Friday, March 31, 2006

Because law is not all drudgery: LawTunes:"Legal Holidaze"/"The Lawyer's Holiday Humor Album"

Public Service Announcement:
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday.

beSpacific: Document Provides Roadmap for the Future of Federal Depository Library Program

Out of the Jungle: More on the Deans' Proposal on Tenure

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Judges on Secretive Panel Speak Out on Spy Program - New York Times

Out of the Jungle: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Out of the Jungle: How 'Bout Them Deans?! Dadburn their fool hides!

Ask.Com's New Look Scores Big Points Against Search Rivals(Link courtesy of TVC Alert)

Computers in Libraries 2006: Presentation Links (Thanks for the hint, TVC Alert!)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

TVC Alert Research News adds 4 resources to the Criminal Law section of the Legal Research Guide. They are What You Need to Know About Appeals and Habeas Corpus and the 3-part article, Hairs, Fiber, Crime and Evidence.

Out of the Jungle: LOCKSS and CLOCKSS and you thought librarians were dusty!

beSpacific: The Challenges of "Researching" in An Age of "Searching"

beSpacific: New Site, Available in 20 Languages, Welcomes Debate on Future of EU Maybe our CICL could help them out.

Monday, March 27, 2006

beSpacific: Aggregation of Blogs From Around The World

Book review: Out of the Jungle: Book Review -- Avatars of the Word

Friday, March 24, 2006

beSpacific: Americans Increasingly Go Online for News Ah, but was the news they got 'fair' and 'balanced'?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

beSpacific: CATO Study Challenges Courts' Role in Digital Rights Management

Out of the Jungle: Laptops Banned from Law School Classroom.

Out of the Jungle: Webcasts of Oral Arguments Allow SJC Justice to Continue Through Illness It's only a matter of time until the Supremes do something similar.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

beSpacific: 2003-4 Statutes at Large Online From GPO

beSpacific: Comparison of Web Browsers. Love the last sentence. - Google Wins Copyright Battle; Archiving Issue Is Still Unclear. Read the opinion here.

Monday, March 20, 2006

FYI: beSpacific: Searchable Versions of Recently Released Nat'l Security Strategy Docs.

Out of the Jungle: What are law schools doing?

Thursday, March 16, 2006

beSpacific: Redaction of Confidential Info in Documents to be Distributed as PDF

More IP-related stuff: Out of the Jungle: Supreme Court Patent Decision -- Can Thinking Infringe a Patent?

Out of the Jungle: Copyright Comix: Duke Law School's Center for Study of the Public Domain has released an amazing 76 page copyright education in the shape of a documentary filmmaker and form of a comic book: BOUND BY LAW?

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

beSpacific: 70th Anniversary of the Federal Register

beSpacific: Judicial Business of the United States Courts 2005

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

beSpacific: Sunshine Week 2006: March 12-18. Let's try to hold government accountable.

Baltimore Business Journal: A small firm's approach to competition -- go paperless

Monday, March 13, 2006

Out of the Jungle: Print versus Digital - the grudge match

beSpacific: New Bill Included Penalties for Reporting on Domestic Surveillance Res Ipsa.

beSpacific: Internet Free Speech Protection Act of 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

beSpacific: GPO Launches Enhanced Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

I think there are a few more law review articles waiting to be written on this. Out of the Jungle: Law and Order on the Virtual Frontier

Keeping up with legal news: Legal Alerts and Current Awareness Services in the Legal Research Guide

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Art of Public Records Research

Executive Order: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Res Ipsa.

Out of the Jungle: Empirical Study of Legal Scholarship

Because we should think about things other than law now and then: Out of the Jungle: Cheer yourself up!

For all you IP mavens: beSpacific: House Judiciary Cmte. Hearing on Orphan Works

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Maryland Judiciary Press Release: Maryland Judiciary Offers Internet Case Search of Court Records

For those time when you just have to talk to a real person: gethuman database

Another good riff from Betsy McKenzie over at Out of the Jungle: What do law students want?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Join the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Center for International and Comparative Law as we honor Professor Tim Sellers, Regents Professor, University System of Maryland, and Director, Center for International and Comparative Law on his recent publications:

Republican Principles in International Law: The Fundamental Requirements of a Just World Order and

Universal Human Rights: Moral Order in a Divided World (with David Reidy, co-editor).

Professor Sellers will give a short lecture on why people and states should obey international law and how the nations of the world can best recognize, promote and respect universal human rights.

Professor Sellers will be available to sign copies of his books, which may be purchased in UB’s bookstore or that evening in the law school lobby.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

6:30 p.m.

Reception to follow

Venerable Baetjer Howard Moot Court Room

John and Frances Angelos Law Center

This event is free and open to the public. No R.S.V.P. is required.

For more information, contact the Center for International and Comparative Law, 410.837.4532.

Out of the Jungle: Watch those URL extensions!, especially when applying for financial aid.

beSpacific: Success and Challenges of Online Tax Filings Examined by Policy Expert

Monday, March 06, 2006

On Wednesday, March 8, 2006, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland (CSA) will conduct oral argument in the Moot Court Room (LC 100) at the University of Baltimore School of Law. This is the fourth time in its 39-year history that the CSA has heard oral argument at UofB. Oral argument before a three-judge panel of the CSA will commence at 9:30 a.m. The Court will hear four direct appeals from Circuit Courts. If each advocate uses the 20 minutes allowed, oral argument will conclude about 12:00 noon.

All law students and law faculty are encouraged to attend some or all of the oral arguments. As in the Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis, the public may freely come and go during oral argument. However, there must be silence at all times. When the three judges conclude oral argument, they will remain in LC 100 to answer student questions, except they may not answer specific questions about the four cases then being held sub curia.

beSpacific: Sabrina Presents Workshop on Best Sites and Services for Research

Out of the Jungle: More about E-books -- future of teaching generally

Friday, March 03, 2006

beSpacific: Study Claims In Flight Cell Phone Use Risks Passenger Safety

beSpacific: Which Newspapers Blog Best?

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Copyright: Demystifying Fair Use

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

bookofjoe: Don't even think about it

Why [Microsoft] Vista Won't Suck

The U.S. isn't the only country adding new members to its High Court. beSpacific: New Resource on Nominee to Supreme Court of Canada

beSpacific: Tremendous Tech Challenges Presented By Digitizing Library Collections