The Human and Constitutional Rights website provides background information and links relating to Human Rights around the world. It is designed to help bridge the gap between the international law concept of human rights and the domestic law framework of constitutional rights. It includes some core texts, comparative constitutional law information, links to human rights organizations at the national, regional, and international levels, and a gallery of American Civil Rights heroes. Financial support for developing this site has been provided by the Reed Foundation.
The Music Copyright Infringement Online Archive (Music Plagiarism Project) comprises hundreds of documents (texts, scores, audio and video files) associated with music copyright infringement cases in the United States from 1845 forward. This site was developed by Charles Cronin while he was Head of Public Services at Columbia's Diamond Law Library. The website can now be found at its new home at http://cip.law.ucla.edu/.
The Rise of Women in the Legal Profession is the web version of an exhibit that illustrated long-accepted barriers to women attempting to become lawyers and featured many women who dismantled those barriers through legal action, education, and persistence. Drawing on the resources of law libraries in the New York metropolitan area, the exhibit tracked the early attempts of women to vote in national elections, the opening of law schools to women, the careers of women law school graduates, and the elimination of gender-bias in the court system of New York State. With the appointment of women judges to the State's highest court, the way is now clear to full inclusion and participation of women in the legal system.This exhibit was first organized and shown in the rotunda of the New York State Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street under the auspices of the Committee of the Historical Records of the New York County Clerk, Inc.
The Perlin Papers are a collection of about 250,000 pages that relate to the investigation, trial, and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. In 1951, the Rosenbergs were convicted of conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of 1917 and were subsequently executed in 1953. The papers were declassified in the 1970's because of an effort by both of the Rosenberg children, Michael and Robert Meeropol, and their lawyer, Marshall Perlin (a Columbia Law School graduate from 1942), citing the Freedom of Information Act. The papers were then given to Columbia University's Law School as a gift, in hopes of better circulating the documents. In the early 1990's about 150,000 of the 250,000 pages were turned into images viewable by the computer using a scanner.