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Archive for the ‘This Just In – New Books’

This Just In: Outer Space Law

Outer Space Law, edited by Yanal Abul Failat and Anél Ferreira-Snyman, is now in its second edition. The book is aimed at readers looking for a single title to understand the key issues relevant to space law, but also the practical application of those issues. The involvement of private actors has given rise to a number of new legal issues, including questions pertaining to liability, insurance, space debris, human rights and property rights in space. The second edition has updated all the existing chapters and several new chapters have been added including:

  • The regulation of satellite navigation systems and satellite constellations
  • The application of human rights in outer space settlements
  • The exploration and colonization of outer space
  • Planetary protection

If interested in the topic of Space Law, be sure to check out C|M|LAW’s Global Space Law Center website. Professor Mark Sundahl is the Director of C|M|LAW’s Space Law program. Also, don’t forget about C|M|LAW Library’s Space Law Research Guide.

This Just In: When Fracking Comes to Town

When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom edited by Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili traces the response of local communities to the shale gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) boom of the last few decades.   Communities have adapted their local rules and regulations to meet the novel challenges fracking poses to the environment. The book has essays from multidisciplinary perspectives from planners, legal scholars, political scientists, and economists.

One of the essays by a legal scholar is from C|M|LAW’s own Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson and is titled Local Jurisdictions and Variations in State Law in the Marcellus Shale Region.  The book is available in the law library’s new arrivals section for checkout and is currently displayed in the faculty publications display case.  Ask a library staff member for assistance if you wish to check the book out.

This Just In: How to Play the Game

Interested in Sports Law?  How to Play the Game: What Every Sports Attorney Needs to Know , by Miami-based attorney and sports agent Darren Heitner, is a great source for anyone interested in getting into the field of sports law.  Now in its second edition, How to Play the Game covers the laws that govern the sports industry, from contracts and negotiation to antitrust ,intellectual property, and labor law. It also discusses the role of players’ associations, the power of sports commissioners, sports betting regulations, and more.

The highlight to the reader will almost certainly be the real-life case studies involving big name professional and college sports figures as well as anecdotes from the author’s own experience as a sports attorney, agent, and media spokesperson for college and professional sports industries.

Finally, the appendix contains examples of legal documents including professional contracts with which any sports agent needs to be familiar.


Don’t forget about our Sports and Entertainment Law research guide.

The Chronicle of Higher Education Now Available Electronically

The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available for use by CSU students, faculty and staff electronically.

The Chronicle of Higher Education was founded in 1966 and has the nation’s largest newsroom dedicated to covering colleges and universities. The publication contains real-time news and longer analysis pieces, plus career opportunities.

Emmanuel and Emmanuel CrunchTime Outlines Available Electronically

Emmanuel and Emmanuel CrunchTime Outlines are now available from Aspen Publishing.  Other online study aids series included in our subscription include: Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, and more.  There are more than 200 titles plus video and audio lectures, covering 30 topics in our subscription.

How to access:

  1. Go to also available from “law databases” on the law library’s homepage).
  2. If you aren’t already logged on to the C|M|LAW network, you should be prompted to log into the law school proxy server. Students use your 7-digit CSU ID number and the password that you use to log into the computer lab. Faculty and staff use your 7 digit CSU ID and the password you use to access your office computer.
  3. After entering your C|M|LAW credentials, you will be taken to the Aspen Learning Library site. It should say “You are logged into Cleveland Marshall Law” on the top of the webpage.
  4. You can browse all the books in the collection as a guest.

Create an Aspen Learning Library Account

Personalize your experience by creating an Aspen Learning Library account. Creating an Aspen account allows you to add bookmarks, notes, highlights, custom shelves, and favorites.

  1. Under ‘Don’t have a personal account?” click on Register and follow the prompts. You must use your Law email account. Click just to the left of the CAPTCHA text to enter it.
  2. Aspen should send you a verification email (it may go into your junk folder so be sure to check there.) If you don’t receive an email, contact Beth Farrell at and/or Amy Burchfield at
  3. Once your account is properly set-up, you can login independently from the law school’s network.



As a reminder, there are hard copies of study aids in A066 and flashcards available for checkout and more online study aids from West Academic available.