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


2/21 “Ravel Law Research System” Seminar

image of superhero womanInterested in knowing about alternative systems to Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law?  The Ravel Law Research System Law Library Legal Research Seminar is Tuesday, February 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.

Ravel has partnered with Harvard Law School to digitize all of Harvard’s American caselaw collection.  Ravel currently includes the US Code, as well as all US Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court, Federal District Court, and 1950-present State court cases.  Ravel also has some interesting case maps, as well as case and judge analytics.  Ravel’s “Open” basic account is free, and law students can get free more enhanced educational accounts.

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 Seminars.  No worries!  All of your points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • You do not need to register to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • Unless otherwise noted, each of the Seminars will take place on Tuesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • We are offering several 30-minute Seminars, and a few 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars concern key research skills for students planning on working this summer.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute Seminar.  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!

Here is a list of the remaining Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • February 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Fastcase Research System
  • March 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • March 28, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Ohio Legal Research “Crash Course” for Your Summer Associate Experience (60 mins. Laura)
  • April 4, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Getting Ready to Clerk – Features C|M|Law alumni who will discuss typical research projects done by clerks.

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

2/14 Bluebooking Seminar

image of female superheroWouldn’t it be nice to understand and love Bluebooking?  Come to the Bluebooking Law Library Legal Research Seminar tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Attending this hour-long Seminar will earn you 25 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 Seminars.  No worries!  All of your points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • You do not need to register to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • Unless otherwise noted, each of the Seminars will take place on Tuesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • We are offering several 30-minute Seminars, and a few 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars concern key research skills for students planning on working this summer.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute Seminar.  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!

Here is a list of the remaining Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • February 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Ravel Law Research System
  • February 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Fastcase Research System
  • March 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • March 28, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Ohio Legal Research “Crash Course” for Your Summer Associate Experience (60 mins. Laura)
  • April 4, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Getting Ready to Clerk – Features C|M|Law alumni who will discuss typical research projects done by clerks.

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

2/7 Lexis Advance Seminar & 2/8 Bloomberg Law Seminar

image of superhero womanThe Lexis Advance Refresher Law Library Legal Research Seminar is tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7th, 4:30pm-5pm.   The Bloomberg Law Refresher Law Library Legal Research Seminar is Wednesday, February 8th, 4:30pm-5pm.  Both Seminars will be in Law Library Room A059.

 

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 Seminars.  No worries!  All of your points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • You do not need to register to take a Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • Unless otherwise noted, each of the Seminars will take place on Tuesdays, in Law Library Room A059.
  • We are offering several 30-minute Seminars, and a few 60-minute in-depth Seminars.  Many of the Seminars concern key research skills for students planning on working this summer.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute Seminar.  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!

Here is a list of the remaining Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminar dates, times, and topics:

  • February 14, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Bluebooking
  • February 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Ravel Law Research System
  • February 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Fastcase Research System
  • March 21, 4:30pm-5pm – Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • March 28, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Ohio Legal Research “Crash Course” for Your Summer Associate Experience (60 mins. Laura)
  • April 4, 4:50pm-5:50pm – Getting Ready to Clerk – Features C|M|Law alumni who will discuss typical research projects done by clerks.

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

11/16 “KeyCite” Seminar

image of laptop, book & writing tabletThe KeyCite Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is Wednesday, November 16th, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.  This will be the last live Seminar this Fall 2016 semester.  TWEN-based Seminars will be available through 12/21/16.  The KeyCite Seminar is worth 12.5 points, and there is no need to pre-register to attend it.

Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Fall 2016 semester:

  • Law Library Research Certificate Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • The TWEN-based Seminars will be available through Wednesday, 12/21/16.  [At TWEN, click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Research Certificate Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.]
    • Starting Ohio Legal Research with Ohio Jurisprudence and Practice Materials (12.5 points)
    • Research Management with Zotero (8.5 points)
  • You earn points for “attending” an electronic Seminar by correctly answering 4 out of 6 questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  You cannot earn points for “attending” an electronic Seminar if you have already attended a live Seminar on the same topic.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2016-17 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.

11/9 “Shepard’s” Seminar

image of laptop, book & writing tabletThe Shepard’s Law Library Research Certificate Seminar is Wednesday, November 9th, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059.  This Seminar is worth 12.5 points, and no need to pre-register to attend it.

Here are key points about the Law Library Research Certificate Seminars this Fall 2016 semester:

  • Law Library Research Certificate Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • There is one more live 30-minute Seminar, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room A059 –  KeyCite on 11/16/16.  This Seminar is worth 12.5 points, and no need to pre-register to attend this live Seminar.
  • The TWEN-based Seminars will be available through Wednesday, 12/21/16.  [At TWEN, click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Research Certificate Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.]
    • Starting Ohio Legal Research with Ohio Jurisprudence and Practice Materials (12.5 points)
    • Research Management with Zotero (8.5 points)
  • You earn points for “attending” an electronic Seminar by correctly answering 4 out of 6 questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  You cannot earn points for “attending” an electronic Seminar if you have already attended a live Seminar on the same topic.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Research Certificate, and you can earn multiple Certificates.
  • If you earn a Certificate within the 2016-17 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.