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Ear Plugs Available at the Circulation Desk

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) sent a box of earplugs for student use. The earplugs are available at the circulation desk—just ask a library staff member.

CALI can help with your studying. All 1L classes are covered via CALI lessons, as are the vast majority of upper-level ones. You can also look for lessons based on a casebook or author (professor). Searching by casebook assures that the lesson is based on the same casebook used in your class.

The easiest way to access to CALI is from the law library’s homepage. Under “Quicklinks,” click CALI. You will need to create a CALI account if you haven’t already. To create an account, click the “Authorization Code” link next to “CALI” and follow the steps listed in the libguide.

CALI also offers a large number of ebooks, which are free and authored by law school professors. In fact, a number of books by C|M|LAW professors are available through the site (e.g. Deborah Geier and Browne Lewis).

Sagers Speaks About Book on Apple “eBooks” Case

C_SAGERS.jpgChris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, was invited to present at a meeting of the American University College of Law’s Business Law Faculty Workshop series. He spoke about his book “Apple, Antitrust, and Irony,” concerning the so-called Apple “eBooks” case of 2012-2013, a federal antitrust challenge to Apple and several publishing firms for fixing the price of eBooks. The workshop was moderated by the antitrust scholar Jonathan Baker of American University, who also provided a lengthy commentary on the manuscript. The book is forthcoming this fall from Harvard University Press.

Professor Ray Presents at Sedona Conference; Is Interviewed by Channel 5 News; Co-Organizes Cleveland Site of Global Legal Hackathon

Professor Brian Ray presented a White Paper on Privilege and Work Product Protection at the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting.

In addition, Professor Ray was interviewed by Channel 5 news on Russian social media manipulation.

Finally, Professor Ray co-organized the Cleveland site of the Global Legal Hackathon. Winning team INCO-herent, featuring three CMLaw students, was selected as one of 14 global finalists to compete in the final Round with 36 other regional winners from across the world in NYC April 21.

Lots of Databases to Choose From

Researching any area of law thoroughly means looking beyond Lexis or Westlaw. As a C|M|Law student, you have access to a whole array of databases that cover legal specialties as well as inter-disciplinary subjects. For law databases, use our Research Databases guide, which points you toward subject specialties like tax and accounting, securities, legislative history, and labor and employment. Many of these specialty databases are part of HeinOnline. For non-law databases, use the Research Databases by Subject listing from the Michael Schwartz Library. Some interdisciplinary databases relevant to legal research include political science, health sciences, business, education, and economics.


This Just In: Armed in America

Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry, is a timely book on the subject of guns in the U.S. and gun control. The author, Patrick J. Charles, is a 2009 C|M|Law alumnus.

Charles gave a recent talk on this subject, which is available on YouTube and was posted by the National Constitutional Center.

Charles’ law review article on the topic was also cited in a 7th Circuit decision in 2012.