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Impeachment Discussion Series Continues Monday

The next installment in the Impeachment Discussion Series will be held on Monday, November 18, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Learning Commons. The discussion will be led by Professors David Forte and Chris Sagers. This session will focus on the history of impeachment and on the latest news in the impeachment inquiry.

A C|M|Law Library Resource Guide has been compiled to complement the Discussion Series.  The Resource Guide provides information on, and links to, U.S. Constitution and U.S. Congressional materials, historical impeachment actions, and secondary sources.

Say Hi to C|M|Law’s Laura Ray at AALL

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual meeting begins this weekend in Baltimore, Maryland. Our own Laura Ray will be attending and is involved with two presentations at the conference:

Monday July 16, 10am

Strategies for Successful Independent Library Certificate and Educational Programming

Tuesday July 17, 8:30am

Biological Evidence for the Effective Use of Educational Technology

Laura also created a supporting libguide for the Biological Evidence presentation.

Baseball is Back in Town

While baseball has been back for a week, our hometown team has been on the road. In honor of their Home Opener today, we’re highlighting some of our baseball and sports-related material.

If you’re not sure where to start when researching a legal topic, research guides are a great place to go. The Library maintains a Sports and Entertainment Law Guide that lists important laws, cases, journals, and more.

The Library collection includes several books about baseball and the law. Bargaining with Baseball covers labor relations through 140 years of professional baseball history. The Baseball Trust discusses the series of court rulings that made baseball exempt from antitrust law. The Little White Book of Baseball Law examines cases involving broadcast contracts, injured spectators, rules of the game and more. One Man Out: Curt Flood versus Baseball tells the story of all-star center fielder Curt Flood, his challenge of the reserve clause and push for free agency. There are several more baseball-related titles and many more resources about sports law generally, just search our catalog.

C|M|Law’s Entertainment and Sports Law Association is a student organization dedicated to promoting these areas of study. The Association hosts events throughout the year, and there’s still time to register for the upcoming Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium, here at C|M|Law on April 13, 2018.

Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar on Thursday, 4/5

The Law Library’s Getting Ready to Clerk Seminar is tomorrow, Thursday, April 5th, 4:50pm-5:50pm, in Law Library Room A059.  Join the discussion with legal practitioners about the firm/work environment – how projects are assigned, typical projects, expected work product, networking, and more.  Speakers will be James Besenyei, Assistant Public Defender, James Moss, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, and Holly Marie Wilson, Reminger Co., L.P.A.  As an added benefit, light refreshments (pizza) will be provided.

This Seminar is worth 25 points, and 100 points will earn you a Law Library Legal Research Seminar Letter of Recognition, as well as a Digital Badge that you can post to your LinkedIn page.  See you tomorrow?!  Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.

OpenCon Satellite Event at C|M|Law

To celebrate Open Education Week, librarians from the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University (CSU) are hosting their first OpenCon satellite event on March 5, 2018. Joined by law librarians from C|M|Law, the event is taking place in the Moot Court Room in the College of Law building. OpenCon is a free event dedicated to promoting and sharing information about Open Educational Resources (OER). Advancing the creation and utilization of OER can improve learning outcomes, and make education more affordable and equitable. The CSU satellite event focuses on the value of OER, opportunities for using it in higher education, and increasing awareness for open education advocacy in Ohio.

To view the schedule of events and register by March 1st, please visit the OpenCon 2018 Cleveland site.