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

Archive for April, 2021


Stress Relief with a Legal Coloring Book

CrayonsHow about a relaxing moment to let your mind wander? We’ve all known for a while now that coloring is not just for kids — it can be a great way to relax and destress. CALI offers a fun free to download Images of the Law Coloring Book featuring some of the original drawings by artist Eric Molinsky that are included in many CALI lessons. Want a coloring project that’s more non-law? Try Just Color for a collection over 1,500 free adult coloring pages.

Law Student Support Hour with CSU Counseling Services

The CSU Counseling Center offers a number of virtual support groups, including a Law Student Support Hour. Join peers to connect and discuss what’s on your mind during uniquely challenging times as a law student. For more information and to receive the zoom link, contact Dr. Brittany Sommers at b.sommers52@csuohio.edu or call the Counseling Center at 216.687.2277.

Wigmore, Farnsworth, Macy and More – Online Treatises Through Wolters Kluwer Cheetah

As a C|M|LAW student, you have access to online treatises beyond those you’ll find in Lexis and Westlaw. Wolters Kluwer, another legal publisher, offers several key treatises online through their Cheetah platform that were previously only available in print.

It’s easy to access these titles – just search for them in Scholar, the library catalog, and you will find a link connecting you to the resource via Wolters Kluwer. If you are on campus, you can access any of these titles directly. From off campus, you can authenticate using your CSU ID and Scholar PIN.

Here’s the full list of treatises that you can access online through Wolters Kluwer Cheetah:

Suggested By Career Services: Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment

Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Meaningful Employment by Neil W. Hamilton sets out guidance for students to use throughout law school in order to be fully prepared to find employment upon graduation. The book covers the core competencies desired by law firms, corporate legal departments, and governmental law departments, so as to demonstrate what competencies students should be working on while in school. Hamilton’s method is used at several schools with good results in increased employment rates.

Neil W. Hamilton is the Holloran Center Director and Professor of Law (and former Dean) at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN.

Gilbert’s Law Summaries: Sale and Lease of Goods Available via West Academic Study Aids

Gilbert’s Law Summaries: Sale and Lease of Goods is available via West Academic Study Aids.

The collection of West Academic study aids includes hundreds of titles that cover most law school courses. They can be accessed through the law library’s website under Research Databases. Some of the popular study aid series include Nutshells, Acing Series, Concepts and Insights, Gilbert Summaries, and Sum and Substance Audio. There are also subject matter overviews, interactive questions, exam style questions, outlines, videos, and case briefs.

To access the study aids, you must log into the law school proxy server using your 7-digit CSU ID number and the password you use to log into the computer lab. You also have the option to create a personal account. Full instructions are here.

Access to the study aids is unlimited, so use them as often as you like.