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

Archive for February, 2020


A Look at NewLaw from an International Perspective

In the forthcoming article Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice, Margaret Thornton examines the gig economy model as it applies to NewLaw. Like Uber and Airbnb, the legal profession is beginning to embrace digitally driven flexible work arrangements that have the potential to offer cheaper legal services to clients. Thornton surveys lawyers in Australia and England working in NewLaw to uncover the benefits and downsides of this new work structure.

See Margaret Thornton, Towards the Uberisation of Legal Practice 1 Law, Technology and Humans 46 (Forthcoming 2019). You can download the fulltext of the article from SSRN.

Health Affairs for Health Policy Research

Health Affairs is an authoritative journal covering domestic and international health policy and research that is available to you through our law database list. You won’t find Health Affairs content duplicated on Lexis, Westlaw or other common law sources, so it is worth making a special stop at this journal if you’re preparing a seminar paper or note topic. In addition to scholarly articles, Health Affairs includes a blog, health policy briefs, podcasts, and live briefing events. Some of the topics you’ll see covered on Health Affairs include health reform, health equality, spending, Medicare and Medicaid, global health policy, and the Affordable Care Act. Find additional health research suggestions on our Center for Health Law and Policy research guide.

OpenCon 2020 Conference

The OpenCon 2020 Conference will take place Friday, February 28, 2020 at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  Hosted by the CSU Michael Schwartz Library and C|M|Law Library, this FREE full-day event is open to students, faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and library staff.  The theme of OpenCon 2020 is “Access to Justice.”  The Conference will celebrate and explore open education and open access with speakers, panels, and activities.  Keynote presentations will be Critiquing Privilege Politics in Open Education, Jasmine Roberts, Lecturer, Ohio State University School of Communication, and Wikipedia for Open Education: Pedagogy, Information Literacy, and Knowledge Equity, Matthew Vetter, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  The full Conference agenda is available here.

Law Library Closed Monday for Presidents Day

The law library and Cleveland State University will be closed Monday, February 17 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.

New CALI Lessons for Academic Success

We’ve updated our C|M|LAW Students’ Library & Academic Success Guide to include the newly released CALI lessons on academic support. These new lessons cover topics such as assessing your own work, case briefing, creating study aids, and multiple-choice questions. To access the CALI lessons, you’ll need our school’s authorization code (log-in required). In our print collection in room AO66, you’ll find a number of books you can check out related to academic success, as well as study aids for your Spring semester classes.