The Law Library is pleased to welcome two new Research Fellows, both distinguished graduates from the University of Maryland School
of Law Class of 2013: Anna Johnston and Cameron Connah.
Anna Johnston (Cum Laude Law ’13, Health Law Certificate) is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business and Technology Law, and has extensive experience working on broad and substantive research, checking citations, and editing law review articles. Anna began on August 12th.
Cameron Connah (Magna Cum Laude Law ’13) was an Asper Fellow for the Maryland Disability Law Center prior to becoming a Research Fellow. He was also a research assistant for both Professor Boldt and Professor Kovarsky during law school. Cameron will begin on September 9th.
The Ryan H. Easley Research Fellows provide scholarly support to
faculty members. They assist with law review articles and other works of
scholarship, including broad and substantive research, detailed citation
checking, footnote creation, citation checking, proofreading and editing for style and format. Contact Sue
McCarty, Managing Research Fellow, or your faculty liaison to request the assistance of a research fellow.
This research program is named in memory of Ryan H. Easley, a 2004 honors graduate of the Law School and a former Research Fellow at the Law Library.
Library, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and the University of Maryland - College Park Libraries have been funded to jointly license new resources to support the MPower Initiative. New resources that will soon be available to the Law School include:
ProQuest Dissertations: The world's most comprehensive online collection of
dissertations and theses with nearly 3 million searchable
citations from around the world (1743 to
the present day) together with over 1 million full-text dissertations
that are available for download in PDF format.
Legislative Insight: a federal legislative history database that compiles all publications created by
Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public
Wiley-Blackwell: increased access to Wiley-Blackwell's collection of international scientific, technical, and medical journals.
As we continue to add valuable new resources and services, supporting
the success of our user community in all their roles is our primary focus. If you have any questions or comments, please
feel free to contact any member of the library.
The Library is using a new web 2.0 content management and
publishing system to create discipline, subject, and course guides. This
new system, LibGuides, allows us to easily
create multimedia content, share knowledge and information, and promote
library resources to the campus community. The new guides incorporate RSS feeds, videos, instant librarian chat, and more.
Users can also receive email alerts every time a new guide is published.
You will be able to access the new guides from the Law Library's website under "Research Guides." Once in LibGuides, you may browse guides by subject or by librarian, or search across all guides for a particular resource.
The librarians also recently revised the popular TMLL Guide to Legal Research. The classic format of the guide remains, but the content has been updated to reflect changes in the library's collection and enhancements with Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg.
Please note: If you have a specific discipline or subject guide already bookmarked, you may need to update your bookmarks.
The Law Library recently received a donation of books from the estate of Katherine Vaughns. The Library honors this donation with a book display featuring some
of the titles that have been added to the collection. The display is located on the second floor of the library.
graduating from law school in 1970, Katherine Vaughns spent more than a decade
in California first with Pacific Telephone and then in the Los Angeles Office
of the United States Attorney for the Central District of California. As a litigation attorney her case load
consisted primarily of immigration and employment discrimination cases and
helped shape the direction of her research in the areas of immigration law and
As a member
of the faculty of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
since 1984, Professor Vaughns taught immigration law and policy, complex
litigation and remedies. Much of her
scholarship focused on topics related to immigration and she was also
interested in civil rights, equality, women, and matters dealing with race and
ethnicity. In 1993 she testified on asylum and inspections reform at a hearing before the House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee
on International Law, Immigration, and Refugees. Re-reading her comments and her
written testimony with the backdrop of today’s national conversation on
immigration reform is certainly a sobering experience.
Vaughns’ two most recent articles “Border Fixation: the Appearance of Security
and Control in Immigration Reform” and “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: Kiyemba v.
Obama and the Meaning of Freedom, Separation of Powers, and the Rule of Law Ten
Years After 9/11” (with Heather I. Williams) will be published posthumously in 27 Journal of Civil Rights and Economic
Development 2013 and 20 Asian
American Law Journal 2013 respectively.
to her instructional responsibilities, Professor Vaughns was active in the
American Bar Association and served most recently as chair of the Subcommittee
on Inter-circuit Conflicts of the Section on Litigation. She also participated in state and local
legal circles including the Baltimore City Bar Association and the Maryland
State Bar Association.
Vaughns fulfilled her love of the arts and the theater by serving on the
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Center State and as the chair
of the Community Engagement Committee. She also served as Secretary of the Maryland
Film Festival’s Board of Directors.
The books in this display showcase the diversity
of Professor Vaughns’ interests and their addition to the Thurgood Marshall Law
Library collection serves as a tangible reminder of the breadth and depth of
her scholarship and are a testament to her “law legacy and her commitment to
The Library will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, August 29th and will remain closed all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for the Grand Prix of Baltimore. The Library will also be closed on Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day Holiday.