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

Archive for May 17th, 2019


Congratulations, Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates!

The law library will be open on Saturday May 18 from 9am-2pm for the graduation ceremony and closed on Sunday May 19.

Even after completing your studies at Cleveland-Marshall, there are many ways in which you can continue to benefit from the law school and library.

Most importantly, you can continue to use the library’s resources if you apply for an alumni borrower’s card. The application can be found here.

You still have access to important databases, such as HeinOnline and others, from the public computers in the library.

In addition, when you return to the law library, you can access the wireless network CSUGUEST.

You may still ask library staff for help with any reference questions you may have in person, by email (research.services@law.csuohio.edu), or by phone (216 687-6877).

Bar Exam Prep:

We will do all that we can to help you prepare for the bar exam. CALI lessons are available for up to six months after graduation to help you perfect your legal knowledge. While studying for the bar, you are also welcome to use the student lounge, study rooms, and Learning Commons.

Bloomberg, Westlaw and Lexis Access:

  • Graduates can access Bloomberg Law automatically for 6 months unlimited after graduation.
  • You also have access to Westlaw for 60 hours of usage per month for six months to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. However, you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client. In addition, you get access to job-searching databases for 18 months after graduation for one hour per month. Extend access by logging onto lawschool.westlaw.com.
  • Continue to access Lexis Advance through the law school homepage until December 31, 2019. Your view will change to a Graduate homepage to reflect your new status in July. Find helpful information for your job search, workplace etiquette, and professional development. Graduates going into nonprofit work may apply for an ASPIRE ID, which lasts 12 months beyond graduation. You will need a letter on the nonprofit’s letterhead confirming employment. Find out about both of these free programs at lexisnexis.com/grad-access.
  • Please direct questions to Student Services Librarian Brian Cassidy at b.e.cassidy@csuohio.edu or 216-523-7364.

Best of luck in the future, and stop in to say hi at any time! As always, let us know if you require assistance.