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

Archive for December 19th, 2011


New Circuit Splits Blog

Another split circuit blog started up this November,  Circuit Splits. com by Nicholas J. Wagoner.  The new blog contains a useful post, How to Research Circuit Splits, which suggests searches for Lexis, Westlaw and Google Scholar.  As we have mentioned in this blog, circuit splits often provide great ideas for law review notes or upper level writing requirement papers.

You can also find circuit splits using:

U.S. Law Week (BNA)  by:

*  Clicking on Circuit Splits (on the left, under Key Features), OR
*  Clicking on Advanced Search (in the top blue bar),  search for “circuit splits” and narrow the results by adding topical search terms.

Split Circuits,  a blog by has existed since 2005 and continues to post at least once a month on  new circuit splits.

Photo by April Rinne

Recent Law Grads: Brown Bag Lunches at Federal Court – Learn and Network!

United States Bankruptcy Judge Pat E. Morgenstern-Clarren is hosting a series of  BrownBag Lunches in January 2012, open to 2009, 2010 and 2011 law school graduates.  The programs run from Noon to 1:15 p.m. on January 12, 19 and 26.  They feature a variety of topics, including a tour of judicial chambers, how to communicate with chambers staff and judicial officers, a tour of the courthouse by one of the courthouse architects, and cyber crime in the 21st century by U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach.  You must reserve a spot to attend – more information.

Thanks to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association for passing along the invitation.

Photo: by stu_spivack

New Journal on Feminist Scholarship

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal that published its first issue this fall. It is “aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines” and “is especially interested in examining productive controversies and divergences between local and global contexts of feminism.” The submission guidelines state a preference for articles no shorter than 10 double-spaced pages and no longer than thirty-five.