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

Archive for November 28th, 2011


New Legal Education Blog

The National Law Journal started The Law School Review – A Forum on Legal Education, which addresses the challenges faced by law schools today.  Blog contributors include legal educators and law graduates.  (Thanks to  Out of the Jungle for the tip).

Best Practices for Legal Education and The Legal Skills Prof Blog are also great blogs discussing legal education.

And of course, to keep up with conferences and calls for papers, there is the Legal Scholarship Blog.

What Stress?

Today’s post on the Law School Academic Support Blog – Let’s Talk about Stress – lists some of the all-too-familiar symptoms of negative stress common around exam time, such as churning stomach, headaches, and lack of sleep. It also suggests some tips for managing stress, like striving for an excellent answer on an exam as opposed to the perfect one, and avoiding people and situations that add to your stress.

Here are a few more stress management ideas from on and about campus that might help you through the upcoming exam period –

  • Relax for a few in the Law Library’s student lounge.
  • Schedule a massage from a licensed therapist.
  • Go for a swim.
  • Take a yoga class, or try spinning, tai chi, water aerobics, or another fitness class.
  • Consider studying at the Schwartz Library for a change of pace.
  • Attend a Brownbag Concert at Trinity Cathedral.  (There’s a Messiah sing-along on Dec. 21st.)
  • Catch a show at PlayhouseSquare.
  • Cheer CSU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams at the Wolstein Center.
  • Whatever you do, plan a little time for yourself, away from the casebooks and outlines.

Video – Musical Review of Civil Procedure

For a five minute musical review of civil procedure, see this video by Emory Law Professor George Shepard.

Also see:  Rap About Federal Rules of Procedure