Author’s Spotlight: Amy R. Stein

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This week we feature Amy R. Stein, B.A., J.D., who has extensive experience in legal writing. Stein is a Professor and Assistant Dean for Legal Writing and Adjunct Instruction at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

About Amy R. Stein:

Amy Stein received her B.A. degree in American Studies and English from Tufts University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Leadership Policy Studies.

After law school, Professor Stein worked as a litigation associate at a 350-lawyer Manhattan law firm.

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Author Spotlight: Shelley L. Dowling

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This week we feature Shelley L. Dowling, B.A. Theology, MLS, J.D., who has extensive experience with more than 30 years in law librarianship, as well as having started her career in 1969 in public and university libraries. Shelley is married to a retired tax lawyer and is the mother of two daughters, one a children’s librarian and the other has graduate degrees in museum studies, library & archives, and the management of cultural heritage.

Recently, Ms. Dowling published an historical biography of Commodore Elbridge T. Gerry, a famous New York City lawyer, philanthropist, and founder of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.  He lived in the Gilded Age, the grandson of founding father Elbridge Gerry,

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Author Spotlight Dennis Tonsing

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Dennis Tonsing PicDennis J. Tonsing: Author of 1000 Days to the Bar: But the Practice of Law Begins Now, Former Trial Attorney, Dean of Students, Academic Support Director, and law columnist ~ now devoted exclusively to helping law students achieve their goals.

So I did.

In 2001, after delivering some brief remarks as a panelist at a gathering of law school academic support professionals from around the country, I was approached by Mario Mainero, now a professor of law at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California.  Professor Mainero said, “I’ve been going to these academic support conferences for years, and this is the first time I’ve heard someone say what you said today. 

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Author Spotlight John W. Kindt

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This week we feature John Warren Kindt, B.A., MBA, J.D. who has extensive experience in gambling law. John Kindt is Professor Emeritus of Business and Legal Policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

About John W. Kindt:

Kindt_resizeSince 1990, Professor Kindt has probably been best known as one of the most well-published academics in issues relating to gambling. He has served as a senior editor, contributing author, and intermittent co-author of the United States International Gambling Report and United States International Gaming Report (i.e., U.S. Int’l Gambling Report). Professor Kindt’s academic research and publications contributed to the enactment of the 1996 U.S. National Gambling Impact Study Commission,

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Author Spotlight Edward Herman

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Edward Herman and Theodora Belniak, authors of Locating U.S. Government Information Handbook (3rd ed.), are librarians and teachers at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Ed taught thousands of students, faculty, and community members how to access printed, electronic, and audio-visual formats of government information during his thirty-seven years at the University, in both classes and one-on-one meetings.  He retired in July 2014.  Theo, a law librarian and Head of Collection Management at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, does the same through her reference encounters, appointments, and classes on legal research and writing.

The goal of the third edition is to facilitate access to government information among the general public. 

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Author Spotlight Roseann B. Termini

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This week we feature Roseann B. Termini, B.S., Ed. M., J.D. who has extensive experience in food and drug law. Throughout her legal career, which spans more than 30 years, and even prior to her law career, she has pursued her food and drug law passion. Recently, Ms. Termini published a new comprehensive print edition of Food and Drug Law: Federal Regulation of Drugs, Biologics, Medical Devices, Foods, Dietary Supplements, Personal Care, Veterinary and Tobacco Products, 8th ed. (2015), featured by and available from William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Ms. Termini continues to update her book because she believes it is critical to impart the latest law on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, foods, dietary supplements,

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Author Spotlight Lynn D. Wardle and Scott T. FitzGibbon

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This week, we feature Lynn D. Wardle, Professor of Law at J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and Scott T. FitzGibbon, Professor of Law at Boston College Law School. They are both editors of the International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IJJF).

Guest Post:

The International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family is an international, scholarly, voluntary membership organization not for profit. The Academy is non-political and does not engage in any political activities nor take a position on any international or national political or religious matter, but discusses policy principles.   It is independent of any university or other institution.  It has existed informally since 2009,

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Author Spotlight Gerry W. Beyer

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This week, we feature Gerry W. Beyer, Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law. He is the author of Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession, Fourth Edition.

Gerry W. Beyer on Modern Dictionary for the Legal Profession, Fourth Edition

“Another legal dictionary – who needs one?”

That was my initial reaction when the late Kenneth Redden (Professor, University of Virginia Law School) asked me in 1990 to assist him with his newest project, a dictionary of terms with which an attorney should be familiar but which aren’t necessarily “legal” and thus not found in traditional legal dictionaries.  As Ken was an accomplished author of over 40 books,

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Author Spotlight James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer, and Benjamin J. Keele

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This week, we are proud to present the first ever Author Spotlight collaboration post featuring James S. Heller, Professor of Law at College of William & Mary Law School and Director of The Wolf Law Library; Paul Hellyer, Reference Librarian at College of William & Mary, The Wolf Law Library; and Benjamin J. Keele, Research and Instruction Librarian at Indiana University Ruth Lilly Law Library, all co-authors of Librarian’s Copyright Companion, Second Edition.

Long before he wrote the first edition of the Librarian’s Copyright Companion, Jim Heller was active in copyright issues.  Between 1982 and 2001, he served as chair of the Copyright Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) four separate times.

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Author Spotlight Kumar Percy Jayasuriya

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This week, we feature Kumar Percy Jayasuriya, Head Librarian and Manager of Research Services at Ober Kaler. He is the author of Documentary History of the Legal Aspects of Abortion: Carhart v. Gonzales and Planned Parenthood v. Gonzales.

Guest Post:

A Law Librarian Bringing Some Order to Society and Its Discontents

Law school taught me that a full understanding of the law requires an investigation into the social issues behind the legal rules, and library school taught me that law school doesn’t prepare lawyers to conduct that research.

I liked library school. There, I said it. Library school provided me with the theory and skills I needed to organize valuable information into a format that researchers can use.

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