September-October 2019

Legal Scholarship Blog: Find Calls for Papers and Conferences

The Legal Scholarship Blog, to which the Moritz Law Library is a contributor, is a resource that alerts law professors and other academics of upcoming conferences, calls for papers, workshops, and more. The blog began in 2007 at the University of Washington School of Law as a way for the law library to help support faculty scholarship. Since then, seven other law school libraries have partnered with this free, non-profit service to ensure that faculty are kept up to date with legal scholarship events happening across the country and, in certain cases, internationally.

The Legal Scholarship Blog collects event announcements from hundreds of law schools and legal organizations and posts them to one central location. Each post contains a summary of the upcoming legal scholarship event and links to the school, organization, or event’s website. You can view these posts in the order they are published, with the most recent posts first, or you can search the events by type (e.g., conference) or topic (e.g., administrative law). The Blog also contains a calendar if you wish to view the events and their deadlines chronologically.

To stay current with these legal scholarship events, you can visit the site periodically or subscribe to have new posts sent directly to your inbox. If you have an event you wish to publicize, send the announcement to To learn more, visit the Legal Scholarship Blog’s About Us page.

New Library Resource: ALM Legal Compass

Interested in the business of law, law firm data, or trends in the national legal market? The Moritz Law Library now subscribes to ALM Legal Compass, a new web-based platform that provides access to decades of proprietary ALM analysis and law firm data. Compare and explore data on firms, companies, lawyers, industry trends, and law school trends. Legal Compass also serves as a complete repository for ALM’s proprietary research on the industry including the Am Law 200, the NLJ Billing Report, the Global 100, the Diversity Scorecard, the Summer Associates Survey, the Midlevel Associates Survey, and more. For additional information about this resource, see the ALM site, which is accessible on campus.

Cybersecurity Days Open to All Faculty/Staff/Students

Each fall, Enterprise Security hosts Ohio State Cybersecurity Days. Cybersecurity Days is a free educational event held right on campus for the convenience of the Ohio State community.

Where:     Ohio Union
When:      October 28 – Community Forum

Please plan to attend. Here are some of the recommended sessions. Each session is anywhere from 30-60 minutes:

* Cybersecurity for You – This track will address the way you interact with technology in your personal, work and home life. Get a sneak peak of the university’s new security awareness platform, Cybersecurity 4 You.

* Cybersecurity for Ohio State – This track will offer talks, roundtable discussions and workshops that focus on understanding the safeguards the university currently provides to protect us.

That’s not all…

Enjoy FREE lunch, a raffle with prizes, and back by popular demand, a graphic artist will live-illustrate sessions during the Community Forum.

Here is the registration link:

Conference Website –

360 Years of U.S. Decisions in Harvard’s Case Law Access Project

Between 2013 and 2018, the Harvard Law School Library digitized over 40 million pages of U.S. court decisions in collaboration with legal startup Ravel Law (now part of Lexis-Nexis), transforming them into a dataset of over 6.7 million cases that represent 360 years of U.S. legal history. This data, as well as the text of the cases, is available through Harvard Law School’s Case Law Access Project, which seeks to expand public access to United States law to support equality and enable innovation in legal services.
Case metadata, such as the case name, citation, court, date, etc., is freely accessible, but to view and download the full text of cases, you’ll need to register for an account. For more information about the scope of the project and ways to use the data, see the Caselaw Access Project’s About page.

New Books at the Moritz Law Library

See the books below recently acquired by the Moritz Law Library. A complete list of materials acquired in the last month is also available.