Monthly Archives: December 2012

Top Legal Blogs


The ABA Journal has announced its 6th Annual Blawg 100, in which its lists its 100 favorite law blogs.  Blogs included in the list focus on a variety of legal topics, from just for fun (Lowering the Bar) to criminal justice (Lawyerist).  In between are blogs on specific topics such as IP, labor and employment, and torts, as well as blogs focusing on legal research and writing.


In addition to the list of 100 blogs, this year the Journal named ten blogs to its Hall of Fame:

All of the blogs on this annual list are lively and engaging, with authors who are passionate about their chosen subjects.  Take a break from studying to check a few out.

New in the Faculty Display Case

This week saw a new addition to our Display Case: a book called New Global Frontiers in Regulation: The Age of Nanotechnology.  This book features a chapter from Professor Gary Marchant, Dean Doug Sylvester, and Professor Kenneth Abbott.  The chapter, “Nanotechnology regulation: the United States approach,” is one of a number of articles these three faculty members have written together.

If you would like to read “Nanotechnology regulation: the United States approach,” it is available through SSRN, or you can check out the book from the Display Case.

Law School is Tough, Even for Super Bowl Champions

Exams are right around the corner and you may still be trying to work through all those hearsay exceptions for your evidence final, but you can take heart in the fact that law school is tough for everyone – even two-time Super Bowl champions.  Randall Gay, who won the Super Bowl while playing for the New England Patriots in 2004 and the New Orleans Saints in 2009, is now a 1L at the Southern University Law School.  Gay compares the rigors of the NFL to law school:

“I didn’t have to really study for football. It’s just something you know. Now, I’m starting from scratch writing briefs. I don’t know what a brief is. I’m taking a tort class. I don’t know what a tort is. In football, we have seven days to prepare. Now I have to do assignments and have them done by the next day. But I’ve learned to adapt quickly.” (Randall Gay Trades Playbooks for Law Books, 9News Neighborhood)

We wish both you and Randall the best of luck as you head in to this exam season.  If you would like some tips and resources to help you prepare for your tests and papers, check out these past Ross-Blakley Law Library Blog posts:

Group Study Room Reservation Times Extended December 5 – December 19

Group Study Room reservation times will be extended during the exam period, December 5-19, 2012.

  • 3 to 4 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of six hours per day
  • 5 to 6 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of eight hours per day
  • Individuals and people studying in pairs will be required to use 2 person study rooms and may reserve a room for a maximum of 4 hours per day

You may reserve rooms up to one week in advance. Reserved rooms will be held for 15 minutes.  Please stop by the Law Library Circulation desk to reserve a room or use our online study room reservation system.

Groups are limited to the maximum reservation time per day. Reservations may not be made under multiple group members’ names in order to extend use of a study room beyond the maximum time. Consecutive reservations made for members of the same group will be cancelled.