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Stetson University College of Law Library
Gulfport, Florida
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We are reviving last summer’s popular posts with summer reading recommendations! Wanita Scroggs, Foreign and Internation Librarian, recommends Poseidon’s Arrow, by Clive Cussler. “Ruthless Austrian entrepreneur Edward Bolcke has managed to steal a crucial component of the U.S. Navy's latest submarine technology--and he has found a way to hijack the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Do you have online banking accounts? Peruse Amazon and make purchases in your free time? Access World of Warcraft to battle online enemies with your friends? If so, those digital assets and accounts could be left in no man’s land upon your death. Law Actually has a great post about... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Have you ever found a legal document online, and wondered about its authenticity? The Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA) was established by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and establishes a digital preservation framework for official electronic legal materials moving forward. The Act requires that legal... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Are you paying bar dues and sitting by idly, doing nothing more than taking the required CLEs? Make your bar dues work for you! Law Practice Today has ten great tips for making your bar dues work for you, including signing up for lawyer referral services and doing some pro... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at Just Us, For All
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 CONGRATULATIONS to the Stetson University College of Law Class of 2013! We are so proud of you and know that you will go on to accomplish great things. Bravo!!! Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Ever wish you could incorporate a little poetry into your legal studies or practice? Look no further than Supreme Court Haiku! “The law of the land In seventeen syllables Supreme Court haiku” Check it out today! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Great news for Florida bar members and Florida law students, alike: The Florida Rules are now available in a free app! Available for Android and iPhones, the Florida Rules App provides access to Pacer, the Florida Rules of Procedure, and the Florida Bar directory. The App even provides turn-by-turn navigation... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Hey July Bar Exam takers! Are you looking for a little extra MBE prep? Kaplan has a FREE app called Kaplan MBE Flashcards available for iPhone, iTouch, and iPad. This app offers six instructional videos and 425 terms, definitions, and concepts covering several areas of law. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Just Us, For All
If you are looking for innovative software that is freely available for you to download, visit the Source Forge repository of open source software. Source Forge has a wide variety of software to meet your needs and is organized by category. Source Forge software categories include: audio and video, communications,... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Found some really interesting reading material on the web that you want to read without all the ads and banners? Readability.com offers a simple solution that works with the Chrome browser and many mobile devices. Sign up for free at the site, and download the Readability app; this lets you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Just Us, For All
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Have you heard of the Little Free Library? The Little Free Library's mission and goal is to promote literacy and a love of reading around the world. By making a donation, you help place Little Free Libraries in communities around the world, where access to books is limited! Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Just Us, For All
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Google Handwrite, introduced last summer, has seen some major improvements lately. If you use a Google-powered smartphone or tablet, it may be useful to you! With the latest improvements, Google Handwrite can now distinguish between ambiguous characters, overlap your characters, and write multiple characters at a time in Chinese. Read... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Have you ever longed for a customizable legal form, in a .doc format, that you know is from a legitimate source? Look no further than Gale Legal Forms! This database offers access to hundreds of forms, broken down by subject area, that have been created or approved by attorneys from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at Just Us, For All
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There are always things that we wish we, or others, could do differently. This list, from the University of Wisconsin Law Library, is a great compilation of the Top Ten Things Law Librarians Wish Law Students Would Know or Do. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Do you use Google Reader to keep up with your favorite blogs and websites? Well it's going away! USA Today has a great article on alternatives to Google Reader, and recommends you start moving your content over right away! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Just Us, For All
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Did the fact that St. Patty's day landed on a Sunday this year cramp your style? People in Maine certainly thought it did! A State Representative proposed a piece of emergency legislation that would allow bars to open at 6:00 am, instead of 9:00 am as the state laws stated.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Do you use the cloud to store information for your cases? Have you ever wondered about the risks involved? On January 25, 2013, the Professional Ethics Committee of the Florida Bar issued an advisory opinion on cloud computing. The main concern, according to the Committee, is confidentiality. You can read... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Beginning today, April 1, all filings in Florida civil cases must be done electronically. What does this mean for you? The Florida Bar has a great post on getting up to speed on e-filing. Act fast! April 1st will be here before you know it!!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Osalt.com is a website that allows users to search for open source alternatives to commercial software. Osalt.com states that: "By choosing an open source product, the user obtains a number of advantages compared to commercial products. Besides the fact that open source is always available for free, it is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Looking for a study aid and can’t find it on the shelf? Check out West’s e-book study aid subscription package. Learn how to access the over 350 West study aids by viewing the short webcast on the library web page. (http://gpiis03.law.stetson.edu/media/on-demand/how_to_access_wests_study_aid_subscription.wmv). Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Have you ever wondered what, exactly, open access is? Check out this video for a deeper understanding!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Just Us, For All
Are you now, or do you anticipate becoming, an active lawyer on-the-go? If so, there are a series of reference apps that may help your practice! Over at LLRX, Nicole Black discusses several useful apps for mobile lawyers, including: Wolfram Alpha app Wolfram Alpha Lawyer’s Professional Assistant app Merriam Webster... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Just Us, For All
The FBI has recently launched a website for its Science and Technology Branch (STB), which can be found here. The STB was established in 2006 to centralize the FBI's applied scientific and technological capabilities. This site lists case examples, job opportunities, and interesting facts relating to their work. If you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Just Us, For All
E-mail is an effective communication tool if it is used properly. But it is easy for lawyers and law students to inadvertently convey the wrong message in e-mails. Judge Gerald Lebovits wrote an excellent article, "E-mail Netiquette for Lawyers" in the November/ December 2009 edition of the New York State... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Just Us, For All
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Have you ever wished there were an illustrated guide to help with your studying throughout the semester? Look no further than The Illustrated Guide to Law! Right now the guide features illustrations on criminal law and criminal procedure, but illustrations on constitutional law, torts, and property are in the works.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Just Us, For All