Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Harvard Law School Library's “Free The Law” project

The Harvard Law School Library’s recent project - Free The Law has the good intention to make all U.S. case law freely accessible online to the public. California and New York state cases will be the first to become publicly available this fall, and the entire database is expected to be completed in 2017.

To read the coverage in New York Times about the project, please go to: 

To watch the video about the project, please go to:

"Free The Law" project

Monday, 2 November 2015

Free Inter-Branch Book Delivery to the Legal Resources Centre (LRC)

All circulating books of the CUHK Library, excluding reserve books and United College Library Language Collection, can be delivered from the holding library to the LRC for pick up and checking out.

This service is free for transferring books between other branches of the CUHK Library and the LRC. Students need to fill out Online Request Form to process their requests.

To request, please do the following:

2. Click on the “Online Request” link

3. Login with your Staff/Student ID and Library Password

4. Fill out book and your contact details

5. Check off the location where the book is originally held (e.g. if the Law Library, check off the box next to the Law Library). If you would like to transfer a book to the Legal Resources Centre, please make sure you use the third option on the form, which shows the pickup location is Legal Resources Centre.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Lexis HK and Westlaw Asia Research Videos on YouTube

Lexis HK and Westlaw Asia have created some videos on YouTube to show users how to use their databases. 

Each video is short and yet focused on one search feature at one time. They are good self-help resources especially if you have not been able to attend previous database training sessions.

To review the videos, please click:

                  -  Lexis HK

                  -  Westlaw Asia

Lexis HK on YouTube
Westlaw Asia on YouTube

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Westlaw Next on Westlaw Asia

Westlaw has launched a new interface called Westlaw Asia (replacing Westlaw HK). It is a single platform for searching Asian legal materials across multiple countries within a single search. It is an ideal tool for comparative law research, and a significant time saver.

The Westlaw HK and Westlaw Asia will run parallel for a short while until every resource has been migrated to Westlaw Asia.

On Westlaw Asia platform, CUHK users can access Westlaw Next (formerly called Westlaw International) by clicking the link “Jurisdiction” on the top right and then click on the “Westlaw Next” link on the tab bar on the right (please see screenshots below). 

Click on "Jurisdiction" and then "Westlaw Next"

Westlaw Next page on Westlaw Asia