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The UM Carey Law community mourns the loss of its friend and colleague, Professor Emeritus Abraham Dash, who passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014 at his home in Bowie, MD. In 2005, the Maryland Law Review compiled a wonderful collection of tribute essays to Professor Dash in honor of his retirement from the law school. That same year, the JD Magazine published a lovely tribute. The tributes continue today on a page created by the Law School here. Below is a select bibliography of Professor Dash's works:
Reviewing the Coast Guard's Administrative Law System, Hearing before the H. Subcomm. on Coast Guard and Mar. Transp., Comm. on Transp. and Infrastructure. 110th Cong. 65-68 (2007) (statement of Abraham A. Dash, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Law).
Administrative Law Judget Corps Act, Hearing on S. 1275 Before the S. Subcomm. on Admin. Practice and Procedure, Comm. on the Judiciary, 98th Cong. 96-108 (1983) (statement of Abraham A. Dash, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law).
The Law Library has put together an exhaustive Agriculture Law Library Guide to support the Agriculture Law Education Initiative, a new collaboration between the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences.
Created for scholars and attorneys alike, this Guide links to the vast resources of the University of Maryland Library System, including links to books, case law, and statutes, as well as leading agriculture law organizations and materials.
Blackboard upgrades are among the activities prioritized by the Center for Information Technology (CITS) for 2014, including Blackboard development, hardware refreshing and implementing the newest Blackboard service packs. CITS now has scheduled a fixed Blackboard maintenance period during the spring semester, starting on March 4th, from 10pm – 6am on the first Tuesday of every month. The group will assess the impact of the scheduled outage at the May meeting and determine if adjustments need to be made. An announcement has been posted in Blackboard to the user community of this ongoing maintenance period.
In addition, the old Blackboard hardware has been decommissioned. Courses not copied to the new hardware have been archived to files that will be kept for several years.
Documentation on Blackboard's basic features and on any new features will be provided on this page. Instructors may also schedule individual training sessions or consultations for assistance with a particular Blackboard course or feature. To schedule a consultation, or to ask for assistance, please contact Law-Blackboard.
The Law Library has a new exhibit honoring the donation from Professor Clinton Bamberger of twenty-five books by the British author Henry Cecil. The collection consists primarily of first editions, galley proofs, and later editions of both fiction and non-fiction titles.
"Henry Cecil" was the pseudonym of Henry Cecil Leon (September 19, 1902 - May 21, 1976), an English judge and author. He was a member of the bar and served as a county court judge in England from 1949 until 1967. However, Henry Cecil is most well known as an author of comic novels about the English legal system. Cecil's first book, Full Circle, was based on a collection of stories he had invented to entertain his shipmates during World War II. Although Cecil's first publishing effort did not receive much public attention, his later literary works, many of which used his experiences as a judge for inspiration, were more widely received and celebrated. Cecil was well-known for his witty and wry style of writing and his books are works of great comic genius – sort of a P.G. Wodehouse of the courtroom - with unpredictable twists of plot that highlight the often absurd contradictions of the legal system.
Cecil remains popular and a number of his works have been reprinted and continue to be available.
The exhibit was created by Fanuel Chirombo, former member of the Law Library's staff and newest Cataloger/Reference Librarian at the Frederick Douglass Library, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.