Monthly Archives: February 2007

Study Abroad Opportunities

Published on: Author: Teresa L

How would you like to study Environmental Law in Costa Rica, International Negotiations in Norway, or Human Rights and Sustainable Development in South Africa? There are many opportunities for studying abroad; it’s an experience that will broaded your horizons as well as your job prospects. If you are a student enrolled in an ABA-approved law… Continue reading

Overheard at the Reference Desk

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Recently someone was wondering which country had more Buddhists: Singapore, South Korea, or Sri Lanka. A new favorite website makes this easy to find out — check out NationMaster. This massive central data source is a handy way to graphically compare nations with its vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World… Continue reading

Civil Rights Publications

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Thurgood Marshall Law Library: Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights Since 2001, staff members at the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland have worked to create an electronic archive of United States Commission on Civil Rights publications. They have worked with a number of partners on this ambitious… Continue reading

Fog of Seaman

Published on: Author: Teresa L

Benton, Jeffrey M. Note. The Fifth Circuit Loses its Way in an Attempt to Maneuver Through the Fog of Seaman Status. (Becker v. Tidewater, Inc., 335 F.3d 376, 5th Cir. 2003.) 41 Hous. L. Rev. 1017-1051 (2004).

Why Look at Congressional Committee Prints?

Published on: Author: Teresa L

A congressional committee may request a special study in a specific subject area relating to proposed legislation; these are called committee prints. Committee prints often provide valuable information such as statistical analyses or historical background research. Here’s more info from the Government Printing Office: “Congressional committee prints are publications issued by congressional committees on topics… Continue reading