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Thursday, July 19, 2007

BarclayBlog Hiatus

The BarclayBlog will be on hiatus while I'm out of
town between 7/23 and 8/6.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Roger Williams Board Member's Racial Slur Triggers Student Response

The Tax Prof Blog reports today that law students at
Roger Williams are demanding the removal of
Ralph R. Papitto's name from the law school
following his resignation from the university's board of
trustees for his use of a racial slur during a board
discussion of diversity.

The blog post links to numerous news stories and a
letter from Papitto in which he responds to complaints.

Archive of Documents on "Prisoners of the War on Terror"

The University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics
and Human Rights has announced its new online
of government documents describing medical
operations in U.S. prisoner of war facilities in
Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The archive currently contains more than 60,000 pages
of indexed White House and Defense Department
policies, prison medical records, autopsy reports,
criminal investigations, sworn witness statements
and e-mails involving the Armed Forces and the FBI.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

State Department International Agreements Collection Temporarily Removed

The State Department’s collection of international agreements,
(usually found at,
has been temporarily removed.

Mary Rumsey, Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian
at the University of Minnesota Law Library, reports that the Treaty
Affairs Department informed her that the collection will be back on
its usual page within a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Worth Noting: FutureLawyer

FutureLawyer, an affiliate of the Network,
keeps you up-to-date on the latest gadgets, Internet
tools, and technological innovations. The site is practical,
entertaining and informative.

FBI Posts Online Case Files on Watergate

beSpacific (7/20/2007) links to the Watergate
case files recently made available by the FBI.

Web Resource for Access to Government Stock Photos

Uncle Sam's Photos is a great web resource for
photos and images from government web sites that
you can use to enliven your course materials or
Blackboard course site. Some of the subjects covered
are: the arts, history, foreign relations, the
military, the environment, spies and Congress.

One note of warning. The web site administrator has
not verified that all of the images linked from the site
are in the public domain, so copyright restrictions may

Hat tip to Research Buzz.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

New International & Foreign Legal Research Articles on GlobaLex

New research articles on GlobaLex (Hauser Global Law
School Program at NYU):

Comparative Criminal Procedure: A Select Bibliography
(Lyonette Louis-Jacques)

Researching Customary International Law, State Practice
and the Pronouncements of States regarding International
Law (Silke Sahl)

Canon Law Research Guide (Don Ford)

Intute: Law - the What? Why? How? Where? and Who?
(Steve Whittle) [Intute is a free online service providing
access to web resources for education and research.
Resources are evaluated and selected by a network of
subject specialists]

UPDATE: Guide to Research on Vienna Convention on
Consular Relations Notification Requirements
(Barbara H. Bean)

Researching Cameroonian Law (Charles Manga Fombad)

Guide to Legal Research in El Salvador (Oscar Samour)

Legal Research in Portugal: A Guide
(Tiago Fidalgo de Freitas)

Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast: "Supreme Court End of Term"

Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss last
week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings and "take the end-
of-term pulse of the court" in this week's Lawyer2Lawyer

Guests include Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent
for Legal Times, American Lawyer Media and, and
Amy Howe, partner with Howe & Russell in Washington, D.C.,
and regulator contributor to and editor of SCOTUSblog.