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2015 Summer Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and WestlawNext

Bloomberg Law Non-graduating students (returning students): Access does not change over the summer and there are no academic use restrictions on use. Graduating students: Graduating students will have access to their accounts for 6 months after graduation. If they entered May, 2015 as their graduation date when they signed up, they will have access through …Read the Rest

Taking Care of our Books – Your Help Needed

Please do not write in, or leave post-it notes or paper clips in the library books. Recently a case reporter was found in the library stacks with many post-it-notes, paper clips and writing on the pages. Clearly, someone was working hard to understand the reasoning of the case. We applaud that work, however, cannot applaud the …Read the Rest

Saturday Reference Service

The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library is pleased to continue offering reference assistance on Saturday afternoons during the Spring semester, with the exception of Spring Break and holiday weekends. A law reference librarian will cover the desk from noon-5 (with a brief break that will be posted at the desk) to answer in-person and …Read the Rest

Orientation “score cards” and contest

Entering 1Ls, make sure you look for the yellow “Law Library & IT Orientation Essentials” handout in your orientation packet! This is a ‘scorecard’ that asks you to visit certain places and people, and do certain tasks, that are essential to your success in law school. Some are library or IT “housekeeping” that it will …Read the Rest

Building our Scholarly Repository

We are waiting until we have more items loaded to promote the “big launch” — but the Case Western Reserve Law School Scholarly Commons is now live. The library has begun to load faculty publications, and will be adding many more in the coming weeks as we refine our batch uploading techniques, proofread metadata, clear …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