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Student Writing Competitions

The Law Library maintains a list of over 100 writing contests for law students.* The contests cover a wide range of topics from ediscovery, to disability, to gerrymandering. A recent addition is the “Criminal Record Policy Essay Competition” sponsored by Higbee & Associates and the Foundation for Continuing Justice. The goal of the contest is to …Read the Rest

CWRU’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

From Case’s MLK Essay Contest webpage: The Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest invites all current Case Western Reserve University and Cuyahoga Community College students, faculty/administrators, and staff to submit entries to this year’s contest. Essay Guidelines and Prompt Using one of the quotes or sets of quotes below, please reflect on how Dr. King’s …Read the Rest

Women Need Not Apply

As of January 2016 women can aspire to any military occupation or position. Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced this policy change on Dec. 3, 2015. (“Carter Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women,” DoD News by Cheryl Pellerin) This opens about 220,000 positions to women. Women will now be able to serve in the Army’s cavalry, as a …Read the Rest

Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 30th annual cost of Thanksgiving Day dinner for 10 found that this year’s dinner should cost on average about 70 cents more than last year’s. These figures are determined by 138 volunteer shoppers from 32 states. The cost of a 16-pound turkey had the largest increase, $1.39.  The shoppers were to look for the …Read the Rest

Mollie and Paul HIll (Law) Student Writing Competition

2016 Contest Question “In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, the rise of obesity and obesity-related ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Successfully preparing for and effectively …Read the Rest

Cite Checking Help from the Law Library

Congratulations to all the new 2L associate editors of the Journal of International Law, Health Matrix, Journal of Law Technology, &, the Arts, and the Case Western Reserve Law Review. The library is here to help you find sources efficiently and effectively. Librarians with at least 100 years combined source-finding experience are available to help you …Read the Rest