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Archive for April 3rd, 2017


Check out Bloomberg Law’s Student Centered Offerings

Did you know Bloomberg Law has lots of resources made with law students in mind?

From the new and improved homepage you can see the offerings (see screenshot).  There are class related resources for 1Ls, 2/3Ls.  Also there is a lot of career related information including interviewing, and job searching.  Finally there are tons of videos on how to use Bloomberg Law’s many resources.

“Getting Ready to Clerk” Seminar Tomorrow

image of superhero womanThe Getting Ready to Clerk Law Library Legal Research Seminar is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

If you plan to be working this summer, this is a must see Seminar!  Legal practitioners will discuss research projects done by clerks and new associates – how projects are assigned, typical projects, and type of feedback to expect.

Speakers will be Margaret Kane, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Major Trial Unit, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Officer,  and  Holly Marie Wilson, Reminger Co., L.P.A., certified as an “Appellate law Specialist” by the Ohio State Bar Association.

This Seminar is worth 25 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

The Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is the last “live” Law Library Legal Research Seminar of the Spring 2017 semester.  However, there are two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:

    • TWEN – Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)
    • TWEN – Research Management with Zotero (9:35 minutes; 8.5 points)

Here are key points about the Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • We recently changed the name of our Seminars –  from “Research Certificate Seminar” to Legal Research Seminar.  No worries!  All of your past points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • To access the TWEN-based Seminars, log onto Westlaw, then connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.
  • You do not need to register to take a live Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each live Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a live 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a live 60-minute Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” a TWEN-based Seminar by correctly answering at least 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|Law.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.
  • If you earn a Letter of Recognition within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.