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

New Research Guide: Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students

This month is mental health awareness month. In recognition, we have rolled out our newest research guide: Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students.

Law school is difficult—there is a lot of reading, long in-depth papers, and grueling exams. These pressures on top of financial and family concerns can be overwhelming. Luckily, there are lots of resources available for law students. The guide Mental Health and Well-Being – Resources for Law Students assists you in getting through the difficult times. Included in the guide are books on lawyer and law student well-being, places to go for help, links to the substance abuse and mental health tool kits, and research and articles on mental health and well-being.

Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our 2018 graduates!

The law library will be closed on Saturday May 12th but will be open on Sunday May 13th from 10AM-3PM for the graduation ceremony.

Law-Related Fiction and Movies Available at the Law Library

Thinking about pleasure reading over the summer? The Law Library has law-related books, movies, and documentaries. They are located on the 1st floor to the left (when entering the library) by the reference section. The videos can be checked out for one week and renewed online.

Also, don’t forget that plenty of fiction and other materials are available through the law library’s catalog (Scholar), OhioLINK, and SearchOhio. SearchOhio is the public library’s version of OhioLINK. By sharing resources, OhioLINK members now have access to an additional 9.5 million popular materials, and SearchOhio members have access to the circulating collection of OhioLINK. If an item you want is not available by searching the OhioLINK catalog, check the SearchOhio collection by clicking the “SearchOhio” icon on the upper right of the screen. Enter your ID and password just as you would when requesting OhioLINK materials, and the material will arrive in the same manner as any OhioLINK book would arrive. Fine policies differ somewhat; ask a library staff member for details.

Graduates: We’re Still Here for You

For those students who will graduate this semester—congratulations!  Even after you have completed your studies at Cleveland-Marshall, there are many ways in which you can continue to benefit from the law school and library.

Most importantly, you can continue to use the library’s resources if you apply for an alumni borrower’s card. The application can be found here.

You still have access to important databases, such as HeinOnline and others, from the public computers in the library.

In addition, when you return to the law library, you can access our wireless network, CSUGUEST.

You may still ask library staff for help with any reference questions you may have in person, by email (, or by phone (216 687-6877).

Bar Exam Prep:

We will do all that we can to help you prepare for the bar exam. CALI lessons are available to you for up to six months after graduation to help you perfect your legal knowledge. While studying for the bar, you are also welcome to use the student lounge, any of our study rooms, or the Learning Commons.

Bloomberg, Westlaw and Lexis Access:

  • Graduates can access Bloomberg Law automatically for 6 months unlimited after graduation.
  • You also have access to Westlaw for 60 hours of usage per month for six months to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. However, you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client. In addition, you get access to job-searching databases for 18 months after graduation for one hour per month. Extend access by logging onto
  • Continue to access Lexis Advance through the law school homepage until December 31, 2018. Your view will change to a Graduate homepage to reflect your new status in July. Find helpful information for your job search, workplace etiquette, and professional development. Graduates going into non-profit work may apply for an ASPIRE ID, which lasts 12 months beyond graduation. You will need a letter on the non-profit’s letterhead confirming employment. Find out about both of these free programs at
  • If you have any questions, please direct them to Brian Cassidy, Student Services Librarian, at or 216-523-7364.

Best of luck in the future, and stop in to say hi at any time! As always, let us know if you require assistance.

Library Closed Saturday and Other Upcoming Hours Changes

Today and Wed. May 9:  7am-Midnight

Thursday, May 10:   7am-8pm

Friday, May 11:        7am-5pm

Saturday, May 12:   Closed

Sunday, May 13:     10am-3pm


Intersession (Starts May 14)

Mon-Fri:   7am-5pm

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday:    Closed


Summer Semester (Starts May 21)

Mon-Thurs:    7am-10pm

Friday:       7am-8pm

Saturday:     9am-5pm

Sunday:       9am-8pm


*Monday, May 28:      Closed

*Wednesday, July 4:  Closed