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

Archive for January, 2020

Ohio Landlord Tenant Law

Part of the Baldwin’s Ohio Handbook Series, Ohio Landlord Tenant Law by Frederic White has been used by lawyers, judges and laypersons for over twenty-five years. The book, which is updated annually, covers all aspects of tenant and landlord duties, rent and security, conditions of premises, liability for injuries, insurance and taxes, and more. Ohio Landlord Tenant Law is available on Westlaw Edge and in print in the library. Frederic White served on the faculty of C|M|LAW for 26 years. His teaching and scholarship areas include property, wills and trusts, real estate law, and administrative law.

Finding an Older Version of an Ohio Statute

You’d be surprised how often this comes up: you’re researching an issue and the law that applies is the Ohio statute that was in effect at the time of the facts. You know that the current law has changed, so you’re stuck trying to find an earlier version of an ORC section.

Our Ohio Primary Law Research Guide walks you through the process, step by step. The guide helps you understand the often cryptic citations you’ll see in a History note for a ORC section. You can also see where to find the actual older versions of the ORC, whether in Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next, in print, or on HeinOnline (coverage varies by source).

Finding older versions of a statute can be challenging, but it’s a research skill that’s useful to have.


Library Open House a Success

Tuesday evening the law library hosted its 5th annual Open House event. LexisNexis, The Cleveland Law Library, CSU Counseling Services, and the CSU Police Department participated along with library staff. Students were treated to pizza, pop, and lots of free schwag! The luckiest students also won more valuable prizes:  Evan Morris, Max Trubiano, and Chloe Robinson bagged $15 Starbucks cards, while AnnaMarie Jadue and Danielle Easton scored 1000 Lexis Points!

Law Library Open House Tuesday 1/28, 4-6pm

The law library is hosting an Open House tomorrow from 4-6pm on the first floor right next to the entrance. This is a great opportunity to meet library staff along with representatives from Lexis, the Cleveland Law Library, CSU Police, and CSU Counseling. Pizza and pop will be provided, and there will be a drawing for prizes, including Lexis points and gift cards!

Restorative Yoga in the Quiet Room

Join C|M|LAW’s own Julie DiBiasio each Monday this Spring Semester in the Quiet Room for a 30-minute restorative yoga session. The sessions will be from 12:00-12:30p each Monday, and no mat is needed. The sessions are gentle enough that you can wear your regular clothes, no yoga gear is necessary. The Quiet Room is located in the Learning Commons. Take a study break and treat yourself to a little self-care!