Friday, December 9, 2011

Bloomberg Law

I’m sure you know the extensive financial services on the web from Bloomberg.  But do you know about Bloomberg Law, which is positioning itself to be a direct competitor to Westlaw and Lexis?  Bloomberg Law (BL) integrates comprehensive legal content, company and market information, and proprietary news all in one place.  One of the features that many of us are finding especially useful is access to PACER, with full text dockets from the federal courts, as well as a courier service for a fee for documents not accessible in PACER.  BL also has a legal citator system, BCite, which is invaluable for comprehensive research.  Cornell law students have BL passwords, and you can, too. 



Our BL rep, Pamela Haahr, will be here this Thursday morning, December 15, and is setting appointments to meet with faculty who want to get started with Bloomberg Law.  Contact her directly at to make an appointment and request a BL password.  Even if you are satisfied with Westlaw or Lexis for your own research, Bloomberg Law is worth experiencing in the world of legal information.

Pat Court

Associate Law Librarian



Monday, December 5, 2011

New Law Books at Cornell, Nov 16-30

The New Books List for November 16-30 is now available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books all across campus.  Here are a few titles of interest:

Courtwatchers : eyewitness accounts in Supreme Court history / Clare Cushman. -- Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2011.

KF8742 .C875x 2011 -- Law Library

Sink or swim: the first decade -- John Marshall takes charge: establishing power -- Justice by Shay, stagecoach, steamboat, train: riding circuit -- Wives, children . . . husbands: supporting roles -- Yes, Mr. president: appointment and confirmation -- Learning the ropes: a rookie arrives -- Inside the courtroom: views of the bench -- Silver tongues and quill pens: oral argument -- Nine justices, one bench: building consensus -- (Not so) good behavior: discord and feuds -- A peek inside chambers: clerk stories -- "Welcome to the chain gang": managing the workload -- Timing it right: stepping down.


Making of international criminal justice: a view from the bench: selected speeches / Theodor Meron. -- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2011.

KZ7235 .M47 2011 -- Law Library

Humanitarian law and human rights law : evolving bodies of law -- The rise of international criminal tribunals -- International crimes and jurisprudence of international courts -- Responsibility and the role of the judge


Compliance and compromise : the jurisprudence of gender pay equity / by Cher Weixia Chen. -- Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.

K1772 .C48x 2011 -- Law Library

Gender pay equity and the international instruments -- Legislative compliance -- the process of "internalization" -- Judicial compliance -- the process of "interpretation" -- The process of "interaction”


You can click on the underlined title to go to the online catalog entry for that book.  And then click on “Long View” near the top of that screen for more information, usually chapter titles and authors, and subject headings.


If you would like to have any of these or other books checked out to you, please contact me or your librarian liaison.


Pat Court

Associate Law Librarian  



Friday, December 2, 2011

Faculty/Pet Matching Contest -- We have a Winner!

Many thanks to all of the faculty members who participated in the Faculty/Pet Matching Contest!  The Law Library received a total of thirteen pet photos from eleven faculty members.  The pictures were featured in a Reading Room display case, and clues were posted to Facebook and Twitter throughout the month of November. 


Of the many entries, only three students matched every pet correctly, and from this pool, the winning name was drawn.  Please congratulate Chris Engler, 2L, when you see him around and about, who won an Amazon gift card.


Amy Emerson

Head of Access Services & Foreign & Int'l Law Specialist