CALI, The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, provides over one hundred interactive exercises written by law faculty and librarians. The exercises are designed to enhance traditional education or to be integrated into course materials. They cover a great variety of topics, including Administrative Law, Contracts, Evidence, Examination Skills, and many more. The web page requires users to register. The registration requires a Law School Authorization Code. Students should use 'MIAMIUstu126' as the Law School Authorization Code. (The faculty password is different.)
The Daily Business Review provides news for South Florida lawyers and business professionals. Official Court Newspaper for Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. To subscribe to daily emails from the Daily Business Review, click here, select the desired edition, then input UM's site license code, and follow instructions. Site License Code: flmum
Fastcase is an alternative to Westlaw and Lexis for case law research. Fastcase.com offers advanced searching on state and federal cases. Free to members of the Florida Bar, students may want to experience Fastcase which uses relevancy ranking to sort results and enables printing of cases with original pagination in .pdf format. Username: firstname.lastname@example.org, Password: miami2034 Password is subject to change once a year.
The Internet Guide for the Legal Researcher, 3rd ed.: This source provides detailed information on using the internet as a legal research tool, from e-mail to websites. Password: tigftlr3d
The RIA Checkpoint is a comprehensive tax research system including RIA's Federal, State, Local, International, Estate Planning, Pension, Benefits and Payroll products. It includes RIA's Federal Tax Coordinator (annotations arranged by subject), and the USTR (United States Tax Reporter - annotations arranged by U.S. Code section). It also includes international tax treaties, tax legislative history, state-by-state tax code comparisons, and the RIA tax e-mail alert service. WG & L journals and journal previews include Journal of Taxation, Journal of Corporate Taxation, Journal of Taxation of Exempt Organizations and Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives. Tax and Commercial Laws of the World includes English translations of foreign Income and Corporate Tax Law, Commercial Codes and selected other laws affecting financial transactions.
Access is limited to authorized Miami Law School Faculty, Staff and Students. Access is available from computers in the Law Library or by logging into the law school network from off-campus without a separate User-ID and Password. A User-ID and Password is also available to access this product outside of the Law Library. Students must register online through a computer at the Law Library in order to receive a User-ID and Password. Register at http://www.riahome.com/cploginids and provide your name and e-mail address. Your User-ID and Password will be e-mailed to the e-mail address you provided. Student passwords are only valid for one year. If you need to renew your User ID/Password, you must re-register using the same procedure described above.
SmartCILP indexes over 500 legal periodicals from the Current Index to Legal Periodicals. A profile is set-up for each individual according to his/her subject and periodical interests. Each week an e-mail message is sent to the individual listing articles that match the profile. To set up a SmartCILP profile, go to the SmartCILP website. Click on Create or Change a SmartCILP Profile, and fill-in the boxes for your name, e-mail address and affiliation (University of Miami Law Library), and use the appropriate authorization code. Use the authorization code 6585.
Tax Notes from Tax Analysts: Includes daily Tax Notes, State Tax Today, Worldwide Tax Daily and Worldwide Tax Treaties. Law School faculty, students and staff can register for online delivery of any or all of the daily newsletters to their law school email address by clicking on any of the publication titles and selecting Email Services from the left-hand frame. Includes a searchable archive of all Tax Analyst's daily newsletters back to 1993. Username: miamiu Password: caneslaw (case sensitive)
CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction): CALI provides over one hundred interactive exercises written by law faculty and librarians. The exercises are designed to enhance traditional education or to be integrated into course materials. They cover a great variety of topics, including Administrative Law, Contracts, Evidence, Examination Skills, and many more. The web page requires users to register. The registration requires a Law School Authorization Code. Faculty should use MIAMIUfac126 as the Law School Authorization Code. (Students use MIAMIUstu126)
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