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


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.

TWEN-Based Law Library Seminars Available through April 25th

image of superhero womanThere are two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:

Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)

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 & add it to your “My Courses” list.
  • 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.

3/28 Ohio Legal Research “Crash Course”

image of superhero womanThe Ohio Legal Research for Your Summer Associate Experience Seminar is Tuesday, March 28th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  This Ohio legal research “Crash Course” Seminar is worth 25 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

We will have one more live Seminar this Spring semester – the Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is Tuesday, April 4th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  There are also two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:  Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)  and  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.

3/28 & 4/4 Legal Research Seminars

image of superhero womanIf you are planning on working this summer, the last two live Law Library Legal Research Seminars will be very important for you!

The Ohio Legal Research for Your Summer Associate Experience Seminar is Tuesday, March 28th, and the Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is Tuesday, April 4th.  Each Seminar is 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Each Seminar is worth 25 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

There are also two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:  Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)  and  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.

3/21 “Cost-Effective Searching” Seminar

image of superhero womanWelcome back from Spring Break!  If you are planning on working this summer, the next few Law Library Legal Research Seminars will be very important for you.

 

The Cost-Effective Searching in Lexis Advance & Westlaw Seminar is tomorrow, March 21st, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Attending this Seminar will earn you 12.5 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

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.
  • There are two TWEN-based Seminars you can “attend” at your convenience – these Seminars will be available through Friday, 4/25.  [At TWEN, 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.
  • Unless otherwise noted, each of the live Seminars takes place on Tuesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • 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.]
  • Many of the Seminars concern key research skills for students planning on working this summer.
  • 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!

Here is a list of the two TWEN-based Legal Research Seminars, as well as the three remaining live Legal Research Seminars dates, times, and topics:

  • TWEN – Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)
  • TWEN – Research Management with Zotero (9:35 minutes; 8.5 points)
  • March 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw (12.5 points)
  • March 28, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Ohio Legal Research “Crash Course” for Your Summer Associate Experience (25 points)
  • April 4, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Getting Ready to Clerk – Features C|M|Law alumni who will discuss typical research projects done by clerks.  (25 points)

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