Author Archives: Coleen Martinez Skinner, J.D., M.L.I.S.

Curl up with a new book during Snowmageddon

When your friends in colder climes tell you how they are digging themselves out of a winter wonderland, tell them you too are staying indoors during this cold spell-with a new book from the Coastal Library! Here are the latest acquisitions after the jump for you to check out.

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Do you need to fill out your Florida Bar Character and Fitness Information?

Do you need to fill out your Florida Bar Character and Fitness Information? If you aren’t taking the Florida bar exam, maybe the character and fitness for another state? Maybe you are looking to get your Certified Legal Intern (CLI) clearance? If so, then do we have good news for you! The Library has put together a LibGuide full of resources to help you find the information required for the Character and Fitness portion of the Florida Bar and the CLI!

Take a look at this handy guide on the Library homepage under Resources and then LibGuides. Once in the Florida Coastal’s LibGuides site, look at the Florida Bar Character and Fitness Information LibGuide. It’s that easy!

 

Looking for some summer reading?

If you are like many law students, a few days after finals are over you start to become bored and look for things to do. You want to do something productive, but can’t bring yourself to jump into your textbook and start case briefing just yet. Why not take a look at the great legal information available on the American Bar Association website? The American Bar Association (ABA) has a Law Student division that highlights legal news geared towards law students. They have a calendar that lists writing competitions or other events that may interest you. They even have job boards and career building resources. It is a great place to keep up on your student legal news.

Not a  member? For $25 for one year or $60 for three years you can join the Law Student Division. Did I mention members also receive discounts on ABA publications? Why are you waiting?

New summer related resources!

This time of year our thoughts turn to having fun outdoors. Why not take a look at the new summer resources? When thinking of a Jacksonville Suns baseball game why not take The baseball trust: a history of baseball’s antitrust exemption along for the fun? Are you camping this summer? We have you covered there too; Environmental and natural resources law is just the thing to pack. We just received these great new titles and many others too, take a look.

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Good Summer Reads!

Are you looking for some light summer reading? Nothing is better at the beach than a law book! Why read the latest trashy novel or hot biography when Android apps in one hour for lawyers  or Finding your voice in law school: mastering classroom cold calls, job interviews, and other verbal challenges is available? You can find all your summer reading needs through the Coastal catalog including  these new acquisitions. Please shake the sand out before returning them.

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Climate Change Findings and Figures

No matter where you fall on the hot-button topic of climate change there is no denying it’s an important issue.  The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a summary of its most recent set of findings and figures in March.  The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories (as of January 1, 2013). It originated from the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873. Established in 1950, WMO became the specialized agency of the United Nations in 1951 for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences.

As weather, climate and the water cycles know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation.

This summary and website can lead you to a ton of other international sources on climate and environmental law.  Use the list of topics at the top of WMO’s home page or the facets on the left to find relevant information that may be more difficult to get to simply by using the web site search box.  Evaluating and making use of all access points (also known as finding aids) are important research processes.

Finishing Up a Paper?

It is that time of year again; when a law students’ thoughts turn to finals and papers. Are you one of the many students who are putting the finishes touches on a paper and need some Florida statistics? Take a look at this website that gives stats on all sorts of Florida goodness!

This site will give statistics on Crime, Budgets, Education, Voting and much, much more!

 

Finals Season is Approaching

Finals are coming faster than you know it.  Check out the newest additions to the library’s collection and see if there is anything that might help you study for exams or finish up that ALWR. 

TITLE CALL # LOCATION
Civil procedure in a nutshell / by Mary Kay Kane. KF8841 .K36 2013 fca,fcb
Climate change and Indigenous peoples : the search for legal remedies / edited by Randall S. Abate, Elizabeth Ann Kronk. K3247 .C55 2013 fcg  
Evidence / Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick. KF8935 .M836 2012 fcg  
Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys / Susannah Sheffer. KF9227.C2 S54 2013 fcg  
Global environmental governance : law and regulation for the 21st century / Louis J. Kotzé. K3585 .K68 2012 fcg  
Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in crisis / William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds. KF8750 .R53 2013 fcg  
Inside civil procedure : what matters and why / Howard M. Erichson. KF8841 .E75 2012 fca,fcb
International logistics : the management of international trade operations / Pierre A. David, Richard D. Stewart. HF5415.7 .D38 2010 fcg  
The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis / Steven J. Harper. KF300 .H3687 2013 fcg  
Logistics and supply chain management : creating value-added networks / Martin Christopher. HD38.5 .C46 2005 fcg  
A manual of style for contract drafting / Kenneth A. Adams. KF807 .A33 2013 fcg  
Multistate bar exam (MBE) review. KF303 .M847 2010 fcb  
Multistate performance test (MPT) review. KF303 .M855 fcb  
A practical guide to software licensing for licensees and licensors / H. Ward Classen. KF3024.C6 C56 2013 fcg  
Principles of international environmental law / Philippe Sands, Jacqueline Peel with Adriana Fabra, Ruth MacKenzie. K3585 .S265 2012 fcg  
Property / Steven L. Emanuel. KF570.Z9 E43 2012 fca,fcb
Settlement negotiation techniques in family law : a guide to improved tactics and resolution / Gregg Herman. KF535 .H47 2013 fcg  
Siegel’s criminal procedure : essay and multiple-choice questions and answers / Brian N. Siegel, Lazar Emanuel   revised by Christian M. Halliburton. KF9619.5 .S543 2012 fca,fcb
Supply chain management : a logistics perspective / John J. Coyle … [et al.]. HD38.5 .C69 2009 fcg  
The terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay / Jess Bravin. KF7661 .B73 2013 fcg  
Transportation : a supply chain perspective / John J. Coyle … [et al.]. HE151 .C88 2011 fcg  
Understanding student rights in schools : speech, religion, and privacy in educational settings / Bryan R. Warnick. KF4150 .W37 2013 fcg  
Wills, trusts, and estates : examples and explanations / Gerry W. Beyer. KF755.Z9 B49 2012 fcb  

Are YOU Ready to Celebrate Sunshine Week?

If your response is, “What is sunshine week?” you are probably not alone.  Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.  This is an important topic because access to the law is really important to lawyers, law students, and law librarians.  Check out all the great FREE legal information available on FDSys.  The Library of Congress makes finding legislative and congressional information a breeze with ThomasHere is an example of how an open government can force a public figure to answer for their use of public funds.  The list of reasons supporting open government and freedom of information is huge.  What reasons can you think of?