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

Archive for January 15th, 2014


Library Atrium Level Closed Through January 24th

The atrium level of the library will remain closed due to construction through January 24th. This includes room AO66 and the study rooms on that level. If you need materials – including AO66 study aids – from the atrium level, let us know at the main desk and we will retrieve them for you. The study rooms on the second and base levels are available as normal.

Thank you for your patience.

Do You Get CSU Alerts?

thiniceDuring the intersession we had a few weather related closings.  One way to stay on top of this information is the CSU Alert System.  The CSU Alert system uses your contact information (phone and e-mail) to inform you of a University wide emergency notification (for example, campus closings, building emergencies, etc.).

Don’t currently receive CSU Alerts?  Just go to CampusNet and sign up or Click here to SIGN UP or UPDATE the Emergency Notifications System (CSU Alert).

Stay informed with CSU Alert!

Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers

Before I opened Katy Goshtasbi’s Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers [Find it], I had the preconceived notion that the slim book would easily be summed up in two words: Join LinkedIn. Boy was I wrong.

Sure, I had heard of the concept of personal branding, and thought I had at least some idea of what it entailed. Ends up, I did not. LinkedIn is not even involved. What is involved is a whole personal universe of attitudes, behaviors, and communication styles.

Goshtasbi begins by explaining what personal branding is and why it matters. Then she gets into the specifics – covering conceptual and sometimes surprising topics like projecting joy (lawyers joyful?), unique selling propositions, and visual branding.

Throughout, Goshtasbi challenges you with thought-provoking self-assessment questions and prompts you to make a personal to do list based on each chapter.

Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers is part of an ABA Law Practice Division series of “one hour” books. Other titles in the series include: