Thursday, March 7, 2013

Unlimited Lexis Use For Students This Summer

Earlier today I received the following email that I want to make sure and share with our students:

Unlimited Access to Your Lexis Advance® ID this Summer
We are happy to announce that your law school Lexis Advance ID will remain active during the summer and that you will have unlimited access to the content available to you in law school to be used for your academic, as well as any summer associate or internship/clerkship purposes*. Whether working in a firm, government agency, any of the courts, or brushing up on your cost effective research skills, you will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance.
We understand that as a law student, your legal education does not stop during the summer. In fact, some of your most valuable and practical legal education occurs during your participation in summer associate and internship or clerkship programs. In recognition of this, for the months of June, July and August of this year, we are expanding the permissible uses of your law school Lexis Advance ID to include use by you in these programs, including all research or other work you perform for the firm, agency, or court. You simply need to be registered for Lexis Advance.
Registering for Summer Access
  • If you're already a registered Lexis Advance user, you don't need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Your current ID is all you need.
  • If you aren't a registered Lexis Advance user yet (or aren't sure), click here for assistance from your Account Executive.
Support throughout the Summer
Your school's LexisNexis® Account Executive is available to you during the summer for training and support. Feel free to contact him or her early to let them know your summer research goals.
You also have access to 24/7 customer support for help with Lexis Advance, summer access or research questions at 1-800-45-LEXIS (53947).

Enjoy your "All Access Pass" to Lexis Advance this summer!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sandra Day O’Connor, The Supreme Court, and Laughter

Today’s New York Times has a review of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s latest book, Out of Order. The Times reviewer noted the many things covered in this compendium of Supreme Court miscellany included humor at the Supreme Court and that “[a] law professor’s 2005 study of “laughter episodes instigated,” she notes, suggested that Antonin Scalia was the funniest justice, with Stephen Breyer coming in a faraway second.”