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

Mental Health and Wellness Books Available

The Law Library has a collection of Mental Health and Wellness books in the Ohio Room, including books on anxiety, depression, time management, positive/happy lawyering, yoga, work-life balance, addiction, and general happiness and wellness.


The materials are available for checkout.

The Chinese Government, Corporate Bailouts, Nuclear Power, and Assault: A Day in the Life of Ohio’s HB 6

Ohio’s House Bill 6, which creates the “Ohio Clean Air Program,” passed this year and is effective October 22. HB 6 directs utilities to add a monthly charge to customers’ bills that goes into a nuclear energy fund that utilities with nuclear power plants can draw from. Critics called the bill a bailout for First Energy, which operates the only two nuclear power plants in the state (located near Sandusky and east of Cleveland along the Lake Erie shore). The bill also decreases the percentage of energy required to come from renewable resources in Ohio.

A recent Dayton Daily News article explains some of the unusual things now happening with HB 6. There is a group circulating petitions in Ohio to put a repeal of HB 6 on the ballot for voters to decide in 2020. Recently in the Columbus area, an assault was reported by a member of the group circulating the petition by a member of a group against the petition. There are also a number of television ads and mailers decrying the Chinese government as the force behind the repeal effort.

What now? 265,774 valid voter signatures are needed in at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties by Oct. 21 to qualify for the November 2020 ballot. If the issue makes the ballot, the law will be held in abeyance until Ohio voters decide whether to repeal it.

Student Lounge in the Law Library

Welcome to our new 1Ls, LLM, and MLS students! Also, a hearty welcome back to our returning students. The student lounge (Room 102 in the library) has a microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, fridge, and space to eat. Also in the lounge are comfy chairs and couches, a charging station for various devices, and a cart full of free, donated books!

Happy Constitution Day

September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, the cornerstone of our country’s laws. We’d like to highlight some of the many resources on constitutional law that can be accessed through the C|M|LAW Library, including:

Stop by the front desk and grab a pocket Constitution this week!

Professor Sagers Appears in Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Public Radio on Antitrust Affairs

C_SAGERS.jpgChris Sagers, the James A.Thomas Professor of Law, appeared in prominent news media on breaking antitrust news. He spoke with the Wall Street Journal in an article attempting to explain the many possible lawsuits that state and federal regulators may be planning against the big tech platforms.  He also appeared on Forum, a public affairs program on KQED public radio in San Francisco, to discuss the remarkable news that 50 separate U.S. states have joined in an antitrust investigation of Google.