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

Important Garage Information – Library Extended Hours


Even though the law library and building are open until midnight from December 5-9 and December 12-16, CSU parking garage access expires at midnight. Therefore, you might have trouble exiting the garage if you try to exit after midnight.  There may or may not be CSU Parking staff available (through the Help button) to let you out of the garage.  To be safe, you may wish to leave the library several minutes BEFORE midnight so that you can exit the garage before midnight!

West Academic Study Aids


West Academic Study Aids are  available on the law library’s website under Law Databases. Hundreds of titles are available that cover most law school courses. Some of the popular study aid series include Nutshells, Acing Series, Concepts and Insights, Gilbert Summaries, and Sum and Substance Audio. There are also subject matter overviews, interactive questions, exam style questions, outlines, videos, and case briefs.

To access the study aids, log into the law school proxy server using your 7-digit CSU ID number and the password you use to log into the computer lab. You also have the option to create a personal account. Full instructions are here.

Access to the study aids is unlimited, so use it as much as you like.

WHO and U.S. Government Responses to Omicron


The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, named Omicron, as a Variant of Concern (VOC) on 11/26/2021.  WHO has asked countries to enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts, submit complete genome sequences and associated metadata to a publicly available database (eg, GISAID), report initial cases/clusters associated with VOC infection to WHO through the IHR mechanism, and, where capacity exists, perform field investigations and laboratory assessments to improve understanding of the potential impacts of the VOC.  Also on 11/26/2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation suspending entry into the U.S. of noncitizens physically present within eight Southern African countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry.  Entry was allowed for citizens, lawful permanent residents, and certain family members if they met specified exceptions detailed in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Assessment.  Future international travel to and from the U.S. will continue to be regulated by CDC guidance.  The CDC has also issued a media statement on Omicron, stressing the importance of following prevention strategies and getting fully vaccinated.

Study Room Reservations


Finals are approaching, so below is a review of our study rooms procedures and policies.

NOTE: Study rooms are used heavily during exams, so reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam periods.

Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.

Reserve a Study Room Here

How to reserve a room for you or your group:

  1. Click the link above
  2. Use your CSU law email to reserve the room
  3. Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!)
  4. Hold your CSU ID over the sensor to unlock the room

Remember to bring your ID with you if you leave so you can get back in!

Law Library to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday


The law library and Cleveland State University will be closed starting at 5pm and will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday November 25) and Friday November 26.

The law library will resume normal hours on Saturday November 27 at 9am.