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

Archive for August 16th, 2011

Unwind in the Law Library’s Student Lounge

The Law Library has a lounge specifically for law students! The lounge has a refrigerator, sink, microwave, and comfortable furniture for you to use and enjoy. To get to the lounge, go through  the library entrance up to the main circulation desk and then take a right. Go past the elevators and you will find the lounge door on your left. Feel  free to come and explore the lounge soon.

Smartphone Tour of the Law Library’s Resources

Situated throughout  the Law Library are small placards that identify important sources that you should be aware of as a law student. The conglomeration of these signs make up a tour of the law library’s resources called LibTour. Whether you are a 1L or a more seasoned veteran of law school, taking part in this tech savvy tour will help you take advantage of the resources available to you at the library. After locating one of the signs, simply use your smartphone to scan the QR code and you will immediately hear an audio clip which will give you an overview of the source in front of which you are standing. Some of the sources you will locate and learn about include American Jurisprudence, Corpus Juris Secondum, and Uniform Laws and Model Acts. There are eleven important research sources included in the tour. To find them all, pick up a green “LibTour” sheet at the front desk or download the following attachment.

Courtroom View Network – Watch Trials, Listen to Assigned Cases

Our school is a subscriber of CVN Law School, an online resource that provides legal multimedia. You can listen to your assigned cases with audio opinions from AudioCaseFiles, watch real courtroom video and view training clips from the Video Training Library .   Make sure you create your account using your law school provided email address in order to get unlimited access to the audio and video content.

You can use AudioCaseFiles to search for audio opinions by subject or by casebook, download MP3 files of assigned cases and learn on the go. You can take notes as you go and save them to your account to see them later in class or print them out to bring with you.  Many cases have the text of the case available too, so you can read it on the screen or print it out, in case you forget your casebook or have not purchased your casebook yet.

Students use CVN video to see real high-stakes litigation and to see how attorneys develop their arguments. Search the CVN video by practice area or jurisdiction and then stream it onto your computer. Also, visit CVN Training for specific clips of attorneys executing litigation techniques and skills. Watch and learn how to effectively deliver your opening statement with power points or to see how to cross examining a hostile witness.

Register today:

  1. Go to
  2. Fill out the form.  You must use your law school email address. You do not have to click on check email.  If you do so, you may get a message that “Your email domain is not currently associated with a institutional account”.  Just ignore that and fill out the rest of the form.  Be sure to put the school name under Organization.
  3. You will receive a verification email. Click the link to complete registration.