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Law School Legends Audio Study Aids Through West Academic

As a C|M|LAW student, you have access to the Law School Legends series through our West Academic subscription. Law School Legends is a collection of audiobook study aids that you can listen to on your phone when you download the West Academic Audio app. Some of the subjects covered in the series include –

  • Civil procedure
  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal law
  • Evidence

Find more study aids through our research guide.

October Social Justice Events and Activities

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeSee the C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for information on upcoming events and webinars taking place in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally.  October 2021 events include the free 10/20 Implicit Bias, Dehumanization and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System C|M|Law Racial Justice Community Conversation zoom program and the 10/28 Pro bo “know” Studio for Law Students Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association virtual program.  The 10/11-17 National Lawyers Guild #Law4ThePeople Virtual Convention has a sliding scale registration fee – registrants are asked to pay the rate that best suits their financial situations.  See the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for more information on October 2021 social justice events and activities.

ProQuest Congressional

ProQuest Congressional (linked from our database page) is a collection of historic and current congressional information and is one of the best databases for legislative history information. It is available on campus or remotely with authentication (CSU ID and Pin). One great feature is compiled legislative histories, which are created through gathering and organizing into one place all documents related to the passage of an important piece of legislation. Another feature of the product is the ability to search the social media of public officials. 

For more information on conducting legislative history research, see the Legislative History Research Guide.

ProQuest is also available as part of the Law Library Legal Research Seminars, which are available online via the Westlaw TWEN platform. You earn points for completing an online seminar by correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that seminar’s quiz. When 100 points are earned, you are awarded a Law Library Legal Research Letter of Recognition and a Digital Badge, which you can post to your LinkedIn page.

Be sure to check out all available research databases on our database page.

Sum and Substance Audio To Go Through West Academic

As a C|M|LAW student, you have access to the Sum and Substance Audio series through our subscription to West Academic. This series is one of the most popular types of study aids, especially if you learn well through listening. You can download their app and listen to it on your phone. Twenty-seven titles are in this series, including –

  • Sum and Substance Audio on Torts
  • Sum and Substance Audio on Civil Procedure
  • Sum and Substance Audio on Constitutional Law

Find more study aids through our research guide.

 

Social Justice Events & Activities

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeThe C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide provides information on upcoming events and webinars taking place in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally.  September events include the September 10th Conversation between Dr. Kate Masur and Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr., free for law students and part of the C|M|Law Community Conversations series.  A key national event is the 9/28-10/1 National Urban League Virtual Conference, “the nation’s largest and most influential annual civil rights and urban advocacy event.”  If you’re looking for individual, reflective activities, see the Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge syllabus on the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide.  The Syllabus provides links to readings, podcasts, videos, and seminars, as well as a “Reflection Log” for participants who would like to record their thoughts.  See the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for more information.