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iPad Apps for Law Students

Splurging on an iPad this year?  The law library has compiled a list of essential apps for students for conducting legal research, productivity and just plain making life as a law student easier.   If you have questions about the recommended apps or are looking for specific mobile apps, please contact Electronic Services Librarian Stephanie Miller at


Here is a preview:

Law Library Fellows

We are pleased to announce 2012 Washington and Lee Law Graduate Cameron Flynn will join John Eller as part of the Law Library Fellow Program.

The Law Library Fellows Program provides scholarly support to faculty members.  Fellows respond to requests from individual faculty members for assistance with law review articles and other works of scholarship including teaching, speaking, and all forms of publication.  For more information, please go to the law library webpage at




Each Bloomberg Law user–whether at a law school or in practice–has unlimited, unrestricted access to all content and features on our website. Therefore, as you prepare to practice law, you can focus on learning about how to approach real-world problems like a practicing attorney this summer or fall.

Bloomberg Law is offering 3 Prepare to Practice classes at Washington & Lee that take you through invaluable litigation and transactional practice tips and tricks.
Here are the dates and times at which we will be offering the classes at your school:

Wednesday March 14th
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Classroom A LUNCH served
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classroom A
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Classroom B

Please RSVP to Pamela Haahr at with your preferred date and time.

Ron Fuller Joins Library Staff

Ron Fuller, formerly of the University of Utah Law Library staff, has joined the Law Library staff as Associate Director, Instructional and Faculty Services Librarian. Ron recieved both his undergraduate and law degrees from Brigham Young University and his library degree from the University of North Texas. His focus will be Faculty Service and Reference.

Federal Register 2.0 Beta to Launch Today

According to the National Archives’ official press release FR 2.0 Beta will go live today at to gather public feedback. It will remain an unofficial informational resource until the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register issues a regulation granting it official legal status. That may occur in 2011. One of the objectives of this unofficial XML prototype is to test the idea of freeing the Federal Register from its print-based structure while providing official PDFs for authentication. From the press release:
FR 2.0 uses the bulk XML from GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) to present regulatory material in new configurations. The applications on the site are built from open source code, which will be returned to the open source community for unrestricted use in other applications.