Entries Tagged as Current Awareness
January 25, 2012 · Sarah Rhodes
The inaugural 2012 issue of the Georgetown Public Law & Legal Theory Paper Series (Vol. 14, Issue No. 1) has just been just been released by SSRN.
This issue includes the following new works of scholarship from Georgetown Law faculty:
Registered SSRN users can subscribe to this series for free.
Recent faculty publications and working papers are also available via the Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons. The Georgetown Law Center’s SSRN series and the Scholarly Commons are administered by the Georgetown Law Library.
Current Awareness · Georgetown News · News for Faculty · Publishing
January 10, 2012 · Morgan Stoddard
The 2011 ABA Journal Blawg 100 is now available. The Blawg 100 is a list of the top legal blogs, according to popular vote.
To find more legal blogs, see the ABA Blawg Directory, where you can browse blogs by topic, author, geography, or law school affiliation.
For more information on current awareness resources for a particular subject, see the Georgetown Law Library research guide on the subject of interest.
Current Awareness · Research
January 05, 2012 · Jason Zarin
The Library has added an electronic subscription to Tax Notes Today. Tax Notes Today has daily coverage of Federal tax law changes and policy shifts, special reports, analytical articles, and news concerning Congressional, Treasury, and IRS actions.
Current faculty and students may subscribe to receive a daily email of Tax Notes Today. Archives of Tax Notes Today are also available --- coverage goes back to 1987.
Tax Notes Today is accessible from the Tax Analysts database.
To set up an email subscription to Tax Notes Today, select "Edit my email profile", then click on "E-Mail Profile" on the following screen. Once you enter your email address, you will have the option of subscribing (or unsubscribing) to Tax Notes Today.
You can also set up daily or weekly email alerts to Tax Notes Today that will notify you of articles discussing particular Code sections or subject areas.
Current Awareness · Database News · News for Faculty · News for Students · Tax Law
November 03, 2011 · Margaret Krause
Eight times a year, the Federal Reserve publishes commentary on the current economic conditions throughout its regional districts and the nation as a whole. Their compilation, the Beige Book, is just one of the many publications produced by the Fed and made available on their web site. To assist researchers, FedinPrint is their comprehensive search engine which provides access to all of the Fed's reports, working papers, statistics and surveys. It's an invaluable resource for any researcher tracking economic trends, following the financial crises throughout the world or monitoring the areas of securities law or banking.
Current Awareness · Government Information · News for Faculty · News for Students · Research
October 04, 2011 · Margaret Krause
As the Supreme Court resumes work for another term, members of the Georgetown Law community can make use of our resources to monitor developments at the court.
Supreme Court Today (BNA) tracks every Supreme Court petition and case on the docket, from filing to final disposition. The Supreme Court Today component of Law Week is a searchable database, with daily updates, allowing users to view the status of and search summaries of certiorari petitions filed since the 1995 October Term. The database also contains the full text of Supreme Court opinions, oral argument schedules, selected oral argument summaries, annual reviews of the Court's decisions, and more.
Supreme Court Research Guide This guide is designed to give some background information and suggest resources for further research on the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices of the Court, and the Court's practice and decisions.
Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask a reference librarian.
Current Awareness · Government Information · News for Students · Supreme Court
September 27, 2011 · Margaret Krause
The Congresssional Research Service has prepared a basic explanation of the Congressional budget cycle and the appropriations process with a graphical timetable of annual actions required to keep the federal government up and running. The interrelationship of the President's budget and the House and Senate Budget committees are explained.
Current Awareness · Government Information
September 13, 2011 · Margaret Krause
September 17th is designated as Constitution Day according to 36 U.S.C. 106 and the Georgetown Law Library has put together an exhibit tracing the legislative origins of this celebration. You can stop by the Williams library atrium to see this display. Additionally, our Constitution Day Research Guide identifies treatises, journal articles and web sites for further study of the Constitution.
Locally, the National Archives will be celebrating the Constitution with a number of activities. You can also check out their official Facebook page of the U.S. Constitution.
Current Awareness · Georgetown News · News for Students · Washington Culture and News
July 19, 2011 · Morgan Stoddard
Members of the Georgetown University Community now have access to Keesing’s World News Archive.
Keesing’s gathers news from around the world each day and synthesizes it into a series of concise articles published each month. Keesing’s covers a range of significant world events, including “elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, appointments, and diplomacy; terrorism and issues of internal security; legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organisations; natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries.”
Keesing's World News Archive contains Keesing’s Record of World Events (formerly titled Keesing’s Contemporary Archives) from 1931 to present.
Current Awareness · Database News
May 25, 2011 · Andrew J. Christensen
Did you know that the Georgetown Law Library typically adds over 400 titles to its collections every month? With just a few mouse clicks, it’s easy to keep up on the latest library offerings that mean the most to your reading interests and research.
Through the GULLiver online catalog (http://gull.georgetown.edu), you can sign up to receive email alerts for new titles corresponding to any author or topic you specify. You can also subscribe to RSS feeds to get regular updates on items added in specific areas of law.
For the most inclusive overview of recent acquisitions, browse complete listings of new titles available through both the Williams and Wolff Library every month.
Of course, the Library is always happy to hear our patrons’ tips for new books and resources — you’ll find an online suggestion form here.
Please note that the email and RSS notification features require an active GULL Library Account, available to members of the Georgetown Law community. Contact the reference department for more information.
Current Awareness · How-To · Library Catalog · Library News · News for Faculty · News for Students
May 20, 2011 · Margaret Krause
The library purchases some bestsellers and newly published novels each year to add to our Popular Reading Collection, located in the Loewinger Lounge at the west end of the Reading Room. Some of our recent acquisitions to this collection are on display now and include:
Innocent, by Scott Turow
The Faculty Club: A Novel, by Danny Tobey
The Rule of Nine, by Steve Martini
Law of Attraction, by Allison Leotta
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand
Feel free to stop by and check out any of these books at the Circulation Desk.