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

Archive for November, 2017

Research Skills for Work & Class – Law Library Seminars on TWEN

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Are you working this semester break or Spring semester?

Do you want to get a leg up on upcoming classes?


Enhance your research skills with Law Library Legal Research Seminars on the TWEN platform!


Available Law Library Legal Research Seminars on TWEN:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources (12.5 points)
  • Bluebooking (25 points)
  • Terms & Connectors Searching (12.5 points)
  • Westlaw Overview & KeyCite (12.5 points @)
  • Lexis Advance Overview & Shepard’s (12.5 points @)

Connect to TWEN, then click the “Add Course” button, then add the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course to your “My Courses” list.  You earn points for a TWEN Seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz.  [You cannot earn points for attending – live or TWEN – the same Seminar twice.]

Remember, your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  When you earn 100 points, you will be awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition.

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880,

Flashcards Available for Checkout

Many people find flashcards to be a useful study tool. Law in a Flash flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library.

Topics currently available for checkout are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts. Depending on demand for the flashcards, more titles may be added in the future.

Study Rooms Policy and Reservation Information

Reserve a Study Room Here

Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use. Note: they are heavily used during exams—so be sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:

  1. Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.
  2. Reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam period.
  3. Use your CSU law email to reserve the study room.
  4. Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!).
  5. Stop by the access services desk prior to going to your study room; a staff member will go with you to unlock it or confirm that the room has already been opened.

Holiday Weekend Hours and Closings

Please take note of upcoming law library hour changes and closings:

  • In Celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the law library will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
  • On Saturday November 25th we will be open 9am-5pm.
  • On Sunday, November 26th we will be open 9am-8pm.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Toy Drive Drop-Off Box in Library

The Entertainment and Sports Law Association is having a toy drive for needy children this holiday season.  The collection box is located at the circulation desk in the law library (pictured). All donations of new, unwrapped toys are being accepted.