May 18, 2005
New bePress Papers in the OSU Moritz College of Law Working Paper Series
Announcing new papers in the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Working Paper Series, part of the bepress Legal Repository found at http://law.bepress.com/repository
PUBLISHER: The Berkeley Electronic Press
EDITOR: Larry T. Garvin Associate Professor, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
Table of Contents Alert
Douglas A. Berman "Foreword: Beyond Blakely and Booker: Pondering Modern Sentencing Process". http://law.bepress.com/osulwps/moritzlaw/art14
Ruth Colker and Kevin Scott "Rehnquist and Federalism: An Empirical Perspective". http://law.bepress.com/osulwps/moritzlaw/art13
Dale A. Oesterle "Regulation NMS: Has the SEC Exceeded its Congressional Mandate to Facilitate a “National Market System” in Securities Trading?". http://law.bepress.com/osulwps/moritzlaw/art12
Ric Simmons "The Two Unanswered Questions of Illinois v. Caballes: How to Make the World Safe for Binary Searches". http://law.bepress.com/osulwps/moritzlaw/art11
Deborah Jones Merritt "Brown’s Legacy: The Promises and Pitfalls of Judicial Relief". http://law.bepress.com/osulwps/moritzlaw/art10
Ruth Colker "The Disability Integration Presumption: Thirty Years Later". http://law.bepress.com/osulwps/moritzlaw/art9
Mark Giangrande, DePaul Law Library
May 17, 2005
Opening: Access Services Librarian, Tulane Law Library
Tulane Law Library has an opening for an Access Services Librarian. The library moved into our newly designed and constructed building ten years ago, with a collection of over 550,000 volumes. Our staff includes ten librarians and ten support staff. We support the research and teaching needs of our faculty and students in a law school that has Centers of Excellence in comparative, environmental, maritime, and public law. We also provide assistance to the student editors and cite checkers of eight different journals published by the law school. Both the law school and the library have a strong commitment to cutting edge technology, but also adhere to high standards of one-on-one teaching and research assistance.
Tulane Law Library seeks a librarian to manage Access Services, including Circulation, Course Reserves, and Stacks Maintenance. The Access Services Librarian supervises three full-time staff members and a number of part-time student assistants, and also participates in the library’s committee work and user instruction. Depending on qualifications, the candidate selected will have an opportunity to participate in the library’s web design, reference service, and Innovative automated system management.
M.L.S. from ALA-accredited library school; excellent communication skills, service orientation, and supervisory skills; and at least two years of professional library experience.
Law library experience; circulation experience, including familiarity with automated library systems (especially Innovative); and knowledge of a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Office, online research tools, and web applications.
Salary and Benefits:
The salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Standard university benefits package includes 22 days of annual leave, 12 days of annual sick leave, and a choice of retirement and health care plans.
Send a resumé, including three references, to:
Ray Lytle, Head of Public Services
Tulane Law Library
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118-6231
These materials may also be submitted via e-mail to: email@example.com
Deadline for applications is July 1, 2005.
Tulane Law Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
Legal Information Buyer's Guide & Reference Manual - 2005 edition out late May - early June
From Ken Svengalis, Rhode Island LawPress:
About this time every year, people start E-mailing me privately to inquire about the release of the next edition of the Legal Information Buyer's Guide & Reference Manual.
I am pleased to report that shipment is expected in about two weeks at which time we will ship out copies to all our standing order customers. For those not on standing order, we are now accepting pre-publication orders for the 2005 (9th) edition of this indispensable legal reference tool. A standing order will guarantee that you receive the book in a timely manner for use in your budget reparations.
The 2005 edition, which updates and replaces the 2004 edition, includes updated information on thousands of legal information products, including reviews of over 1,400 legal treatise and specialty titles (including dozens of new titles). For example, the 2005 edition includes an 1,100 word content rich review of the ABA's 2003 Legal Technology Survey Report: Online Research. The book contains current bibliographic and pricing information on over 1,600 state primary law and secondary titles, and hundreds of additional products, including federal statutes, state and federal digests, legal encyclopedias, annotated reports, citators, administrative codes, legal newspapers, CD-ROMs, and much more. Our annotated bibliography of law-related reference titles (chapter 22) has been expanded to over 75 titles and our Legal Information Acquisitions Toolbox now includes 41 print titles and web sites. Chapter 28 includes the most complete and up-to-date listing of state legal bibliographies and research guides. The book contains a mind-boggling amount of pricing data, both current and historic--all compiled to make your job easier.
The supplementation costs provided for most titles are subscriber costs. These include the subscriber costs of all West Group titles which are not available on their company web site, but painstakingly gathered with the kind assistance of several dozen of law librarians around the country.
In addition, the complete text has been updated to reflect the current state of legal publishing in the United States as of March, 2005 (down to Reed Elsevier's recent acquisition of Weil Publishing), including every title, edition, and pricing reference. Moreover, the 2005 edition is 720 pages, an increase in size of 15 pages over the 2005 edition.
Our unique legal treatise pricing spreadsheet (Appendix H) provides basic bibliographic and pricing information on over 1,400 titles, including the 2000-2004 supplementation costs for each title (2005 for Matthew Bender and some Aspen titles). Nowhere on this planet will you find such a convenient source of comparative pricing data designed to help you make wise acquisition (or cancellation) decisions regarding print titles, CD-ROMs, and CALR services.
Law & Economics of Blogging
Initial Reflections on the Law and Economics of Blogging by Larry E. Ribstein (University of Illinois College of Law).
Weblogs, or blogs, have proliferated and developed rapidly in recent years, and have attracted significant attention. Moreover, blogs have started to generate significant legal issues. Yet there is so far no coherent economic framework for addressing those issues. This article begins to develop such a framework. Building on blogs' technical features, it identifies the unique aspects of blogs that should have legal ramifications. It then briefly applies this framework to a variety of legal issues.
A Quick Look at the IIEL's Researching International Economic Law on the Internet
Researching International Economic Law on the Internet was created and is maintained by the International & Foreign Law Department of the Georgetown University Law Library for the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL). The site is divided into seven topics with best websites listed for each. They are Commercial, Competition, Development, Economics, Finance, Government and Trade. Also included are research guides, international and foreign law links, research databases, and links to international instruments, government documents, and case law databases.
The site's selection of resources demonstrates a command of this very complex field. Everything including the kitchen sink is not listed here. This is one website of resources that can only be produced by experts. Kudos to the team that created this very useful web resource. Bookmark it!
Univ of Texas to Replace Undergrad Library with Electronic Info Commons
The New York Times is reporting that before Fall classes start at the University of Texas almost all of the undergrad library's 90,000 volumes will be dispersed to other university collections to clear space for a 24-hour electronic information commons.
May 16, 2005
New GlobaLex Articles (May 2005)
Mirela Roznovschi (Editor) reports that the following new articles are available on athe GlobaLex website:
Researching French Law by Stéphane Cottin and Jérôme Rabenou
French Law on the Internet - The Basics and Free Resources by Emmanuel Barthe
Finding the Law in Bermuda by Karen Skiffington
Performing Legal Research: the Moldovan Experience by Mariana Harjevschi and Svetlana Andritchi
More articles at http://www.nyulawglobal.org/globalex/index.html
Opening: Director of Technology at Vermont Law School
Vermont Law School, located on the scenic White River in rural Vermont, is seeking a Director of Technology. Reporting to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of Technology will be responsible for providing leadership in the development, management, security and maintenance of all administrative, technological and communication systems, the use of technology in the academic program, and the development and maintenance of infrastructure. The Director will be accountable for the technology budget and oversee the development and revision of technology policies and procedures. The successful candidate will ensure effective and efficient use of Law School technology resources through the provision of technology training programs.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for telecommunications including long-distance system operations and ensure support for the development and implementation of distance learning services through Internet, video and other media and resources. The Director of Technology will direct the Information Technology staff and manage the administrative help desk.
To be successful in this position, the following qualifications are
essential: a Masters or professional degree in law (JD), library science (MLS), computer science, business or a similar discipline is required; a combination of these degrees is highly desirable.
Significant experience in the development and management of technological services, preferably in a higher education environment, is required. Other requisite skills include: sound supervisory skills; strategic planning experience; the ability and desire to teach others; effective leadership and managerial skills; and strong communication, interpersonal and organizational abilities.
If you are interested in the above position, please submit your resume to Human Resources, Vermont Law School, PO Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Vermont Law School is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Major Search Engines Deliver Significantly Different Results
"In a study of Internet searches, only 3% of results were shared by Ask Jeeves, Google, and Yahoo, demonstrating the differences between the major engines. The study was sponsored by metasearch engine Dogpile.com."
Read more about it.
Ron Jones, Univ of Cincinnati Law Library
George Mason University Working Paper Series
Announcing new papers in the George Mason University Working Paper Series, part of the bepress Legal Repository found at http://law.bepress.com/repository
PUBLISHER: The Berkeley Electronic Press
EDITOR: Bruce Kobayashi, Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
This email contains a table of contents, followed by abstracts and some general information.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Kimberly A. Moore "Worthless Patents".
Subject area: Intellectual Property Law
Bruce H. Kobayashi "An Economic Analysis of the Private and Social Costs of the Provision of Cybersecurity and other Public Security Goods".
Subject area: Criminal Law and Procedure, Intellectual Property Law, Law and Economics
Nelson Lund "Fig Leaf Federalism and Tenth Amendment Exceptionalism".
Subject area: Constitutional Law
Ben Depoorter and Francesco Parisi "Modernization of European Antitrust Enforcement: The Economics of Regulatory Competition".
Subject area: Comparative Law, International Law, Law and Economics
John T. Delacourt and Todd Zywicki "The FTC and State Action: Evolving Views on the Proper Role of Government".
Subject area: Law and Economics, Legislation, Trade Regulation
Ron Jones, Univ of Cincinnati Law Library
In a 5-4 opinion, the Supreme Court ruled today that wine lovers may buy directly from out-of-state vinyards, striking down laws in New York and Michigan to the contrary. According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, 24 states have laws that bar interstate shipments. The case is Granholm v. Heald, 03-1116, (slip opinion (pdf)).
Mark Giangrande, DePaul Univ Law Library
Webcast Today: Nelson Mandela - Africa's Time Has Come
United Nations progress reports show that Africa is the furthest behind in the quest to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, a deadline established by the UN Millennium Declaration. Will the continent, in concert with the rest of the world and in particular with wealthy nations, be able to make up the ground already lost?
In this context, Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa and the African National Congress, offers remarks on the role of the United States in development and aid efforts for Africa.
Monday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m.
Live video webcast available through the Brookings Main Home Page: http://www.brookings.edu
May 15, 2005
60 Sites in 60 Minutes
CBO Reports on Effects of Reserve Call-Ups on Civilian Employers
The Congressional Budget Office has released "The Effects of Reserve Call-Ups on Civilian Employers" (pdf)
CBO’s analysis revealed that most employers are unaffected by the activation of reservists. Only about 6 percent of business establishments employ reservists, and fewer than half a percent of self-employed people are in the reserves. Among firms with reservist employees and owners, substantial variation is seen in their ability to adjust to a reservist’s call-up. Activations create vacancies that firms would not otherwise have had. Some businesses may absorb the loss of personnel at little cost, but others may experience slowdowns in production, lost sales, or additional expenses as they attempt to compensate for a reservist’s absence. A smaller number yet may find that they are unable to operate for lengthy periods — or at all — without their reservist and may experience financial losses or insolvency. Such problems are likely to be more severe for:
- Small businesses that lose essential (key) employees;
- Businesses that require workers with highly specialized skills; and
- Self-employed reservists.
Small businesses (generally those with fewer than 100 employees) employ about 18 percent of all reservists who hold civilian jobs; businesses with fewer than 500 employees and self-employed reservists employ about 35 percent. But there are no precise data on the number of reservists who are key employees or who have highly specialized skills. On the basis of survey information about reservists’ civilian occupations, CBO estimates that out of the 860,000 reservists in the Selected Reserves (the primary source of reserve personnel), between 8,000 and 30,000 of them probably hold key positions in small businesses. In addition, about 55,000 reservists are selfemployed.
Considering that snapshot of reservists’ employment,CBO expects that as many as 30,000 small businesses (0.6 percent of all such firms) and 55,000 self-selfemployed individuals (less than 0.5 percent of self-employed) may be more severely affected than reservist employers if their reservist employee or activated.
In addition, CBO found that although USERRA provided employment protections to reservist employees,might be exacerbating the difficulties that call-for those individuals’ employers. The legislation firms’ flexibility in avoiding vacancies and imposes additional costs on some employers.
40 Under 40
National Law Journal's Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 List.
At 29, Rachel Meeropol, (Staff attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights), is the youngest. Other noteworthy selections are Lisa Madigan, 38, the first female Illinois AG and someday the first female governor of Illinois; David Schizer, 36, Columbia Law School Dean; and Lorie Almon, 36, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, who had a very good year last year defending Costco and the New York Police Department in separate employment lawsuits.
Eur J Int Law -- Table of Contents Alert
A new issue of European Journal of International Law has been made available: April 2005; Vol. 16, No. 2.
Targeted Killing of Suspected Terrorists: Extra-Judicial Executions or Legitimate Means of Defence?, David Kretzmer, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:171-212.
Countering Uncertainty and Ending Up/Down Arguments: Prolegomena to a Response to NAIL, Jason A. Beckett, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:213-238.
A Separate Law for Peacekeepers: The Clash between the Security Council and the International Criminal Court, Neha Jain, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:239-254.
Review Essay Symposium
Review Essay Symposium: Philip Allott's Eunomia and The Health of Nations Thinking Another World: 'This Cannot Be How the World Was Meant to Be': An event to mark the retirement of Professor Philip Allott, Professor of International Public Law, University of Cambridge, 28-29 May 2004, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:255-297.
Slouching towards the Holy City: Some Weeds for Philip Allott, Iain Scobbie, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:299-313.
Eunomia is a Woman: Philip Allott and Feminism, Karen Knop, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:315-328.
International Law as Therapy: Reading The Health of Nations, Martti Koskenniemi, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:329-341.
The Fervent Imagination and the School of Hard Knocks, Thomas M. Franck, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:343-346.
Final Remarks, Rosalyn Higgins, Eur J Int Law 2005 16:347-353.
Opening: Assistant Librarian, Palo Alto IP firm
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, an internationally renowned intellectual property firm, has an immediate position available for an Assistant Librarian in our Palo Alto office.
The Assistant Librarian's primary responsibilities are maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Palo Alto Library while working with a dynamic team of reference librarians based in our San Francisco office to provide firm wide reference services.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Checking-in and routing library materials
- Conducting legal, business and intellectual property research using print and electronic information sources
- Processing inter-library loans requests
- Processing library invoices for approval and
- Other duties as assigned
- MLS (or pending MLS) and
- Relevant experience in a legal or corporate library preferred
The ideal candidate must have strong organizational skills, be able to handle a variety of projects and work well both independently and in a team environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential, as you will communicate with attorneys, all levels of administrative staff and contacts outside the Firm. Good attention to detail and strong problem solving skills are also key. Knowledge of MS Word, DBTextworks, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw, Dialog and other electronic research services is essential.
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Attn: Staff Recruitment
Two Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3834
New Titles in Law from Cambridge University Press
A Handbook on the GATS Agreement: A WTO Secretariat Publication (Paperback)
A Handbook on the GATS Agreement: A WTO Secretariat Publication (Hardback)
World Trade Organization
This handbook offers an understanding of the practical operation of the GATS
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies: The Law of Energy for
Sustainable Development (Hardback)
Edited by Adrian J. Bradbrook, Rosemary Lyster, Richard L. Ottinger, Wang Xi
Presents research on the crucial issues concerning energy law, that are facing the international community.
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Research Studies: Compendium of sustainable Energy Laws (Hardback)
Edited by Richard Ottinger, Nicholas Robinson, Victor Tafur
This volume will be an essential reference for those involved in environmental and energy research.
Resource Book on TRIPS and Development (Hardback)
It is a guide to the WTO's Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
Co-actorship in the Development of European Law: The Quality of European Legislation and its Implementation and Application in the National Legal
Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Linda Senden
Analysis of European and national legislation, based on discussions and reports of a colloquium held in The Hague, June 2004.