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Category: Quick Guides


Frank J. Battisti Memorial Lecture and the Power (or Lack Thereof) of Bankruptcy Judges

On March 27, 2014, The Law School hosted “A Conversation with Judge Marilyn Shea-Stonum.” It was an “exit interview” of observations and some constructive criticisms acquired from her tenure as the bankruptcy judge for Akron, Ohio, for nearly two decades. Judge Shea-Stonum’s docket featured about 90,000 cases, mostly of individuals from Medina, Portage, and Summit …Read the Rest

Fair Use

Note: This is a re-post of (most of) my fair use blog entry from last March. It may be of interest to some of Prof. Carney’s students. The “scholarly book” titles are new (and arguably) improved. Effective legal research takes into consideration the amount of time and money you expend, as well as your access …Read the Rest

International Criminal Tribunal — Bangladesh

The International Criminal Tribunal for Bangladesh is prosecuting alleged war crimes from 1971 during Bangladesh’s war for independence from Pakistan. Approximately three million people were killed, hundreds of thousands of women were raped, and millions of people were displaced. (Brown, p. 1) This tribunal seems more tainted than most modern international criminal tribunals. The Economist …Read the Rest

Law and the 1960s

JSTOR HeinOnline & ILP Retrospective Books Legislation/Legislative History More Recent and Current Sources and Events This semester, CWRU Law School is offering a seminar on Law and the ’60s. Students are to write papers that likely will be more interdisciplinary than some law school research papers. Most law-student notes focus on current legal topics; offer …Read the Rest

Fair Use: Quick Guide

Statutes Cases Legal Treatises Legal Journals Other (Secondary) Sources Citators Other, Scholarly Books Effective legal research takes into consideration the amount of time and money you expend, as well as your access to research resources. While CORE II students certainly may lack time and cannot pay for their CORE research, they do have educational use …Read the Rest

Hate Crimes

Selected Resources Selected Books Selected, Recent Articles On Feb. 8, 2013, Judge Dan Aaron Polster sentenced Samuel Mullet to fifteen years in prison for orchestrating a series of beard- and haircutting incidents among members of his Amish sect in Bergholz, Ohio. Mullet took responsibility for the crimes, and he could have received a sentence of …Read the Rest