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

Archive for September, 2017


Professor Sterio Publishes Book on Prosecuting Juvenile Piracy Suspects

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment Milena Sterio’s book, Prosecuting Juvenile Piracy Suspects: The International Legal Framework, was published by Routledge, as part of its Research in International Law series.  In this book, Professor Sterio examines national piracy prosecutions involving juvenile suspects in Germany, Spain, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Seychelles, and the United States, developing a set of recommendations and best practices for all piracy prosecuting nations handling cases of juvenile suspects.  Professor Sterio was the recipient of a CSU Faculty Scholarship Initiative grant, which supported portions of Professor Sterio’s research and field work in preparing this manuscript.

ProQuest Congressional: For All of Your Legislative History Needs

ProQuest Congressional provides users with efficient, targeted access to the most comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information available anywhere online.

ProQuest Congressional [linked from our database page] is one of the best databases to use to answer any legislative history question. It is available on campus, or remotely with authentication (CSU ID and Pin). One great feature is compiled legislative histories.  A compiled legislative history means that someone else has gone to the trouble of gathering and organizing all the documents related to the passage of an important piece of legislation in one place.

For more information on conducting legislative history research, see our Legislative History Research Guide.

 

Cleveland Public Library Patent and Trademark Resource Center Open House

On Saturday, October 7 at 2pm, the downtown branch of Cleveland Public Library is hosting an open house for their Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC).  The event address is: Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing, 2nd floor, 525 Superior Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114. Our friends at the Cleveland Public Library invite you to learn about the resources available for you as well as upcoming projects and programs. Take a tour of the Maker Space in TechCentral and check out the Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Bluebooking Seminar This Week!

image of superhero womanThe Law Library Bluebooking Legal Research Seminar is on Thursday, September 21, 4:50pm-5:50pm in Law Library Room A059.  You and The Bluebook can be friends.  Learn to effectively use it for faster legal drafting.  As you practice writing citations, you’ll discover how to apply citation & style rules, and abbreviation & jurisdiction tables.
Also remember, special prize for attendees of live Seminars – we will have a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card after each live Seminar.

Key points about Fall 2017 Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including LLM/MLS students.
  • 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.
  • All of the live Seminars will take place on Thursdays, in Law Library Room A059.  All but one of the live Seminars will be 30-minutes; one will be 60-minutes.
  • Each of the live Seminars will be available online, via Westlaw’s TWEN platform, approximately two weeks after the Seminar‘s live date.  Toward the end of September, connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button, then add the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course to your “My Courses” list.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a 30-minute live Seminar, and 25 points for attending a 60-minute live Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” an online Seminar by correctly answering 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 will be awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.

Remaining Fall 2017 Law Library Legal Research Seminar topics, dates & times:

  • Terms & Connectors Searching – September 28, 4:30pm-5pm – Learn powerful key search techniques beyond natural language searching. As you practice constructing searches using connectors in Lexis Advance & Westlaw, you’ll see amazing results.
  • Westlaw Overview – October 12, 4:30pm-5pm [1L geared; see description immediately below.]
  • Lexis Advance Overview – October 26, 4:30pm-5pm – Leap beyond Google and harness the power of these two legal research giants. You’ll practice big box & pre-filtered searching, and see how to print/download/email search results.
  • Shepard’s – November 2, 4:30pm-5pm [See description immediately below.]
  • KeyCite – November 9, 4:30pm-5pm – Why is a red stop sign different from a yellow flag, and what should you do when you see either one? You’ll examine components of reports in Shepard’s (on Nov 2) and KeyCite (on Nov 9), and discover the power of these legal citator services.
  • Zotero – bonus online Seminar – available in late September – Do you have a big research project? Get organized with reference management software. You’ll practice how to save database records & web pages, and create & export records, in the freely-available Zotero.
Again, special prize for attendees of live Seminars – we will have a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card after each live Seminar.
Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.

Winners from the Law Library Open House

Congrats to Joseph Lucchesi (pictured)–the winner of the law library’s Open House gift card contest.  Enjoy your Amazon card Joe!

Also congrats go out to Tyler Berry and Marlise Taylor for winning 1000 points from Lexis.