Featured Database of the Month: American Law Institute Library

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline
Lauren Mattiuzzo

HeinOnline offers a variety of a-la-carte databases to supplement the user’s research in specific areas. The American Law Institute Library is a digital collection that provides easy access to invaluable American Law Institute projects and documents that have influenced modern law and society. In today’s blog post we’re going to take a deeper look at this database and what it has to offer. Watch this short tutorial that includes a brief overview of the database and its tools, or read below for more information.

About the American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify…

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Tip of the Week: Locating Restatements of the Law in HeinOnline

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline, Searching, Tip of the Week, Tips and Tricks
Tara Kibler

Restatements are essentially common law judge-made doctrines that develop gradually over time because of the principle of stare decisis. Although Restatements are not binding authority in and of themselves, they are highly persuasive because they are formulated over several years with extensive input from law professors, practicing attorneys, and judges. The Restatements of the Law is one of the most respected and well-used sources of secondary authority, covering nearly every area of common law.

HeinOnline hosts both current and archival Restatements of the Law in its American Law Institute Library. Have you ever tried to use HeinOnline Restatements, and weren’t sure where to begin? No worries! We’ve got four different methods to get you started…

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NEW Restatement Section Locator Tool in the American Law Institute Library!

ALI, Customer Suggestion, Searching, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

It is now easier than ever to locate specific sections in Restatements of the Law! Thanks to a suggestion from a customer at the John Marshall Law School, the American Law Institute Library now contains a Restatement Section Locator tool. Whether you are looking for a current Restatement or an older one, HeinOnline meets all your research needs!

Quickly Locate a Restatement

The Restatement Section Locator tool can be found on the American Law Institute Library homepage. To use this tool, choose the Restatement name from the drop-down menu and enter the section number…

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NOW AVAILABLE: Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases

ALI, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline’s American Law Institute Library continues to grow with the addition of Trial Manual 6 for the Defense of Criminal Cases. This widely-used how-to guide for handling criminal court cases was initially published in 1967, and, prior to this recent edition, was last updated in 1988.

Developed because of an urgent need for criminal defense lawyers, the original project was funded by the National Defender Project of the Legal Aid and Defender Association, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Legal Education (ALI-ABA),…

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Where to Find Restatements in HeinOnline

ALI, Exploring HeinOnline
Kaylyn Zurawski

 

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute consists of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, and publishes Restatements & Principles of the Lawmodel statutes, and more. These publications are enormously influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

HeinOnline’s American Law Institute Library contains full runs of the Institute’s Annual Reports, Proceedings, Annual Meeting Speeches, and the Institute’s newsletter…

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Check out January's Featured Collection: It's Definitely Time for Another Look

ALI, Enhancements, HeinOnline, What's New
Shannon Furtak

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States which produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute consists of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, and publishes Restatements & Principles of the Law, model statutes, and more. These publications are enormously influential in courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

ALI and HeinOnline

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library includes:

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses and the American Law Institute

ALI, Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Law Journal Library, Searching
Shannon Furtak

Sexual assault on college campuses, and consent issues in general, have been prevalent topics in the news. CNN reports that 23% of female college students experience some form of unwanted sexual contact. This contact ranges from kissing to touching to rape, and is carried out by force or threat of force, or while the victim is incapacitated due to the effects of alcohol or drugs.

This information sharply contradicts statistics reported by colleges: according to this article in Chronicle of Higher Education, nine out of 10 colleges reported no rapes at all on their campuses in 2014…

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Enhancements to ScholarCheck

ALI, Citations, Enhancements, ScholarCheck, What's New
Shannon Furtak

November was an extremely busy month for our development team! In addition to these previously-announced new features, we have two ScholarCheck enhancements to report.

American Law Institute's Restatements of the Law

Citations from Restatements of the Law will now light up as inline hyperlinks. Look for these citations to be highlighted in blue:

Clicking the hyperlink will direct the user to the section referenced in the citation:

Restatement citations will also appear as inline hyperlinks in Fastcase documents:

ScholarCheck Icon and Auto-Display of Statistics

We are pleased to welcome the return of the ScholarCheck icon…

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Exciting News from HeinOnline and the American Law Institute!

ALI, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline was already your source for American Law Institute publications, but we are pleased to announce that the American Law Institute Library now contains current content, including pocket parts! The six-month embargo has been lifted, so users can now view both historical and the most recent material in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable format.

The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The American Law Institute Library in HeinOnline provides convenient access to titles like ALI Annual Reports, Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings

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American Law Institute Library Reorganization

ALI, What's New
Shannon Furtak

Check out the new layout of the American Law Institute Library in HeinOnline! This collection features the publications of the "most prestigious legal group in the United States," according to retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor at the May 2002 ALI Annual Meeting. The Institute is composed of lawyers, judges, and law professors; it drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes the Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts, legislatures, legal scholarship, and education.

This collection contains ALI Annual Reports, Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings, ALI Reporter

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