Green-Card Holders and Legal Immigration to the United States
More than 1 million people became lawful permanent residents (LPRs) of the United States in 2012, with family-sponsored immigrants accounting for two-thirds of those gaining a green card. This Spotlight examines federal statistics on foreign nationals who gained LPR status during 2012.
Alabama Settlement Marks Near End of a Chapter in State Immigration Enforcement Activism
With the state of Alabama’s recent legal settlement ensuring that key portions of its highly contested immigration enforcement law will never take effect, an important chapter of heightened activism by states in immigration enforcement has drawn to a near close. This article explores Alabama’s decision, which traces its roots to the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling in Arizona v. United States, as well as the Infosys civil settlement with federal prosecutors over its use of foreign workers, new refugee admission numbers, extension of Temporary Protected Status for Somalis, and more.
[Source: Migration Information Source 21/11/2013]
Looking for a place for group work in Law Library?
Take a seat in collaborative area on the second floor of Law Library with the following features,
- No reservation is required, first-come, first-served
- Open area with 10 movable tables and seats up to 4 people for each table
- Power sockets along windows
Lawyers Collective and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC have recently launched The Global Health and Human Rights Database (www.globalhealthrights.org). This database is an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of more than 1000 judgment, case law, national constitutions, and international instruments, as well as their translations and summaries. It covers health and human rights law from both common and civil law jurisdictions, and features case law and other legal documents from more than 80 countries and in 25 languages. As practitioners and scholars analyze legal strategies, this database can serve as a starting point for research and practice.
Need to free up your Library borrowing quota fast? The Libraries has recently installed an Automated Book Drop at the Lui Che Woo Law Library, at Cheng Yu Tung Tower. Books returned through this new book drop will be automatically checked in and updated in the user’s library account in real time, even when the library is closed. The system, to be soft launched on 28 October, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Drop by with your books and items and try it out!
ARTstor will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on Thursday, October 10th between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Access to the ARTstor Digital Library will be suspended during this time.
You are cordially invited to the Westlaw Day training sessions. Multiple sessions will be offered each day by Westlaw specialist trainer in the Computer Room, Lui Che Woo Law Library, 1/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus. For the schedule, please visit http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#7145. Souvenirs and training materials will be distributed to participants. Registration is not required but seats with PCs are limited, first come first served.
Whether you are new to Westlaw or need to reinforce your search skills, we invite you to come along. For enquiries, please email email@example.com or call 3917-2914.
Westlaw is an online legal research service which provides a unique collection of legal and regulatory information. The collection includes case law, legislation, law reviews, treaties, and directories from Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, European Union. Westlaw can be accessed from the University Libraries’ Key English Resources page at http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i.
You are cordially invited to the Lexis Day training sessions. Multiple sessions will be offered on these two days by Lexis specialist trainer in the Lui Che Woo Law Library, 1/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus. For the schedule, please visit http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43. Souvenirs and training materials will be distributed to participants. Registration is not required but seats with PCs are limited, first come first served.
Whether you are new to Lexis or need to reinforce your search skills, we invite you to come along. For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3917-2914.
Lexis.com is an online legal research service which provides case law, law reviews, legislation and legal journal articles from Hong Kong, China, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, Malaysia, India, South Africa etc. Lexis.com can be accessed from the University Libraries’ Key English Resources page at http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/ER/keyDB/hkul/i.
International law Twitter feed @OUPIntLaw is developed by the international law team at the Oxford University Press and provides tweets for news, commentary, cases and insight stories on international law.
The first issue of the London Review of International Law (http://lril.oxfordjournals.org/) has gone live online. Published by Oxford University Press, it focuses on the areas of international legal theory, international legal history and international socio-legal studies and is completely free online for the first two years.
Civil Engagement and the Judicial Reform: The Role of Civil Society in Reforming Criminal Justice in Mexico
What is civic engagement? It is the cumulative effects of processes by which private and public organizations interact with members of society. The staff of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is intimately familiar with such processes, and this working paper from Octavio Rodriguez Ferreira looks into the role of civil society in reforming criminal justice in Mexico. This 43-page paper, released in August 2013, offers a brief introduction to the current situation in Mexico and goes on to explain what long-term reform might look like in the country. It’s a compelling work that persons with an interest in international relations, comparative legal systems, and the general governmental milieu of Mexico will find most intriguing.
[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 35, Aug 30 2013]