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

ProQuest Congressional


ProQuest Congressional (linked from our database page) is a collection of historic and current congressional information and is one of the best databases for legislative history information. It is available on campus or remotely with authentication (CSU ID and Pin). One great feature is compiled legislative histories, which are created through gathering and organizing into one place all documents related to the passage of an important piece of legislation. Another feature of the product is the ability to search the social media of public officials. 

For more information on conducting legislative history research, see the Legislative History Research Guide.

ProQuest is also available as part of the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, which are available online via the Westlaw TWEN platform. You earn points for completing an online seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that seminar’s quiz. When 100 points are earned, you are awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition and a Digital Badge, which you can post to your LinkedIn page.

Be sure to check out all available research databases on our database page.

Sum and Substance Audio To Go Through West Academic


As a C|M|LAW student, you have access to the Sum and Substance Audio series through our subscription to West Academic. This series is one of the most popular types of study aids, especially if you learn well through listening. You can download their app and listen to it on your phone. Twenty-seven titles are in this series, including –

  • Sum and Substance Audio on Torts
  • Sum and Substance Audio on Civil Procedure
  • Sum and Substance Audio on Constitutional Law

Find more study aids through our research guide.

 

Brush Up Research Skills with Law Library Legal Research Seminars


Law Library Legal Research Seminar LogoThe Fall semester is in full swing, and many of you may be grappling with significant research projects for the first time.  The C|M|Law Library provides numerous Legal Research Seminars to help you get up to speed.  Our Legal Research Seminars are available online as a “Course” on the Westlaw TWEN platform.  [Connect to TWEN, select Manage Courses – Add Course, then select “C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars.”]  Our Legal Research Seminars cover Lexis and Westlaw resources, effective searching on Lexis and Westlaw, Bluebooking, Administrative Law, Legislative History, Family Law, Foreign Law, HeinOnline resources, Research on the Web, Law Library Study Aids, and the Scholar Catalog.  C|M|Law students may also complete the quiz accompanying each Legal Research Seminar to earn points.  When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a “Legal Research Letter of Recognition” and a Digital Badge, which you can share on social networks, blogs, and websites.  For more information on the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars, contact research.services@law.csuohio.edu.

LAW Art Installation in Law Library


Perhaps you’ve noticed the word “LAW” on the wall of the base level (bottom floor) of the law library but haven’t examined it closely.

The work is a ceramic plate collage by Cleveland artist Angelica Pozo that is made up of excerpts from 40 Federal statutes. The collage is installed on three large panels. According to Pozo, the concept behind the design is reflective of the difficulty of interpreting the law accurately.

Among the statutes the artist chose to include in the collage are: the Homestead Act of 1862, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Angelica Pozo website

IT Hours and Law School Technology Information


As a reminder, the law school’s IT help is available during the following days and times:

  • M-Th 8:30am – 8:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am – 6:00pm

For all IT related matters for law students and faculty, visit the law school technology page.