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Greetings,

Attached please find The Legal List v1.0. This version is available via
anonymous FTP and via GOPHER (see attached). Thanks for all who
submitted ideas for additions.

Regards,
Erik J. Heels
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Erik J. Heels justice!he...@nic.unh.edu U. Maine School of Law
39 Main Street ip2...@portland.maine.edu Maine Law & Tech. Assoc.
Eliot, ME 03903 +1 207 439 5520 "Aika on rahaa."

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The Legal List
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(version 1.0, 17 May 93)
maintained by the
University of Maine School of Law
Maine Law and Technology Association


- TABLE OF CONTENTS -

O. REVISION HISTORY ETC
0.1. QUICK REFERENCE E-MAIL ADDRESSES
1. HOW TO GET THE LEGAL LIST
1.1. ANONYMOUS FTP
1.2. GOPHER
1.2.1. ADDING THE LEGAL LIST TO YOUR GOPHER SITE
1.2.2. OTHER KNOWN GOPHER SITES
1.3. E-MAIL
1.4. MAILING LIST
1.5. UPDATES
2. OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE
2.1. PURPOSE
2.2. BBN's INTERNET RESOURCE GUIDE
2.3. DISCLAIMER
2.4. FOR NEW INTERNET USERS
3. INTERNET FTP RESOURCES
3.1. FTP VIA E-MAIL
3.2. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
3.2.1. FTP SITES
3.3. ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
3.4. PROJECT GUTENBERG
3.5. SLU LAW LIBRARY "INTRODUCTION TO USING BITNET AND
INTERNET."
4. INTERNET TELNET RESOURCES
4.1. LIBRARY CATALOGS
4.1.1. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
4.2. NISS
4.3. WASHINGTON & LEE
4.4. THE CIESIN GLOBAL CHANGE INFORMATION GATEWAY
5. USENET (NETNEWS) NEWSGROUPS
5.1. USENET (NETNEWS) NEWSGROUPS
6. GOPHER
6.1. GOPHER SOFTWARE
6.2. WASHINGTON & LEE
6.3. THE CIESIN GLOBAL CHANGE INFORMATION GATEWAY
6.4. CORNELL LAW SCHOOL
7. WAIS
7.1. WAIS SOFTWARE
8. BITNET AND UNIX LISTSERV GROUPS
8.1. INTRODUCTORY BITNET INFORMATION
8.2. BITNET LISTSERV GROUPS
8.3. UNIX LISTSERV GROUPS
8.4. LISTSERV GROUPS
8.4.1. INT-LAW
8.4.2. LAWSCH-L
8.4.3. TEKNOIDS
8.4.4. AIL-L
8.4.5. FORENS-L
8.4.6. INFO-LAW
8.4.7. LAW-LIB
8.4.8. COMLAW-L
8.4.9. EURO-LEX
8.4.10. CNI-COPYRIGHT
8.4.10.1. COALITION FOR NETWORKED INFORMATION
8.4.11. CALL-L
8.4.12. EC
8.4.13. GOVDOC-L
8.4.14. PACS-L
8.4.15. UN
8.4.16. CYBERLAW
8.4.17. PSYLAW-L
8.4.18. RIGHTS-L
9. BBS SITES
9.1. BBS SITES
9.1.1. THE FEDERAL BULLETIN BOARD
10. COMPUTER AIDED LEGAL RESEARCH
10.1. WESTLAW
10.2. LEXIS/NEXIS
10.3. DIALOG
11. INTERNET, UUCP, AND USENET INFORMATION
11.1. INTRODUCTORY INTERNET INFORMATION
11.2. INTRODUCTORY UUCP INFORMATION
11.3. INTERNET, UUCP, AND USENET PROVIDERS
12. OTHER RESOURCES
12.1. BOOKS
12.2. JOURNALS
12.3. UUCP SOFTWARE
12.3.1. COMMERCIAL UUCP SOFTWARE
12.3.2. SHAREWARE UUCP SOFTWARE
12.3.2.1. MACINTOSH
12.3.2.2. DOS
12.4. OTHER SHAREWARE SOFTWARE
12.5. SEMINARS AND MEETINGS


O. REVISION HISTORY ETC.
------------------------
17 May 92, beta.1 - Project started by justice!he...@nic.unh.edu
(Erik J. Heels).
17 Jun 92, beta 2 - Added BITNET info.
17 Jul 92, beta 3 - Major format revisions.
17 Aug 92, beta.4 (16 K) - Released early due to popular demand.
17 May 93, 1.0 (*** K) - Available via GOPHER and anonymous FTP.
Added TOC. Many thanks to Midnight Networks Inc.,
midn...@midnight.com, for their help with the FTP
service. "***" in text indicates things to do.

0.1. QUICK REFERENCE E-MAIL ADDRESSES
---------------------------------------
justice!legal...@nic.unh.edu - Questions, additions, corrections.

justice!legal...@nic.unh.edu - Include "e-mail legal list"
anywhere in the message to receive
latest version.

justice!legal-lis...@nic.unh.edu - Include "subscribe your-
address" anywhere in the message to
subscribe to a periodic distribution
list. Include "signoff your-address" to
unsubscribe.


1. HOW TO GET THE LEGAL LIST
-----------------------------
1.1. ANONYMOUS FTP. The Legal List is available via anonymous FTP
from ftp.midnight.com (Midnight Networks Inc.) in
pub/LegalList/legallist.txt. If you have problems send mail to
ad...@midnight.com or justice!he...@nic.unh.edu.

1.2. GOPHER. The Legal List is available via GOPHER from the
University of Southern Maine GOPHER site (University of Maine School
of Law).

1.2.1. ADDING THE LEGAL LIST TO YOUR GOPHER SITE. You are
encouraged to add The Legal List to your local GOPHER site. If you
chose to do so, please include "The Legal List v1.0, sponsored by U.
Maine Law" in the title of the GOPHER document.

1.2.2. OTHER KNOWN GOPHER SITES. The Legal List has been posted to
the following GOPHER sites: malahat.library.uvic.ca, and ecnet.ec.
Do a VERONICA search of "The Legal List" to find other sites.

1.3. E-MAIL. If you wish the receive the latest version of The
Legal List via e-mail, send a message to justice!legal-
ma...@nic.unh.edu with the words "e-mail legal list" either as the
subject of the message or in the body of the message. The Legal
List will be e-mailed to you within a week.

1.4. MAILING LIST. If you wish to be added to The Legal List
Mailing List, send a message to justice!legal-list-
req...@nic.unh.edu.and include the following text, without the
quotations, in the body of the message: "subscribe your-address"
where "your-address" is your domain/MX (preferable) or non-MX
Internet e-mail address. Updates will be mailed periodically to
this mailing list. To cancel your subscription to this list, send a
message to justice!legal-lis...@nic.unh.edu, and include the
following text, without the quotations, in the body of the message:
"signoff your-address" where "your-address" is as described above.

1.5. UPDATES. Updates, additions, and corrections to The Legal
List should be sent to justice!legal...@nic.unh.edu.


2. OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE
------------------------
2.1. PURPOSE. The purpose of The Legal List is to provide a
consolidated list of all of the resources available on the Internet
and beyond that may be of interest to those people who are involved
in legal education, legal practice, or to those who have a general
interest in legal issues.

2.2. BBN's INTERNET RESOURCE GUIDE. The Legal List is one of many
resources officially documented (as section3-***) in The Internet
Resource Guide, which is compiled by the NSF Network Systems Center
at BBN Systems and Technologies Corporation. Send a message to
nn...@nnsc.nsf.net to find out how to get a copy of The Internet
Resource Guide. The Guide is invaluable, and everyone with a
serious interest in the Internet should maintain a copy. The NNSC's
stated goal is "...to expose users to those facilities that will
help them do their work better." (Internet Resource Guide,
Introduction, dated 16 Apr 90.) We wholeheartedly agree with this
goal. We also rely on the Internet community to furnish us with
updates, additions, and corrections to The Legal List.

2.3. DISCLAIMER. The editors of The Legal List have made
reasonable efforts to provide correct information, but neither the
University of Maine School of Law nor Midnight Networks is
responsible for the accuracy of the information in The Legal List.

2.4. FOR NEW INTERNET USERS. A certain level of familiarity with
the Internet is assumed by the editors of The Legal List. For
information on how to get introductory Internet information, see
Section 9.1. For information on how to get introductory UUCP
information, see section 9.2. For introductory BITNET information,
see section 6.1.


3. INTERNET FTP RESOURCES
--------------------------
3.1. FTP VIA E-MAIL. Some resources are available via anonymous
ftp. If you do not have access to ftp, but you do have access to e-
mail, send a message to ftp...@decwrl.dec.com with "help" in the
body of the body of the message for information on their "ftp by e-
mail" service.

3.2. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. U.S. Supreme Court decisions are
available online as part of "Project Hermes." On May 11th, 1990 the
United States Supreme Court announced that it was beginning a two-
year experimental program with the objective to rapidly provide
copies of the Court's opinions in electronic form to as wide an
audience as possible.

One of the twelve participants is a noncommercial, nonprofit,
consortium composed of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU),
EDUCOM, and the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN). You
will now be able to receive electronically the full text of the
Court's opinions within minutes of their release--free.

You may have the Court's opinions sent directly to you if you have
access to either a BITNET or Internet computer (many, if not most,
major universities are connected to one service or the other); or
you may download the files directly from any NPTN community computer
system. To receive more information on how to sign-up for the
BITNET/Internet service, or if you would like to know more about
accessing these files on an NPTN community computer, please send
your name, organization or firm, address, city, state, and zip, to:
PROJECT HERMES, CWRU COMMUNITY TELECOMPUTING LAB, 319 WICKENDEN
BUILDING, CLEVELAND, OHIO 44106.

For general information about Project Hermes or about the National
Public Telecomputing Network, please contact: Tom Grundner at the
above address or at (216) 368-2733.

You can also contact Project Hermes electronically at
aa...@cleveland.freenet.edu (Internet), and
aa584%cleveland.freenet.edu@cunyvm (BITNET)

The consortium grants permission to download, reproduce, or re-post
any of the Supreme Court opinion files PROVIDED NO CHANGES OR
EDITING ARE MADE TO THE SUBJECT MATERIAL. The consortium would
greatly appreciate it if source credit were given to CWRU, EDUCOM,
and the National Public Telecomputing Network if these files are
used.

3.2.1. FTP SITES. The following list contains some of the
anonymous FTP locations that maintain the Supreme Court rulings:

ftp ftp.cwru.edu
cd /hermes

ftp ftp.uu.net (137.39.1.9)
cd /archive/opinions/supreme-court

3.3. ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. The archives of the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, ***, are available from the
following location:

ftp kragar.eff.org (192.88.144.4)
cd /pub/EFF/legal-issues

3.4. PROJECT GUTENBERG. There are a number of text documents
available from "Project Gutenberg", ***.

ftp mrcnext.cso.uiuc.edu
login: anonymous
password: your-address
cd etext/etext91
cd etext/etext92
cd etext/articles (get suggest gut for more information)
*** cd etext/freenet (Federalist Papers, the Magna-Carta,
Articles of Confederacy, etc.)

3.5. SLU LAW LIBRARY "INTRODUCTION TO USING BITNET AND INTERNET."
Contact James Milles, Head of Computer Services, Saint Louis
University Law Library, 3700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108,
(314) 658-2759, fax (314) 658-3966, mill...@sluvca.slu.edu, for
more information. The "Introduction to Using Bitnet and
Internet" is intended for an audience of law librarians, law
faculty, and law students. The material consists of two parts: Part
1 (BITINTR1.WP) covers e-mail (both VAX VMS and Bitnet), and Part 2
(BITINTR2.WP) covers telnet and ftp, as well as useful tools like
archie, WAIS, WWW, GOPHER, and the Washington and Lee Law Library
site. The training materials are in WordPerfect 5.1 format.

ftp fatty.law.cornell.edu
login: anonymous
password: your-address
cd incoming
type binary
get bitintr1.wp
get bitintr2.wp.
quit


4. INTERNET TELNET RESOURCES
-----------------------------
4.1. LIBRARY CATALOGS. Many library catalogs are available online.
These are described in detail in Chapter 2 of The Internet Resource
Guide (see Section 2.2 of this list.).

4.1.1. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Access to The Library of Congress is
described in Section 2.22 of The Internet Resource Guide (see
Section 2.2 of this list.). To access the system, telnet to dra.com
(192.65.218.43). Only two (***five) guest users are allowed access
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Time.

4.2. NISS. A UK national resource.

telnet sun.nsf.ac.uk (128.86.8.7)
login: janet
hostname: uk.ac.niss

Menu option O5 is Law; O5C is a diary of upcoming legal events
related to computer technology, with an emphasis on UK and Europe.

4.3. WASHINGTON & LEE.

telnet liberty.uc.wlu.edu
login: lawlib

Here are some notable files available (with the numbers to pick):

41 Electronic Jurisprudence BBS
42 etext/peru-const (the text in Spanish of the constitution of
Peru)
65 Int-Law members list
66 International Law Internships Bibliography
75 Jensen, Internet Resources-Law (Mary Brandt Jensen's "Electronic
Conferences & Lists Related to Law, Politics, Govt. &
Librarianship", "Law Library Catalogs on the Internet",
"Interesting FTP sites related to Law, Politics & Government",
"Selection of Usenet Newsgroups Related to Law, Politics, Govt.
& Librarianship").
76-92 Kovacs (lists of scholarly e-conferences)
119 Louis-Jacques, International Law & Library Related E-Mail Lists
120 Louis-Jacques, Law Library-Related E-Mail Lists/Conferences
128 Magna Carta
132 NAFTA, Synopsis-Aug. 28, 1992
133-185 NAFTA text and annexes (September 6, 1992)
207 Perkins, Researching Indigenous Peoples Rights Under
International Law
236 Treaties guide

4.4. THE CIESIN GLOBAL CHANGE INFORMATION GATEWAY. This contains a
selection of international legal instruments and documents related
to UNCED.

telnet gopher.ciesin.org 70
Select "exploring Human Dimensions of Global
Change/Policy&Political Systems", and "Environmental
Internet Catalog/Law".


5. USENET (NETNEWS) NEWSGROUPS
-------------------------------
5.1. USENET (NETNEWS) NEWSGROUPS. The following USENET newsgroups
are of a legal nature (some more than others):

alt.activism (discussion of activism)
alt.child-support
alt.child-support
alt.dads-rights
alt.dads-rights
alt.discrimination
alt.politics.bush
alt.politics.clinton
alt.politics.correct
alt.politics.usa.constitution (discussions of constitutional law)
alt.society.civil-liberty
alt.society.civil-liberty
alt.tv.la-law
clari.news.issues.civil_rights (Clarinet is a paid service which
provides newspaper articles)
clari.news.law
clari.news.law.civil
clari.news.law.crime
clari.news.law.crime.sex
clari.news.law.crime.trial
clari.news.law.crime.violent
clari.news.law.drugs
clari.news.law.investigation
clari.news.law.police
clari.news.law.prison
clari.news.law.profession
clari.news.law.supreme :
comp.patents (issues related to computers and patents, including
software patents)
comp.software.licensing
gnu.misc.discuss (discussion in this group frequently includes
issues of software patents, copyright, and "copyleft")
misc.consumers (legal issues of consumer recourse frequently arise)
misc.consumers.house
misc.int-property
misc.legal (legal issues not adequately addressed in other groups)
misc.legal.computing (legal issues related to computers)
misc.taxes
news.announce.newusers (Introductory material for the net as a
whole)
news.newusers.questions (Introductory material for the net as a
whole)
talk.politics.animals
talk.politics.drugs
talk.politics.guns
talk.politics.misc
talk.politics.theory
usa-today.law (the legal portion of another paid information feed)


6. GOPHER
----------
6.1. GOPHER SOFTWARE. Gopher software is available via anon ftp
from gopher.micro.umn.edu, the source. There are various clients.

6.2. WASHINGTON & LEE. The Washington & Lee site (see section
4.3) is also accessible via GOPHER.

telnet liberty.uc.wlu.edu 70
login: lawlib
choose ->to Legal Sources, ->to Local Files

6.3. THE CIESIN GLOBAL CHANGE INFORMATION GATEWAY. This is also
available via GOPHER. See section 4.4.

6.4. CORNELL LAW SCHOOL. Cornell Law School, through its wholly-
owned subsidiary the Legal Information Institute, operates a Gopher
server on fatty.law.cornell.edu (132.236.108.5 port 70). It is
focussed largely on legal information. TEKNOIDS is archived there
in searchable form, and law-lib soon will be. If you don't have a
gopher client, you can telnet to fatty and log in as 'gopher';
you'll be placed in the UN*X gopher client.

The Directory of Legal Academia is a CSO-style directory server,
also mounted on fatty.law.cornell.edu. It is accessible via Gopher,
via telnet, and via electronic mail. To use the Gopher version,
simply find your way to the Gopher server at fatty.law.cornell.edu;
there's a menu choice for it. To use the telnet version, telnet to
fatty (132.236.108.5) and login as 'lookup'. Simple instructions
are provided on the opening screen. To use the mail version, send
mail to loo...@fatty.law.cornell.edu. Somewhere in the body of the
mail message, you may place one or more queries in one of two forms:

query name=Somebody
query department=Somewhere

The 'query name' form looks up someone by name; the 'query
department' form looks up someone by location, eg.

query name=Bruce

returns five entries, including Thomas Bruce and Bruce Kennedy.

query department=Harvard

returns entries for all personnel at the Harvard Law School.
There are about 1000 names of legal academics and law librarians
currently in the database; we are looking for more. To add or
change information, send appropriate mail to

change-...@fatty.law.cornell.edu.

For more information on the above, contact t...@law.mail.cornell.edu.

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