Monthly Archives: May 2014

PLI Discover PLUS Featured on S.J. Quinney College of Law ULaw Today Blog!

S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah has access to PLI Discover PLUS and the library made its patrons aware of the new service through their blog, ULaw Today!

Do you subscribe to PLI Discover PLUS? If so, a blog post or library page is a great way to spread the word to your patrons. Contact the PLI Library Help Desk for images and information you can add to your blogs, intranet, subject guides, practice area pages, listservs, or any other way you’re reaching your patrons!

SJ Quinney PLUS Post

PLI Librarian Advisory Breakfast at AALL 2014

breakfast meetingPLI cordially invites you to our Librarian Advisory Breakfast at the AALL 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference.

We’re currently developing a taxonomy with the aim of making our content even easier to find and discover online and we’ll showcase our prototype over breakfast. During the breakfast, we’ll also demonstrate the exciting future enhancements that are currently planned for Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS, our eBook library containing our authoritative Treatises, Answer Books, Course Handbooks, Program Transcripts, and Legal Forms.

Breakfast will take place bright and early on Monday, July 14th  from 7:30 – 8:30 AM at the Marriott Riverwalk.  Don’t worry–we’ll have plenty of coffee!

Please email us to RSVP and we’ll include location details in your confirmation.

We’ll be in San Antonio for AALL!

AALL Exhibiting 2014

PLI will be in San Antonio this summer for the Annual Meeting and Conference.

Stop by our booth, # 218, to say hello and learn about some of the exciting enhancements we’ve made to PLI Discover PLUS!

Need more incentive? We’ll be auctioning off a fantastic prize that will help you fill up all the time you’re saving using PLI Discover PLUS!

Calling All Summer Associates! Free One-Hour Briefing on Making the Most of Your Law Firm Internship

June 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

There will be NO CLE Credit for this FREE One Hour Briefing.

There is good news and bad news for summer associates. Large law firms have traditionally used summer associate programs to find permanent associates, and most still do. But some firms have eliminated summer associate programs, and others hire far smaller summer classes. Firms’ expectations changed with the recession: summer associate programs are no longer seasonal recruiting extravaganzas characterized by light research or make-work assignments, ballgames, sunset sailing, and lavish meals. Partners assume their summer associates are capable of good legal work, but they’re looking for more.

To succeed in the summer and beyond, law students must take early opportunities seriously. Within the summer program, they must produce superior work, identify the firm’s culture and contribute to it, and create an impression of professionalism, discretion, reliability, and likability. This one-hour briefing, presented by Andrea Lee Negroni, Of Counsel at BuckleySandler LLP, is based on comments from hiring partners and summer associate managers of several midsize and large law firms. Ms. Negroni will share specific suggestions for law students seeking to make the most of summer associateships.

Register now and don’t miss this important free briefing!

PLI Course Handbooks Published in April 2014

Listed below are the PLI Course Handbooks published in April 2014

Corporate Law and Practice

Intellectual Property Law

Litigation and Administrative Law

New York Practice Skills

Tax Law and Estate Planning

If you have any questions or would like to order a title, please email the PLI Library Relations Department or call 877-900-5291.

PLI New Editions Published in April 2014

In April 2014, PLI published the following new Treatise editions:

If you are on standing order for these titles or have a Standing Order Plan with PLI, these have already been shipped to you. If you would like to place an order, please email PLI Library Relations or call 877-900-5291.

Librarian Advisory Luncheon at the SLA 2014 Annual Conference in Vancouver

SLA 2014

PLI is hosting a Librarian Advisory Lunch at the SLA 2014 Annual Conference in Vancouver and we would like to extend our warmest invitation to you!

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding a Librarian Advisory Lunch at SLA 2014. PLI is developing a taxonomy with the aim of making our content even easier to find and discover online and will showcase our prototype over lunch. We will demonstrate the exciting future enhancements that are currently planned for Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS, our eBook library containing our authoritative legal Treatises, Answer Books, Course Handbooks, Program Transcripts, and Forms.

Our lunch will take place on Monday, June 9th from 12:00 – 2:00 PM at the Convention Center. Please email libraryrelations@pli.edu to RSVP and we’ll include location details in your confirmation.

We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

PLI Treatises Updated in April 2014

In April 2014, PLI updated the following Treatises:

If you are on standing order for any of these titles, the releases have already been shipped. If you would like to place an order, please email PLI Library Relations or call 877-900-5291.

Free One-Hour Briefing on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court’s Vision of a Post-Racial America

May 19, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)

In April, the United States Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Michigan’s statewide ban on race and sex-based affirmative action. Although the vote was 6-2, the ruling produced no majority opinion for the Court. The plurality opinion repudiated the reasoning, but not the results, of an earlier line of decisions that had forbidden states from transferring authority over programs that benefit racial minorities from local to state decision makers. The ruling also produced a sharp disagreement over the continuing need for affirmative action and the social meaning of opposition to affirmative action.

Please join Cornell University Law School Professors Michael C. Dorf and Aziz F. Rana as they discuss:

  • The rise and fall of the “political process” doctrine that was repudiated in Schuette;
  • The constitutional status of race-conscious government decision making;
  • How Schuette fits with various Justices’ views about whether we are living in a “post-racial” society; and
  • The practical implications of Schuette.

Don’t miss this important free presentation!

PLI’s New Answer Book Standing Order Plan

AB SO Plan

 

Due to customer demand, PLI recently unveiled a new way to receive our acclaimed Answer Books–our Answer Book Standing Order Plan!  Much like our Treatise Standing Order Plan, the Answer Book plan allows subscribers to receive review copies of all future Answer Books while receiving a discount of 35% off the retail price of those they decide to keep.

For more information on our Answer Book Standing Order plan, click here or contact PLI’s Library Relations team .