Social Networking Site Launched for Law Students

CasemakerX announced today the development of a social networking site which will be available to American law students, law school faculty and law librarians who register as users ((CasemakerX is a free service supported by the Casemaker Bar Consortium and its 475,000 attorney membership consisting of State Bar Associations across the USA. The purpose of CasemakerX is to provide a conduit to network law students and legal professionals, creating an information portal for self-promotion, education, mentoring and future opportunities in the legal profession. Our mission is to help law students connect and use the power of group knowledge and professional/social outreach to help facilitate personal growth and to create bridges to new opportunities.)).

In addition to blogging, instant messaging, photo sharing, iPhone plug-ins and streaming video via YouTube, the site offers job postings, a suite of legal discovery products and a law library that includes more than 12 million federal and state case documents, according to the release.

I don’t know anyone who attended the American Association of Law Librarians Conference in Portland in July saw the Beta version.

The Law Library coverage extends to all 50 states. Consortium member libraries generally include:

* Case Law – historic to current (average starting point 1924)
* Statutes
* Codes
* Court Rules
* State Constitutions
* Attorney General Opinions
* Jury Instructions
* Ethics Opinions

Casemaker’s Federal library consists of:

* Opinions
o U.S. Supreme Court
o U.S. Circuit Courts
o U.S. District Courts
o U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
* Federal Court Rules
* U.S. Code
* Federal Code of Regulations
* Links to Federal Court Forms

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Comments

  1. Ahh, yes. That’s exactly what I need. Another social media site.

    I lost count after I joined my 20th. Connie knows, for some reason I keep sending her invites each time I sign up.

    Here’s the heads up in advance Connie.

  2. Seems I spoke too soon.

    They really have excluded it to American law students by requiring an email from specified universities to sign up.

    I will be spared this one, for now.