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Archive for September 6th, 2011

Research Certificate Seminars Update

The Locating Paper Topics Using BNA Publications Research Certificate Seminar has been rescheduled for Monday, 19 September 2011.  Also, there are openings for the rest of the Fall 2011 Semester Research Certificate Seminars – see the list below for details.  Unless otherwise indicated, all Seminars take place on Tuesdays, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  To register for a Seminar, students should contact Laura Ray, Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,

  • Today, September 6th — Research Strategies
  • September 13th, 12:10pm-12:40pm — Managing Research with Zotero* — register by September 12th
  • September 13th, 5pm-5:30pm — Managing Research with Zotero* — register by September 12th
  • Monday, September 19th — Locating Paper Topics Using BNA Publications — register by September 16th
  • September 27th — Ohio Legal Research — register by September 23rd
  • October 4th — Administrative Law Research — register by September 30th

*The Zotero Seminars are identical, and each is a half hour long.

Attendees of each hour Seminar earn 25 points, and attendees of each half-hour Seminar earn 12.5 points.  Each student who earns 100 Seminar points will be awarded a Law Library Research Certificate.  Research Certificate Seminars discuss research materials and resources critical to successful legal practice and scholarly writing, as well as focus on research skills law firms and courts are seeking when hiring associates and clerks.  Presented by our team of research librarians, the Seminars offer a unique forum for students to learn more about specific research topics.

For additional information on the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars, please contact Laura Ray, Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,


Free Federal Rules Ebooks

From our friends at CALI and Legal Information Institute (LII):  Get a free copy of the current Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Rules of Evidence in ebook format!

  • Compatible with iPads and any device or software that supports .epub format (Nook, Sony Reader, etc.)  Amazon Kindle version is planned for the future.
  • Up-to-date as of December 1, 2010.
  • All notes of the Advisory Committee immediately following each rule.
  • Internal links to rules referenced within the rules.
  • External links to the LII website’s version of the US Code.

Free CLE Lecture at Case – War on Terror

On September 12, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. , Case Western Reserve Law School is hosting a free CLE lecture, “9/11: Ten Year Retrospective on Law and the War on Terrorism”.  Speakers include:

  • Brigadier General Gill P. Beck, Commander, U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command
  • Avidan Y. Cover, Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Shannon E. French, PhD, Inamori Professor in Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Director, Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, Case Western Reserve University
  • Justin Herdman, Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of Ohio
  • Dennis Terez, Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Ohio

For more information, go to


Jotwell resumes posting; seeks submissions

After a brief pause to enjoy the summer, Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots) has resumed posting. Jotwell “seeks short reviews of (very) recent scholarship related to the law that the reviewer likes and thinks deserves a wide audience.” The focus is on law review articles, and the tone is positive and celebratory. Jotwell submissions are short—500 to 1,000 words—and focus on recent scholarship, mostly articles. The Jotwell editors are particularly seeking submissions in areas such as administrative law, constitutional law, cyber law, legal history, legal profession, tax law and more.