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ABA Passes Revisions to Accreditation Standards

The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates in February passed  proposed revisions to the ABA law school accreditation standards The amendments were to Standards 205, 303, 507 and 508 of the 2021-2022 Standards and Rules of Procedure for Approval of Law Schools.  The highlights of the amendments include: a requirement that law schools provide bias training and substantial opportunities for students to develop a professional identity.

Law Library Student Survey Available Now

The law library is interested in hearing from you about the law library.  Follow the link to complete the law library student survey.  The survey will remain open until April 6.

Everyone who completes the survey and wishes to be entered into a contest will be eligible for three great prizes: one $50 Amazon gift card and two $25 Amazon gift cards.

We will also be having a focus group during the week of April 18 for approximately one hour.  All selected participants who participate in the focus groups will get one of thirty $10 gift cards from Subway or Starbucks.


OhioLINK Interruption – What You Need To Know

Due to a transition between delivery carriers, all OhioLINK lending and borrowing will be suspended for a period that may last through the spring semester.

Between now and March 10, please request any needed items you need as early as possible because we anticipate that there will be delays. Beginning March 11 requests for material through the OhioLINK Central Catalog will be completely suspended. Requests will remain paused at least until the end of April, and may extend though the end of the spring semester. Outstanding deliveries for materials already requested will not be interrupted, however, delays may continue until the new carrier is re-established.

During the transition:

  1. Try to anticipate your needs now and make all OhioLINK requests as early as possible prior to the March 11th suspension of service.
  2. Consider alternate sources for items you need. Search our catalog, Scholar: , for alternate formats like e-books or for other books on the same topic using a call number search.
  3. Don’t forget that both Westlaw and Lexis include numerous secondary sources that can aid your research and study. All of our Westlaw and Lexis materials can be located using the library catalog and provide links directly into the databases. All you need to do is log on. Also, do not forget the other databases that the law library provides:, or those located through the Michael Schwartz Library:
  4. If you are looking for study aids, consider our electronic subscription to West Academic study aids, which includes titles like the Nutshell, Acing, and Concise series. These can be accessed from the law library’s webpage:
  5. Note that the transition will not delay due dates for OhioLINK materials. Please adhere to existing due dates or request renewals through your Scholar account.

If you are unable to find alternate information that meets your needs, please send an email to is important that you use this method of contacting us for this purpose so that the request can be reviewed and the fastest means of getting you what you need can be determined. Our librarians and staff will work with you to get you what you need whether that is a new source, different format, or a way to get the item you have requested by alternate means.



Destress with the CSU Rec Center’s Virtual Rec

The Rec Center on campus has an updated and comprehensive page on virtual fitness and wellness options. You can also check out their in person group fitness classes, or take a relaxing dip in the pool.  For some wellness inspiration from Virtual Rec, try –

  • CSU Rec Video Series – total body, core, upper, lower, and cardio workouts
  • Virtual Wellness Presentations – guided meditation, sleep hygiene, more
  • Mindful Moments – muscle relaxation, breathing, 30 seconds destress
  • Challenges & Activities – fun suggestions like push up or plank challenge, gratefulness challenge or furry friend challenge
  • Games & Puzzles – fun and challenging
  • CSU Rec Blog – wellness tips and more

Law Student Support Hour – New Time, Fridays at 2:00

Share what is on your mind in a safe space at the Law Student Support Hour.

Fridays 2:00-3:00pm

On Zoom at a new time – Fridays, through May 13, 2022.

All CSU Law Students welcome! Hosted by Bruce Menapace of the CSU Counseling Center. To get zoom link or for more information, call Dr. Bruce at 687-2277 or email him your CSU ID# at