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Paralegal Students Visit C|M|Law Library

A group of paralegal students from Ursuline College visited the Law Library recently as part of their legal research class. The students first completed a scavenger hunt throughout the library that included both fun questions and some questions about finding legal sources in the reference section and Ohio room. Next, the students met with law librarian Amy Burchfield in AO59 for a session on using Westlaw. The student have access to Westlaw through Ursuline and are beginning to get to know the database.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a Few Weeks Left to Enter the Law Library’s Selfie Contest

This contest is being held in conjunction with the art show “Celebrating Cities” by Jennie Jones and Judy Rawson, currently available throughout the law school and law library. All current law students (including MLS and LLM students) are eligible to enter, now through October 10. The winner will be announced on October 11 at the Side Bar sponsored by the Law Library and The Journal of Law and Health held in the Rawson Learning Commons from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Contest rules:

  • Take a selfie (or have someone take a picture of you) with your favorite piece of art in the College of Law.
  • Post the selfie with the hashtag #CelebratingCMLawLibrary on the library’s Facebook (@CMLawLibrary) or Twitter (@CMLawLibrary) page from your Twitter or Facebook account. Make sure to include your full name if not evident from your Facebook or Twitter handle.
  • The Law Library may post or share selfies in the library or on the library’s social media accounts.
  • One randomly drawn winner  from entries will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Contact Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, with questions at b.e.cassidy@csuohio.edu or 216-523-7364.

Law Library Legal Research Seminars – New Seminars Just Added

The Law Library has added four new Seminars to its Legal Research Seminars, available on the Westlaw TWEN platform:

  • Cost Effective Federal Legislative History: Congress.gov & GPO.gov – Understand the importance of, and materials generated in, the federal legislative process. See how to find key materials in the freely-available Congress.gov and GPO.gov. [17:33 mins; 12.5 points]
  • HeinOnline – Review the wide array of content (eg, law journals, session laws, foreign law), date coverage, and unique features of this full-text “database of databases.” [16:49 mins.; 12.5 points]
  • Bloomberg Law Overview – Learn basic search features, and review content not available on Lexis Advance & Westlaw. [ 25:39 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Practical Law by Westlaw Review the specialized practice areas, resources and features of this unique Westlaw product. [13:44 mins; 12.5 points]

Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including our MLS and LLM students.  You earn points for completing 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.  When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition and a Digital Badge, which you can post to your LinkedIn page.  You can earn multiple Letters and Digital Badges.  Other Seminars, already available on the Westlaw TWEN platform, are:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources – Why recreate the wheel? Examine how secondary sources explain and analyze “the law” for you, as well as cite primary authority. [17:02 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Bluebooking – For faster legal drafting, review how to effectively apply citation and style rules, as well as abbreviation and jurisdiction tables. [38:47 mins; 25 points]
  • Administrative Law – Break through the mysteries of agency rulemaking and case adjudication. Learn the key resources for finding federal and Ohio agency regulations and decisions. [29:59 mins; 25 points]
  • Bioethics Resources & Scholarly Writing – Examine a wide array of bioethics resources, as well as learn how these resources can be used to select a paper topic and conduct effective research on that topic. [28:33 mins; 25 points]

In these Law Library Legal Research Seminars, already available on the Westlaw TWEN platform, you will learn big box & pre-filtered searching, how to print/download/email search results, how to use citator services to update and expand your research, and the basics of combining terms & phrases in effective search statements:

  • Westlaw Overview [20:03 mins; 12.5 points]
  • KeyCite [10:16 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Lexis Advance Overview [21:11 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Shepard’s [11;54 mins; 12.5 points]
  • Terms & Connectors Searching [10:48 mins; 12.5 points]

For more information on the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.

 

Enter the Selfie Contest for a Chance to win a $50 Amazon Card

This contest is being held in conjunction with the art show “Celebrating Cities” by Jennie Jones and Judy Rawson, currently available throughout the law school and law library. All current law students (including MLS and LLM students) are eligible to enter, now through October 10. The winner will be announced on October 11 at the Side Bar sponsored by the Law Library and The Journal of Law and Health held in the Rawson Learning Commons from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Contest rules:

  • Take a selfie (or have someone take a picture of you) with your favorite piece of art in the College of Law.
  • Post the selfie with the hashtag #CelebratingCMLawLibrary on the library’s Facebook (@CMLawLibrary) or Twitter (@CMLawLibrary) page from your Twitter or Facebook account. Make sure to include your full name if not evident from your Facebook or Twitter handle.
  • The Law Library may post or share selfies in the library or on the library’s social media accounts.
  • One randomly drawn winner  from entries will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Contact Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, with questions at b.e.cassidy@csuohio.edu or 216-523-7364.

Donuts, Coffee, and Art with Dean Fisher Next Tuesday Morning

On Tuesday August 28 from 9-11am, the Law Library invites all students to enjoy donuts and coffee in the Rawson Learning Commons. Dean Lee Fisher will join us for informal socializing and a photo shoot of students enjoying both older and new art from Judy Rawson.

This event is a great opportunity to take a selfie with your favorite piece of art and enter the law library’s selfie contest. Here are the rules:

  • Take a selfie with your favorite piece of art in the College of Law.
  • Post the selfie with the hashtag #CelebratingCMLawLibrary on the library’s Facebook (@CMLawLibrary) or Twitter (@CMLawLibrary) page from your Twitter or Facebook account (be sure to include your full name if not evident from your Facebook or Twitter handle).
  • The Law Library may post or share selfies in the library or on the library’s social media accounts.
  • One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

Contact Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, with questions at b.e.cassidy@csuohio.edu or 216-523-7364.