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

Archive for November, 2021

WHO and U.S. Government Responses to Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529, named Omicron, as a Variant of Concern (VOC) on 11/26/2021.  WHO has asked countries to enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts, submit complete genome sequences and associated metadata to a publicly available database (eg, GISAID), report initial cases/clusters associated with VOC infection to WHO through the IHR mechanism, and, where capacity exists, perform field investigations and laboratory assessments to improve understanding of the potential impacts of the VOC.  Also on 11/26/2021, President Biden issued a Proclamation suspending entry into the U.S. of noncitizens physically present within eight Southern African countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry.  Entry was allowed for citizens, lawful permanent residents, and certain family members if they met specified exceptions detailed in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Assessment.  Future international travel to and from the U.S. will continue to be regulated by CDC guidance.  The CDC has also issued a media statement on Omicron, stressing the importance of following prevention strategies and getting fully vaccinated.

Study Room Reservations

Finals are approaching, so below is a review of our study rooms procedures and policies.

NOTE: Study rooms are used heavily during exams, so reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam periods.

Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.

Reserve a Study Room Here

How to reserve a room for you or your group:

  1. Click the link above
  2. Use your CSU law email to reserve the room
  3. Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!)
  4. Hold your CSU ID over the sensor to unlock the room

Remember to bring your ID with you if you leave so you can get back in!

Law Library to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

The law library and Cleveland State University will be closed starting at 5pm and will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday November 25) and Friday November 26.

The law library will resume normal hours on Saturday November 27 at 9am.


FDA Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

image of hand injecting vaccine into covid cellThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently amended the emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.  The FDA is now authorizing use of a single booster dose for all individuals 18 years of age and older at least six months after completion of the primary vaccination series of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines or at least two months after completion of primary vaccination with the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.  This amended authorization “is based on the FDA’s analysis of immune response data that supported use in the previously authorized populations for boosters.”  Pfizer and Moderna “are conducting post-authorization/post-marketing studies to assess known serious risks of myocarditis and pericarditis.”  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA also “have several systems in place to continually monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety and allow for the rapid detection and investigation of potential safety concerns.”

Need a Black Letter Outline? Try West Academic’s Online Study Aids

Black Letter Law Outlines such as Criminal Procedure are available through West Academic Study Aids. To access the study aids, you must log into the law school proxy server using the 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 available here.

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

To view all titles, go to our West Academic subscription.