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Struggling to find a research topic?

September 12, 2014 by


It is that time of year when many law students need to pick a research topic. One time-honored method for finding a topic is to look at circuit splits and see if an issue sparks your interest. Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA have made finding these circuit splits easy. Simply log in to In […]

Be an Informed Voter

November 1, 2010 by


Ballotpedia is one of the more fascinating sites that you’ve probably never heard of. It’s a freely editable wiki, like Wikipedia, but much, much more specialized. With a couple of clicks, you can find out what measures are currently on the ballot across the country, details on all of the state legislative elections, and all […]

Use for federal gov docs

October 15, 2010 by


If you’ve been using to access federal government documents, prepare yourselves for a long-awaited arrival:  the Federal Digital System, found at!   The Government Printing Office has announced that, at the end of 2010, FDsys will be the GPO’s electronic system of record for government publications. From now through the end of 2010, the […]

Resources for Law Student Life

September 30, 2010 by


The COL Library recently published a new research guide called “Life as a Law Student.”  The guide focuses on providing law students with resources about life in law school. Whether you’re a 1L—new to law school—or a 3L looking forward to graduation, this guide includes resources that may be of interest to you.  There are […]


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