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

LexOpus Law Review Submission Service Ending

LexOpus LogoLexOpus, the Washington and Lee University School of Law free electronic law review submission service, will cease on May 26, 2011.  Until April 14, 2011, authors may continue to submit new works to author-selected law journals or open their new works to offers from any participating journal.  In addition, between April 14 and May 26, authors can revise their existing works on LexOpus.  You should remember that LexOpus only accepts English language works, and authors can hide submitted works form public view.
Here are links for general information on LexOpus, as well as its cessation notice:

Law and History Blog by Recent Grad Patrick Charles

Recent C|M|LAW graduate Patrick Charles started a Law and History Blog which,

” updates readers on law through the lense of history.  Whether it is historical scholarship on the law, legal history scholarship, important cases involving history, prominent legal history debates, or new legal history findings, the Charles Law & History Blog provides legal and historical analysis.”

Charles also has a forthcoming article to be published in the Akron Law Journal of Constitutional Law and Policy.  The article is accessible via SSRN:  Charles, Patrick J., The Second Amendment Standard of Review after McDonald: ‘Historical Guideposts’ and the Missing Arguments in McDonald v. City of Chicago (August 9, 2010).

Patrick Charles is currently employed as a historian for the United States Air Force 352nd Special Operations Group in Mildenhall, United Kingdom

Recent Grad Publishes Article in Touro International Law Review

Aleksandra Stankovic, Class of 2010,  published an article,  Guilty Until Proven Guilty: Rule 61 of the ICTY,   14 Touro Int’l L. Rev. 95.  The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is a United Nations court dealing with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990’s.  Rule 61 of the ICTY Rules of Procedure and Evidence,

“… in effect, allows the Court to conduct the equivalent of a trial in absentia when an arrest warrant does not yield the apprehension of the alleged war criminal.2 Although this trial does not produce a final, binding verdict, it allows for the issuance of an international arrest warrant upon the determination that “there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accused has committed all or any of the crimes in the indictment.”3

While the use of Rule 61 has allowed the Court to put greater pressure on countries to extradite alleged war criminals (more…)

C|M|LAW Student Gets Published (and so can you!)

Recent C|M|LAW graduate David Sporar recently published an article,For Their Own Good:  Trading Children’s Fourth Amendment Rights for Treatment at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court 29 Child. Legal Rts. J. 24(2009)  (link is via HeinOnline).   The article was inspired by David’s experience working with children at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Drug Court.

If you are a student interested in getting published,  take a look at the library’s Getting Published Guide.   Students can use the ExpressO electronic submission service at a cost of $2.00 per law review.  There are also several free submission services listed in the guide, as well as other useful information.

You may also want to look at the recent article, Submission of Law Student Articles for Publication on SSRN.  Among other useful information it contains a chart of the policies of 194 law reviews with respect to whether they will publish comments submitted by non-law review members who are students at their home school or notes, comments or articles submitted by law students from other schools.