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Got Old Batteries? Recycle at the Law Library

You can bring in your old batteries for safe disposal and drop them off in the container in the library located near the bathrooms on the first floor of the law library.

Trellis For Dockets and Analytics Now Available From the Law Library

The law library now offers access to Trellis.  Trellis has dockets and documents for select state trial courts (including Cuyahoga County).  21 states are covered: AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, WA & WI.   You can also access motions, judge analytics, and verdicts information on Trellis.

Whether you want to contrast different courts to view how judges have ruled on similar motions, see how specific legal issues are decided, or gain competitive insights on opposing counsel, Trellis can assist with strategic state trial court comparison analytics.

Trellis is available off campus with your law school user login (CSU ID and password).

Law Library to Close Saturday March 18

The law library will be closed on Saturday, March 18.  Normal hours resume Sunday March 19.

Law Library to Close for Presidents’ Day

The law library and Cleveland State University will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2023 in observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday.  We will be open for regular hours on Tuesday February 21.

We Heard You! New Spaces for Remote Meetings and Classes

In our last set of library focus groups, students expressed a need for spaces dedicated to remote meetings and classes. Since study rooms are dedicated to group study and remote work tends to be a solo experience, the library has invested in five Nooks, now available in B017 on the base level of the library.  Like the Learning Commons and our study rooms, these spaces are for current law students only.

Two Nooks have computers in them — for the other three, bring your own devices. 

To access BO17, stop by the Information Desk and ask to be added to the room access list. Then take your Viking Card with you to scan in. 

For now, no reservation is required for access to a Nook and there is no limit on the time you can spend using one. Though this may change in the future if demand dictates, all you have to do now is request access and show up.