The 2009 Mentoring Picnic sponsored by the Shepard Broad Law Center Career Development office and the NSU Law Alumni Association was featured in The Florida Bar News for September 15. The picnic at the Shepard Broad Law Center brought law students together with members of the practicing bar and bench in an informal setting, giving the students the opportunity to learn, as well as to network. More than 70 Broward County attorneys and judges attended, including Judges Paul Backman, Robert Diaz, Joel Lazarus, Jeffrey Levenson, Linda Pratt, and Arlene Simon.
Nova Southeastern School of Law Professor Joel Mintz organized the registering of a highly critical response by professors from law schools across the country to the EPA's plan for how it will re-open agency libraries. The professors decried the lack of specificity in EPA's definition of "core materials" to be restored, the absence of any plans to digitize the EPA's collection and the necessity to make appointments to visit parts of the collection.
Mintz expressed doubt that the EPA intended to proceed with the re-opening, which was mandated by Congress in the wake of the controversial closings, before the end of the fiscal year. The professors point out in a letter addressed to ranking Democrats the lack of a firm commitment to fully restore suspended services. Professor Mintz was joined in signing the letter by Nova Law's Assistant Professor Timothy Arcaro, Associate Professor Richard J. Grosso and Professor Emeritus Joseph F. Smith. Other signers included professors from law schools nationwide, including Duke, Cleveland-Marshall, Seton Hall, Georgetown and Emory.
NSU Law Library & Technology Center is the only Florida Law Library providing free public access to federal court records. As a selected depository library, NSU becomes part of this new effort supported by Chief Justice Roberts and endorsed by AALL to provide broader access to PACER. More
A very interesting initiative by NSU law recently came to this blogger's attention: the International Citator and Research Project. Among other things, the idea is to create a publication entitled 'The Greenbook' covering FCIL research using scholars from around the world. Sounds fabulous! Learn More.