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

Archive for March, 2018


Veterans Services at CSU and Beyond

Cleveland State has its own Veterans Student Success Program with offices located at 2254 Euclid Avenue, Trinity Commons, Cleveland OH 44115.  The can also be reached by phone at 216-875-9996 or email at vikingvets@csuohio.edu

Veterans Services at CSU –one stop shopping with links to all services available for vets at CSU.

Veterans Benefits and Financial Aid –GI Bill information, financial aid and scholarships.

Counseling and other Mental Health Services:

Cleveland State Counseling Center – Academic, career, and personal counseling.  To find out more about the services offered by the Counseling Center please stop by (UN 220) or call them at 216-687-2277.  You may also stop by or call to set up a phone screening with a counselor.  The phone screening is designed to help determine what services are best for you.  At the end of the screening, the therapist will offer you a list of options tailored to your needs.  Common options include individual counseling at the counseling center, referral to counseling in the community, group counseling, workshops, and/or referrals to CSU and non-CSU resources.  Walk-in sessions are available from 1pm-3pm Monday through Friday.

Cleveland Veterans Administration Services—outpatient counseling available.  Contact the local VA for help on getting access to medical care for vets.

Celebrate National Mental Health Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is the day to celebrate National Mental Health Day at law schools across the country. It’s a day officially selected by the ABA Law Student Division to help break the stigma associated with severe depression and anxiety among law students and lawyers.

Have a look at the ABA’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Toolkit for a refresher on the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, stress, and suicide risk. The toolkit also includes ideas on how law students and student bar associations can get involved with breaking the stigma associated with mental health issues.

Another great resource is the Dave Nee Foundation, founded in honor of the memory of a promising law student who took his own life after losing the fight against severe depression. The Dave Nee Foundation is somewhere you can find current research on depression and suicide, programs to help law students and lawyers, and more.

 

Law Library Legal Research Seminars & Digital Badges

The Law Library has two upcoming live Legal Research Seminars particularly important for students who plan to work this summer.  Remember, each C|M|LAW student who earns 100 Legal Research Seminar points receives a Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, as well as a Digital Badge that you can post to your LinkedIn page.

The Ohio Legal Research Crash Course is Thursday, March 29th, and Getting Ready to Clerk is Thursday, April 5th.  Each Seminar is 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059, and light refreshments will be provided.  In the Ohio Legal Research Crash Course, we’ll examine key Ohio research resources, and discuss effective strategies and best practices for their use.  In the Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar, legal practitioners will talk with you about research projects done by clerks and new associates – how projects are assigned, typical projects, and feedback to expect.  Each of these Seminars is worth 25 points.

The Law Library also has eight online Legal Research Seminars, available on the Westlaw TWEN platform, that students can “attend” at their convenience:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources (17:02 mins; 12.5 points)
  • Bluebooking (38:47 mins; 25 points)
  • Terms & Connectors Searching (10:48 mins; 12.5 points)
  • Lexis Advance Overview (21:11 mins; 12.5 points)
  • Shepard’s (11:54 mins; 12.5 points)
  • Westlaw Overview (20:03 mins; 12.5 points)
  • KeyCite (10:16 mins; 12.5 points)
  • Bioethics Research & Scholarly Writing (28:33 mins; 25 points)

Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW, and you can earn multiple Letters of Recognition and Digital Badges.  Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.

Lexis/Westlaw Prepare to Practice Lunch and Learn This Wednesday

Lexis and Westlaw are holding a joint prepare to practice/clerk lunch and learn session this Wednesday March 28 at 12: 10PM in room A059 of the law library.

Reserve a spot at the lunch and learn.

 

Professor Ray Presents at Sedona Conference; Is Interviewed by Channel 5 News; Co-Organizes Cleveland Site of Global Legal Hackathon

Professor Brian Ray presented a White Paper on Privilege and Work Product Protection at the Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting.

In addition, Professor Ray was interviewed by Channel 5 news on Russian social media manipulation.

Finally, Professor Ray co-organized the Cleveland site of the Global Legal Hackathon. Winning team INCO-herent, featuring three CMLaw students, was selected as one of 14 global finalists to compete in the final Round with 36 other regional winners from across the world in NYC April 21.