Law360

Rutgers School of Law-Camden students and faculty can now enjoy unlimited access to Law360! In the past, Law360 resources had been accessible through Lexis.com or Lexis Advance; all of those resources are now available through the stand-alone site, along with all of the other fantastic Law360.com features.

Law360 offers legal news and analysis across 43 practice areas, covering:

  • Every major litigation development in the U.S. federal district courts
  • Every major lawsuit filed against the world’s 2,000 top companies
  • Every major opinion handed down in the U.S. federal courts
  • Every major initiative by state, federal and international legislatures
  • and more!

(http://www.law360.com/about)

The law school community can take advantage of the special features only offered on the stand-alone Law360 site, which include:

  • In-depth features about trends in every practice area
  • Interviews with policy makers, corporate counsel and top lawyers
  • Expert Analysis by leading practitioners
  • Surveys of major litigation trends
  • and more!

(http://www.law360.com/about)

Sign up for daily newsletters today to keep abreast of legal news, analysis, commentary, and more in any practice area and/or jurisdiction.

Also, check out the Law360 “Beta Tools” by click on the appropriate links at the bottom of each page. The Beta Tools allow users to track dockets, track attorneys, and track judges!

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Legal News & Analysis: How to Stay Current

In a previous post, we  told you about how to stay current with New Jersey Legal (& Local) News. Whether using print or electronic versions of legal newspapers and periodicals, staying current with current events may give you an edge in practice.

Legal newspapers or periodicals will inform you of relevant court decisions, the emergence of new laws, changes to existing laws, and may also include substantive legal articles written by experts in their fields (and sometimes, gossip).

Another way to stay current is to have some of that information emailed directly to your inbox. Justia can supplement your daily intake of legal news and analysis. Justia users can subscribe to receive daily newsletters of opinion summaries for the Supreme Court, Circuit Courts of Appeal, and all state supreme courts. That means that it can be as easy as a free and simple registration to stay on top of 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals and NJ State Supreme Court opinions (and more). Once you register, you can elect to receive daily opinion summaries by jurisdiction and/or practice area. Each summary is followed by a link to view the case; users will be taken to the case page to find the opinion summary followed by the full-text opinion (HTML or PDF).

Justia also offers a daily newsletter of their Legal Analysis and Commentary column: Verdict.

Verdict columns cover a broad range of legal subjects, including constitutional law, international human rights, new technologies, discrimination, family law, law and economics, defamation, consumer issues, child sexual abuse and animal rights.

These commentaries are written by today’s legal experts.

Subscribe today!

 

Written by CDS.

New Jersey Legal (& Local) News

(Disclaimer: the content of this post is not meant as an endorsement for any commercial product mentioned.)

As a legal professional, it’s a good idea to stay up-to-date with current events within your local community and area of practice.  Legal newspapers or periodicals will inform you of relevant court decisions, the emergence of new laws, changes to existing laws, and may also include substantive legal articles written by experts in their fields (and sometimes, gossip).  Our local source for this information is the New Jersey Law Journal (NJLJ).  You can review a print copy of this publication from the Circulation desk.  (Note: this item is on reserve, so you will be asked to leave a form of ID.)

Rutgers Law Students and Faculty can also review the NJLJ (and similar legal newspapers from other cities and regions) online using Lexis Nexis (*UPDATED: see below).  From the main page, select the heading “News and Business,” then select “Individual Publications,” and then select “N” to find the NJLJ.  This same path will also reveal a link for North Jersey Community Newspapers, which includes over 40 individual publications from all across northern New Jersey.


Westlaw
 is another source for keeping up with the news.  To navigate to New Jersey news sources using Westlaw Next, from the main page, select “News,” then select “New Jersey” to be taken to the list of Newspapers, Wires, Journals & Magazines that Westlaw makes available.  [For Westlaw Classic users, from the main page, select “Directory” from the top banner, then select the “Business and News” heading, and then select the “Business and News: New Jersey” folder to be taken to a list of individual publications.] (Note: the NJLJ is not available through Westlaw.)

UPDATE: To get to Lexis.com from Lexis Advance, select the “Research” tab in the top left of the screen. Research options will drop down. Select “Lexis.com” and follow the directions above.

 

 

Written by CDS.