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

Archive for January, 2022

To the Moon and Beyond: C|M|LAW’s Space Law Program and Materials

C|M|LAW’s Global Space Law Center has redesigned and relaunched its website.  Professor Mark Sundhal, the Director of the Space Law program also announced the Article XI Project which promises to transform the way in which countries and private space companies share information about their space missions as humanity returns en masse to the moon. There are 9 missions to the moon planned for 2022 alone, and it is expected to grow to significantly more in future years.

For Space Law related materials, check out the HeinOnline’s   Air and Space Law database.  This database “covers the multitude of ways humans interact with and explore the earthly skies and distant reaches of outer space.”  Topics include “the role of aviation in an interconnected global economy”; aviation’s “function as a means of travel, airline deregulation, passenger screening protocols, administrative bodies and more”; and “the advances in and impact of space exploration in day-to-day technologies, from the 20th century’s race to the moon, space shuttle disasters, proliferation of satellites, and the increasing numbers of commercial entities and their stakes in outer space.”  Database materials include books, periodicals, scholarly articles, US Code Title 51, selected US Public Law legislative histories, US Congressional Committee prints and hearings, US Code of Federal Regulations Title 14Congressional Research Service ReportsUS Government Accountability Office Reports, as well as links to selected organizational websites and research guides (such as the C|M|LAW Library’s Space Law Research Guide).  As with all HeinOnline databases, access to the Air and Space Law database is available off campus with a CSU ID and PIN.

Lactation Rooms on Campus

Cleveland State University has three lactation rooms to support working moms and parenting students. The closest one to the Law School is in the Business Building. Contact the Marejoyce Green Women’s Center at 216-687-4674 for more information and register for an access code.

Reset Your Law Account Yourself

We all forget or misplace passwords.

Our IT depart has created a do it yourself reset your law account feature. Click on Reset Law Account under “Quicklinks” on the right side of the library’s homepage to access this feature.

ProQuest Congressional

ProQuest Congressional (linked from our database page) is a collection of historic and current congressional information and is one of the best databases for legislative history information. It is available on campus or remotely with authentication (CSU ID and PIN). One great feature is compiled legislative histories, which are created through gathering and organizing into one place all documents related to the passage of an important piece of legislation. Another feature of the product is the ability to search the social media of public officials. 

For more information on conducting legislative history research, see the Legislative History Research Guide.

ProQuest is also available as part of the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, which are available online via the Westlaw TWEN platform. Earn points for completing an online seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that seminar’s quiz. When 100 points are earned, you are awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition and a Digital Badge, which you can post to your LinkedIn page.

Check out all available research databases on our database page.


Michael Anderson Talk/Webinar on COVID and Crisis Standards of Care

photo of Dr. Michael AndersonThe C|M|LAW Center for Health Law and Policy and Health Law Society launches its Speaker Series with the 1/28/2022 “COVID and Crisis Standards of Care: Medical-Legal Implications” presentation by Michael Anderson, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCCM, FAARC.  Dr. Anderson will review definitions, clinical roll out, and long term ethical and moral implications of the current use of “Crisis Standards of Care” and COVID.  Dr. Anderson is a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a Senior Advisor at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, and a nationally renowned expert in disaster response/health policy.  The 12noon-1pm EST “COVID and Crisis Standards of Care: Medical-Legal Implications” presentation is open to the public, and will take place in the C|M|LAW Moot Court Room (register here) and via Zoom (register here).