Category: Faculty

The librarians are coming! Wheat Law Library to host joint conference in Lawrence

The Wheat Law Library will host the joint Mid-America Association of Law Libraries (MAALL) and Southwestern Association of Law Libraries (SWALL) conference on Nov. 3-5. On Nov. 3-4, all activities take place at The Oread. Librarians and information… Read More

Friendly faces and tasty food: New admissions dean confirms rumors, busts myths about Midwest

Hello! It’s been six weeks since I moved from Philadelphia to Lawrence to begin my new position as Assistant Dean of Admissions here at the KU School of Law. Now there’s an old adage that a visitor can… Read More

Could you be getting more out of Google’s search engine? Some tips and tricks

Recently, the Wheat Law Library received a book titled Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools,” by Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch. I instantly fell in love with it. For those of you who… Read More

Goodbye to Green: Farewell letter from Todd Rogers

Welcome back to Green Hall! The beginning of the 2011-12 academic year is bittersweet for me, as it marks the end of my tenure at KU Law and a return to Boulder, Colo. I recently accepted the position… Read More

Law school survival tips from a recent graduate: Simplify your life and warn your loved ones

First-year boot camp has ended, and regular classes have begun. Many of you are still a bit dizzy from all of the new responsibilities that law school has thrust upon you. Fresh out of law school, the Wheat… Read More

Google Patents, Google Scholar and now Google Law?

It was announced on Aug. 11 that Google Ventures dropped $18.5 million into Rocket Lawyer, an online company that provides legal forms. So this raises the question: Will we be seeing Google Law in the near future? Google… Read More

CALI for iPad and iPhone? Yes, please!

For those who aren’t familiar with CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction), it is a computer-based, interactive tutorial that is free for KU Law students, faculty and staff. You login to the website and choose a lesson by… Read More

U.S. Supreme Court finds California’s video game ban unconstitutional

As a librarian whose job is connected closely with the sharing of information, I find myself drawn to First Amendment cases. As a geek, I find myself drawn to video game cases. Well, as luck would have it,… Read More

Executive talks about features of WestlawNext

Interview with Mark Schiff, vice president of product marketing at Thomson Reuters regarding the launch of WestlawNext. Taken from the CRIV Sheet: The Newsletter of the Committee on Relations with Information Vendors Mark Schiff, in an interview with… Read More

Wheat Law Library new book list for April

April 2011 New Books List This list of April’s new books at the Wheat Law Library seems to go on and on! And this is just a sampling from the first few pages! Sorry about all of the… Read More