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Baseball is Back in Town

While baseball has been back for a week, our hometown team has been on the road. In honor of their Home Opener today, we’re highlighting some of our baseball and sports-related material.

If you’re not sure where to start when researching a legal topic, research guides are a great place to go. The Library maintains a Sports and Entertainment Law Guide that lists important laws, cases, journals, and more.

The Library collection includes several books about baseball and the law. Bargaining with Baseball covers labor relations through 140 years of professional baseball history. The Baseball Trust discusses the series of court rulings that made baseball exempt from antitrust law. The Little White Book of Baseball Law examines cases involving broadcast contracts, injured spectators, rules of the game and more. One Man Out: Curt Flood versus Baseball tells the story of all-star center fielder Curt Flood, his challenge of the reserve clause and push for free agency. There are several more baseball-related titles and many more resources about sports law generally, just search our catalog.

C|M|Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association is a student organization dedicated to promoting these areas of study. The Association hosts events throughout the year, and there’s still time to register for the upcoming Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, here at C|M|Law on April 13, 2018.

Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar on Thursday, 4/5

The Law Library’s Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is tomorrow, Thursday, April 5th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Join the discussion with legal practitioners about the firm/work environment – how projects are assigned, typical projects, expected work product, networking, and more.  Speakers will be James Besenyei, Assistant Public Defender, James Moss, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and Holly Marie Wilson, Reminger Co., L.P.A.  As an added benefit, light refreshments (pizza) will be provided.

This Seminar is worth 25 points, and 100 points will earn you a Law Library Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, as well as a Digital Badge that you can post to your LinkedIn page.  See you tomorrow?!  Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,

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.



The Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Guide

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, in conjunction with the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, hosts the annual Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy, a hands-on, immersive summer program for law school students.  Students choose between two concentration streams – sports law and entertainment law.  To apply by June 30th, visit Case’s webpage.

The Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Guide is a handy companion to the academy, but also an invaluable tool for all students of various aspects of sports and entertainment law.  Users can find some interesting videos on the topics of sport and entertainment law and a sneak peak of what the academy is about.  The guide is a great place to find books in our collection on entertainment and sports law but also copyright, licensing, professional sports and economics as well as study aids.

Also covered in the guide are sections on legislation, regulations, blogs, and other websites related to sports and entertainment law, along with journals and databases related to the topics.

“Getting Ready to Clerk” Seminar Tomorrow

image of superhero womanThe Getting Ready to Clerk Law Library Legal Research Seminar is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.

If you plan to be working this summer, this is a must see Seminar!  Legal practitioners will discuss research projects done by clerks and new associates – how projects are assigned, typical projects, and type of feedback to expect.

Speakers will be Margaret Kane, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Major Trial Unit, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Officer,  and  Holly Marie Wilson, Reminger Co., L.P.A., certified as an “Appellate law Specialist” by the Ohio State Bar Association.

This Seminar is worth 25 points toward a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition.

The Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is the last “live” Law Library Legal Research Seminar of the Spring 2017 semester.  However, there are two TWEN-based Law Library Legal Research Seminars, available through Friday, April 25th, that you can “attend” at your convenience:

    • TWEN – Scholarly Writing (21:51 minutes; 25 points)
    • TWEN – Research Management with Zotero (9:35 minutes; 8.5 points)

Here are key points about the Spring 2017 semester Law Library Legal Research Seminars:

  • We recently changed the name of our Seminars –  from “Research Certificate Seminar” to Legal Research Seminar.  No worries!  All of your past points carry over to our new Seminar series!
  • Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|Law students, including MLS/LLM students.
  • To access the TWEN-based Seminars, log onto Westlaw, then connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button to display the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course in your “My Courses” list.
  • You do not need to register to take a live Seminar –  simply come to the Seminar(s) you want to attend.  We take attendance at each live Seminar, to be sure you are credited points as you earn them.
  • You earn 12.5 points for attending a live 30-minute Seminar, and 25 points for attending a live 60-minute Seminar.  You earn points for “attending” a TWEN-based Seminar by correctly answering at least 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|Law.  [You cannot earn points for attending the same Seminar twice.]
  • When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.
  • If you earn a Letter of Recognition within the 2016-2017 academic year, you will be entered into a drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card!

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,