Take Advantage of This Week’s Events, Including Wednesday’s “Prepare to Practice Table.”

Reference Librarian Shannnon Kemen and Lexis Academic Representative Ashley Russell will offer information on researching current awareness on Wednesday, March 6th, in the ground floor hallway across from Room 118. They’s have materials and good advice, so please pay them a visit.

This is National Women’s History Month

Associate Director for Public and Research Services Susan Boland has again prepared a slideshow on attorney placement in law firms, this time focusing on women attorneys. You can view the slideshow on the Law Library’s public display or online.

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College of Law Seeks New Library Director

Associate Dean for Library Services and Director of the Law Library

Kenneth J. Hirsh, Director of the Robert S. Marx Law Library and Professor of Practice, will retire from the university at the end of August. The College of Law is seeking his successor. Complete details about the position and a link to apply online are available at the university’s online jobs portal.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


This Week in the Marx Law Library

We’re featuring opportunities to learn more and resources to help you with that as well.

Upcoming Research Training

  • Tuesday, February 26th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 5
      • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section3
      • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A



Can’t find any conversation hearts? Have a conversation with your librarian and learn a little more you need to know.

We love helping our students!

While our spouses, significant others, and appropriate behavior all dictate that we don’t ask each of you to be our sweethearts, we in the Marx Law Library love to help you exceed in learning how to use legal information sources and research techniques. We know that you’ll love having a successful law school experience and an outstanding legal career! Have a conversation with a reference librarian when you need assistance with that tough assignment, or you just want a few pointers.

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

  • Tuesday, February 12th
    • Lexis & Library Lunch & Learn with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
      • Business Filings & Public Records
      • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 5
      • Advanced Searching with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 AM – 12:05 PM in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 3
      • Advanced Searching with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 PM in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, February 13th
    • Library & Lexis Prepare to Practice Table with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
      • Materials and Tips on Ohio Legislative History
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in ground floor hallway across from Room 118
  • Thursday, February 14th
    • Professor McCord’s Section 2
      • Advanced Searching with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

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This Week in the Law Library

Things to Do

  • Tuesday, February 5th
    • Energy Policy & Climate Change Research with Susan Boland
    • 11:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. in Room 303


Things to Know

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and as she does each year, Associate Director Susan Boland has included slides about partner and associate demographics at law firms in the library’s display. The slides highlight the relatively small proportion of African American attorneys in both partnership and associate positions, in relation to total proportion of the population. While progress has been made in the past few decades, as in other areas of our country’s life much work remains to be done in fighting the effects of our long history of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and systemic racism. You can view the slides at the library display or online here.

Starting the Third Week Already!

Time Flies When You Are Busy!

And often when you are not so busy. There are plenty of opportunities to spend your out-of-class time on learning more about researching the information you need to succeed!

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn

  • Tuesday, January 29th
    • Brief Citation Format with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
    • 12:15 – 1:15 PM in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points awarded!
    • Please register on Monday.

Prepare to Practice Table

  • Wednesday, January 30th
    • Information from Lexis with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Snacks and Lexis points to help you digest useful information!
    • 12:15 – 1:15 PM on the Ground Floor Corridor outside Room 118

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

    • Wednesday, January 30th
      • Professor Kalsem’s Literature & Gender Class with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 9:45 AM in Room 306
    • Thursday, January 31st
      • Professor Kalsem’s Bankruptcy Law Class with Shannon Kemen
        • 10:40 – 11:40 AM in Room 100B
    • Friday, February 1st
      • Professor Bradley’s Sections 1 & 6
        • Advanced Searching Techniques with Shannon Kemen
        • 11:10 AM – 12:05 PM in Room 118

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