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Writing a paper this semester?

Consider a writing competition topic. There are over 100 writing contests for law students. The Law Library maintains a list on the intranet.* The contests cover a wide range of topics from ediscovery, to disability, to gerrymandering. For example: McMahon DeGulis and The Ohio State Bar Association sponsors the “Environmental Law Award.” The OSBA Environmental Law Committee …Read the Rest

Control of the Internet

The United States has agreed to give up oversight of internet domain names to an independent body, as of October, 2016. While this transfer was agreed to a couple years ago, a Fortune article states that three successive presidential administrations have been working on this privatization. Some conservative websites speculate that the United Nations will …Read the Rest

Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Welcome back! This past summer Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke about her experience as a Supreme Court Justice. (See Max Buxton, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offers personal window into Supreme Court,, August 14, 2016.) This is her answer to what makes a good judge: “What you’re asking judges to do is decide issues that you have …Read the Rest

Congratulations to the New 2L Associate Editors

Congratulations to all the new 2L associate editors of the Journal of International Law, Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, 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. Our website provides information about our services to journal staff members and …Read the Rest

LexisNexis & West Academic Study Aids e-Books Now Available to Case Law Students

The Law Library is now offering the LexisNexis Study Aids and the West Academic Study Aids. These are available to CWRU Law Students via links from the Law Library’s web page. LexisNexis Study Aids LexisNexis Study Aids prefers the following internet browsers: Apple Safari; Google Chrome; Internet Explorer 10 (or higher); or Mozilla Firefox. 1. …Read the Rest

Puerto Rico, the US and, the Zika Virus

On August 12, 2016 the Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.  The declaration came one day after U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy visited the U.S territory and, according to a New York Times article, said he expected 25% of Puerto Rico’s nearly 3.5 million people …Read the Rest