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

Archive for February, 2020

Stand and Study

According to a recent U.S. News & World Report article, standing desks may have positive health benefits. Research suggests that using a standing desk can encourage people to spend less time sitting. People who sit with poor posture put themselves at risk for a raft of health problems, including “misalignment of the spine and knees, which can increase stress on the knees; exacerbation of arthritis; poor circulation; fatigue; jaw pain; headaches; sexual function issues; and shoulder and back pain.”

The law library now has two standing desks located in the Judy and Robert Rawson Learning Commons on the second floor. Check them out and let us know what you think—send an email to Student Services Librarian Brian Cassidy at So far the feedback has been very positive!

Study Aids for Midterms and Finals

Room A066 (on the Atrium level, one floor below the main level) is where you can find study aids available in print and on CD for checkout. 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 in the reference section on the first floor for use in the library.

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

Flashcards Available for Checkout

With mid-terms next week, studying is kicking into high gear.

Do you like to use flashcards to study?

Law in a Flash Flashcards are 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.

Anxiety and Depression Screening Day Tomorrow on Campus

Law school can be a stressful environment for everyone – the CSU Counseling Center can help!

CSU’s Counseling Center is hosting an Anxiety and Depression screening day tomorrow. If you or someone you know is struggling, have questions, or want to learn more about resources, this is an opportunity to seek support from our CSU Counseling Center team. The event is open to CSU students, faculty, and staff.

The event takes place on Tuesday February 25, 2020, in the Student Center Ballroom between  11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM.


Practical Law for Startups & Small Businesses

If your practice includes advising startups and small businesses, or if you could see yourself doing that once you’re done with law school, then check out Practical Law on Westlaw Edge. Practical Law gives you legal know-how and practical guidance on a range of business-related topics. In Practical Law, you’ll find helpful resources like standard documents and checklists, clauses, toolkits, practice notes, updates, and articles. For startups and small businesses specifically, you can browse topics such as business formation, raising capital, employees and contractors, intellectual property, dissolution and winding up, and more.