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Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture and the Power (or Lack Thereof) of Bankruptcy Judges

On March 27, 2014, The Law School hosted “A Conversation with Judge Marilyn Shea-Stonum.” It was an “exit interview” of observations and some constructive criticisms acquired from her tenure as the bankruptcy judge for Akron, Ohio, for nearly two decades. Judge Shea-Stonum’s docket featured about 90,000 cases, mostly of individuals from Medina, Portage, and Summit …Read the Rest

Fair Use

Note: This is a re-post of (most of) my fair use blog entry from last March. It may be of interest to some of Prof. Carney’s students. The “scholarly book” titles are new (and arguably) improved. Effective legal research takes into consideration the amount of time and money you expend, as well as your access …Read the Rest

From Product to Service: Digitization Culture

The CWRU Law School hosted the Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lecture on Feb. 28, 2014. The event featured law professors, a veteran music industry executive, corporate counsel, a newspaper editor/vice president, and a pop music critic. Prof. Avsec set the stage for the discussion by playing D.J. Danger Mouse’s Grey Album video, a mashup of …Read the Rest

SAGES and legal resources

Our law professors are no strangers to offering SAGES courses at CWRU. But Spring 2014 is likely the first semester to feature three law professors, each teaching a SAGES course, in the same semester. Which raises the questions: How can undergraduate students best access legal resources (statutes, regulations, and court opinions/cases) and legal secondary sources …Read the Rest

Saturday Afternoon Reference Desk Coverage

The Law Library is pleased to resume offering reference assistance on Saturday afternoons during the Spring semester, with the exception of Spring Break and holiday weekends, starting on January 25. A law reference librarian will cover the desk from noon–five (with a brief break that will be posted at the desk) to answer in-person and …Read the Rest

International Criminal Tribunal — Bangladesh

The International Criminal Tribunal for Bangladesh is prosecuting alleged war crimes from 1971 during Bangladesh’s war for independence from Pakistan. Approximately three million people were killed, hundreds of thousands of women were raped, and millions of people were displaced. (Brown, p. 1) This tribunal seems more tainted than most modern international criminal tribunals. The Economist …Read the Rest