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

Cleveland State Food Pantry Open for All

Cleveland State has a food pantry for students located at Berkman Hall, room 122.  The days and times are limited so be sure to check out the website for more details.

To keep everyone safe, the pantry has a number of precautions in place. To help speed up the check in process when you get to the pantry, please click here and fill out this one-time contact form. This will decrease the amount of time in pantry to better support social-distancing and the safety of our guests and student staff. Again, you only need to fill the contact form out ONCE this semester. The contact form can be filled out right before you arrive or weeks in advance!

Support at CSU

CSU has a variety of resources in place to help support you during your time as a law student, including the Counseling Center, the CARE Team, and a Law Student Support Group. You are not alone!

The CSU Counseling Center is open on-campus from 9:00-5:00 Mondays through Fridays. It is located on the second floor of the Union Building, which is across the street from the Law School. For individual support, call (216) 687 – 2277 and ask for a crisis session (one 30-minute session) or a screening (to start regularly counseling).

The CARE Team – When challenges arise, whether inside or outside of the classroom, these challenges can create barriers to academic success. CARE is here  to support students as they reach their goals. Get help for you or anonymously refer a friend. Email or call (216) 687 – 2048 to get in touch with the CARE Team.



MedlinePlus Tutorial on Evaluating Internet Health Information

MedlinePlus logoMedlinePlus freely provides numerous videos on anatomy and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them, as well as videos addressing frequently asked questions about diseases, health conditions and wellness issues.  A video tutorial particularly important for these challenging COVID times is Evaluating Internet Health Information.  The video tutorial provides a list of website review questions, and discusses key aspects of a website’s provider and purpose, information quality, and privacy policy.  The video tutorial is also available as a 3.2 MB PDF document.  MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  MedlinePlus’ mission “is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish.”

HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library Surpasses 3000 Individual Journals

HeinOnline is an extremely useful database that includes a variety of resources. It can be accessed via the law library’s homepage under Quicklinks.

Consider using Hein when searching for ‘older’ information, especially if you’re experiencing difficulty finding results on Westlaw and Lexis. One particularly useful database is the Law Journal Library, which has officially surpassed 3,000 journals, all dating back to the first issue ever published! It covers journals published in more than 60 different countries and encompasses more than 1,500 research topics and comes equipped with artificial intelligence tools, visual aids, and more.

After accessing the Law Journal Library, a publication search can be performed or publications can be browsed by letter of the alphabet. Once inside the needed periodical, a search can be run or the article citation can be used to go directly to the desired volume.

NOTE: Outages on Monday October 18 and November 11

Due to server and software upgrades, some electronic library resources will be unavailable on Monday, October 18 and Monday, November 1. Westlaw and Lexis are NOT affected by this outage. Below is a list of what will be offline. On each occasion, whether the outage will last the entire day is uncertain; the library will send an email when the resources are back up and running.


Scholar, the library online catalog, will be unavailable: no books can be checked out or renewed and no local or OhioLINK holds can be placed during the downtime.


All databases authenticated through the Michael Schwartz Library servers will be unavailable: this includes HeinOnline databases, EBSCO databases, and Proquest Congressional (please note: the databases will still be accessible if you are on campus).

If you are working from home on October 18 or November 1 and cannot access a resource because of the outage, please email or call 212-687-2250. We may be able to get to an item and email it to you, as resources should work for us inside the building.