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

Archive for February, 2021

Get Your Legal News with Westlaw Today

The Westlaw Today news service is a great place to go to keep up on daily legal news stories.

You can get to Westlaw Today from the link at the top left of the main screen. In addition, you’ll find Westlaw Today information linked from practice area pages.

Westlaw Today is powered by Reuters and not only provides legal news but also analysis by attorneys and commentaries. Like a newspaper, it also has featured columnists and a section highlighting trending companies and law firms in the news.

An added feature allows users to set up email alerts for practice areas.


Law Library Virtual Open House a Success

On Tuesday of this week we had our first ever virtual law library open house. In the past we’ve held an in-person event annually in the spring semester. Our virtual event had short presentations from librarians, Lexis and Westlaw representatives, and the CSU police and counseling center.

Students Amanda Schenley and Samia Shaheen won Amazon gift cards from Westlaw’s contest; Renee Stromski and Tara Murray received Amazon gift cards courtesy of LexisNexis. The rest of our student participants received gift bags of swag courtesy of the vendors, the library, and the law school.

Thank you to all our presenters and participants!

Meet a Database: CALI to Help You Study and Review

CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials published by the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. With our school’s membership, you have access to hundreds of lessons in dozens of subjects: ConLaw, CivPro, Torts, Property, Contracts—all 1L classes and many upper-level subjects are covered.

You must have an account with CALI to access the lessons; registration requires our school’s authorization code. Get the CALI authorization code by clicking on the link and signing in to your C|M|LAW account (CSU ID and password).

Check out all the databases available for research from our database page.


Law Library Open House: Tomorrow 5pm – Prizes

The Law Library is pleased to announce a Virtual Open House to be held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 23, 5:00-5:30pm. Join us for a quick chat and some useful info from librarians, database vendors, and campus service providers. You can add the attached Zoom information to your calendar or find the link at the bottom of this email.

Here are the details:

  • There will be short (less than 5-minute) presentations with Q&A from our Westlaw and Lexis reps, the CSU Counseling Center, the CSU Police Department, and library staff.
  • All attendees will be entered into a contest for two $25 Amazon cards (courtesy of Lexis), and gift bags with lots of cool swag.

Spend 30 minutes of virtual face time with us! We’re excited to connect with you and hope you can attend.

Meeting information attached and below:

Brian E Cassidy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Law Library Virtual Open House

Time: Feb 23, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 892 7971 8874

One tap mobile

+19294362866,,89279718874# US (New York)

+13017158592,,89279718874# US (Washington DC)

Dial by your location

+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 892 7971 8874

Find your local number:

C|M|LAW Student Journals

All three of C|M|LAW’s student journals have published issues this year and are available in the university’s institutional repository Engaged Scholarship.

Cleveland State Law Review dates back to 1952 and is consistently one of the most downloaded series in Engaged Scholarship each month. CSLR typically publishes four issues per year.

The current issue of the Journal of Law and Health includes the article A History of United States Cannabis Law by David Patton, which has already been downloaded more than 1,100 times since being posted two months ago.

Global Business Law Review recently published an issue that contains the full transcript from the journal’s 2020 Symposium, titled Returning to the Moon: Legal Challenges as Humanity Begins to Settle the Solar System. The transcript includes an introduction by professor Mark Sundahl about NASA’s Artemis Program and the basics of Space Law.