Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution: Get This Award Winner For Your Collection

Congratulations to Professor Malick Ghachem!  His recent book, The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution, published by Cambridge University Press, has recently been awarded the American Historical Association's 2012 Major Book Prize.  Prof. Ghachem will be presented with his award at the AHA's Annual Meeting in January in New Orleans. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ebook Versions of Federal Rules--FREE from CALI and LLI

CALI, in cooperation with the Cornell Legal Information Institute is offering free, downloadable versions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Evidence in Ebook form. They are avaiable from CALI's eLangdell website.

And the books are compatible with the Ipad!

Check it out!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sports Law Symposium: Law and the Olympic Movement

The University of Maine School of Law and the Sports Law Group at the law firm of Preti, Flaherty are sponsoring a symposium on September 13, 2011 entitled "Law and the Olympic Movement". The distinguished panel will be discussing many issues affecting Olympic athetes. For more information and to register click: http://www.preti.com/2011SportsLawSymposium.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reminder: CALI can help students study for exams

The Garbrecht Law Library subscribes to the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI). CALI provides for 850 lessons students may access to prepare for exams. These lessons are available to the students at the University of Maine School of Law.


For more information stop by the Reference Desk.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Professor Rogoff Publishes New Book on French Constitutional Law

French Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials is a new book published by University of Maine School of Law professor, Martin A. Rogoff. In this book, Professor Rogoff analyzes the decisions of the Constitutional Council and Council of State, significant laws, important reports, and a variety of French legal writings (many translated into English for the first time). These materials are accompanied by commentary, notes, and readings from secondary sources, including a generous sampling of extracts from historical and philosophical texts, to permit an understanding of the French constitutional system in context. The aim of the book is to present French constitutional law from a French perspective to understand how the French think about constitutional law and its practice.

Please contact the Circulation Department if you would like to check this book out.

In The Library Stacks

The Following are just some of the new books we have added to our collection. Please contact the Circulation Department if you would like to check any of these out.

Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting On Law Review by Eugene Volokh

In this book the author provides advice to current and aspiring law students that will hone their writing, a lawyer's most important skill. This book offers smart advice on how to write better and avoid common errors such as wordiness, unduly harsh criticism, and overly technical language. A good student article can get you a high grade, a good law review editorial board position, and a publication credit. These credentials can in turn help get you jobs, clerkships, and-if you're so inclined-teaching positions.

The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research Edited by Peter Cane and Herbert Kritzer

The empirical study of law, legal systems and legal institutions is widely viewed as one of the most exciting and important intellectual developments in the modern history of legal research. Motivated by a conviction that legal phenomena can and should be understood not only in normative terms but also as social practices of political, economic and ethical significance, empirical legal researchers have used quantitative and qualitative methods to illuminate many aspects of law's meaning, operation and impact. In the 43 chapters of The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research leading scholars provide accessible and original discussions of the history, aims and methods of empirical research about law, as well as its achievements and potential.

Women and the Law Stories Edited by Elizabeth M. Schneider & Stephanie M. Wildman

This book examines landmark cases establishing women’s legal rights. Each chapter discusses a case and examines the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. Subject areas covered are common to many women and law casebooks, including history, constitutional law, reproductive freedom, the workplace, the family, and women in the legal profession, domestic violence, and rape.

Student Speech on the Internet: The Role of First Amendment Protections by Jesulon S. R. Gibbs

Student speech on the Internet, cyber speech, which occurs while off-campus is a growing concern for K-12 public school officials. Parents and students have claimed that First Amendment violations occur when school officials discipline students for their speech occurring off-campus on the Internet using a personal computer and personal Internet services. However, courts vary on the applicable legal standard for cases of off-campus student Internet speech since no specific U.S. Supreme Court ruling governs the question. Therefore, courts, school administrators, and legal scholars are re-examining the notion of students' rights to freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment in the modern Internet and bullying era. Gibbs includes a recommended framework for addressing off-campus student cyber speech based upon the database of cases studied.

Library Hours for Spring Break

While the students are on spring break, the Library has shortened its hours. They are:

Monday, March 7th – Saturday, March 12th
8 am – 5 pm

Sunday, March 13th
10 am – 11 pm

Enjoy your break everyone!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

U.S. Government Printing Office is on Facebook

The Garbrecht Law Library is a designated Federal Depository Library. The United States Printing Office has joined Facebook as a way to enhance transparency and dissemination of government information. Please visit the their new page at:


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

In the Library Stacks

The Offensive Internet: Privacy, Speech, and Reputation edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum, focuses on the abuses made possible by anonymity, freedom from liability, and lack of oversight on the Internet. The scholars that contribute to this book connect the absence of legal oversight with harassment and discrimination and argue that misuse is the outgrowth of social, technological, and legal choices. The authors detail some of the vile and hateful speech that the current combination of law and technology has bred and conclude with analysis and policy prescriptions.