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

Faculty Bar Subject Presentations for C|M|Law Students

image of C|M|Law flagC|M|Law faculty are providing ten free bar subject presentations for our recent graduates now studying for the July bar exam.  The hour-long presentations will take place 10am-3pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 & 10, in Room 237, and refreshments will be provided.  Faculty will discuss the bar subjects they teach, and answer questions.  Here are the schedules:

Tuesday, July 9:

  • 10am – Evidence – Stephen Lazarus
  • 11am – Wills & Intestacy – John Plecnik
  • 12noon – Secured Transactions – Mark Sundahl
  • 1pm – Criminal Law – Patti Falk
  • 2pm – Commercial Law – Mark Sundahl

Wednesday, July 10:

  • 10am – Corporations – Chris Sagers
  • 11am – Criminal Procedure – Jonathon Witmer-Rich
  • 12noon – Civil Procedure – Kevin O’Neill
  • 1pm – Estates & Future Interests – Heidi Robertson
  • 2pm – First Amendment – Kevin O’Neill

Contact Mary Jane McGinty for more information.


MPT Workshops for C|M|Law Students

image of C|M|Law flagC|M|Law provides free Multistate Performance Test (MPT) workshops for our recent graduates now studying for the July bar exam.  The workshops take place 1pm-3pm, Tuesdays, June 4-25, in Room 237, and lunch is provided.  The weekly workshops provide an opportunity to discuss strategies for approaching the MPT, and participants take practice MPTS.  Practice MPTS are scored with the official point sheet used by bar graders, and each participant receives individual feedback with suggestions for improving his/her score.  Simulated MPTS will be given on June 11 & 18.  If you are not able to physically attend the MPT workshops, you can still take the practice MPTs and receive feedback via email.  Contact Mary Jane McGinty for more information.

This Just In: Latest Editions in Understanding Series

We’ve just got in a number of the latest editions from the popular Understanding study aid series published by LexisNexis. You can find copies for check-out in room AO66, and copies for in-library use in the Reference area. Titles include:

9 Evidence-based Study Tips for Law Students

Start the fall semester off on the right foot by creating a study plan for the semester.  This may mean scheduling time to outline your cases, starting your class outlines, or getting friends together for a study group.  In the September issue of The Psychologist Magazine, the Research Editor, Christian Jarrett, lists 9 evidence-based study tips that you may also want to use throughout the semester.  Hint…two of the tips involve sleeping!  A list of the tips can be found at the following link: