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NOTE: Outages on Monday October 18 and November 11

Due to server and software upgrades, some electronic library resources will be unavailable on Monday, October 18 and Monday, November 1. Westlaw and Lexis are NOT affected by this outage. Below is a list of what will be offline. On each occasion, whether the outage will last the entire day is uncertain; the library will send an email when the resources are back up and running.


Scholar, the library online catalog, will be unavailable: no books can be checked out or renewed and no local or OhioLINK holds can be placed during the downtime.


All databases authenticated through the Michael Schwartz Library servers will be unavailable: this includes HeinOnline databases, EBSCO databases, and Proquest Congressional (please note: the databases will still be accessible if you are on campus).

If you are working from home on October 18 or November 1 and cannot access a resource because of the outage, please email or call 212-687-2250. We may be able to get to an item and email it to you, as resources should work for us inside the building.

Courtyard Art Installations

A collection of three sculptural groups, Reflect/Radiate/Accumulate, can be found in the law library’s courtyard. It consists of two sculpted boulders and an iron sheet. The title uses words generally associated with water, light, and particles to describe hard, heavy materials. This interaction between perception and preconception forces the viewer to reframe their mind in order to accommodate the piece.

One boulder, representing “Reflect,” has a wavy, reflective surface. It is expertly carved to create the illusion that one could dip their finger into the surface of a small pool of choppy waters. The other boulder, representing “Radiate,” is carved with undulating ripples originating at one edge, like the traces of a rock thrown into a once-tranquil pond. Finally, a flat, rusty iron sheet representing “Accumulate” towers 15 feet. The top of the piece gets progressively less dense with abstract carvings of natural life.

Andrea and Stanton Myklebust are the husband-and-wife team that created these works. They’ve worked collaboratively since 1993 and created more than seventy large-scale public art projects for sites across the United States.

Wellness Book Fair Today

Stop by the atrium of the Law Library today and check out our  Wellness Book Fair. You can check out books from our Wellness and Professional Skills Collection, and pick up health and wellness related information. Free highlighters!

LAW Art Installation in Law Library

Perhaps you’ve noticed the word “LAW” on the wall of the base level (bottom floor) of the law library but haven’t examined it closely.

The work is a ceramic plate collage by Cleveland artist Angelica Pozo that is made up of excerpts from 40 Federal statutes. The collage is installed on three large panels. According to Pozo, the concept behind the design is reflective of the difficulty of interpreting the law accurately.

Among the statutes the artist chose to include in the collage are: the Homestead Act of 1862, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Angelica Pozo website

IT Hours and Law School Technology Information

As a reminder, the law school’s IT help is available during the following days and times:

  • M-Th 8:30am – 8:30pm
  • Fri 8:30am – 6:00pm

For all IT related matters for law students and faculty, visit the law school technology page.