News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

Archive for February, 2018

OpenCon Satellite Event at C|M|Law

 To celebrate Open Education Week, librarians from the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University (CSU) are hosting their first OpenCon satellite event on March 5, 2018. Joined by law librarians from C|M|Law, the event is taking place in the Moot Court Room in the College of Law building. OpenCon is a free event dedicated to promoting and sharing information about Open Educational Resources (OER).  Advancing the creation and utilization of OER can improve learning outcomes, and make education more affordable and equitable. The CSU satellite event focuses on the value of OER, opportunities for using it in higher education, and increasing awareness for open education advocacy in Ohio.

To view the schedule of events and register by March 1st, please visit the OpenCon 2018 Cleveland site.



GavelNote Available for Free for C|M|Law Students

There is a new online note-taking platform called GavelNote, which was created specifically for law students (by Cleveland-Marshall graduates) to eliminate the drudgery of outlining your courses.

Capturing, compiling, and organizing class notes, case briefs, statutes, and black letter law into a useful outline is a very time-consuming process. GavelNote offers a way to automate that process, eliminating busywork and freeing up more time for actual studying. Sharing notes is easy with GavelNote’s sophisticated sharing feature that lets you decide what to share and who to share it with. Plus GavelNote stores your notes safely in the cloud. For more information about the benefits of GavelNote, visit:

Trying GavelNote is risk-free. If you don’t like GavelNote, simply export your notes and outlines into Microsoft Word format any time. As a current student, you can have with unlimited use of GavelNote throughout your law school career. Register now for your own personal account at:

Suicide Prevention Resources

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death overall in the U.S., and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34. The American Bar Association states that because lawyers experience substance abuse and depression at a higher rate than the general population, they may be at a higher risk of suicide. Recent news stories of law student suicides have highlighted the fact that the problem occurs at law schools as well.

The VikesCare: Suicide Prevention resources at the CSU Counseling Center can help you or someone you know prevent suicide. The resources include on-campus in-person help, mobile apps, text help lines, phone and online resources, and local area assistance. You can also find information on how to respond if someone may be thinking of suicide or engaging in self-harm such as cutting. Suicide prevention help is available right here on campus and through easy-to-use apps, text lines, and online resources.

Law Library Closed for Presidents’ Day

The law library will be closed on Monday February 19th, 2018 for Presidents’ Day.


Professor Sterio Presents at Workshop; Participates in “Sound of Ideas” WCPN/90.3 Morning Show

M_STERIO.jpgProfessor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio participated in the American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Annual Workshop on February 9; the Workshop was held was the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago.  Professor Sterio presented her article, “The Legacy of Ad Hoc International Tribunals.”

In addition, Professor Sterio participated as a panelist on “The Sound of Ideas” morning show on WCPN/90.3, where she discussed President Trump’s recently-announced immigration policy.  Audio and video of the show are available here.