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Archive for May, 2021

Law Library Closed on Memorial Day

Cleveland State University and the law library will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

The Art of Practicing Law: Talking to Clients, Colleagues and Others

The Art of Practicing Law: Talking to Clients, Colleagues and Others is another great book in our collection that addresses improving your lawyering and professionalism skills.

This book illustrates its point through short essays (70 in total). Many areas of civil and criminal law—cases both large and small—are covered, along with topics like music, art, architecture, and ethics.

Client interactions and situations are also covered, including handling the challenging ones.

The overall theme of the book can be summed up as “we advance the rule of law even in the routine practice of our profession.” The Place for FOIA Docs is a First Amendment free speech website that contains electronic copies of thousands of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The site includes fascinating historical documents, reports on items in the news, oddities, interesting fun items, and government bloopers. Think of browsing this website as rummaging through the government’s attic, which is how the site got its name. offers a search feature and has two file sections, FOIA Logs and Documents.

A government agency’s FOIA log is simply a listing of FOIA requests it has received. FOIA logs normally include: a description of the information being requested, the name of the person and/or organization making the request, the date on which the request was received, and the current status / final outcome of the request (granted, denied, or partially granted).

6/13/2021 ACLU of Ohio Legislative Outreach Training

ACLU Ohio logoThe ACLU of Ohio is conducting a Legislative Outreach Training at 2pm on Sunday 6/13/2021.  The training will be on how to advocate with elected officials for repealing the death penalty and reforming the bail system, and “will focus on messaging, connecting with others in your region to devise an outreach plan, and working to land legislative meetings.  Registration closes on Friday 6/4/2021, and one must RSVP to receive a Zoom registration form.

Taking Estate & Trusts, Taxation or Another Class This Summer? Get a Study Aid

Study aids can help you review class materials and solidify concepts before exams. C|M|LAW students have access to both online and print study aids through the library.

If you want an online study aid that you can read on your phone, laptop or desktop at home, or if you like listening to audiobooks, then our West Academic study aid package is for you. Through West Academic, you have access to study aids in popular series such as –

  • Concepts and Insights
  • Nutshells
  • Concise Hornbooks
  • Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Exam Pro

Like physical books as well? The library has a great collection of print study aids that you can check out. You can search for a study aid by keyword or title in Scholar, the library’s catalog. Or you can browse selected titles in our Study Aids research guide. One of the most popular study aid series is the Understanding Series, which you can find in our print collection.