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

Archive for August, 2014

Representing the Professional Athlete: Free Online Course

sports lawPeter A. Carfagna, executive in residence at Cleveland Marshall College of Law is teaching a free online course titled Representing the Professional Athlete. The course is on Coursera and is 6 weeks long. Professor Carfagna is one of the Directors for Cleveland-Marshall’s Great Lakes Sports & Entertainment Law Academy.

If you are interested in sports law be sure to also check out our fantastic Sports Law Research Guide.

See D-Day Re-Created Tomorrow!

header-logoIn Conneaut, Ohio!

Since 1999, this annual recreation of the amphibious Allied landings upon the beaches of Normandy, France, has thrilled thousands of spectators. The event occurs within the beautifully kept grounds of Conneaut Township Park, Conneaut, Ohio, and assembles hundreds of re-enactors from across the United States and Canada. Remarkably, the 250 yard long beach and sloping adjacent terrain closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

For more information visit the website [here].

Study Aids in Room A066

Even though you’ve barely had your first class, studying for exams is probably already in the back of your mind. Fortunately, we have a large selection of study aids, most of which are located in room A066 on the Atrium level of the library. You can easily browse A066 to find study aids, or you can use our study aid research guide to get a feel for what we have. Some of the most popular types of study aids include nutshells, hornbooks, Sum & Substance CDs, Understanding series, Examples & Explanations series, and CALI lessons.

Reminder 1L CALI Contest Ends Soon!

001Don’t forget to submit your entry into our 1L CALI contest. For more information on the contest check out our orientation contest page [here].

Contestants must complete the CALI lesson to be entered in the contest.

Prizes include:


  • Law in a Flash flashcards: First Year Law Set (pictured)
  • eBook codes for Understanding Civil Procedure (Fifth edition) and Understanding Torts (Fifth edition)
  • Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts (Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner) (pictured)


Three winners will be selected on Wednesday, August 27th. The winners will be announced on the C|M|LAW Library Blog.

Podcast on Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School

As you ease into your 1L existence, consider taking the time to listen to this helpful podcast on Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School. The professors who prepared the podcast offer insights and advice on time management, preparing for class, how to brief a case, research tips for 1L writing assignments, and tips for exam prep.

The podcast is offered through CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI offers a huge selection of lessons on legal topics that you can work through at your own pace. For complete information on CALI, including our school’s law student registration code, visit our CALI page.