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

Archive for April, 2022

Flashcards and More Study Aids Available

Do you like to use flashcards to study?

Law in a Flash Flashcards are available for checkout at the circulation desk in the law library. The flashcards circulate for three days.

Topics currently available for checkout are: Contracts, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Real Property, Torts, and Wills & Trusts.

Also, don’t forget we also offer West Academic Study Aids and study aids from Aspen Publishing which are available online.  We also have a lot of in print titles available in the law library in A066.

Find Your Congressional District and Sample Ballot

With primary elections being held next Tuesday, May 3 in Cuyahoga County and across Ohio, we thought it a good times to share information about your Congressional Districts and sample ballots.

2022 marks the first year of Ohio’s new Congressional Districts which were redrawn as a result of the 2020 census.  The Ohio Secretary of State’s office has a Find My Congressional District website.  Simply input your address to see if your district has changed.

Cuyahoga County’s Board of Elections also has a website where voters can look at a sample ballot before going to the polls.

Study Room Procedures

With finals starting next week, it’s a great time to review our study rooms procedures and policies.

Reserve a Study Room Here

Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use. Note: they are heavily used during exams—so be sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:

  • Only law students can reserve and use study rooms in the law library.
  • Reserve your room well in advance during reading and exam periods.
  • Use your CSU law email to reserve the study room.
  • Confirm your booking in the email you receive (check your Junk folder if you can’t find it!).

ALSO, please make sure to clean up the study room after use as a courtesy to your fellow law students.

Law Library Expanded Finals Hours Begin Tomorrow

The law library will begin our reading and exam period hours, tomorrow, April 27.


  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-midnight
  • Friday: 7:30am-8pm
  • Saturday: 8am-8pm
  • Sunday: 8am-midnight

More Online Study Aids Available Just in Time for Finals

Hopefully, you are already familiar with our online study aids from West Academic.  In addition to those, we are happy to announce a lot more offerings are now available from Aspen Publishing.  Series include: Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel CrunchTime, and more.  There are more than 200 titles plus video and audio lectures, covering 30 topics in our subscription.

How to access:

  1. Go to (link also available from “law databases” on the law library’s homepage).
  2. If you aren’t already logged on to the C|M|LAW network, you should be prompted to log into the law school proxy server. Students use your 7-digit CSU ID number and the password that you use to log into the computer lab. Faculty and staff use your 7 digit CSU ID and the password you use to access your office computer.
  3. After entering your C|M|LAW credentials, you will be taken to the Aspen Learning Library site. It should say “You are logged into Cleveland Marshall Law” on the top of the webpage.
  4. You can browse all the books in the collection as a guest.

Create an Aspen Learning Library Account

Personalize your experience by creating an Aspen Learning Library account. Creating an Aspen account allows you to add bookmarks, notes, highlights, custom shelves, and favorites.

  1. Under ‘Don’t have a personal account?” click on Register and follow the prompts. You must use your Law email account. Click just to the left of the CAPTCHA text to enter it.
  2. Aspen should send you a verification email (it may go into your junk folder so be sure to check there.) If you don’t receive an email, contact Beth Farrell at and/or Amy Burchfield at
  3. Once your account is properly set-up, you can login independently from the law school’s network.

As a reminder, there are hard copies of study aids in A066 and flashcards available for checkout.