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LAW Art Installation in the Law Library

Ever wondered about  the big “LAW” on the wall of the base level of the law library and wondered what it is?

It’s a ceramic plate collage by Cleveland artist Angelica Pozo. The collage spells LAW and is made up of excerpts from 40 Federal statutes.  The collage is installed on three large panels.  According to Pozo, the concept behind the design is reflective of the difficulty of interpreting the law accurately.

Among the statutes the artist chose to include in the collage are:  the Homestead Act of 1862, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935,  the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Angelica Pozo website

Student Lounge: Open to All Law Students

Welcome to our new 1Ls, LLM, and MLS students! Also, a hearty welcome back to our returning students. The student lounge (Rm 102 in the library) has space to eat, a microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker and fridge. Also to be found in the lounge are comfy chairs and couches, and a cart full of free donated books!

Look Out for Changing Hours in the Law Library

You can always find the C|M|Law Library hours via our website.  However, since the schedule will change over the next few weeks, be aware of our upcoming hours:

For the rest of Intersession–August 13th

Monday-Friday 7am-5pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed


Orientation Week, August 14th-19th

Monday-Thursday 7am-9pm

Friday 7am-5pm

Saturday Closed


Beginning August 20th we will start our regular fall hours.

CSU Hosts Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group 2017 Meeting

Cleveland State University hosted the 2017 Digital Commons + Great Lakes User Group (DC+GLUG) annual meeting in the Student Center Ballroom on July 28. More than 40 librarians who use Bepress’s Digital Commons to host their Institutional Repositories (IRs) came from as far as the University of Western Ontario (Canada) and the University of Iowa. Participants presented on various IR topics, including digital special collections, faculty-assisted IR submissions, and marketing Digital Commons collections.

The meeting concluded with a presentation from a Digital Commons representative, who explained new and upcoming features that will be provided within the platform, such as search improvements, streaming media, and a ‘Contact’ button on professors’ profiles so that they can be contacted quickly and easily if a reader is interested in learning more about their research.

Browse the Cleveland Marshall College of Law’s collections.

#AALL2017 a Smashing Success

Law librarians from around the country finished up their annual conference in Austin, Texas yesterday.  The annual American Association of Law Libraries Conference is the premier meeting for law librarians to learn, and share best practices in the profession.

Librarian Laura Ray was a featured panelist for the session: “Spanish and English Water Law in the American Southwest” (pictured).

Librarian Brian Cassidy created and presented a poster session featuring the C|M|Law Library’s Blog; 10 Years and Going Strong (also pictured).