This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we are teaching problem solving, technology in law practice, and online search techniques. We also continue to raise awareness for domestic violence and cybersecurity.

Welcome Back from Fall Break!

We hope your fall break was restful and relaxing.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, October 18, 2021

Legal Research & Writing for LLM Students

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 303
8:00am – 9:20am
Problem Solving from Start to Finish

Lawyering I, sec. 3

Susan Boland, Associate Director
9:00am – 10:25pm
Room 204
Basic Terms and Connectors Searching

Lawyering I, sec. 5

Susan Boland, Associate Director
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 204
Basic Terms and Connectors Searching

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 208
11:10am – 12:05pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 208
11:10am – 12:05pm

Featured Study Aids

Global Internet Law in a Nutshell

Topics covered in this Nutshell include Internet-driven technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Bitcoins, The Internet of Things, 3D Products Liability, and Driverless Cars. This edition emphasizes the legal and policy issues arising out of social media such as Twitter’s decision to permanently ban President Trump from its platform. The goal is to provide the reader with an up-to-date summary of the most important new cases and statutory developments. Each chapter provides the latest developments in Internet Law from the European Union such as the General Data Protection Regulation, which is setting a global standard for privacy and data protection. Each chapter has examples and explanations of Internet Law developments from around the world.

Global Internet Law Hornbook

This Hornbook examines Internet technologies, Internet governance, private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, forum selection and enforcement of judgment), online contacts (mass market, cloud computing service level agreements, social media terms of use software licensing, and e-commerce terms of service), global consumer protection in cyberspace (FTC, state and foreign developments), global Internet torts (including CDA Section 230 developments, Internet security, information torts, and negligent enablement), Internet-related privacy (including the EU Data Directive) global cybercrimes (including state, federal and international developments), privacy (including extensive coverage of The General Data Protection Regulation and the Right To Be Forgotten), content regulations (U.S. vs. European Union), copyrights in cyberspace, trademarks and domain names, Internet-related trade secrets and patent law developments. While the emphasis is on U.S. developments, each chapter compares U.S. to EU regulations, directives, and conventions, as well as other cross-border Internet law developments from diverse legal systems around the world.

Featured Guide

College of Law IT Support: Information Security

The Information Security page on the College of Law IT Support Guide provides information on UC Information Security policies, how to report information security incidents, cyber security tips, and more.

Featured Treatise

Law of the Internet

Available on Lexis. Internet law is changing almost as fast as technology itself. Law of the Internet is an easy-to-use resource written for busy practitioners with summaries of major cases and statutes, and forms. This annually-updated, treatise provides analysis of legal issues raised by the Internet and insightful commentary on future directions the law may take.

Featured Video

How to Secure Your Online Life

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an annual event to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. If everyone does their part to implement stronger security practices, raise community awareness and educate vulnerable audiences, our interconnected world will be safer and more secure for everyone. In preparation for the upcoming month, this special interactive panelist presentation includes cybersecurity experts who share key, actionable tips to help you secure your online life, including: (1) Best practices for password and account management; (2) Combating; (3) phishing attempts; (4) Protecting devices.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Practice Center

The Privacy & Data Security Practice Center provides in-depth news and analysis covering federal, state, and international developments, including new regulations and news on enforcement actions, court decisions and litigation. Chart builders allow for quick comparisons of U.S. state breach notification requirements or global data protection requirements.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Begun in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

Help Resources for Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Dating Abuse Helpline

National Child Abuse Hotline/Child help
1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238 and

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
1-312-726-7020 ext. 2011

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004. The overarching theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

Cyber Safety Tips:

  • Keep software up to date
  • Use a good anti-virus program
  • Examine the email address and URLs in all correspondence
  • If an unsolicited message or phone call asks you to update, check, or verify your account information, do not follow the link or phone numbers provided
  • Do not open any attachments unless you are expecting it and have verified the sender’s email address
  • Scrutinize all payment or fund transfer requests
  • Be extra suspicious of anything urging immediate action
  • Confirm requests for wire transfers or payment in person or over the phone as part of a two-factor authentication process. Do not verify these requests using the phone number listed in the request for payment.

Mobile Device Tips:

  • Keep software up to date
  • Delete apps you no longer use
  • Personal information is like money – Value it. Protect it
  • Lock your mobile devices with strong passcodes or passphrases
  • Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use
  • Beware of public WiFi hotspots. Use VPN or a personal/mobile hotspot if you need a more secure connection


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