ExamSoft Training in September for Students

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Mandatory ExamSoft training sessions for 1L students are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, September 6th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room B224, Section B
  • Thursday, September 7th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room B224, Section C
  • Friday, September 8th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room B222, Section D
  • Tuesday, September 12th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room B224, makeup
  • Wednesday, September 13th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room B224, makeup
  • Thursday, September 14th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Room B224, Section A

Bring your laptops and power cords.  Attendance will be taken.  Sign up for a session on TWEN after adding Fall 2017 Briefings to your courses.

ExamSoft software installation and training for 2Ls, 3Ls, and 4Ls will be held on Monday, September 12th, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in M101 as part of the Briefings sessions.  While attendance is not required, it is strongly encouraged.  It is best of have your software installed before quizzes and mid-term assessments begin in mid-September for required courses.  Again, sign up on TWEN and plan to bring your laptop and power cord with you.

 

 

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Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. Blockchain, Project Management, AI Score Among Top Legal Innovations in Prof’s Index;
  2. Conversing with Casetext;
  3. Every Algorithm Has a POV;
  4. Federal Judge Tosses Suit Claiming Zillow “Zestimates” Violate Appraisal Law;
  5. Forget “The Paper Chase,” This Prof Wants a Warm, Fuzzy 1st Day of Law School;
  6. Free Law Project Has Now Made Every PACER Opinion Searchable;
  7. He Promised Her the Moon and Stars.  They Married on Eclipse Day.;
  8. Incoming NAWL President Sees Change on the Horizon for Legal Profession;
  9. Is Breakdown of “Bourgeois Culture” to Blame for Society’s Ills?  Law Profs Differ in Op-Eds;
  10. J&J Was Just Handed a $417M Court Loss.  What’s the GC to Do?;
  11. Matter Management Checklist;
  12. These Four Variables Affect Client Retention, DLA Piper Study Found;
  13. Thinking Outside the Library Walls:  Reaching Out to Our Patrons;
  14. Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices for Creating a Conference Poster;
  15. Top 5 FAQs on Smart Contracts and Legal AI Services; and
  16. Transforming Customer Services in the Postal Digital Law Library.

Happy reading!

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Another publication by our Deputy Director, Katie Brown

Katie Brown, Deputy Director of the Law Library, had a blog post published today on the RIPS Law Librarian Blog. Check it out here.

 

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Katie Brown, Deputy Director of the Law Library Quoted in Magazine

Check out this article where the American Association of Law Libraries quoted Charleston School of Law Deputy Director of the Law Library, Katie Brown in its Spectrum magazine. Read her comments on the changing legal landscape as it relates to librarians and information professionals.

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Articles Worth Reading

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For your information needs and reading pleasure, check out the following articles:

  1. ABA and Jones Day to Launch Legal Website for Veterans;
  2. As New Presidential Initiative, ABA Commission to Develop Roadmap to Rethink Legal Education;
  3. Attorney Safety:  An Interview with Stephen Kelson;
  4. Can Employees Like Those Who Participated in “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville Be Fired?;
  5. Can Your Lawyer Be a White Supremacist?;
  6. Davis Wright Beefs Up First Amendment Group Amid “Fake News” Attacks;
  7. Google Docs Adds a Ton of New Editing Features, Including Suggestions from Your Phone;
  8. How Client Rate Pressures Have Changed Rainmaking;
  9. Lawyers Would Have to Provide More Trust Account Information in Measure Passed by the ABA House;
  10. Tech Giants File Amici Brief in Supreme Court Case Over Cellphone Data;
  11. Trying to Train and Retain the Millennial Attorney;
  12. “Uncharted Waters” for First Amendment in Trump Twitter Suit?;
  13. What Do We Mean When We Talk About Legal Research?;
  14. Was Charlottesville Domestic Terrorism?  This Law Firm Says It Was; and
  15. US Law Schools:  Looking for Answers in All the Wrong Places.

Happy reading!

 

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Law Library During Solar Eclipse

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The Charleston School of Law’s Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library will be open for regular operating hours this weekend, August 19th – 20th.  The library, along with the law school, will be closed for the solar eclipse, on Monday, August 21st.  Regular operating hours resume on Tuesday, August 22nd.  Enjoy the eclipse but stay safe!

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Charleston and the 8/21/2017 Solar Eclipse

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On Monday, August 21st, the continental United States will experience a total solar eclipse.  According to NASA, “…[o]n Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk.”

Because Charleston is one of the named viewing areas, many tourists are expected. Estimates range from thousands to a million.  Whatever the number, more people and more cars will make traffic very slow.  Getting around the peninsula will be difficult.  Consequently, the law school’s first day of classes has been postponed to Tuesday, August 22nd.  The library, along with the law school, will be closed.

If you aren’t reading and preparing for classes, there will be eclipse events and parties. NASA will be broadcasting live from the College of Charleston’s Rivers Green area, directly behind the Addlestone Library.  There will be eclipse parties and events at the MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island, the Citadel Mall, Folly Beach’s Pier, Vendue Rooftop, Edmund’s Oast, Patriot’s Point, and Morris Island.  Charleston Magazine has a detailed list of where to view the eclipse and events leading up to it.  Check it out here.

Safety glasses are a must.

Playlists can be found here.

In Charleston, the partial eclipse should begin at 1:17 p.m. and end at 4:10.  The total eclipse will occur at 2:46 p.m. and end at 2:48 p.m.

Enjoy!

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