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Career Resources from the Moritz Law Library and Career Development

The Moritz Law Library’s  Career Resources Guide  will direct you to websites, journals, and books that can aid in the job search and interview process, as well as databases that can help you research potential employers and interviewers. The guide includes some  strategies  for identifying people to connect with on LinkedIn, Martindale.com, West’s Legal Directory on Westlaw, and other online directories. Of course, do not forget to check out the  Career Development website  and the  Career Development Digital Handbook  for invaluable information and guidance on how to find the best law job for you. The Career Development Digital Handbook also contains helpful guidelines for how to prepare and submit writing samples to prospective employers (see page 78 of the handbook). Please ask the  Reference Desk  if you have questions about the Law Library’s career resources and how we can help you develop your network!
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Reminders and Updates About Law Library Procedures

The Moritz Law Library will remain closed through January 24. Students living on or near campus should use the Thompson Library for pickup and return of Law Library materials at this time. For students currently living outside of the Columbus area, please use OhioLink to request materials for pickup at a home library that is closer to you (select Ohio State or a public library as your home institution; you will then be asked to enter your name and library barcode and select a pickup location). The Law Library will reopen to members of the Moritz community on January 25. Please visit the Moritz Law Library’s website for regular updates about our hours of operation and other reopening protocols. Normal virtual reference hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) have resumed as of January 11. For reference assistance, please email the reference desk at lawlibref@osu.edu , or use our  live chat feature. For additional COVID-19 updates, including information about contact-fr

Electronic Study Aids

As the semester winds down, be sure to check out all of the electronic study aid options available through the Moritz Law Library. In case you are looking for a specific title, we have included the names of some of the more popular series next to the database where you can find them. ·         CALI : Lessons and Subject Outlines ·         LexisNexis Digital Library : Mastering, Questions & Answers, Skills & Values, and Understanding ·         West Academic Study Aids : Acing, Exam Pro, Gilbert Law Summaries, and Short & Happy Guides ·         Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library : Emanuel, Emanuel CrunchTime, Examples & Explanations, and Glannon Guides You can find your CALI authorization code and your Wolters Kluwer library card number using this link . Please contact the Reference Desk if you have any difficulties accessing any of these resources.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources for Moritz Students

It goes without saying that this has been an unprecedented year. If you are struggling personally or academically, know that the entire Moritz community, including the Law Library, is here to listen and to direct you to the right resources. Please take advantage of the programs and services available to you, which you can find on the College’s Health & Wellness webpage . These include OSU’s Counseling and Consultation Service , the Dennis Learning Center , the Student Wellness Center , and the Wexner Medical Center’s Mindfulness & Relaxation Resources . Additionally, we suggest checking out the ABA’s Law Student Mental Health Resources and Above the Law’s “The Struggle,” a series about mental health and social issues that effect law students and recent graduates.

Hauntingly Good Law Review Articles

Halloween is only days away, so grab some apple cider, curl up under a blanket, and dive into one of these ghoulish reads. A Bone to Pick with International Law: The Ghoulish Trade in Human Remains , 26 Mich. St. Int’l L. Rev. 335 (2018). A Trust for Ted's Head , 88 Miss. L.J. Supra 20 (2019). Back from the Brink: The Supreme Court Saves the SEC's Rule 10B-5 from the Grim Reaper , 89 UMKC L. Rev. 57 (2020). Contracts of the Dead: When Should They Haunt the Living? , 49 N.M. L. Rev. 1 (2019). Giving Up the Ghost: How the Funeral Rule and State Licensing Boards Are Failing to Protect Consumers from Underhanded Undertakers , 27 Elder L.J. 423 (2020). Jason's Long Night at Camp Blood: Surveying the Independent Copyrightability of Jason Voorhees in the Wake of Horror Inc. v. Miller , 10 Cybaris An Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 41 (2019). Zombie Cinderella and the Undead Public Domain , 85 Tenn. L. Rev. 961 (2018). Trick or Treat?: Mississippi County Doesn't Clown Around with Hallowe

Election Law Resources & Reminder to Activate Bloomberg Account

As the November 3 general election approaches, explore issues and topics surrounding election law with resources from the Moritz College of Law. The Moritz Law Library’s Election Law Research Guide contains links and guidance on a wealth of election law resources, including primary sources, books, journals, and data. Election Law at Ohio State and SCOTUSblog ’s joint project, the 2020 Election Litigation Tracker , offers timely access to case summaries, filings, and commentary for cases with the greatest potential to make their way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Major Pending Elections Cases , a project of Election Law at Ohio State, also has a new website. Be sure to check out this resource for accessible case summaries, comprehensive court findings, and expert commentary on important election law cases from around the nation. Bloomberg Law Registration Reminder Don’t forget to register your Bloomberg Law password if you have not already done so. Bloomberg Law’s features include transac

Request a Research Consultation with a Moritz Libarian

If you are writing a research paper for a seminar or a note for a law review or journal this semester, or if you are a research assistant and are working on a difficult project, now might be a good time to schedule an in-office research consultation with a Moritz Law Library reference librarian. These individual meetings are scheduled in advance to give the librarians time to prepare useful research strategies and sources to help you get started researching your particular issue or topic. Stop by now to get a head start on those long papers or really complex research topics. To request a research consultation, go to  https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/lib/services/request-a-research-consultation/  and fill out the online form with a description of your research project and the times you are available to meet. Reference librarians are available to meet during business hours, Monday through Friday, typically within 2-3 business days after your request is submitted. If you need research assistance