News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.


Faculty Interviewed for Tonight’s Local News

 C|M|Law will be featured on News Channel 5s broadcast tonight at 6pm. Professor Brian Ray was interviewed about internet bots. What is a bot? According to C|Net, “a bot is an application that performs an automated task, such as setting an alarm, telling you the weather or searching online.” The tasks that bots perform range from helpful, to annoying, to malicious. Bots crawl the web, finding new websites and updating search engines, and helping users order items or find discounts. There are even Lawyer-Bots. Bots can also pose cybersecurity threats, spamming your social media with ads and other junk, tricking you into thinking that you’re interacting with another person, and spreading misinformation or even viruses. For further reading about bots, check out these articles from The Atlantic, Techopedia, and Venturebeat.

For more on cybersecurity, check out C|M|Law’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, and the C|M|Law Library’s Cyberlaw Guide.

OpenCon Satellite Event at C|M|Law

To celebrate Open Education Week, librarians from the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University (CSU) are hosting their first OpenCon satellite event on March 5, 2018. Joined by law librarians from C|M|Law, the event is taking place in the Moot Court Room in the College of Law building. OpenCon is a free event dedicated to promoting and sharing information about Open Educational Resources (OER). Advancing the creation and utilization of OER can improve learning outcomes, and make education more affordable and equitable. The CSU satellite event focuses on the value of OER, opportunities for using it in higher education, and increasing awareness for open education advocacy in Ohio.

To view the schedule of events and register by March 1st, please visit the OpenCon 2018 Cleveland site.

 

 

Ohio Resources: Register of Ohio

 When researching a legal issue, it is important to check for regulations on the topic, including proposed and recently adopted regulations. The Register of Ohio is the official source for notice of and information about Ohio state agency rule-making processes. In addition to notices of proposed rule-making and hearings, the Register also publishes recently adopted rules, emergency rules, no-change rules, and more. The Register is kept up to date according to a strict publication and purgation schedule. Rules that have been purged from the Register can be found codified in the Ohio Administrative Code.

The Register website offers a few different ways to browse or search for documents, and it is helpful if you can narrow your search by agency. For example, if you are looking for Medicaid rules relating to nursing facilities, you can select search by “Keyword in Title and Filing Agency,” then enter Ohio Department of Medicaid as the agency. You can also browse by agency to look at all proposed and new rules, which is useful for staying up to date if you work in an area that is heavily regulated by a particular agency.

For more on Ohio sources, check out the Ohio Primary Law Guide. For more on administrative law, check out the Administrative Law Guide.

 

 

Free Research Tools: New AI Brief Analyzer

There’s a new free online tool for analyzing briefs called EVA. The AI-based product by ROSS Intelligence debuted at Legaltech/Legalweek New York. Legalweek is an event dedicated to business and technology in the legal field, featuring workshops, conferences, and a tradeshow.

After completing the free registration, users can upload briefs to the EVA website. EVA will check the cases cited in the brief to determine if they are still good law, similar to Shepard’s and KeyCite. EVA can also locate additional cases analogous to a cited case, or that use comparable language.

EVA is very similar to another AI-based product called CARA, by Casetext, which was launched in 2017. The creators of CARA even proposed a digital duel at Legalweek, challenging EVA to a live head-to-head comparison.

For the tech-inclined, find more coverage of Legalweek at Legaltechnology.com, Law.com, and Above the Law.

Check Out Our Pinterest Boards

Are you looking for tips for interviewing and writing your resume? Or maybe you are wondering what to wear to the office for your new internship. Check out the Law Library’s Pinterest boards.

We also have boards highlighting new books and movies available in our collection, and a board about things to do and see around Cleveland.

Stressed out? Try some of the exercises, breathing techniques, and healthy recipes on our Work-Life Balance board.