Several Bloomberg BNA Books, Manuals and Portfolios have been recently added to Bloomberg Law. You can now access the following publications through the Legal Analysis and News tab on the Bloomberg Law Menu Bar:
BNA Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series – this series includes the following portfolios
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Books are frequently banned for containing adult content, offensive language, strong sexual content, or not being age appropriate. Over this recent past decade, 5,099 challenges were reported to the Office for Intellectual Freedom. Check out the banned books display in the library to see some of the books and comic books that have been banned or challenged and the history of censorship in print.
Find out if your favorite book has been banned or challenged by exploring the top ten lists of the 21st century here.
Are you interested in a free resource to help you prepare outlines and review for exams?
Would you like to review legal topics in an online interactive format that provides immediate feedback, as a change of pace from using print review materials?
Consider using CALI lessons as a supplement to your course reading. Written by law professors and law librarians, CALI’s 900+ self-paced tutorials run the gamut from first year core subjects such as contracts and torts, to advanced substantive areas such as commercial law, environmental law, family law, IP, tax, and many others. Also available are lessons on trial advocacy, legal research, legal writing, and citation form.
Lessons are written in an entertaining format and allow you to self-assess your mastery of the subject matter. You can review a lesson multiple times to track your progress. And because UM Carey Law is a member law school, your access at www.cali.org, is completely free. So give CALI a try!
How to Access CALI Lessons on the Web:
First time users must create a username & password at www.cali.org, using our school’s authorization code, which is available here.
You will use this authorization code only the first time you log on and create your username and password; after that you will log on using the username and password you have created.
The Library has a guide full of helpful tips for your first year including, where to find back-up copies of course textbooks, how to set up wireless access, how to print outlines, how to prepare for exams, and how to reserve a group study room. We also suggest this guide which lists books that can help with your classes and exams this year.
The Law School also has a page to help incoming students that details ways to become an active member of the law school and university community, helpful resources that are available on campus, and related administrative matters.
Did you ever wish there was an easier way to read those assigned cases for your classes? Then take a look at AudioCaseFiles. The Thurgood Marshall Law Library has recently acquired a subscription to LexisNexis CourtroomCast. One component of this database is AudioCaseFiles. It offers access to edited versions of the most commonly assigned cases for 1L and 2L classes. These downloadable files are available on any mobile device. When you access an opinion, you will also get the full text of the edited opinion, a brief fact summary and the rule of law. There is also a link to the Justia version of the full opinion. All opinions can also be printed.
You must register with the CourtCast system in order to access files. Go to the database homepage: http://courtroomcast.lexisnexis.com/ and click the AudioCaseFiles link at the top of the screen.
CourtroomCast will now display a sign in prompt. New users should select the "sign up" button to create their own account. From the registration screen, select the University of Maryland School of Law from the list, provide your umaryland.edu email address, create your own password and give your role (1L).
A confirmation email will then be sent to you. You must use the link in this email to confirm your registration.
Once registration is complete, click the AudioCaseFiles link at the top left of the screen.
You can now search by subject or course book title. For a more sophisticated search use the search box at the top right of the screen. If you search the title of the coursebook assigned for your class, be aware that the latest edition might not be on the list due to contractual constraints but the majority of cases for a particular title will be posted. Cases are arranged alphabetically.
Access to AudioCaseFiles is a great opportunity to learn anywhere, at any time by using the web. If you have any questions, please contact any of the Research Librarians.
We apologize in advance for the noise caused by the window construction taking place on the Paca side of the library. The drilling will only occur between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. during the week. The construction is estimated to take two weeks. Free disposable earplugs are available at the front desk.
This is a good time to remind everyone that, even when its construction season, the open areas of the library have been designated as quiet zones for studying and research. Please conduct all conversations in the lounges. Study rooms are available. Two study rooms on the third floor of the library (Rooms 3321 and 3322) may be used on a first-come-first-served basis. Other third floor study rooms (3320, 3323, 3324 and 3325), which can be reserved by law students via the Room Reservation System.
Cell phone use and skype calls are limited to designated cell phone areas in the law library. The designated areas are the Lounges on the 3rd and 4th floors, all Group Study rooms, and the Fayette Street stairwell. A cell phone booth is also located just outside the law library entrance. If you receive a call, please go to one of the designated areas.
We strive to make the law library a quiet and comfortable place for reading, writing, and contemplation. Please let the librarians at the front desk know if someone is being disruptive.