A Current Awareness Service of
Cornell Law Library
Vol. 4, no. 2
September 21, 1998
InSITE highlights selected law-related World Wide Web sites in two ways: as an annotated
publication issued electronically and in print; and as a keyword-searchable database.
The law librarians at
Cornell evaluate potentially useful Web sites, select the most valuable ones, and provide
commentary and subject access to them. These information can be accessed as following:
- Current Issue
- Archived Issues
- Searchable Database
- Syndicated Search of all Annotated Web Sites
- RSS FEED of the Current Issues
[What is RSS?]
- E-mail subscription: send the following request to firstname.lastname@example.org:
join INSITE-L "your name"
where your name (include the quotation marks) is the name you want to be available to the list's administrator. You must send this message from the e-mail address where you want to receive the e-list's messages
- In print format for the Cornell Law School
- This site is funded by the Owen Graduate School of Management (Vanderbilt). Its stated
design purpose is "to solve three problems: the alienation of antitrust academics
from practitioners; the alienation of law, economics, and public policy from each another;
and the difficulty that everyone has in keeping up with recent developments." The
site is divided into nine sections: three deal with antitrust topics of mergers, vertical
restraints and price fixing. Each of these sections is further divided into the aspects of
Economics, Cases, Law & Policy, In the News and Research Topics. Other parts of the
site include Other Information, under which are links to related sites; About the Site,
whence information of funding and maintenance; a Merger Simulation program (useful for
pedagogy); a Threaded Discussion; and Industry Links, providing links to sites categorized
by industry (includes government sites). A frequently updated and well organized site.
Canadian Competition Policy Page
- The Canadian Competition Policy page promotes itself as "A site devoted to the
dissemination of information on competition law and economics in Canada and around the
world." The site has sections devoted to People and Organizations, Conferences and
Seminars, Documents, News, and Links to Related Sites, but the most notable feature is the
Merger Simulation Program, developed by Prof. Werner Antweiler. The simulation program
predicts the effects of proposed mergers in concentrated industries by manipulating data
variables supplied by the user. Projections on pre- and post-merger market share and
profitability are presented in an easy-to-read tabular format. A sample simulation is
available as a demonstration of the program's functionality. The site is easy to navigate
in both frame and non-frame versions; however, the simulation program appears to be
available only in the frames version.
The Court Service
- This is the site for the Court Service, an executive agency of the Lord Chancellor's
Department. The department provides court administration for England and Wales. The site
opens to a diagram of the various courts of England surrounding a main site for
Headquarters and Circuits. Several have links where one can find recent judgments,
practice directions and notices (some decisions). The section "Leaflets"
provides, in PDF format, very good information on what to do and expect in court (if
anyone has British pro se clients). Links include Smith Bernal International and the Law
Society of England and Wales. A separate page, accessible through a link from the text of
the home page, provides a great deal of information on the speeches, consultation papers
and other products of the department. You will need an Adobe reader to enjoy full benefit
of the pages. Frequently updated.
- The UC Berkeley library provides a basic bibliography (with call numbers) of resources
for finding information about the European Union (EU), including official works. Where
appropriate, the site links to parts of the official EU site and other useful sites of the
Internet. A good site with simple navigation for orienting oneself for EU legal research.
It was last updated April 1998.
House of Commons Library Research Papers [.pdf]
- The Research Papers of the House of Commons Library are now online in PDF format.
Well-written and carefully researched, the papers are designed to give Members and their
staffs an objective analysis of particular bills or issues. They are from 25-50 pages in
length, footnoted, and provide excellent information on European Union, NATO, Scottish
Devolution, other international topics, and a range of domestic issues. Coverage begins
with the first paper of 1998. The search button at the bottom of the page allows searching
of the titles of the reports, along with the contents of the rest of the UK parliamentary
pages. An Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for no charge at http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html,
is required to download the papers. Electronic notification of publication of the library
papers, together with other government publications, is available through The British
Official Publications Current Awareness Service (BOPCAS), a joint project of the
Association for Information Management and the University of Southampton Library (http://www.soton.ac.uk/~bopcas/index.html).
The contents of this
publication and any recommendations therein are the opinions of the authors
and do not reflect the views of Cornell University.
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