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

Social Justice & Antiracism Resources Guide – Information on Free Webinars

image of black hands surrounding the word JusticeThe Law Library Social Justice and Antiracism Resources Guide provides information on free webinar programs in the greater Cleveland area, Ohio, and nationally.  Upcoming ACLU of Ohio programs include Ohio’s Cash Bail System and the Path to Reform on 2/12/2021, and Statehouse-To-Prison Pipeline Report & Drug Court Report Reveal on 2/25/2021.  In the 2/24/2021 Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association REAL Talk The Black Lawyers’ 2021 Call to Action: Get in the Way!, the Black Law Students Associations of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of Law will join the CMBA Inclusion & Diversity Committee and Norman S. Minor Bar Association to discuss the PBS documentary John Lewis: Get in the Way.  The YWCA of Greater Cleveland is providing a platform for the 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge March 1-29, 2021.  Participants are welcome to engage with others doing the Challenge by using #YWCAEquityChallenge on social media or joining its Facebook group.  See the Social Justice and Antiracism Resources Guide for more information on social justice and antiracism resources.

Career Planning Resources at C|M|Law

Bulletin board with colorful post-it notes and message "make things happen."The Office of Career Planning (OCP) maintains C|M|Law:CareerNotes, which provides news, announcements, and advice for students’ professional development. Check out OCP’s blog for information on career options, the legal market, job searching and networking, and other resources to build a professional brand.

The Law Library’s Law Career Resources Guide lists some of the books and materials in our collection dealing with legal careers, the job search process, and work-life balance. The Law Library’s Researching Employers Guide features resources to help you learn about potential employers, salary data, and other information useful for deciding if a job offer is right for you. The Law Library also has a few boards on Pinterest dedicated to career planning with helpful tips on resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, and what to wear.

Bluebook Citations for Twitter, Facebook and Other Social Media Platforms


The latest iteration of The Bluebook – the 20th edition from this year – has some great new information for citing to social media platforms. First off, if you turn to the index at the back, you’ll find an entry for “social media” with references to pages 179, 182, 184. These three pages are in Rule 18 which covers the Internet, electronic media, and other nonprint resources. On these pages you’ll find information on author name, username or handle on the social media platform, title of post, and more. One of the best ways to use The Bluebook is to find relevant examples, and then model your citation after the example. Here are Bluebook examples for Twitter and Facebook. For each of the examples, replace url here with the URL of the post.

@LegalRebels, Twitter (Mar. 24, 2014, 10:36), url here.

Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz), Twitter (Mar. 27, 2014, 9:35 AM), url here.

November Project, The Bubble is GONE!, Facebook (Mar. 19, 2014), url here.

Bloomberg Law for Law Students on Facebook

bloomberg_lawlogoBloomberg Law has just created a new Facebook page just for law students.   Students will find articles related to the law from Bloomberg and BNA on the page as well as information related to Bloomberg Law.

Browse Our Latest Titles on Facebook


Browse our recently updated album of New and Noteworthy titles on our Facebook page – see some of our new titles and get the library location so you can check out the book. Other albums you might like include Health Law Resources, Sports and Entertainment Law, or Research and Writing Books.