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National Park Week

  April 15, 2016 President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation designating April 16 – April 24, 2016 National Park Week. The picture above is part of the White House’s campaign to encourages everyone to “[e]xplore America’s Great Outdoors During National Park Week*.” During this week admission to national parks, national heritage areas, and national historical sites are …Read the Rest

Teddy Bear: No Longer Endangered

The Louisiana black bear, the inspiration for the teddy bear,* is no longer on the endangered species list. 81 Federal Register 13124 (March 11, 2016). The Louisiana black bear was put on the endangered species list in 1992. 57 Federal Register 588 (January 7, 1992) The listing was based on a finding of four of the five …Read the Rest

Volume 66 Issue 1 of the Law Review Available on the Law School’s Repository

The full text of latest issue of The Case Western Reserve Law Review is available on the law school’s repository. Volume 66 Issue 1 contains articles about the empirical doctrine, corporate law, Jacob & Youngs v. Kent, and special education. Also, included are notes by Kathleen Harvey and Sara Smoter, and a comment by Alex Brown. …Read the Rest

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