The Thurgood Marshall Law Library offers an accessible work station for students and faculty who require machine-assisted support. The accessible work station is located on level 2 of the library.
The law school is a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction which distributes CALI programs on various topics. The CALI library of exercises is a collection of more than 270 computer-based lessons covering more than 30 legal education subject areas such as civil procedure, torts, contracts, property, and criminal law. The exercises are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. They can be used as supplemental materials or integrated with other course materials. Students may download CALI exercises from http://www.cali.org and run the programs on their home PC.
Lexis and Westlaw, two major computer-assisted legal research services, are available for use by law students. First-year law students will be given individual passwords to access these databases at the beginning of the fall semester and will be trained during their legal research class in the spring semester. Other law students who wish to make arrangements for an advanced or a refresher session should check with a research librarian. The School of Law receives access to Lexis and Westlaw under special educational contracts that stipulate that the services may be used only for course-related work by currently enrolled students of the School of Law. Both Lexis and Westlaw can be used over the Internet with individual student passwords. Documents retrieved on Lexis and Westlaw may be downloaded to a disk, to a recordable CD or printed to dedicated high speed laser jet printers located on the third floor of the library. Students are responsible for retrieving their printouts promptly. Printing should be kept to a minimum.
The library also provides access to Bloomberg Law, a system that integrates comprehensive legal content, company information, and proprietary news in one place. Passwords will be distributed to first-year students in 2012 and to upper-division students as needed.
The library maintains a file of previous course exams to which faculty members may choose to contribute. Exams on File are available to UM Law students, faculty and staff only.
To guarantee continued access to commercial software programs, reproduction
of university-owned or licensed software is strictly forbidden. Under
federal copyright laws, unauthorized reproduction of software can be subject
to substantial civil penalties, as well as criminal action resulting in
fines and imprisonment. Installation of software
not owned by or licensed to University of Maryland, Baltimore is both
a violation of the users' agreement and a violation of federal copyright
law. A user making or using unauthorized copies of computer software or
documentation may be subject to:
All students are required to read and comply with applicable Law School and University of Maryland, Baltimore Technology Policies.
All library computers print to the GoPrint Pay-Per-Print system. Printing costs $.10 per page.
There are photocopiers in the Imaging Room on level 2 of the library. Photocopies cost $.12 per page.
University of Maryland, Baltimore students, faculty, and staff may use their campus IDs (OneCard) to pay for printing and copying. Visitors may purchase a OneCard for one dollar from the UMB1One machine in the imaging room on level 2 of the library. All users may add value to OneCards using the UMB1One machine with cash or credit cards. Students, faculty, and staff may also add value online.
In case of printer or copier malfunction, do not try again. The user services desk staff can make printouts or copies to replace failed jobs, but cannot offer refunds. Refunds are not available for value remaining on debit cards after use.