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      100 US Milestone Documents http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=13

      Crime and Investigation Network http://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk

      Criminal Justice Careers http://www.paulsjusticepage.com/cjcareers.htm

      Criminal Justic Ethics – Jeffrey Reiman & Paul Leighton http://www.paulsjusticepage.com/cjethics.htm

      Eastern Kentucky University Department of Justice and Safety http://www.justice.eku.edu/

      Federal Bureau of Prisons http://www.bop.gov/

      FindLaw -  includes forms http://www.findlaw.com

      Guide to Law Online: Law Library of Congress Public Services Division http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide.html

      Internet Legal Research http://www.ilrg.com/gov.html

      Jeffrey Reiman – The Rich Get Richer; the Poor Get Prison http://www.paulsjusticepage.com/reiman.htm

      Kentucky Department of Corrections http://www.corrections.ky.gov/

      Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet http://www.justice.ky.gov/

      Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice http://djj.ky.gov/

      Kentucky Sex Offender Registry http://kspsor.state.ky.us/

      Kentucky State Police http://kentuckystatepolice.org/

      LLRX – Law and Technology Resources for Legal Professionals http://www.llrx.com

      National Sex Offender Registry http://www.nsopr.gov/

      Online Legal Companion http://www.nolo.com/

      United States Department of Justice http://www.usdoj.gov/index.html

      University of Kentucky College of Law Library http://www.uky.edu/Law/Library/index.htm

      US Info.State.Gov – US Documents and History http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/rightsof/homepage.htm

      US Sentencing Commission – Federal Guidelines, etc. http://www.ussc.gov/

      US Supreme Court http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

      Virtual Chase: Teaching Legal Professionals How to Do Research (resources) http://www.virtualchase.com/topics/legal_research_index.shtml

 

      Activist Groups / Activism

o       Activist Groups and Organizations http://www.goodmoney.com/directry_active.htm

o       Peace Activist Groups http://www.givewings.com/peace/peacelinks/activists.html

o       PETA http://www.peta.org/

o       Petition Online http://www.thepetitionsite.com/

o       Political Activist Groups http://www.politicalindex.com/sect10.htm

o       Tolerance.org Youth Activist Groups http://www.tolerance.org/teens/youthact.jsp

 

      Civil Rights and Tolerance

o       ACLU http://www.aclu.org

o       Bill of Rights Institute http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/

o       Southern Poverty Law Center http://www.splcenter.org/index.jsp

o       Tolerance.org http://www.splcenter.org/index.jsp

 

      Courts and the Justice System

o       Kentucky Administrative Office of Courts http://courts.ky.gov/

o       Kentucky Revised Statutes http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statrev/frontpg.htm

 

      Legal Links – Case Briefs, Law Resources, etc.

o       http://www.4lawschool.com/

o       http://www.hg.org/students.html#course

o       http://home.pon.net/jmt/law/OneL/

o       http://lawschool.mikeshecket.com/

o       http://www.lawnerds.com/guide/outlining.html

 

 

       LAW SCHOOL SPECIFIC

       Outlines
A lot of these links are specific to certain schools, but keep in mind that the law from most of the 1L core classes doesn't change from school to school so a lot of general information can be gleamed from outlines. If you want just general tips on how to outline check out LawNerd.com. Just remember that outlining is really a personal style -- don't feel like you have to create an 80-page outline with 14 different sublevels and a table of contents.

o        U of Chicago

         I find the case summaries and checklists particularly helpful. Also has links to someone's notes from Barbri prep course. One of the best outline banks on the net per Namby.

o        UW - Madison

         Run by their SBA. The other best outline bank on the net per Namby.

o        Northeastern University

         Most of the links at the top are dead, but the links to the actual outlines below are decent. Includes some general material

o        U of Miami

         Limited list; primarily first year classes.

o        Internet Legal Research Group

         By book author - if your book is there, these can be a goldmine. Site also has other legal links.

o        Boalt (UC Berkeley)

         Site maintained by a student, so not a lot of variety, but he also has class notes.

o        More Boalt

         Site run by student orgs at Boalt. Much more comprehensive list of outlines.

o        Brian Pedigo

         3L at Whittier Law. Check out the "cram plans" for summaries.

o        HL Central

         Harvard keeps a collection of student submitted outlines. Best bet is to do a search by course name/topic.

o        NYU

         This link is specific to the first year outlines. For upperlevel courses go here.

o        Penn Law

         Their SBA runs a collection of student outlines. Again, unless you go to school there check out the outlines by course, not professor.

       Exams
For general tips on exam taking, checkout The Jurist's Tips , LawNerd's Exam Taking or this article which has a nice little sample outline exam answer. Also helpful is Charles Whitebread's The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School. He actually came to present at my school, and while he wasn't that interesting, we got a free copy of the book. It's not too thick so it is a quick read. Best piece of advice from the book: create checklists. (Happy I spent the time reading the book; I credit my checklists as a large part of my success in law school thus far.)

Your best bet when studying for exams is to try to get an old exam from your specific prof. Even though most subjects only have a limited combination/type of questions that can be asked, professors have their own special way of putting twists on things. Short of availability of specific professors' exams or if you just want to practice issue spotting, then other professors' old exams can be helpful. This listing of old exams are sites that have exams available for all subjects. I'll be posting specific links for each first-year class, and I'll include more specific exam links for those classes.

o        Harvard's Exam Archives

         By year, and then by course. Some have answers.

o        American University

         By course.

o        Capital University

         By course; includes some midterms.

o        Creighton University

         Only have listing by professors, so a bit of a pain to find course you need. Also has some Iowa Bar questions.

o        William Mitchell

         By course. Also has some Minnesota Bar questions.

o        Ohio Northern University

         By course.

o        University of Montana

         By course. Not as extensive collection as others, but includes a few more obscure courses.

o        University of Kentucky

         By course. A few are password protected, but most are not.

        Taken from: http://wishiwouldhaveknown.blogspot.com/2006/07/casebriefs-outlines-old-exams.html

 

      Corrections and Juvenile Justice Related Links

o       ACJS

        The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established in 1963 to foster professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice.

o       American Correctional Association (ACA)

        The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.

o       American Criminal Justice Association

        National Grand Chapter, Lambda Alpha Epsilon.

o       American Society of Criminology

        The American Society of Criminology is an international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency.

o       Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/research-pubs-intro.php

o       Code of Federal Regulations

        The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

o       Crime Magazine http://www.crimemagazine.com/index.html

o  TruTV’s Crime Library www.crimelibrary.com

o       Criminal Justice Megasites Page

        Links to hundreds of Criminal Justice Websites.

o       CrimLinks http://www.crimlinks.com/criminology%202.htm

o       Cybrary

        The World's Criminal Justice Directory.

o       EKU Library

        EKU Library Main Page

o       Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

        The Federal Bureau of Prisons protects society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure...

o       Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts

        Administrative Office of the Courts

o       Kentucky Bar Association

        It is designed to answer your questions about the many services offered by your bar association. In addition, it offers an abundance of legal research tools at your fingertips.

o       Kentucky Department of Corrections

        To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes...

o       National Institute of Corrections (NIC)

        NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies.

o       National Institute of Justice

        NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues.

o       NJDA

        With offices based at EKU and MSU, the National Juvenile Detention Association (NJDA) exists exclusively to advance the science, processes, and art of juvenile detention services through the overall improvement of the juvenile justice profession.

o       SCJA.NET

        Southern Criminal Justice Association

o       State and Local Government

        The State and Local Government on the Net Directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments.

o       USAJOBS

        The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site

 

 

      Criminal Justice and Fire Safety Related Links

 

o       ASIS INTERNATIONAL

        ASIS International is the foremost organization advancing the security profession worldwide...

o       CBS Disaster Links

        CBS NEWS DISASTER LINKS contains updated websites for quick reference.

o       FDNY COUNSELING SERVICE UNIT

        Counseling service.

o       Fire Investigator Forum

        Fire/Arson Investigations.

o       Fire Net International

        Helping other firefighters on the internet.

o       FireSafe

        Fire and Safety Resource Directory

o       Information Security Magazine

        Information Security is the enterprise security and risk managers' leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues.

o       International Association of Arson Investigators(IAAI)

        To foster, support and promote fire prevention and arson awareness.

o       International Society of Explosives Engineers

        The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) was formed in 1974 as a professional society dedicated to promoting the safe and controlled use of explosives.

o       International Society of Fire Instructors

        The purpose of this symposium is to bring together Brigade Commanders, Fire Chiefs, and Chief Train

o       John A. Kennedy & Associates

        John A. Kennedy & Associates offers a wide variety of fire and explosion investigation and analysis services to attorneys, insurance companies, government agencies, business and industry.

o       Kentucky Firewire

        The purpose of this site is to act as an avenue for communication throughout the Kentucky fire services. The Internet provides us with a fast and easy way to speak to other Kentucky fire personnel.

o       Kodiak Fire & Safety Consulting

        Making the correct choice for a fire investigation firm is critical. You need the best. You deserve the best. You deserve Kodiak Fire & Safety Consulting.

o       National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI)

        Designed to bring together fire investigation professionals from around the world to present and discuss the latest in fire investigation science, research, technology and methodology,

o       National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA)

        Reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

o       NIST BFRL

        The Building and Fire Research Laboratory studies building materials; computer-integrated construction practices; fire science and fire safety engineering; and structural, mechanical, and environmental engineering.

o       Security Management Online

        The Security Professional's Central Web Connection.

o       ShortCourses

        Famous for its books on digital cameras and digital photography. THE digital photography resource for over 4,000,000 visitors a year.

o       Stop the Drug War

        DRCNet is a vigorous and fast-growing national drug policy reform organization with an established track record in the innovative and creative use of telecommunications and electronic information systems for the reform of our nation’s drug laws.

o       The Kentucky EMS Connection

        Serving the Kentucky EMS Community since October 1996.