The DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law reached a new milestone: its two millionth download. Launched in 2006, the repository showcases the research and scholarship of UM Carey Law.
Currently, Digital Commons houses 2,335 articles in Faculty Scholarship and 8,207 total items. Use is growing rapidly, with around 58,000 downloads per month.
The most popular papers cover a wide variety of topics, including: “Saving Facebook,” by James Grimmelmann; “Defending Junk-Debt-Buyer Lawsuits,” by Peter Holland, “Judging the Judges - Daytime Television's Integrated Reality Court Bench,” by Taunya Banks; and “Criminalizing Revenge Porn,” by Danielle Citron and Mary Anne Franks.
In addition to scholarly articles and working papers by law school faculty, DigitalCommons also provides open access to the law school’s five student-edited academic journals, as well as to Maryland Carey Law, the school’s alumni magazine.
Conference proceedings, Congressional testimony, outstanding student articles, program and center newsletters, and a Book Gallery are also featured. Fully customizable Profile Pages enable faculty to describe their research and scholarship to reflect their unique specialties.
The DigitalCommons, a service of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library, is fully searchable based on author, subject, academic program or specific articles, and is updated daily. New papers include:
Sherri Lee Keene, Are We There Yet? Aligning the Expectations and Realities of Competency in Legal Writing, also published in the Duquesne Law Review.
This new HeinOnline collection, developed in partnership with the American Bar Association, provides digital access to the ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals (formerly the ABA Package Plan.) Access is provided to current issues as well as back files of the more than 100 ABA-published periodicals, including forty-four titles previously available only to members.
Some of the forty-four publications now included that were previously available only to ABA members are: Access to Justice; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Environmental Litigation; Health Law Litigation; SciTech Lawyer; and Minority Trial Lawyer. A full list is available here.
Some of the current materials are available as full color PDFs.
If you have a MyHein account, you can set up research alerts to follow specific authors, titles, or key terms. Hein will alert you when content that fits your search request is added to the collection. Please contact your librarian liaison if you would like to set up a MyHein account and/or an alert for the ABA Periodicals collection.
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.”
Starting this month, the Law Library will begin offering free access 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: