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Got Old Batteries?

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 Atrium level.


Yoga in the Quiet Room, Tues. Apr. 19, 12:00-12:30

Join us for Yoga in the Quiet Room, located in the Learning Commons in the Law Library.

Tuesday, April 19, 12:00-12:30p

This session is for everyone. Yoga mats not provided. You can come in your regular clothes!

Baseball Cards and the Right of Publicity

Baseball’s back in Cleveland today with the home opener of the new Cleveland Guardians. Which leads us to think all things baseball, even as we explore our new library database – Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals. This database covers U.S. appeals courts briefs, petitions, and other court documents from 1891-1980. And as it so happens, it includes materials on the leading baseball card case that developed the legal right of publicity.

The case is Haelan Laboratories v. Topps Chewing Gum, 202 F.2d 866 (2nd Circ. 1953), and you can find the text of the decision in Lexis, Westlaw, and other free sources like Justia. What you will not easily find for this case are the appellant and appellee briefs or the petition itself. That’s where Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals comes in. In this database, you’ll find the full text of several key documents associated with the case, including briefs, that are not easily accessed elsewhere.

In the case, the plaintiff is a chewing gum manufacturer who seeks to protect their exclusive right to use the pictures of certain baseball players on their baseball cards. Jackie Robinson was one of the players whose picture was involved in the case.

You can find Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals in our list of databases.


Law Library is Open Regular Hours This Weekend

We are open this weekend with our regular hours:

  • Friday: 7:30am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday: 8am-10pm

5/20/2022 OpenCon Cleveland Conference

OpenCon Cleveland logoThe OpenCon 2022 Conference will take place virtually on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Hosted by the CSU Michael Schwartz Library and Law Library, this FREE Conference is open to students, faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators.  The theme of OpenCon Cleveland 2022 is “Collaboration in Open Education,” and the Conference will celebrate the benefits of open education to student learning.  During the week of May 16th, registrants will be able to view several asynchronous lightning talk presentations and participate in asynchronous discussions via Slack.  On May 20th, the Conference shifts to live synchronous presentations – three panel discussions and the keynote address by Anita R. Walz, Associate Professor and Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech.  Register here, and the registration deadline is Friday 5/13/2022.