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Archive for October 21st, 2011


Wednesday Oct. 26 – Michael Ratner on Civil Rights in a Post 9/11 World

On Wednesday October 26, from 5:00 to 6:00pm, Michael Ratner will present his ideas on how civil rights have deteriorated since September 11, 2001, for the C|M|LAW community. The lecture will take place in the Moot Court Room and one free hour of CLE is offered for attending.

Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit legal organization dedicated to protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He served as co-counsel in the Supreme Court case of Rasul v. Bush, which established that detainees at Guantanamo Bay had the right to invoke habeas corpus. He continues to fight against the undermining of fundamental rights in the name of the “war on terror” by representing victims of torture, rendition, and domestic spying. He has taught at Yale Law School and Columbia University Law School and is the author of many books and articles. In 2006, he was included by the National Law Journal on the list of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” Mr. Ratner will speak about the erosion of civil rights following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

iPad4Legal – Legal Apps for Your iPad

We’ve blogged quite a number of times about useful legal apps (like ones for Blackboard and TWEN, Law Pod, federal government info, and legal research on iPhones), but there’s always space on your mobile device for more apps, right?

So consider iPad4Legal. It’s a blog run by two law-savvy tech geeks, and it lists currently available iPad apps that are useful to the legal community. It also has a list of iPhone apps to watch, with the idea that these will be available for iPads soon.  Some iPad app examples: Ohio Revised Code, U.S. Code, Black’s Law Dictionary, 21 CFR 11 Pocket Guide, and the U.S. Government Manual.