In this issue:
- Prepare to Practice
- Free Rosetta Stone Access
- Sue McCarty is the March Employee of the Month
- New Journal Issues in the Digital Commons
Prepare to PracticeThe Career Development Office and the Law Library are co-sponsoring a Prepare to Practice workshop on Thursday, April 16th to prepare 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls for their summer internships or new associate positions. The program will consist of two parts, you may attend both sessions or attend the sessions à la carte:
Part One: Panel Discussion Room 107 from 3:15 – 4:30 PM. The first part will be a panel discussion with legal professionals who work with associates on a regular basis, and will provide workplace etiquette tips, pointers for receiving your first assignment, and other successful summer strategies. The panelists (featured below) will also take questions from the audience:
- Dawna Cobb, Lecturer in Law and Former Member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Commission on Professionalism.
- Adam Farra, Adjunct Faculty Member, Associate at Sidley Austin, and three-time Judicial Clerk (United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland).
- Timothy Henderson, Chief Recruitment and Professional Development Officer at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C.
- Emily Florio, Library Service Manager at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C.
All students are welcome and encouraged to RSVP at: www.law.umaryland.edu/preparetopractice.
Free Rosetta Stone AccessThe Law Library provides now provides free access for law students, faculty and staff to Rosetta Stone, a leading provider of online language-learning services, to law students, faculty, and staff!
Rosetta Stone is based on the idea that everyone has the ability to learn a new language. This service offers libraries and their patrons the proven immersion method that more than 20,000 schools have trusted for more than 20 years.
Rosetta Stone language-learning unlocks that potential with instant feedback, fun activities and expert guidance to keep you engaged and motivated. With a simple log-in through the Library, you can access:
- 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests
- 50 hours of foundational instruction
- Core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
- Focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
- Mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go
Please note that Rosetta Stone will replace the Library’s previous language software provider, Mango Languages, which will no longer be available. Please send Stephanie Bowe, Librarian for Acquisitions and Collection Development, your feedback regarding Rosetta and Mango Languages.
Sue McCarty is the March Employee of the Month
When faculty at the Francis King Carey School of Law need assistance with law review articles and other works of scholarship their first call is to Sue McCarty, JD ‘04. As managing research fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library — a program unique to Maryland Carey Law — McCarty diligently triages close to 200 research requests each year. She delegates the work between herself and her team of research fellows for whom she serves as a mentor. The program is so popular that it’s used as a recruitment tool to attract the best legal scholars to the law school.
For her work as a collaborator extraordinaire and mentor to the next generation of legal scholars, McCarty was chosen as University of Maryland, Baltimore’s March Employee of the Month.
“You are invaluable to the faculty and a much admired person,” said President Jay A. Perman, MD, who presented McCarty with a congratulatory certificate from during a “mock” meeting staged by McCarty’s law school colleagues.
In addition to editing faculty scholarship and maintaining the “selected works” portion of the law school’s website, McCarty recently took on management of the law school’s Digital Commons, the electronic showcase for faculty publications.
“Of all the resources that are available, and valuable to the production of good scholarship, Sue is the most important,” said Rena Steinzor, JD, professor. “She’s smart, diligent, pleasant, and insightful. I feel so lucky to work with her.”
“I love what I do,” said McCarty. “I get to read the scholarly works of our law professors who write in many areas of law and public policy. I am always learning and thinking. This award is the icing on the cake.”
New Journal Issues in the Digital CommonsThe Maryland Journal of International Law is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 29, Issue 1 of its Journal, which includes articles related to the Fall 2014 Symposium on armed intervention in civil conflicts, a series of papers focusing on the politics of religious freedom, as well as original student notes and comments.
The Journal of Business and Technology Law also just released Issue 2, Volume 10 of its publication to the Digital Commons.