A Beginner’s Guide to Legal Drafting

July 22, 2013

The librarians over at the Law Library of Congress have recently generated a very useful and in-depth guide on legal drafting.

Their guide includes resources on:

  • Legal Dictionaries
  • Legal Writing Manuals
  • Form Books
  • Citation Style Manuals &
  • Rules of Procedure
Quite a few of the titles listed can be found in our school library as well as the reserve room using our online catalog. Be sure to ask the librarian for assistance in locating the appropriate title.

Federal V. Private Student Loans

July 15, 2013

Getting into a higher education institution is one thing, finding a way to pay for up to four years of tuition is another.

Planet Nutshell recently released two videos to help students and their parents understand student loans.

Understanding Federal Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Federal vs. Private Student Loans in a Nutshell from Planet Nutshell on Vimeo.

Here at Lincoln Law, we post scholarships that become available and are sent to us, but we are not affiliated with and do not sponsor any of the grantors. These are offered as a courtesy to our students. We have no connection with any lenders, and do not participate directly in any federal or state insured student loan programs. That being said, many law students receive financial assistance by way of private student loans.

TradePub.com – Free Online Trade Journals

July 10, 2013

Tradepub.com is your one-stop resource for free trade publications on newsletters, magazines and podcasts on a variety of topics and industry fields.

From the website:

Browse through our extensive list of free Business, Computer, Engineering and Trade magazines, white papers, downloads and podcasts to find the titles that best match your skills; topics include management, marketing, operations, sales, and technology. Simply complete the application form and submit it. All are absolutely free to professionals who qualify.

Search under Government -> Laws & Regulations for legal topics, or you can do a keyword search, or just look for publications by title. You can use these documents to improve your skill sets in a number of areas: IT, social media, marketing, etc. Or you can use it to catch up on the latest news that is taking place in a field relevant to your area of practice.

Free Legal Webinars/Online Classes

July 1, 2013

One of the best ways to supplement what you are learning in your classes and from your texts are to watch webinars that help illustrate or bring to life aspects of a subject that can be easily glossed over, or missed. These three resources offer free webinars on legal topics that are great resources for both law students and legal professionals.

California Employment Law – Free Webinars – Miller Law Group

Legal Research Webinars – Fastcase

Legal Research Video Tutorials – University of Cincinatti College of Law

In addition to the free webinars, there are also number of legal education resources out there, especially for those of you not taking any summer courses but still itching for some legal coursework.

The Law of the European Union: An Introduction – Coursera (5 weeks, start date 6/10/2013)

Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy – Coursera (6 weeks, start date 8/30/2013)

A simple search for “law” or “legal” on the website SkilledUp will provide you with nearly 100 free talks, lectures, and course materials with no registration dates or deadlines. You can download course materials, and listen to pre-recorded lectures and read handouts at your own pace.