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

Food Pantry for Cleveland State Students

Lift Up Vikes is the Resource Center and Food Pantry on Cleveland State’s campus for students. If you are a student, you qualifyperiod! The pantry has fresh fruits and vegetables along with non-perishable and personal care items.

The pantry is located in the Rec Center, Room 168 (216-687-5105). No appointment is needed; just stop in during hours that the Resource Center and Pantry is open with your CSU ID (check the hours on their site). The pantry also accepts donations. Contact them for more information.

Flashcards Available for Checkout

Do you like to use flashcards to study?

Law in a Flash Flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library. The flashcards circulate for three days.

Topics currently available for checkout are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.

Application for Absentee/Mail Ballot

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections LogoOhio voters with up-to-date registration information can request an absentee ballot up to three days before the 11/5/19 General Election.  The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections “Vote by Mail” page provides information on this process, including a link to a “Vote by mail ballot application“.  One’s absentee ballot must be returned by 7:30pm on Election Day or postmarked by the post office by the day before Election Day.

Law Library Is More Bird Friendly

Have you noticed the dots on the windows near the entryway to the Law Library? A film with dots has been installed on the windows to help prevent bird fatalities. Birds seeing the dots pattern will veer away from the windows, and avoid deadly impact. The bird friendly effort was spearheaded by CSU’s director of sustainability, Jennifer McMillan. Read the details on the CSU News and Announcements page.


Bloomberg/ Lexis/ Westlaw Research Guide Updated

GavelIf you’re looking for a refresher on the features on Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw, check out our newly updated Bloomberg/ Lexis/ Westlaw research guide! Information on the analytics included in each of these databases has just been added. Other useful information includes a chart explaining how each database reads your search terms and connectors, as well as a summary of the content differences between the databases.