In this issue:
- New Database: Digitized NAACP Papers
- Copyright Clearance for Coursepacks and Blackboard
- Fastcase Premium Now Available
- New Additions to the Digital Commons
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Nearly 2 million pages of internal memos, legal briefings and direct action summaries from the association’s national, legal and branch offices throughout the United States are now fully searchable online. The library's subscription includes:
The NAACP’s Major Campaigns: Education (Brown v. Board of Education); The Voting Rights Campaign, 1916-1950; Fair Housing; Employment; and Armed Forces. Title list.
The NAACP’s Major Campaigns: Scottsboro; The Anti-Lynching Campaign; Criminal Justice; Segregation and Discrimination Complaints; and Responses and Legal Department Files. Title list.
Working case files of the NAACP's general counsel and his Legal Department staff for the period from 1956 - 1972. Title list.
The Law Library also has a small collection of original NAACP reports, documents and publications donated by Professor Larry Gibson. An inventory of that collection is available here.
email@example.com as soon as possible for copyright clearance and, if necessary, photocopying.
The Law Library will deliver all materials to be photocopied to the Copy Center for duplication. All printed course packs will be distributed directly to students by faculty or (depending on the size of the packet) placed on the Forms Shelf (outside Suite 280) for students to pick up. Details about course pack distribution (where/when) should be posted on your Blackboard course page.
- Supreme Court cases from all 50 states
- Court of Appeals cases for all 50 states
- All Federal Circuit Courts
- All Federal District Courts
- All Bankruptcy Courts
- Tax Court Memorandum Decisions
Clicking on Fastcase from the list of available collections will produce the search tool, enabling you to search the full text and metadata of all cases included in the Fastcase database. Options to search by Case Name, Citation, Party, and Court are also available by using the drop-down menu.
The HeinOnline ScholarCheck icon will appear in both the search results and on the front page of the case to let you know of law review articles and cases that cite to your document.
HeinOnline's Negative Treatment Indicator, will also indicate the specific court cases that have overturned or reversed the cited decision. Fastcase calls this enhancement the "Bad Law Bot."
DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law had 92,502 full-text downloads. The most popular paper was Professor Danielle Citron's article, Criminalizing Revenge Porn, which had 1,729 downloads. Fifteen new submissions were posted to the Commons, including:
Michelle Harner, The Value of Soft Variables in Corporate Reorganizations, University of Illinois Law Review (2014).
Virginia Rowthorn, A Place for All at the Global Health Table: A Case Study about Creating an Interprofessional Global Health Project, 41 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 907 (2014) (abstract only).
Virginia Rowthorn, Health Law Service - Learning Trip: a How-To Guide, 40 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 401 (2012) (abstract only).
Leigh Goodmark, Law and Justice are not Always the Same: Creating Community-Based Justice Forums for People Subjected to Intimate Partner Abuse, 41 Florida State University Law Review ___ (2014).
Leigh Goodmark. CONVERGEing Around the Study of Gender Violence: the Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, 4 Race & Social Justice Law Review ___ (2014).
Three new books by Leigh Goodmark have been added to the Book Gallery:
- Bringing the Greenbook to Life: A Resource Guide for Communities
- Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domestic Violence
- Steps Toward Safety: Improving Systemic and Community Responses for Families Experiencing Domestic Violence
Law & Health Care Newsletter for Spring 2014
JBTL Symposia: The State of Concussions: Protecting Athletes through Advances in Law, Public Health and Science, March 7, 2014
Volume 9, Issue 2 of the 2014 Journal of Business & Technology Law
The Environmental Law Films for 2014:
"Maryland's Community Energy Future"
"The Conowingo Controversy"
"Baltimore Brownfield Renaissance"