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


Two C|M|Law Librarians Present at Regional Conference

Maggie Kiel-Morse and Amy Burchfield, both librarians at C|M|Law, recently presented on the topic of mental health in the legal profession at the annual meeting of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries. The three-day conference, which was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, brings together legal information professionals from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Maggie and Amy’s presentation, entitled It’s a Tall Order: Promoting Mental Health in the Legal Community, introduced attendees to current research and statistics on mental health issues in the legal profession, and offered the opportunity to brainstorm potential help and solutions.

Mental Health and Wellness Book: Fail Fail Again Fail Better

If you’ve made it to law school, you and success might be pretty close. Maybe you’ve had good grades in college. A good LSAT score. A successful career. But now that you’re here, you might be getting to know failure a little better, which is never actually a bad thing. Some people say fail stands for First Attempt In Learning.  You could even think of it as FAILL – First Attempt In Learning Law. That’s a positive way to think of failure, a way to focus on growth and personal development in your chosen career path.

Fail Fail Again Fail Better, written by an American-born Buddhist nun, is a book that you can pick up and skim (maybe over a coffee or in between classes) when you need a dose of inspiration. It’s short, sweet, and comes with a little drawing on every other page. It might help you get through a stressful point in the semester. You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.

Mental Health & Wellness Book: The Upward Spiral

If you think depression is getting in the way of law school, reading The Upward Spiral may give you some good ideas to reverse the sadness, fatigue and apathy that often comes with depression. While there’s no one big secret solution to depression, there are a lot of little things you can do to train your brain to function in a healthier and happier manner. Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book gives you numerous tips and suggestions for rewiring your brain so you can manage depression.  You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.

Mental Health & Wellness Book: The Introverted Lawyer

“Fake it till you make it!” If you’re a quiet, shy, socially anxious or introverted law student or lawyer, you may have been given this piece of advice, and thought it got you absolutely nowhere. If that’s the case, then The Introverted Lawyer may be useful for you. Instead of asking you to be someone you’re not, this book encourages you to do the exact opposite: contribute to the legal profession by being you. The core of the book is a seven-step process to help you become an authentically powerful advocate without being untrue to yourself. You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.

 

Mental Health & Wellness Book: The Mindful Twenty-Something

Are you stressed at law school? Are you an adult between 18 and 29? Then The Mindful Twenty-Something may be a book for you. It’s based on the popular Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University and used on university campuses and counseling centers around the country. It’s one of the only evidence-based mindfulness programs developed especially for emerging adults. The book offers you an approach to tackling stress, gaining a healthier life perspective, and facing life’s challenges with calmness and balance – all stuff that’s really useful when law school stress gets you down! You can find the book in our Mental Health & Wellness Collection, located in the Ohio Room as you walk in. All of the books from this collection can be checked out at the circulation desk. You can explore the collection online through our Mental Health & Well-Being research guide.