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Library Hours Reminder

The Law Library will have regular hours, 10:00a-6:00p, today June 18th. We will also have our regular 10:00a-6:00p hours this weekend, June 19-20.

Happy Juneteenth!



Law Library Summer Hours


Summer 2021 (Beginning Sunday, May 16)

Sunday-Monday: 10am-6pm


**Memorial Day, Monday, May 31: CLOSED

**Independence Day observed, Monday, July 5: CLOSED


Library Information Services

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm

Research Services

Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

IT Support

Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm

***Leave a message for library staff at (216) 687-2250

1970s Underground Student Newspaper ‘Trade School News’

The irreverent C|M|LAW student publication Trade School News was founded in 1971 by law student Terry L. Saron ’73. It was published sporadically for three years.

Written at the top of the first issue is The Purpose of T.S. News: 1) To provide to all students the opportunity to express themselves on any given topic without having to submit an article which will be stale prior to publication; 2) To provide a forum to disseminate all ideas concerning this Law School with the emphasis on substance over form; 3) This paper is dedicated to the proposition that to be human is not at odds with being a professional.

Writers for TSN graded the faculty, hounded their meetings, and spoofed the curriculum (e.g. they proposed a course in Animal Parapsychology). Their stated motto was “Just another cog in the great legal wheel.”

PDFs of all issues of Trade School News are available in CSU’s institutional repository Engaged Scholarship.

Need Research Help for Your Paper? Think of Research Consultations from the Law Library

Research consultations generally last 30 minutes to one hour. Since we are working remotely, we can communicate with you over Zoom or via telephone. Please schedule a time with us so we can properly prepare.

Students are encouraged to schedule a consultation when:

  • Writing an upper-level paper or journal note — topic selection & preemption check, in-depth research, interdisciplinary research

  • Needing in-depth assistance with topical legal research (e.g., administrative law research, legislative history research, effective database research)

To schedule a consultation, email Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Your full name

  • Your email address

  • Day(s) and time(s) you are available

  • Class/seminar or journal title for which you need research assistance

  • Your research topic/issue

  • What you’ve done already

  • What you need or can’t find

After receiving your request, a Research Services Librarian will get back to you to schedule your consultation.

The Indigo Book Free Online Citation Manual

The Indigo Book is an alternate citation manual that is available for free online. It was compiled by a team of students at the New York University School of Law working under the direction of Professor Christopher Jon Sprigman.

The Indigo Book isn’t the same as The Bluebook, but it does implement the same Uniform System of Citation that The Bluebook does. The scope of The Indigo Book’s coverage is roughly equivalent to The Bluebook’s “Bluepages”—that is, The Indigo Book covers legal citation for U.S. legal materials, as well as books, periodicals, and internet and other electronic resources. The Indigo Book’s scope does not extend to loose-leaf reporters, nor to foreign legal materials or the publications of international organizations like the United Nations.