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No Library Service Friday July 3rd

In celebration of the 4th of July holiday, the law library will have no library service on Friday July 3.

Virtual Library Service for Summer Semester resumes starting next week:

Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm

Friday: 9am-5pm


New Guide on Resources for Protesters & Social Justice Advocates

graphic of line of protestersThe C|M|Law Library has created a new guide on Resources for Protesters & Social Justice Advocates.  The guide provides information on, and links to, resources for people who seek to constructively protest against political, economic and social injustice.  The guide covers key information for protesters; donations to Cleveland and other bail funds; Cleveland-based, Ohio and national social justice organizations; news and Twitter feeds; and secondary sources.  C|M|Law Faculty, staff and students who have suggestions for additions to the guide are asked to email them to

Social Justice & Cost-Effective Legal Research Seminars

Image of C|M|Law Library Digital BadgeSeveral of the seventeen Law Library Legal Research Seminars demonstrate research in a social justice topic and cost-effective research strategies:

  • Starting Research with Secondary Sources
  • Terms & Connectors Searching
  • Cost-Effective Searching on Lexis Advance & Westlaw
  • Cost-Effective Federal Legislative History: and

Law Library Legal Research Seminars are for C|M|LAW students, including our MLS and LLM students, and are continuously available online via the Westlaw TWEN platform.  [Connect to TWEN, then “add” the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars course.]  You earn points for completing an online Seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar’s quiz.  Your Seminar points are good for the entire time you are here at C|M|LAW.  When you earn 100 points, you are awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition and a Digital Badge, which you can post to your LinkedIn page.  You can earn multiple Letters and Digital Badges.  For more information on the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian.

Law Library Summer Virtual Service Hours

Virtual Library Service for Summer Semester 

Mon-Thurs:  9am-6pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Exception: July 3, no service

Contribute to the C|M|LAW COVID-19 Archive

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is a historic crisis that has brought unprecedented changes to our world, and future generations will want to understand how we coped with the enormous challenges we are facing. This project is an attempt to capture and document the impact of, and our responses to, the events surrounding this crisis.

Your contribution can help researchers of the future to understand the social and economic effects of the pandemic on the C|M|LAW community. We are collecting materials in a digital format created by C|M|LAW students, staff, faculty, alumni, and affiliates during these extraordinary times. The materials will be housed in the university’s institutional repository Engaged Scholarship.

Your submission can be anything you’re willing to share: notes, poems, drawings, photos, interviews, videos, etc. Even seemingly uneventful experiences that have become our ‘new normal’ will be of great interest to researchers in the future, so please feel free to submit anything that’s meaningful to you! You can submit as many items as you like.

More information is available here, including the link to the submission form.