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

Happening Now: ACRL2019 in Cleveland

ACRL 2019 logo The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently hosting its biennial conference in Cleveland at the Huntington Convention Center, April 10-13. ACRL, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), represents more than 10,000 individuals and libraries, and “develops programs, products, and services to help those working in academic and research libraries learn, innovate, and lead within the academic community.” The theme of the conference is Recasting the Narrative, highlighting ways in which libraries evolve and adapt in order to continue making valuable contributions to higher education.

New Safety App for CSU

 In case you missed it, the Cleveland State University Police Department announced this week that there is a new mobile safety app for the CSU community. As of July 1, 2018, Viking Shield is no longer supported and you should remove it from your mobile devices. The new app, Rave Guardian, is available for free through iTunes and Google Play. Use the app to quickly contact campus police, store emergency contact information, call for a safety escort, and more. If you find yourself staying late on campus to study for the bar or finish up your summer classes, please take advantage of this app.

Free Concert on Campus

changIf you’re looking for a fun and cultural way to kick off your weekend, why not go hear the CSU Symphony Orchestra playing a free concert in Waetjen Auditorium in the Music and Communications Building (right next to the Law School) at 7:30 pm this Friday.

The CSU Symphony Orchestra will be playing Piano Concerto in A minor by Grieg and Symphony no. 4 in F minor by Tchaikovsky.

Grammy Award winning Professor Angelin Chang will be playing piano at the concert. Professor Chang teaches at the Law School with the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy in addition to her appointment in the Music Department.



Food for Thought…and for Students


Lift Up Vikes is the Resource Center and Food Pantry on Cleveland State’s campus for students.  If you are a student, you qualify-period!  The pantry has fresh fruits and vegetables, along with non-perishable items and personal care items.

The pantry is located in the Rec Center, Room 168 (216-687-5105).  No appointments are needed just stop in during hours that the Resource Center and Pantry is open with your CSU ID.  The pantry also accepts donations.  Contact them for more information.

Looking for Legal Advice in Cleveland?

Cartoon-Woman-Thinking-800px If you are looking for legal advice in the Cleveland area, there are many options available. Our guide on Where to Go lists many of them, and includes information about C|M|Law’s Legal Clinics. For civil legal needs such as family law, housing, and benefits, to name just a few, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland provides free assistance to those who meet income eligibility guidelines. The Cleveland Metro Bar Association provides a Lawyer Referral Service. The referral and initial consultation are free, but there may be fees for continued representation.

At C|M|Law Library, our librarians are available to help with legal research and locating legal information, but cannot provide legal advice. Our print collection includes legal encyclopedias, practice guides, and books with legal forms. The Library also provides public access to LexisNexis Academic, and other specialized law databases.

You can also check your local public library for law-related events. Many libraries host weekend clinics or legal information seminars conducted by local volunteer attorneys. You can find the Cleveland Public Library’s events calendar here, and the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s events calendar here.