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Mental Health & Wellness Book: The Upward Spiral

If you think depression is getting in the way of law school, reading The Upward Spiral may give you some good ideas to reverse the sadness, fatigue and apathy that often comes with depression. While there’s no one big secret solution to depression, there are a lot of little things you can do to train your brain to function in a healthier and happier manner. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book gives you numerous tips and suggestions for rewiring your brain so you can manage depression.  You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.

Mental Health & Wellness Book: The Introverted Lawyer

“Fake it till you make it!” If you’re a quiet, shy, socially anxious or introverted law student or lawyer, you may have been given this piece of advice, and thought it got you absolutely nowhere. If that’s the case, then The Introverted Lawyer may be useful for you. Instead of asking you to be someone you’re not, this book encourages you to do the exact opposite: contribute to the legal profession by being you. The core of the book is a seven-step process to help you become an authentically powerful advocate without being untrue to yourself. You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.

 

Mental Health & Wellness Book: The Mindful Twenty-Something

Are you stressed at law school? Are you an adult between 18 and 29? Then The Mindful Twenty-Something may be a book for you. It’s based on the popular Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University and used on university campuses and counseling centers around the country. It’s one of the only evidence-based mindfulness programs developed especially for emerging adults. The book offers you an approach to tackling stress, gaining a healthier life perspective, and facing life’s challenges with calmness and balance – all stuff that’s really useful when law school stress gets you down! You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.

This Just In: We the Corporations

In the last decade, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the U.S. Supreme Court cases Citizens United v. FEC and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores have shed light on the power of corporations over American elections and the state itself. In We the Corporations, Professor Adam Winkler (UCLA law) delves deep into the history of corporations in the United States and looks at how they have increasingly become more powerful.

Winkler uses the phrase “civil rights” to juxtapose the current corporate rights movement against other movements for rights of oppressed peoples, such as minorities and women. Winkler starts with the Virginia Company and the early history of what would become the United States then takes the reader on a tour of American law through current times. While a corporation never marched on Washington, Winkler argues they used the strategies of other civil rights struggles: civil disobedience, test cases, and novel legal claims made in a purposeful effort to reshape the law.

This Just In: The Principal’s Legal Handbook

The Principal’s Legal Handbook, 6th edition, published by Cleveland State University partner Education Law Association, is a substantial revision of the 5th edition and highlights the most impactful issues faced by school administrators while offering practical guidance.

This hefty book (at over 800 pages) is broken into four sections an includes an introduction. The introduction provides an overview of the legal system and explains how to use the handbook to increase legal literacy. The sections are Students and the Law (discipline; freedom of expression; search and seizure; records; student promotion, retention, and graduation; child abuse; student sexual harassment; off-campus speech; truancy; and homeschooling), Special Education and the Law (federal disability law), Teachers and the Law (dismissal, certification, academic freedom and censorship, sexual harassment in the workplace, evaluations, student injury, documentation, and curriculum), and Schools and the Law (Every Student Succeeds Act, religion, copyright, charter schools, collective bargaining, school funding litigation, affirmative action, desegregation, and English Language Learners).

The Principal’s Legal Handbook can be found in our new arrivals section on the 1st floor of the library near the circulation desk.