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Opinio Juris - January 2008

Scroll down to learn about the Empirical Legal Studies Database, the Medieval and Early Modern Sources Database, State of the States 2008, Congressional Presidential Endorsements, TheAtlantic.com, and Martindale-Hubbell videos. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.

Law Review Submission Resources

A joint product of UCLA and Cornell law schools, the Empirical Legal Studies Bibliography allows users to search the database for empirical legal articles by author, title, subject or year. The database includes articles published in 79 publications, including articles from top law journals and top journals in economics, political science, sociology, anthropology and psychology. The databases contains articles published after July 2005.

Medieval and Early Modern Sources Database

OSU Libraries now has access to the Medieval and Early Modern Sources Database. The database is a collection of digitized editions of texts concerning economic, political, legal, and ecclesiastical history, such as treasury accounts, chronicles, papal registers, etc. Most are from England, Ireland, and Scotland, although some are from Milan and the New World.

The Medieval and Early Modern Database can be accessed on campus here or from off-campus, with proper authentication, here.

Law Review Submission Resources

George Washington Law School Professor Daniel Solove has collected law review submission information at the Concurring Opinions Blog.

some additional information about article submission at the Concurring Opinions Blog. Emory Law School's MacMillan Law Library has created a helpful chart that contains article length restrictions and preferences, as well as contact information, for the 35 most-cited law reviews. George Washington Law School Professor Daniel Solove has some additional information about article submission at the Concurring Opinions Blog.

Stateline.org’s 2008 Report on significant state policy developments and trends is now available. The report includes a discussion of Politics, Health Care, Gambling, Stem Cell Research, Infrastructure, National Guard, and Immigration.

Bluebook Online

The Bluebook manual of citation is now available online - for a fee. A new online subscription costs $25 a year, with subsequent renewels at $15 per year. You can take a "tour" of the online Bluebook here.

Martindale-Hubbell to Add Videos

LexisNexis is adding attorney videos to the Martindale-Hubbell web sites (martindale.com and lawyers.com). From the announcement:

As online video grows in popularity across American society, and as technology advances to make it easier to produce, post and watch online video, new opportunities for law firms to market themselves are emerging. To capitalize on this trend, LexisNexis today announced a new capability that enables law firms to create and post videos as part of the marketing options on the Martindale-Hubbell® lawyers.comSM and martindale.com® online legal directories. In addition to opening up a new way for firms to sell themselves, the video feature also allows potential clients to “visit” and assess law firms without leaving the comfort of their homes or offices.