News and information useful to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law students, faculty and staff.

5/20/2022 OpenCon Cleveland Conference

OpenCon Cleveland logoThe OpenCon 2022 Conference will take place virtually on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Hosted by the CSU Michael Schwartz Library and Law Library, this FREE Conference is open to students, faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators.  The theme of OpenCon Cleveland 2022 is “Collaboration in Open Education,” and the Conference will celebrate the benefits of open education to student learning.  During the week of May 16th, registrants will be able to view several asynchronous lightning talk presentations and participate in asynchronous discussions via Slack.  On May 20th, the Conference shifts to live synchronous presentations – three panel discussions and the keynote address by Anita R. Walz, Associate Professor and Assistant Director for Open Education and Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech.  Register here, and the registration deadline is Friday 5/13/2022.

Top Ten Spookiest Law Review Articles

Since 2008, we’ve been surveying the law review literature in search of those spooky articles that put us in the Halloween spirit. Here’s our ranking of the scariest law review articles from the past two years, chosen by title alone.

Research tip: Find these and other chilling law review articles by using “title” section searching (also called segment searching) in the advanced search for Lexis+ and Westlaw Edge and typing in the spooky word like “ghost,” “witch” or “mummy” in the title field.

Happy Halloween!

  1. Regulating Bite Mark Evidence: Lesbian Vampires and Other Myths of Forensic Odontology, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 17869 (Dec. 2019).
  2. Jason’s Long Night at Camp Blood: Surveying the Independent Copyrightability of Jason Voorhees in the Wake of Horror Inc. v. Miller, 10 Cybaris An Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 41 (2019).
  3. Zombie (Trademarks) from Outer Space, 24 U.S.F. Intell. Prop. & Tech. L.J. 323 (2020).
  4. Pixelated Poltergeists: Synchronization Rights and the Audiovisual Nature of “Dead Celebrity” Holograms, 70 Am. U. L. Rev. F. 1 (2020).
  5. Data of the Dead: A Proposal for Protecting Posthumous Data Privacy, 62 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 649 (2020).
  6. Repealing the Statue of Wizarding Secrecy in Legal Education, 50 Cumb. L. Rev. 117 (2019-2020).
  7. Keeping the Zombies at Bay: Fourth Amendment Problems in the Fight Against Botnets, 27 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 359 (2020).
  8. Supreme Stalemates: Chalices, Jack-O’-Lanterns, and Other State High Court Tiebreakers, 169 U. Pa. L. Rev. 441 (2021).
  9. Slaying Zombie Debt: Missouri Rule 55.03 Can Prevent Time-Barred Debt Claims Through Sanctions, 88 UMKC L. Rev. 1065 (2020).
  10. Complex and Scary – The Use of Defense Experts in Environmental Litigation, 90 The Advoc. 56 (2020).


CDC Travel Recommendations during COVID-19

image of suitcase with beach & sky insideThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website includes travel resources and recommendations.  Domestic and International travel recommendations are provided for vaccinated and unvaccinated people.  Other resources include general safe travel tips, advice on cruise ship travel, an interactive map of travel recommendations by destination, and a Travel Planner that allows you to search by city, zip code, address or national park name to learn about COVID-19 restrictions and resources in your destination.

Get Out and Bike This Summer

Cleveland has lots of outdoor offerings in the warm weather—take advantage of them as a break from working and/or studying. Do you like to ride a bike for exercise and fresh air? Check out all the biking trail options in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. A recent article offers some great suggestions for getting on your bike in the Cleveland area.


Recharge Outdoors for Your Mental Health

Camping Summer’s a great time to mentally and physically recharge after a challenging year of law school. Spending time outside can be beneficial for fighting anxiety and depression and can even improve your brain function. The CSU Rec Center Adventure Rec program makes it easy for you get all the gear you need to spend a weekend (or longer!) camping in the great outdoors. You can rent everything you need for your camping adventure – tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, grill stoves and more. The rental prices are very reasonable and the selection is good. Hipcamp helps you find inspiration for camping locations around Cleveland.