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

Archive for August, 2019

Orientation Week Hours

Orientation Week hours begin Monday, August 19:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7am-10pm
  • Friday: 7am-8pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday: 9am-11pm


  1. The library is closed Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18.
  2. A Reference Librarian will be available until 10pm Monday-Thursday during orientation week for students to complete Library and IT Orientation.

Law Building Courtyard Art

The courtyard next to the E. 19th Street entrance to the law school is host to an art installation titled “Reflect/Radiate Accumulate.” The installation is in three parts, consisting of two large boulders and a vertical steel structure. The sculptures were created by artists Andrea Myklebust and Stanton Sears and were funded by the State of Ohio’s One Percent for Art Program.

LAW Art Installation in Law Library

Perhaps you’ve noticed the word “LAW” on the wall of the base level of the law library but haven’t examined it closely.

The work is a ceramic plate collage by Cleveland artist Angelica Pozo that is made up of excerpts from 40 Federal statutes. The collage is installed on three large panels. According to Pozo, the concept behind the design is reflective of the difficulty of interpreting the law accurately.

Among the statutes the artist chose to include in the collage are: the Homestead Act of 1862, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Angelica Pozo website

HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library Adds Content

HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library is an excellent resource for locating law review articles and other journal materials. With over 300 individual titles, Hein’s journals are often available from the start of the publication – that’s back to 1887 for the Harvard Law Review, for example. Through other databases you may only find law review content back to the 1980s or ’90s. This summer, Hein added ten new journals to its collection and updated hundreds of others:

  • Atlantic Law Journal, 3-20 (2000-2018)
  • Cardozo Law Review De-Novo, 2013-2018
  • Trends in State Courts, 1988-2018
  • Florida Law Review Forum, Vols. 64-71 (2012-2019)
  • Historia et ius, Vols. 1-15 (2012-2019), covering legal history
  • Ius Romanum, 2015-2018, covering Roman law
  • Direito e Desenvolvimento, Vols. 1-9 (2010-2018), covering Brazil
  • Jurnalul de Studii Juridice, Vols. 4-13 (2009-2018), covering Romanian law
  • Oromania Law Journal, Vols. 1-7 (2012-2018), covering Ethiopian law
  • Revista Romana de Dreptul Muncii, 2002-2018, covering labor law


Study Smarter

The Law Library has many materials to help you study throughout the semester, including professors’ past exams, which are posted on the library website (log in with your CSU ID and pin). Whether to post and which exams to post is up to the individual professor⁠—some choose not to place their exams online, but many do offer examples. Typically you’ll find the exam questions without answers. Good luck as you start to study for exams!


Room A066 (on the Atrium level, one floor below the main level) is where all of the the study aids available in print and on CD for checkout are located. Some of the most popular titles, which address many areas of law, include: UnderstandingQ&AExamples and ExplanationsSum and SubstanceNutshells, and Emanuel’s Outlines. If a title is checked out, a copy may be available for use in the library in the reference section on the first floor.


Law in a Flash Flashcards are also available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library. The flashcards circulate for three days. Topics currently available for checkout are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.