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Top Ten Spookiest Law Review Articles

Since 2008 we’ve periodically surveyed the law review literature for those ghoulish gems that put us in the Halloween spirit. Here are our picks for the past two years of the scariest law review articles, chosen by title alone.

Research tip: Find these and other chilling law review articles by using “title” section searching (also called segment searching) in the advanced search for Lexis Advance or Westlaw Edge and typing in the spooky word like “ghost” “witch” or “mummy” in the title field.

Happy Halloween!

  1. Zombie Cinderella and the Undead Public Domain, 85 Tenn. L. Rev. 961 (2018).
  2. Dawn of the Debt: The Increasing Problem of Creditors Infecting the Discharge Injunction with Zombie Debt, 70 Me. L. Rev. 35 (2017).
  3. Trick or Treat?: Mississippi County Doesn’t Clown Around with Halloween Costumes, 36 Miss. C. L. Rev. 350 (2018).
  4. Spectres of the Sea: The United States Navy’s Autonomous Ghost Fleet, Its Capabilities and Impacts, and the Legal Ethical Issues That Surround, 49 Mar. L. & Com. 31 (2018).
  5. The Ghost Ship of Gerrymandering Law, 2018 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 59 (2017-2018).
  6. Peyote and Ghouls in the Night: Justice Scalia’s Religion Clause Minimalism, 15 First Amend. L. Rev. 239 (2017).
  7. Witch Doctors, Zombies, and Oracles: Rethinking Health in America, 28 Health Matrix 79 (2018).
  8. Rehabilitating Frankenstein’s Monster: Repairing the Public Policy of the Roth IRA, 80 Alb. L. Rev. 161 (2017).
  9. Whistling Past the Graveyard: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Programs Dodge Bullets Fighting Financial Crime, 50 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 617 (2019).
  10. Contracts of the Dead: When Should They Haunt the Living?, 49 N.M. L. Rev. 1 (2019).

There’s Still Time for Pleasure Reading

Most law students don’t get to do a lot of pleasure reading during the semester, but there is still time to get some in before the start of fall semester. The law library has law-related books, movies, and documentaries, which are located on the 1st floor to the left near the reference section (DVDs can be checked out for one week and renewed online).

Lots of fiction and other materials are also available through the law library’s catalog (Scholar), OhioLINK, and SearchOhio, which is the public library’s version of OhioLINK. By sharing resources, OhioLINK members now have access to an additional 9.5 million popular materials and SearchOhio members have access to the circulating collection of OhioLINK. If an item you want is not available by searching the OhioLINK catalog, check the SearchOhio collection by clicking the “SearchOhio” icon on the upper right of the screen. Enter your ID and password just as you would when requesting OhioLINK materials, and the material will arrive in the same manner. Fine policies differ somewhat; ask a library staff member for details.

Burn Baby Burn (The River, That Is)

This week marks 50 years since the Cuyahoga River fire sparked an environmental movement, eventually leading to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. While that wasn’t the first time the river caught fire, the attention it garnered helped push environmental reforms.

There are events throughout the week and into the weekend to celebrate the cleanup of the water. Included among the events is the 18th Annual Burning River Fest on historic Whiskey Island.

When beginning research on environmental law, a good resource is our Environmental Law Resource Guide. The main library also has a database of interest in this area, Environment Complete, which contains all of the content available in Environment Index as well as full text for 400 of the most used journals in the discipline and for 80 monographs.

National Library Week Starts on Sunday!

 National Library Week begins this Sunday, April 7th. This annual celebration highlights the incredible value that libraries provide for our communities. This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities” and showcases the ways in which libraries provide critical programming, access to resources, and other services to all members of their local communities. Tuesday, April 9th is National Library Workers Day, so stop in and say hello!

Show your support for National Library Week by sharing what you love about libraries using #MyLibraryMyStory on social media and visit And check out the Cedar Lee next week for the new film The Public, centering on events at a public library in Cincinnati.

Concert Performance by Professor of Law Angelin Chang

photo of Angelin ChangAngelin Chang, Professor of Law and Professor of Music (Piano), will perform a Keyboard Area Concert Extravaganza on Friday 2/15/19, at 7pm in the CSU Drinko Recital Hall.  The Concert is free and open to the public.  With C|M|Law, Professor Chang teaches Representing the Musical Artist, and has served on the faculty of the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy.  For information on sports and entertainment law resources, see the Law Library’s Sports and Entertainment Law Guide.

With the Department of Music, Professor Chang is also Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Coordinator of Chamber Music.  She received a 2006 Grammy for Best Classical Performance-Instrumental Soloist (with orchestra) for her recording of Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques (Exotic Birds) with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, conducted by John McLaughlin Williams.