Blog Posts for 2018-10

Open Access Week

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October 22-28 is Open Access Week. The open access movement aims to make scholarly work free and immediately available online to all. UConn Law promotes access to legal scholarship in part through its digital repository, OpenCommons@UConn, which makes our faculty’s scholarship available freely online.

Since the repository was launched in 2016, our faculty’s work has been downloaded over 80,000 times. Downloads come from all over the world.

Top 5 Downloads (Current Faculty):

1. Mark Janis, The New Oppenheim and its Theory of International Law

2. Michael Fischl, The Question that Killed Critical Legal Studies

3. Richard Kay, Retroactivity and Prospectivity of Judgments in American Law

4. Stephen Utz, Maine's Ancient Law and Legal Theory

5. Jon Bauer, Buying Witness Silence: Evidence-Suppressing Settlements and Lawyers' Ethics

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National Hispanic Heritage Month

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From September 15 to October 15, our nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate the histories and the contributions made by of our ancestors who came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The 30-day period intentionally starts around the anniversaries of independence for many Latin American countries. September 15 marks the independence days of: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Mexico’s independence day is the 16th while Chile’s falls on the 18th, and Belize on the 21st. This observance initially only spanned a week, until President Ronald Reagan in 1988 extended the observance to its current 30-day period, through Public Law 100-402.