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


Career Planning Resources at C|M|Law

Bulletin board with colorful post-it notes and message "make things happen."The Office of Career Planning (OCP) maintains C|M|Law:CareerNotes, which provides news, announcements, and advice for students’ professional development. Check out OCP’s blog for information on career options, the legal market, job searching and networking, and other resources to build a professional brand.

The Law Library’s Law Career Resources Guide lists some of the books and materials in our collection dealing with legal careers, the job search process, and work-life balance. The Law Library’s Researching Employers Guide features resources to help you learn about potential employers, salary data, and other information useful for deciding if a job offer is right for you. The Law Library also has a few boards on Pinterest dedicated to career planning with helpful tips on resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, and what to wear.

Bluebook Citations for Twitter, Facebook and Other Social Media Platforms

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The latest iteration of The Bluebook – the 20th edition from this year – has some great new information for citing to social media platforms. First off, if you turn to the index at the back, you’ll find an entry for “social media” with references to pages 179, 182, 184. These three pages are in Rule 18 which covers the Internet, electronic media, and other nonprint resources. On these pages you’ll find information on author name, username or handle on the social media platform, title of post, and more. One of the best ways to use The Bluebook is to find relevant examples, and then model your citation after the example. Here are Bluebook examples for Twitter and Facebook. For each of the examples, replace url here with the URL of the post.

@LegalRebels, Twitter (Mar. 24, 2014, 10:36), url here.

Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz), Twitter (Mar. 27, 2014, 9:35 AM), url here.

November Project, The Bubble is GONE!, Facebook (Mar. 19, 2014), url here.

Bloomberg Law for Law Students on Facebook

bloomberg_lawlogoBloomberg Law has just created a new Facebook page just for law students.   Students will find articles related to the law from Bloomberg and BNA on the page as well as information related to Bloomberg Law.

Browse Our Latest Titles on Facebook

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Browse our recently updated album of New and Noteworthy titles on our Facebook page – see some of our new titles and get the library location so you can check out the book. Other albums you might like include Health Law Resources, Sports and Entertainment Law, or Research and Writing Books.

The 2015 CMBA Ethics and Professionalism Contest

cmbaLogoTempCleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, with AmericanLawRadio.com and the Law Office of David B. Malik, invite all law students to participate in the 2015 CMBA Ethics and Professionalism Essay Competition. The first place winner will receive $1,000.00. Additionally, the CMBA will publish the winning essay in an upcoming Bar Journal. The second place winner will receive $500.00.

The topic for the 2015 competition is: Best ethical practices for using social media to develop a legal practice. The deadline for submitting an essay is February 17, 2015. Each essay should be no more than 1600 words and must be the student’s original work with proper citations to quoted sources. Winners will be announced April 28, 2015.

The competition is open to all full- or part-time students enrolled in a JD or LLM program at an ABA-accredited law school.