A Current Awareness Service of
Cornell Law Library
InSITE highlights selected law-related World Wide Web sites in two ways: as an annotated
publication issued electronically and in print; and as a keyword-searchable database.
The law librarians at
Cornell evaluate potentially useful Web sites, select the most valuable ones, and provide
commentary and subject access to them. These information can be accessed as following:
- Current Issue
- Archived Issues
- Searchable Database
- Syndicated Search of all Annotated Web Sites
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- In print format for the Cornell Law School
ABA Juvenile Justice Center
- The American Bar Association's Juvenile Justice Center is dedicated to monitoring the states' changes in their juvenile codes and Congress's legislation on juvenile justice that will affect both the federal and state courts. The Center responds to a vast assortment of juvenile issues, and provides leadership to judges, practitioners, bar associations, youth workers, and policymakers. The Center's current activities emphasize the right to counsel and the representation of delinquent youth, and conditions of confinement. The Center offers full text articles on juvenile justice news and resources including the Center on Children and the Law, Legal Pro Bono Opportunities on Behalf of Children, Steering Committee on the Legal Needs of Children, and the Section of Family Law. An explanation of bills affecting juvenile justice issues and assessments of bills' affect on the incarcerated are provided. An Internet mailing list allows committee members, judges, juvenile defenders, prosecutors, and child advocates to receive alerts and announcements. Links are offered that would be of interest to victims of crime, practicing attorneys, judges, and parents. These sites cover crime prevention, juvenile justice, judicial leadership organizations, legal directories, and parental resources.
Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
- The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room is the digital "branch" of the FBI’s own Reading Room, located in FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Reading Room contains thousands of pages of frequently requested FBI documents that have been released under the provisions of the FOIA since 1975. A select number of the print documents have been converted to Adobe Acrobat’s PDF format and made available in the Electronic Reading Room. Visitors may browse the digital collection by category, such as "Gangster Era" and "Famous Persons," or view an alphabetical list of all digital files. The site also contains a complete index to the Reading Room. The index is comprehensive, and includes the non-digitized material that is currently unavailable on the web site. At this point, a search engine for the site is unavailable. Visitors should also be aware that the PDF documents, being images of print copies and not digital versions, can be somewhat hard to read.
History of the Federal Judiciary
- The History of the Federal Judiciary web site was designed by the Federal Judicial Center to provide reference information about the history of the federal courts and federal judges who have sat on the bench since 1789. The page offers information in five topical areas, one of which is a photograph exhibit of courthouses constructed between 1852 and 1939. "Judges of the United States Courts" provides access to a database of information on more than 2800 judges, while "Landmark Judicial Legislation" offers the text of statutes pertaining to the organization and jurisdiction of the federal judiciary. The topic "Courts of the Federal Judiciary" contains a legislative history for the Supreme Court, as well as every district court, circuit court, and court of appeals. The last subject area, "Topics in Federal Judicial History," is comprised of various information of interest, such as a description of the administrative agencies that have served the federal judiciary. This attractive and informative site is easy to browse, but has no search engine.
Mining Laws of Asian Countries
The Mining Laws of Asian Countries (MLAC) web site, maintained by the Metal Mining Agency of Japan, offers full-text versions (in English) of major mining legislation in each of 13 Asian countries including China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The web site provides links to online services which include resources such as mining laws of Asian countries, Japanese mineral statistics, and mineral resource maps of Asia. A comparative table of mining law and policy by each Asian country is available. MLAC also offers information on mining seminars and workshops.
UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy
The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy web site provides resources for academics, attorneys, and students which identify compelling legal and policy issues in cyberspace law, generate solutions, and further cyberspace law as a separate discipline. This site includes a bibliography of articles concerning various subareas of cyberspace law such as cryptography, electronic commerce, obscenity, intellectual property, and privacy. A chronological review of developments in U.S. cyberspace law during the 1990's is offered with emphasis mostly on case law. Major cases and statutes concerning cyberspace law are also accessible and are organized within cyberspace subdisciplines such as privacy, freedom of expression, electronic commerce, jurisdiction, and safety. Most cases and selected articles are available in full-text.
The contents of this publication and any recommendations therein are
the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the views of Cornell University.
InSITE contributors: B. Kreisler, E. Cooper, E. Krikorian, J. Pajerek
© 2000 Cornell Law Library