Author Archives: T.LaBossiere

What Do We Know About Federal District Judge Appointments?

by Tarica LaBossiere A while back, I was passed a specific research request from the Dean of our college of law. I was asked to compile (1) shortlists of federal judge candidates since 1980 to the Southern District of Florida … Continue reading

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Eliminating E-Book-Phobia: “Do you have it in print?”

by Tarica LaBossiere Our law library hosts three digital study aid libraries – LexisNexis Digital Library, West Academic, and Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. Between these three subscriptions, our library is able to place over 700 titles at the … Continue reading

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Resource Spotlight: HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America Database

by Tarica LaBossiere  After a racially charged mass shooting in New Zealand made headlines last week, the debate surrounding gun control legislation and reform has once again risen to the forefront of the U.S. agenda. The U.S. is a known … Continue reading

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Resilience Training in Law Schools: Lessons of Nikita Gupta

by Tarica LaBossiere In approximately one week, the February 2019 Florida Bar Examination will commence. Approximately 800 bar applicants will be sitting for the two-part Florida exam for the first time. For many of their neighbors, this will not be … Continue reading

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Ingroup Implicit Biases. Yes, they are a thing.

During the week of October 22 – October 26, 2018, LISP-SIS, RIP-SIS, BCAALL, and the AALL Diversity & Inclusion Committee held an online conversation addressing diversity and inclusion within law libraries. During the 5-day discussion, selected facilitators posed questions on … Continue reading

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Adventures in Leadership: E-Reference Policies and the Importance of Goals

This semester, I was tasked with developing a written e-reference service policy for implementation within our law library.  As a newer law librarian (less than two years in the profession), I will admit to my limited experience with policy development. … Continue reading

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Working During the Bar Exam? Start Studying Yesterday.

As anyone that sat for any Bar Exam can attest, passing a state’s Bar is no easy feat. The Bar Exam is not simply a test of legal application, but an assessment of one’s stamina and endurance – the haze … Continue reading

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