … Continue reading

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First Day in the Ocean

So today is your first day of law school, or you are reading this in anticipation of your first day of law school. Whatever the case may be, congratulations! You made it! Now the work begins. As you filter into … Continue reading

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The First Amendment and Your License Plate

When John Kotler sent his application and request for a personalized license plate to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, he likely didn’t expect to wind up in the news.  However, instead of receiving the plates he ordered, Kotler, a … Continue reading

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Bloomberg’s Blooming Features

Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg) is a legal research database with intelligence centers and practical tools for legal practitioners and law students. Bloomberg often takes a back seat because law students are more familiar with its competitors LexisNexis and Westlaw. However, Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Chalk One Up for the Little Guy

the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit unanimously ruled that “chalking” is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Continue reading

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Research and Networking at your Fingertips

Are you a graduate student, a scholar, a professor or just simply a research fanatic? If so, you will love the Social Science Research Network. SSRN is an online database available to assist you on beginning your early research. It’s … Continue reading

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What is HathiTrust?

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutes that make some of the nation’s greatest research libraries and digitized collections available for all! Originally created in 2008, HathiTrust was established by thirteen universities to archive and collectively share digitized … Continue reading

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Why You Should Be Using PLI PLUS

What is PLI PLUS? PLI PLUS is an online legal research database provided by the Practicing Law Institute. Practicing Law Institute (PLI) is a nonprofit organization known for its accredited CLE (continuing legal education) and professional education programs. This database … Continue reading

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