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

Ohio Local Government Law Resource Guide

Looking for information on Ohio Local Government Law? Look no further! Visit the Law Library’s Ohio Local Government Law Resource Guide for resources you can use to find legal materials produced by the Ohio government. 

The guide includes information about Ohio’s forms of government, ordinances and resolutions, cases and administrative decisions and websites, databases and journals. If you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to a librarian at

Ohio Secondary Sources Research Guide

Secondary Sources can be incredibly helpful in legal research. These sources are typically used to help you, the researcher, with interpretation or analysis of primary sources. Secondary sources include things like legal dictionaries, law reviews, treatises, and restatements. 

If you are looking for a secondary source for any Ohio related research, check out the Law Library’s Ohio Secondary Sources Legal Research Guide. The guide will show you how to find and use secondary sources, practice materials, law review articles, and much more.

Spring 2022 Social Justice Seminars and Programs

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeSocial justice seminars, programs, and activities in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally are featured on the C|M|Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide Events/Forums/Webinars page.  Upcoming local Spring 2022 events include the 3/15 Discussing the Renaming of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA).  The CMBA is also sponsoring the Zoning is a Racial Justice Issue series – Part 1: Historical Breakdown on 3/31; Part 2: Current Developments on 4/26; and Part 3: What Happens Next on 6/7.  All of these CMBA programs are virtual and free for law students.  Upcoming national Spring 2022 events include the 3/18 Why Diversifying the Healthcare Workforce Matters free virtual seminar sponsored by the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health.  The 3/28 New York City’s Wounded Healers free webinar, sponsored by the Urban Institute – Justice Policy Center, will examine the “Credible Messenger” programming for justice-involved populations in New York City as well as challenges and best practices for implementing the strategy.  See the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources guide for more information on upcoming social justice events and activities.

Election Board Seeks Workers for 11/5/19 Election

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections LogoThe Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is seeking election officials for the November 5th, 2019 General Election “to help staff the polls, transport ballots and materials, and maintain political balance.”  Available election official positions include Voting Location Manager, Voting Location Deputy, Precinct Election Official, and Bilingual Election Official.  To apply, complete the online application or call 216-443-3277.

By the way, the deadline to register to vote for the November 5th, 2019 General Election in the state of Ohio is 9pm EST, Monday, October 7th, 2019.  Online, you can register to vote and/or update your voter registration address at the Ohio Secretary of State Online Voter Registration System.  In-person, you can register to vote and/or update your voter registration address at Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles Deputy Registrar License Agencies, as well as numerous Cuyahoga County schools and libraries – see this list.

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.