22. September 2011 13:37
The Bluebook workshops next week start at 7:45pm. Sorry.
22. September 2011 12:55
Reminder: We are re-running our Bluebook workshop on Monday, Sep. 26, and Wednesday, Sep. 28, at 7:15pm in Room 1821. Be there or be lost.
6. September 2011 17:06
The Library will be presenting an Introduction to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation this week.
- Wednesday, September 7, 7:45 to 8:45pm (yes, that's tomorrow night)
- Thursday, September 8, noon to 1:00pm
- Friday, September 9, noon to 1:00pm
In Room 1821. Please bring your Bluebooks with you.
Understanding The Bluebook is really, really important for your success in law school. There are two big reasons we inflict it on you. First, every jurisdiction has rules for preparing and filing court documents, usually based on The Bluebook or something similar, and you need to know the vocabulary. Second, using The Bluebook is an exercise in following the dots. Lots of dots. Following complicated instructions, understanding and using complicated rules, these are essential skills in the practice of law. So you need this class. See you there.
11. August 2011 14:41
Faculty and students at PSL can get FREE (well, no additional charge) access to materials from the Practical Law Company. Most of these materials are business law oriented and from the perspective of the business attorney, although some have applications in other areas of law and other contexts. The kinds of materials available include:
- Practice notes (including "Overviews" and "Toolkits")
- Standard documents and clauses
Practice notes, standard documents and clauses, and checklists are continuously updated. Some examples:
- Tribal Finance: Overview (Practice Note)
- Confidentiality Agreement: General (Mutual) (Standard Document)
- Fiduciary Duties of the Board of Directors (Practice Note)
- Bankruptcy: Overview of the Chapter 11 Process (Practice Note: Overview)
- Sexual Harassment Toolkit (Practice Note: Overview)
- US Copyright Duration Flowchart (Checklist)
- Drafting arbitration agreements: checklist (Checklist)
- Removal: How to Remove a Case to Federal Court (Practice Note)
- Office Leasing: Tenant Estoppel Certificate (Standard Document)
- Debt v. Equity Tax Classification Checklist (Checklist)
5. May 2011 13:20
From Above the Law: "Inside Straight: Sucking Up by Writing Down", by Mark Herrmann:
Few folks use proposals for co-authorship to advance their careers. More should.
What am I suggesting?
Come up with a thesis for an article. Call somebody who matters to you, and propose that you write the article together. Write a first draft of the article, send it to your co-author to solicit revisions, and then publish the piece.
For whom might this work? Anyone who’s looking to curry favor. ...
One way to get your name out there and establish your rep.