As much as those of us in the Civil Rights Clinic would like you to think that we’re the blogging trendsetters of the Charlotte Law community, another blog actually holds that title. The Charlotte Law Library News blog was the very first Charlotte Law blog. Established and run by the Charlotte Law Library faculty and staff, the blog is a great source for legal research resources, library news updates, Murphy’s Law School legal comic strip, and more.
One of our favorite features at the Library blog is the ALR Student’s Corner. Students enrolled in Advanced Legal Research classes are invited to create a blog entry about a particular research or information resource. The Clinic’s own Charlie Schmidt authored an entry about Bloomberg BNA Legal Portfolios. These entries are great ways to find research tools that you may never have known about otherwise.
For a little comic relief (who says librarians aren’t any fun?), the Library blog periodically features Murphy’s Law School, a legal themed comic strip. The latest issue highlights the peril of mixing overworked law professors with indignant law students.
The Library blog also is a great source for legal events, library information, and general career and practice advice. I bet you didn’t know the library rents DVDs. They also provide some great advice on writing cover letters, and even give information about fun things to do around Charlotte.
The Civil Right Clinic would not be able to do what we do without help from the Library faculty and staff. They always know just where to find the answers to our complex or obscure legal questions. So if you enjoy the Clinic’s blog, please take the time to learn more about the school’s library. They are by far one of the school’s most valuable resources.
Check out the Charlotte Law Library News blog at www.charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com.