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Exam Period Library Access, Spring 2015

Between Tuesday, April 21 and Friday, May 8, everyone must present a valid ID for library admittance. Visitors who are not law students may only enter the library to use specific library collections or consult with the reference librarians. During the exam period, reference hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and …Read the Rest

Happy Holidays!

The staff of The Ben C. Green Law Library wishes you and your family a happy holiday season! The library is closed December 24-28 in observance of the Christmas holiday.   It is closed December 31-January 4 in observance of the New Year’s Holiday.  (For a full schedule of library hours, please see the Library Schedule …Read the Rest

United States Code: Using The Supplements

As journal students know, Bluebook Table 1.1 says that when citing the United States Code, one should “Cite to U.S.C. if therein.” But sometimes the supplements can look a bit confusing. In this blog post, I hope to clear up some confusion. The first thing to know is that a new edition of the United …Read the Rest

OSBA CLE eBook Library: Free Access for Student Members

Have you ever seen the Ohio State Bar Association’s catalog of PDF reference manuals for CLE seminars? On several occasions, I have found an interesting-sounding reference manual and been disappointed that I had to pay for the CLE course in order to read it. However, last week, the OSBA sent its student members an e-mail …Read the Rest

Ohio H.B. No.59: Taxation of Legal Services

There is legislation pending in the Ohio House of Representatives that would result in a tax on legal services. The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association has created a Tax Opposition Toolkit for lawyers and clients who want to encourage their representatives to oppose this tax. The proposed legislation that would cause this change is H.B. 59. …Read the Rest

United States Courts Opinions on FDsys

Do you need a federal court opinion and not have a PACER account? The United States Courts Opinions — BETA database on FDsys is “a pilot project between the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, …Read the Rest