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

Research Better with Our Updated Cost Effective Guide

Cost effective legal research is important to all attorneys, but especially to those in small firms and solo practices. Our newly updated Cost Effective Legal Research guide can help you learn effective research strategies and familiarize yourself with the best tools for cost savings. The guide covers basic strategies and guidelines for cost effective research, pricing models and research tips for the major databases, low cost alternative databases, and free online resources.



Foreign Parliamentary Information Online

flags of the world If you are conducting foreign and international law research, the Law Library of Congress recently released a new report that is probably of interest to you. The new report, Features of Parliamentary Websites in Selected Jurisdictions, reviewed the parliamentary websites from 50 different countries and explored the content, enhancements, and tools on each. The report summarizes the findings in a table, detailing for each surveyed country what languages are available, whether audio and video streaming are offered, and what types of search features, tracking functions, and other tools are available.

This report is part of the Law Library of Congress’s collection of legal reports. The reports cover a variety of topics and contain commentary and recommended resources on issues and events. Each report lists the date that it was last updated. Many of the reports include information from several different countries, not just the United States, making this collection another useful source for foreign and international law research.

Law Library Bar Exam Week Hours

Bar Exam Week, July 15th-23rd

Monday-Thursday 7am-10pm
Friday 7am-8pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 10am-8pm

Sagers Writes in Slate on Amazon-Whole Foods Merger

C_SAGERS.jpgChris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, wrote an article for Slate recently on Amazon’s proposed acquisition of the grocery chain Whole Foods. He discusses antitrust aspects of the deal, and asks whether the Trump administration could or should challenge it. You can read the article here.

This Just In: Religion and Law in Public Schools

Religion and Law in Public Schools published by Cleveland State University Partner Education Law Association is a timely and thorough publication on the topic.  One of the editors of the publication is Cleveland State’s (CSU) own Professor Ralph Mawdsley.  Professor Mawdsley is a Professor of both Law and Education at CSU.

27 authors, all leading scholars on religion and education contributed articles, and discussion questions to this book concerning religion in public primary/secondary schools and universities.  The book deals with the background of religion and schooling, the development of legal precedent, as well as contemporary and future issues of educational administration in the current Presidential Administration and beyond.

Religion and Law in Public Schools is available in our New Arrivals section on the first floor of the law library near the circulation desk.  Ask any library staff member for help finding this book or others on the topic.