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This month in Lessons from the Web:  "Rethinking Electronic Casebooks"

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Site of the Week
June 29, 1998

Professor Jeffrey Stake of the Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington presents The Law School Ranking Game (from Resource Pages).

Welcome to JURIST: The Law Professors' Network, a virtual classroom where law professors can share information and exchange ideas with a worldwide audience of colleagues, law students, lawyers and members of the public.


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JURIST's Services include our monthly Books-on-Law book review, plus rolling announcements of legal Conferences, Calls for Papers, and Positions Available in US and Commonwealth law schools. Audio and video recordings of law school conferences, speeches and other events are available via JURIST Live!. Visitors are invited to take advantage of the directories and legal research aids held at the Reference Desk, and/or the Web authoring and Web search utilities provided in the Internet Toolkit. Send a law professor an e-mail message from the Post Office, or take a few moments off to read the paper, browse the legal magazines, or catch the latest TV and radio public affairs programs playing in the Faculty Lounge. Law students and journalists are invited to drop by the Student Lounge and the Media Center.

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JURIST: The Law Professors' Network is directed by Professor Bernard J. Hibbitts, Associate Dean for Communications & Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, in consultation with an international Advisory Board. E-mail JURIST at JURIST@law.pitt.edu.

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