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

Archive for February, 2015

DISH eDiscovery Writing Competition

dishAnnouncing: DISH® 2015 “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition sponsored by DISH Network L.L.C., in conjunction with Redgrave LLP. The grand prize is $3,500 for the winning student.

The submission deadline is April 13, 2015.

The DISH® “Best in Class” eDiscovery Legal Research and Writing Competition encourages law students to develop a thorough understanding of the evolution and practice of Information Governance and Discovery in civil litigation. The competition is the only one of its kind designed to challenge law students to explore the evolving issues of document management, electronically stored information, and ever-expanding technology — along with their application to the law.

Additional contest information can be found on the contest website at:

TODAY: Getting the Incentives Right in Environmentalism talk at 4pm

federalist societyToday at 4pm in room 206 of the law school The Federalist Society will be hosting a talk titled “Getting the Incentives Right in Environmentalism” by James Huffman, Dean Emeritus, Lewis & Clark Law School. Food and drinks will be provided.

Cleveland Metro Bar Association Provides Mental Health Toolkit


Lawyers suffer from depression and other related mental illnesses at an alarming rate. More and more resources are becoming available to help impaired professionals get the help they need to treat depression and get their careers and lives back on track.

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Mental Health & Wellness Task Force has prepared a Law Firm Mental Health Toolkit that can help lawyers:


  • recognize the signs of depression and addiction in the workplace
  • become informed so that the best help is obtained
  • understand the legal and ethical principles that apply to law firms

From the toolkit, some of the signs that a lawyer might be suffering from mental illness include:

  • missing filing deadlines or failing to attend hearings
  • failing to respond to telephone calls, emails, or client correspondence
  • changes in dress or habits
  • mishandling money

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has free membership for law students and welcomes law students on various committees and task forces.


Ohio Supreme Court Issues Major Ruling on Fracking and Home Rule

gaswellLocal drilling and zoning ordinances in Munroe Falls cannot be enforced because they conflict with the state law regulating oil and gas wells and operations. The court ruled that a Munroe Falls’ zoning ordinance and four local laws governing oil and gas drilling are not an appropriate exercise of the city’s home rule powers. This is major victory for the oil industry as it seeks to exploit resources within the state.

Slip Opinion of the Supreme Court

Article about the Case from Court News Ohio

To Search Campaign Finance Records of the Supreme Court Justices

Lexis Rep Available on Tuesdays this Semester in the CPU Lab

Lexisadvance logoJen Durkin, our LexisNexis representative offer voluntary classes beginning tomorrow Tuesday February 24, 2015 and running through the end of the semester every Tuesday. The classes would be 30 minute sessions, beginning at 11:30 and running through 1:00pm.  The classes will be offered in the computer lab in the law library. Jen will be offering these sessions the rest of the semester on Tuesdays.