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Stephen J. Field Craftsman of the Law, by Carl Brent Swisher

According to Wikipedia, Justice Antonin Scalia was the fifteenth-longest tenured member of the U.S. Supreme Court, at 10,238 days. I bought a used book via Amazon Marketplace on the second-longest tenured Supreme Court Justice of all times, Stephen J. Field, at 12, 614 days. Justice Field had at least two famous brothers — David Dudley …Read the Rest

Mollie and Paul HIll (Law) Student Writing Competition

2016 Contest Question “In recent years, Ebola and other infectious diseases, natural disasters, threatened acts of bioterrorism, the rise of obesity and obesity-related ailments, the recreational use of tobacco and drugs, and other actual or potential developments have threatened the health of the public in the United States and elsewhere. Successfully preparing for and effectively …Read the Rest

CWRU Law School Exams

all available CWRU Law past exams (selected professors/exams only) — CWRU Law ID & password required  — Note that the Law Library does not maintain any print copies of old exams. Bob Berring’s podcast on taking law school exams (for 1Ls in particular) CALI’s panels (podcasts) (1,2,3) on exam taking CALI lesson (1.5 hours) Writing Better …Read the Rest

New (and Older) Voices in International Criminal Law

On April 9, 2015, David Crane of Syracuse Law moderated an ASIL panel featuring three new international criminal law scholars: Tom Dannenbaum (SSRN, HOL), Jonathan Hafetz (SSRN, HOL), and Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf (SSRN, HOL). All three of the “new voices” have articles available both on SSRN and HeinOnline. Bruce Zagaris of Berliner, Corcoran, and Rowe wrote the ASIL Cables review …Read the Rest

Immigration Reform

On Feb. 17, 2015, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen issued a temporary restraining order that delayed the implementation of recent executive actions related to immigration reform. He said “that states would ‘suffer irreparable harm‘” without the delay.  President Obama said that history and the law are on his side — and that it is not …Read the Rest

Historical American and British Law

For researchers who are interested in historical American and British law, there are a surprising number of resources that offer full-text versions of court opinions, selected legislation, and even full-text treatises (scholarly books). The most obvious and available source, perhaps, is Google Books, a massive digitization project between Google and over forty library partners. CWRU Law …Read the Rest