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Mental Health and Wellness Books Available

The Law Library has a collection of Mental Health and Wellness books in the Ohio Room, including books on anxiety, depression, time management, positive/happy lawyering, yoga, work-life balance, addiction, and general happiness and wellness.

 

The materials are available for checkout.

Relax With a Law-Themed Board Games

Take a study break and challenge your friends to some law-related trivia or game strategy. We have a small collection of law-inspired board games available for you in the Learning Commons. The games are located on a cabinet near the study room LC1.

This Just In: Rethinking US Election Law

One could argue there are numerous problems with elections in the United States. In 2016 (and several times in U.S. history) the candidate with the most popular votes did not win the presidency. In Ohio, the state has appealed a ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court that the state’s gerrymandered congressional districts are unconstitutional. These reasons along with limited ballot access, big money in politics, closed debates, and voter disenfranchisement make the case for the need for reform.

In his book Rethinking US Election Law: Unskewing the System, University of Memphis law professor Steve Mulroy attempts to analyze the issues and present reforms at all levels of elections in the United States. Highlights of the book are Mulroy’s support for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (to address the Electoral College), the adoption of ranked choice voting (recently adopted by the state of Maine), and an end to gerrymandering. Rethinking US Election Law is a thoughtful, easy-to-read work on the current state of U.S. election law.

Make Summer the Time to Practice Good Mental Health Habits

You know the saying – practice makes perfect. And as an aspiring lawyer, you also know that the legal profession is fraught with mental health issues. So why not make summer the time to conscientiously practice up on a couple good mental health habits so that these good habits will be a regular part of your life once you’re out of law school. Maybe you’ve been telling yourself you should start meditating. Or address your anxiety. Or change your drinking habits. Or practice yoga more. Summer’s the perfect time to start!

Here are some suggestions for books that might help you get started with good mental health habits this summer. All of these titles are from our Mental Health and Wellness Collection that’s located in the Ohio room. You can check out these titles and others any time.

 

Newest Edition of Space Law Text Available

First published in 1993, Introduction to Space Law is now in its fourth edition in 2019. Written by Tanja Masson-Zwaan and Mahulena Hofmann and published by Wolters Kluwer, the text provides an overview of topics such as:

  • The treaties governing space law and other sources of law
  • Cybersecurity and the peaceful uses of outer space
  • Human space flight, space debris, and communication in space
  • Satellites, navigation systems, and remote sensing

For more information, see our thorough Space Law Research Guide. Interested in taking an online course in space law? See our Global Space Law Center, led by C|M|Law Professor Dr. Mark Sundahl.