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University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Some Randomly Selected Entries from the New Edition of The Bouvier Law Dictionary

In 2011, Wolters-Kluwer — the global law publisher that includes Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business, CCH, Loislaw — and other legal information resources, will publish the first new edition of the Bouvier Law Dictionary for a century. This dictionary has been […]

Arkansas Supreme Court Issues Order Establishing Online-Only Official Reports, Eliminates Distinction between Published and Unpublished Decisions

Official Arkansas appellate opinions are now published exclusively on the Arkansas Judiciary website. Arkansas Supreme Court opinion no. 09-540, In re Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Rule 5-2, went into effect July 1, 2009 and applies to opinions issued after February 14, 2009. The […]

Arkansas Court Documents Going Online: Bad Policy for Private Information

For all who may have missed the news, the Internet has erased dark secrets of yesteryear, freedom of information has finally arrived, and truth is prevailing. If it is true, it should be made public, for truth in the public’s hands can only […]

Books for Lawyers from 2007 A Very Subjective View of the Scribes Prize Nominees

In 2006, I first shared my notes on the prize nominees for the national Scribes Prize for the best legal book of 2005. No one complained in two years, and I’m doing it again. Waves of new law books are published each year, many of […]

Virtually Legal: Or don’t believe everything you see on the internet!

“Is it legal in Arkansas for a man to beat his wife no more than once a month with a stick three inches wide?,” the caller asked. Further questioning revealed that she was working on a project for an ethics class that involved a law […]