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

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,, 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.

DACA Information from Lexis with Points Contest

Jennifer Durkin, our Lexis representative just sent us great information on a current event topic in the law: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  This is a great way to learn more about this issue, get to know Lexis and get a chance to win some points from Lexis.

Fifteen states have filed suit against President Trump and his administration for the decision to end the DACA program.  This decision has sparked a major legal debate.  Learn more about DACA and the lawsuit so you can be informed and win Lexis points (see below).

Log onto Lexis before clicking on the Lexis links.

What is DACA?
DACA (from Wikipedia) is an immigration policy that allows certain illegal immigrants (often referred to as “dreamers” under the DREAM Act) who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.

Learn more about the lawsuit
View the docket: New York v. Trump 1:17-cv-5228
View the latest legal news on the lawsuit and set up an alert to stay informed.  (Click the bell icon at the top of the page.)
The case has been assigned to Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis.  View the judge’s legal analytics on Lex Machina(right frame) and Litigation Profile Suite .

CONTEST: To earn 50 points and a chance at 500, simply print out any of the Lexis links above and give it to one of your Lexis Associates or email it to our Lexis rep Jen Durkin at

Foreign Parliamentary Information Online

flags of the world If you are conducting foreign and international law research, the Law Library of Congress recently released a new report that is probably of interest to you. The new report, Features of Parliamentary Websites in Selected Jurisdictions, reviewed the parliamentary websites from 50 different countries and explored the content, enhancements, and tools on each. The report summarizes the findings in a table, detailing for each surveyed country what languages are available, whether audio and video streaming are offered, and what types of search features, tracking functions, and other tools are available.

This report is part of the Law Library of Congress’s collection of legal reports. The reports cover a variety of topics and contain commentary and recommended resources on issues and events. Each report lists the date that it was last updated. Many of the reports include information from several different countries, not just the United States, making this collection another useful source for foreign and international law research.

Real or Fake? Check Your Skills

question marks in various colorsHave a few minutes of downtime, or need a break from bar prep? Test your skills at identifying fake news. “Fake news” isn’t new, but it has been getting a lot of attention recently. According to this story from NPR, veteran journalist Maggie Farley decided to create a game to test a reader’s ability to discern credible news from deceptive pieces. Her idea originally targeted middle and high school students, but later expanded the audience to everyone after consulting with the game lab at American University. The open source result, Factitious, presents various news stories and players must decide if the stories are real or fake. The game then provides the answer, information about the sources, and tips for spotting fake news. Check it out!