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December 16, 2011

Rap the Elements of Style

Filed under: Uncategorized — uhlawlibrary @ 3:10 pm

Strunk and White’s classic, The Elements of Style, has been made into a rap.


November 3, 2011

GPO Access Makes Way for FDSYS

Filed under: Electronic Resources, Federal Government — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 4:17 pm

On Friday, November 4, 2011, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) draws one step closer to shutting down GPO Access. Once the Friday editions of daily updated content (e.g., Federal Register, Congressional Record) have been uploaded, GPO will cease updating GPO Access in terms of both database content and HTML pages. This will mark the start of the archive only phase of GPO Access and new content will only be loaded to FDsys. During this phase, GPO Access will remain publicly accessible as a reference archive.

October 20, 2011

There’s an App for Heinonline!

Heinonline released an iPhone and iPad app today. Since Heinonline is a proprietary resource that you get via IP authentication, you must be on campus at the University of Hawaii to authenticate. After you IP authenticate via the app, your authentication will expire in 30 days. Therefore, after 30 days, you must return to campus to IP authenticate your app again.  All of the libraries we subscribe to including the Law Journal Library, the Philip C. Jessup Library, National Moot Court Competition, etc. are now available on your mobile device.

October 14, 2011

Bluebook Citing Black’s Law Dictionary on Westlaw

Filed under: Bluebook, Tips — uhlawlibrary @ 11:03 am

When citing Black’s Law Dictionary on Westlaw, The Bluebook citation looks like this:

Black’s Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), available at Westlaw BLACKS.


Black’s Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009), available at Westlaw BLACKS.

If you use a book, you can eliminate the last 29 characters and put the page number in before (9th ed. 2009).

Black’s Law Dictionary 126 (9th ed. 2009).


Black’s Law Dictionary 126 (9th ed. 2009).

Historic Legal Materials in World Constitutions Illustrated on Heinonline

Filed under: International Law — uhlawlibrary @ 8:55 am

For Access go to Heinonline, World Constitutions Illustrated, Books, then select the appropriate alphabet to find the title.

Australian and South Pacific Law: Structure and Legal Materials
1 v. Buffalo, N.Y.: W.S. Hein, 1983
Kavass, Igor I., Editor; IALL Course on Law Librarianship

Constitutions of Thailand
1 v. Washington, D.C.: Law Library, Library of Congress, 1981
Shin, Mya Saw

Evolution of the Philippine Constitution
1 v. Thesis (S.J.D.)—National University, 1939, 1939
Bitanga, Bibiano V.

Guide to the Diplomatic History of the United States, 1775-1921
1 v. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off, 1935
Bemis, Samuel Flagg; Griffin, Grace Gardner

Historic Policy of the United States as to Annexation
1 v. Washington: GPO, 1894
Baldwin, Simeon E

October 6, 2011

University of Hawai’i Law Review v. 33 Issue 1 Winter 2010

Filed under: Electronic Resources — Tags: , — uhlawlibrary @ 3:43 pm

University of Hawai’i Law Review v. 33 Issue 1
Winter 2010
available at http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/uhawlr33&div=2

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Oli Aloha No William S. Richardson
Dettweiler, Kahikino Noa
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 (2010) Pp: 1-2

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Ka Lama Ku O Ka No’eau: The Standing Torch of Wisdom
MacKenzie, Melody Kapilialoha
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 3 (2010) Pp: 3-16

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
For CJ Richardson: Hawai’i’s Bold and Gentle Dreamer
Soifer, Aviam
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 17 (2010) Pp: 17-24

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
William S. Richardson: A Leader in Hawai’i’s Successful Post-WWII Political and Judicial Revolution
Burns, James S.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 25 (2010) Pp: 25-32

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
William S. Richardson: Developing Hawai’i’s Lawyers and Shaping the Modern Hawai’i Court System
Klein, Robert G.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 33 (2010) Pp: 33-38

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Beloved Teacher Whose Vision Had No Boundaries, A
Lui-Kwan, Ivan M.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 39 (2010) Pp: 39-46

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
William Shaw Richardson’s Contributions to the Legacy of a Princess
Hannahs, Neil J. Kaho’okele
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 47 (2010) Pp: 47-56

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Father and Grandfather
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 57 (2010) Pp: 57-60

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Richardson Lawyer, A
Matsuda, Mari
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 61 (2010) Pp: 61-70

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Richardson Years: A Golden Age of Law in Hawai’i, The
Acoba, Simeon R. Jr.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 71 (2010) Pp: 71-82

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
William S. Richardson: A Visionary with a Common Touch
Van Dyke, Jon M. Osika, Maile
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 83 (2010) Pp: 83-98

Tribute: Chief Justice Williams S. Richardson(1919-2010)
Life of the Law is Perpetuated in Righteousness: The Jurisprudence of William S. Richardson, The
Chang, Williamson B. C.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 99 (2010) Pp: 99-138

Remedies for the Wrongly Deported: Territoriality, Finality, and the Significance of Departure
Rosenbloom, Rachel E.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 139 (2010) Pp: 139-192

Regression by Progression: Unleveling the Classroom Playing Field through Cosmetic Neurology
Hull, Helia Garrido
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 193 (2010) Pp: 193-222

Jones Act Fish Farmer, The
Steigelman, Timothy E.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 223 (2010) Pp: 223-248

Ke Kanawai Mamalahoe: Equality in Our Splintered Profession
Andrade, Troy J. H.
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 249 (2010) Pp: 249-288

From Sea to Rising Sea: How Climate Change Challenges Coastal Land Use Laws
Bailey, E. Britt
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 289 (2010) Pp: 289-320

Ensuring Our Future by Protecting Our Past: An Indigenous Reconciliation Approach to Improving Native Hawaiian Burial Protection
Keiley, Matthew Kekoa
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 321 (2010) Pp: 321-366

Ala Loop and the Private Right of Action under Hawai’i Constitution Article XI, Section 9: Charting a Path toward a Cohesive Enforcement Scheme
Ching, Noa & Oh, Michelle
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 367 (2010) Pp: 367-390

Case for Hope: Examining Graham v. Florida and Its Implications for Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence, A
Momose, Michi
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 391 (2010) Pp: 391-416

Constitution and Inking: How Anderson v. City of Hermosa Beach Expanded First Amendment Protection for the Tattoo Industry, The
Shelverton, Summer Gillenwater
33 U. Haw. L. Rev. 417 (2010) Pp: 417-438

August 29, 2011

Bloomberg Buys BNA

Filed under: Bloomberg Law, BNA, Electronic Resources — uhlawlibrary @ 8:36 am

From beSpacific:

via Bloomberg: “Bloomberg LP, the closely held news and financial information provider, agreed to buy The Bureau of National Affairs Inc. for about $990 million to add legal, tax and regulatory research and analysis. BNA shareholders, who are current and former employees, will get $39.50 a share in cash in a transaction that is projected to be completed this year, New York-based Bloomberg said in a statement. The deal is part of Bloomberg’s expansion into new businesses to add products to the company’s terminal, a data hub used by traders and executives, and add to new titles for its news group. In 2009, Bloomberg acquired Businessweek magazine and New Energy Finance, which provides analysis on clean energy sources. BNA, which publishes the Daily Labor Report and U.S. Law Week, will “significantly grow Bloomberg’s presence in Washington” and its research will contribute to coverage and analysis of employment, health care, labor, accounting, intellectual property and telecommunications, Bloomberg said.”

via BNA: Bloomberg Enters Agreement to Acquire BNA – “The acquisition would significantly grow Bloomberg’s presence in the Washington, DC area through its multiple operating units, Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg Law and BNA — which would work together to provide unparalleled coverage and analysis of U.S. policy and regulatory issues for customers.”

Questions and Answers Related to Bloomberg’s Acquisition of BNA.

June 20, 2011

Academic Use of Copyrighted Works and Fair Use

Filed under: Electronic Resources — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 3:53 pm

Will there be new standards set for fair use in academic settings? How much of a work can be copied before you need to ask for permission from the copyright holder? Educators and academic librarian eagerly await the answers to these questions when the federal judge issues his ruling in Cambridge University Press v. Becker, No. 1:08-cv-1425 (N.D. Ga.) In 2008, three publishers sued Georgia State University, claiming that “GSU professors routinely infringed copyrights of thousands of works assigned in courses by posting excerpts of those works on electronic reserve in the university library’s online reading room for use by their students”. Read more.

June 14, 2011

The Justices: On Good Writing and Oral Argument

Filed under: Legal Writing — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 12:49 pm

When it comes to writing, Scalia admits to being a snoot. Kennedy hates adverbs and disdains nouns that are converted to verbs. Scalia and Kennedy love the give and take of oral argument while Alito and Thomas view it as “relatively unimportant”. Who said “Stupid questions from a justice are a lot less harmful than giving stupid answers”? Do you know which Justice prefers to write the first draft of an opinion and which Justice never even sees a draft until it has been through three rewrites by his law clerks? Read more.

June 13, 2011

There’s a Federal Government App for That

Filed under: Apps, Federal Government — Tags: — uhlawlibrary @ 1:51 pm

Want to follow what’s happening in Congress with your smart phone? Free apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry are available from the link, below.


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