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

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.


Local Outdoor Activities To Do This Winter

Around the end of the fall semester we typically suggest fun things to do in the area during break. With the pandemic this year, the list is shorter. Nonetheless, some fun activities are still available:

  • Holiday Light Shows/Winterfest: Downtown Cleveland, Public Square, Nov. 28 – Jan. 3, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy animated light and sound shows. Check out these photos from of the opening last weekend.
  • Take a Hike: Cleveland Metroparks offer many hiking and other outdoor activities. This year there are two self-guided downtown walking tours, which highlight Cleveland’s Grand Department Stores and Historic Hotels.
  • Tobogganing in Strongsville: A yearly winter tradition that remains open this year, but reservations are required to control the number of participants daily.
  • Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Resort: Ski, snowboard, or snow tube just down the highway from Cleveland.



What Is Your Library Staff Reading for Fun? Celebrate National Library Week

This week is National Library Week and the theme is “Find Your Place at the Library.” While we can’t wait until you can find your place again [physically] with us inside the C|M|LAW Library, we’re happy we can provide virtual library access in the meantime.

With finals rights around the corner, we also hope that you’re taking a moment or two to relax and de-stress. As library staff, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of our favorite ways to unwind is by reading or listening to a good book – whether in print, ebook, or audiobook.

Here is what some of the C|M|LAW library staff are reading now for fun –

Prof. Lauren Collins is reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.













Beth Farrell is reading The Book of Delights by Ross Gay and listening to the audiobook Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher.














Margo Mathis is listening to the audiobook Badger to the Bone by Shelly Laurenston.













Amy Burchfield is reading Der Letzte Zug Nach Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin.













Brian Cassidy is reading State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin.