This Week in the Law Library …

Faculty & Staff Lexis Update

  • Lexis Representative Ashley Russell will be here to give faculty and staff a Lexis update
    • Tuesday, Nov. 19
    • 12:15pm – 1:15pm
    • Room 302

Prepare to Practice Table

  • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen and Lexis Representative Ashley Russell will be holding a prepare to practice table on cost effective research outside of rooms 114 and 118.
  • 12:15 – 1:15pm
  • Hallway across from 118
  • Snacks and Lexis points provided
  • Join the UC Law Library Prepare to Practice Community to access a video and quiz.

Native American Heritage Month

American Heritage Month

On October 31, President Trump issued a proclamation designating November 2019 as National Native American Heritage Month. UC is hosting a number of events this month:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20
    • Film Screening: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
      • 5pm, Swift 820
  • Thursday, Nov. 21
    • Working with an Urban Native American Center
      • 4pm – 5pm, Taft Research Center
  • All month long:
    • Winter Donation Drive 2019
      • Drop-off: Steger 555

Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice Launches Today!

Judge Jones

Today the College of Law will launch the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice. The new name for the Center signifies the College’s commitment to and alignment with the principles of United States Court of Appeals Judge Nathaniel R. Jones’ impressive career as a champion for justice. The event will take place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Robert S. Marx Law Library will present items from the Papers of Judge Nathaniel R. Jones, curated by Library Associate, Rhonda Wiseman.

The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones has distinguished himself as a lawyer, jurist, academic, public servant and renowned defender of social justice. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After the war, he pursued his education at Youngstown State University, receiving his A.B. in 1951 and his LL.B. in 1956. Judge Jones was admitted to the bar in 1957.

In addition to private practice, Judge Jones has also served as Executive Director of the Fair Employment Practices Commission and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland. He held that position until his 1967 appointment as Assistant General Counsel to President Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (the Kerner Commission). Following his term with the Kerner Commission.

In 1969 he was asked to serve as general counsel of the NAACP by executive director Roy Wilkins. For the next ten years Judge Jones directed all NAACP litigation. In addition to personally arguing several cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, he coordinated national efforts to end northern school segregation, to defend affirmative action, to inquire into discrimination against black servicemen in the U.S. military, and successfully coordinated the NAACP’s defense on First Amendment grounds in the Mississippi Boycott case.

On May 17, 1979, President Carter nominated Judge Jones to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Judge Jones took his oath of office on October 15 of that year and served in that position for over two decades. In 2003 the United States Congress passed H.J. Res. 2 naming the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Youngstown, Ohio in honor of his accomplishments.

Judge Jones has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the NAACP 101st Spingarn Medal, 2016 International Freedom Conductor Award, Children’s Defense Fund’s Changing the Odds Award, the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit from the Washington Bar Association, induction into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame, The American Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Just The Beginning Foundation’s Trailblazer Award, the Annual Fellows Award from the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, the Award of Excellence from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, the Ohio Bar Medal Award from the Ohio State Bar Association, and he was inducted into the National Bar Association Hall of Fame. He was named a “Great Living Cincinnatian” in 1997.

Judge Jones’ distinguished record of community and academic service includes teaching at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, North Carolina Central University College of Law, and Harvard Law School. His efforts in civil and human rights have taken him to countries around the globe, and in 1993 he served on the team of observers for the first democratic elections in South Africa. Judge Jones is also a member of the advisory board of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights.

Judge Jones selected the Robert S. Marx Law Library as the repository for his personal and professional papers and other historical materials. This donated, personal collection of papers document his impressive legal career and contributions to pursuing justice and equality on a global scale. Items in the collection include the Nomination Reference and Report used by the Committee on the Judiciary for Judge Jones’ nomination to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, materials commemorating his appointment to the United States bench on the 25th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education, pieces detailing his support of democracy in the South African movement of the late nineteen seventies and early eighties; as well as speeches, photographs and various other items. You can find out more about the Papers of Judge Nathanial R. Jones and other collections by visiting the website of the Robert S. Marx Law Library Archives.

Blog post created with contributions by Rhonda Wiseman.

This Week in the Law Library …

Research Instruction

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

  • Prof. McCord’s Lawyering I, Section 1
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will go over researching a problem from start to finish with section 1
    • 10:40am – 12:05pm
    • Room 302
  • Prof. McCord’s Lawyering I, Section 5
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will go over researching a problem from start to finish with section 5
    • 3:05pm – 4:30pm
    • Room 302

Launch of Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Judge Nathanial Jones

Check out the Law Library’s display on Judge Jones at the launch!

  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
    • 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner
    • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
      • 50 E Freedom Way
      • Cincinnati, OH 45202

Celebrate Diversity Week!

Tuesday-Friday: Presentations on screens around the UC Law campus, including the library, highlighting the great work of some of the Black UC Law Alumni and Faculty (Sponsored by UCLW and BLSA)! Check out our display on diversity in the legal profession!

Diversity Week Display

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

  • The Gender Unicorn and Why Pronouns Matter,
    • 12:15pm, Room 114.
    • Presented by Out & Allies on behalf of UC Law Women’s Diversity Week. This fun, brief, and informational meeting will provide answers to questions you may have about the LGBT+ community. We will explain what the Gender Unicorn is and also why pronouns are very important to personal identity and redefining social norms. Bring a lunch and join the conversation on this pressing topic.
  • Movie Night: A screening of the Movie: Marshall
    • 6:00pm, Room 114
    • Sponsored by BLSA & UCLW, Young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

  • Intersectionality Workshop
    • 12:15pm, Room 100B
    • Join APALSA and LLSA in exploring how intersecting identities relate to systems of oppression, dominance, and discrimination.Snacks and beverages provided.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

  • You Do You: How to Bring Your Authentic Self to the Workplace
    • 12:15pm, Room 100A
    • Ever wondered how to “dress the part” in a professional setting without losing your identity? Ever felt like you had to conform to an unspoken (or spoken!?) expectation about how to act/dress/speak? Join Assistant Dean Staci Rucker and Kate Christoff, Esq., for a conversation on how to maintain your authentic self in a professional environment.
  • Know Me and My Culture
    • 5:00pm, Crow’s Nest
    • Join ILC and UCLW for an exhibition of the various cultures represented at UC Law, to facilitate personal dialogues between our domestic and international students. Some food will be provided, but we ask that attendees bring a dish/drink/appetizer that can feed up to 6-8 people.

November Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Spotlight on Military Law & Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, this week we are shining the spotlight on military law and resources for veterans.

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Featured Study Aids

    • Military Law in a Nutshell
      • This study aid provides a succinct summary of military law and military justice. The new edition takes account of changes in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), such as, Article 2(a)(10), extending court-martial jurisdiction over civilian contractors, and cases marking its application, e.g., United States v. Ali, 71 M.J. 256 (C.A.A.F. 2012), evolving issues regarding public access to court-martial proceedings, e.g., Center for Constitutional Rights v. United States, ___M.J.___, 2013 WL 1663084 (C.A.A.F. 2013) and the impact of the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act and its amendments. As in earlier editions, the Nutshell traces the history and development of military law, its sources, the nature of military status, rights of members of the Armed Forces, and provides an exhaustive yet accessible review of the military justice process.
      • Available via West Academic subscription
    • Understanding the Law of Terrorism
      • This study aid examines various subject matters—such as criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, the law of evidence, national security law, and the law of armed conflict—as the underlying legal doctrines and polices are influenced and at times distorted by counter-terrorism efforts in law enforcement, intelligence gathering, and military action.
      • Available via LexisNexis Digital Library (Overdrive)

Featured Research Guide

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  • Veteran’s Research Guide
    • Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. There were 18.5 million veterans in 2016. There were 774,935 veterans in Ohio in 2016. This guide provides information on legal resources that can be used to research veteran’s issues.

Featured Treatise

Featured Video

Native American Heritage Month

American Heritage Month

On October 31, President Trump issued a proclamation designating November 2019 as National Native American Heritage Month. UC is hosting a number of events this month:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12
    • Q & A: Qdoba & Art
      • Native American music and storytelling with Frank Otero and Landra Lewis
      • 4pm-6pm, Max Cade Center, Old Chem 736
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13
    • Panel Presentation: The Role of Art in Native American Healing
      • 4pm – 5pm, Taft Research Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 14
    • Film Screening: The Exiles
      • 4pm, Swift 820
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20
    • Film Screening: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
      • 5pm, Swift 820
  • Thursday, Nov. 21
    • Working with an Urban Native American Center
      • 4pm – 5pm, Taft Research Center
  • All month long:
    • Winter Donation Drive 2019
      • Drop-off: Steger 555

 

This Week in the Law Library …

Veterans Day Closure

Veteran's Day
The Law Library will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 for Veteran’s Day. Law students and faculty will have their usual 24/7 access, however, circulation and reference services will not be available and the Law Library will not be open to non-law students, faculty, or the public.

Research Instruction

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

  • Prof. McCord’s Lawyering I, Section 1
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will teach section 1 researching statutes
    • 10:40am – 12:05pm
    • Room 302
  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn on Exam Preparation
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland and Lexis Representative Ashley Russell will demonstrate resources to help you prepare for final exams.
    • 12:15pm – 1:15pm
    • Room 302
    • Lunch & Lexis points provided!

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

  • Prof. Oliver’s Lawyering I, section 6
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will will go over Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with section 6
    • 3:05pm – 4:30pm
    • Room 100B

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

  • Prepare to Practice: Using Government Resources
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen and Lexis Representative Ashley Russell will be holding a prepare to practice table outside of rooms 114 and 118.
    • 12:15 – 1:15pm
    • Hallway across from 118
    • Snacks and Lexis points provided
    • Join the UC Law Library Prepare to Practice Community to access a video and quiz.
  • Prof. Oliver’s Lawyering I, section 2
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will will go over Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with section 2
    • 1:30pm – 2:55pm
    • Room 100B
  • Prof. McCord’s Lawyering I, Section 5
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will teach section 5 researching statutes
    • 3:05pm – 4:30pm
    • Room 302

November Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

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Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

  • Barton v. Barr – whether a lawfully admitted permanent resident who is not seeking admission to the United States can be “rendered inadmissible” for the purposes of the stop-time rule, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(d)(1).
  • Kansas v. Glover – whether, for the purposes of an investigative stop under the Fourth Amendment, it is reasonable for police office to suspect that the registered owner of a car is the driver.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Vote!

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Wednesday, Nov. 6 is an election day. Please Vote! Elections matter, and so does your vote. Need voter information? You can find links to resources in our Election Law Guide.

Featured Study Aids

  • Election Law Stories
    • This text offers a rich and detailed account of the most significant cases in election law, including the landmark decisions of Reynolds v. Sims, Bush v. Gore, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and Shelby County v. Holder. The book relies on a unique encapsulated approach to storytelling, as each of its authors surveys an important doctrinal area in the field through the telling of his or her story. The volume’s thirteen cases concern the right to vote, redistricting and gerrymandering, campaign finance, and election administration.
    • Available via West Academic subscription
  • Understanding Election Law and Voting Rights (co-authored by UC Law Prof. Michael Solimine)
    • Understanding Election Law and Voting Rights takes readers through the electoral process, beginning with the right to vote and continuing through the election itself. Along the way, the authors provide thorough explanations of manifold topics, including Congress’s power to protect voting rights, the use of race in districting, political gerrymandering, political parties’ rights, the place of third parties, free speech and the First Amendment rights to participate in campaigns and run for office, campaign-finance regulation, vote-counting, and the role of courts in adjudicating disputes about political power and challenges to election “irregularities.”
    • Available via LexisNexis Digital Library (Overdrive)

Featured Database

  • CQ Press Voting and Elections Collection
    • This database provides reference narratives and documents on elections, parties, voter behavior, and campaigns. It allows users to extract election results by characteristics such as: candidate, office, locality, and race type over time. Access U.S. election results across states with great historical depth and accuracy.

Featured Videos

  • Election Law Program Videos for Judges & Journalists
    • Created in 2005 as a joint venture of the National Center for State Courts and the William & Mary Law School, the Election Law Program seeks to provide practical assistance to state court judges called upon to resolve difficult election law disputes.These videos are a series of web-based lectures designed to educate judges and journalists about the fundamentals of election law.

 

This Week in the Law Library ….

Research Instruction

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

  • Prof. McCord’s Lawyering I, Section 1
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will teach section 1 terms and connectors searching
    • 10:40am – 12:05pm
    • Room 302

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, Section 3
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will go over Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Section 3
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Room 100B
  • Office 365
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will present on using some of the newer and helpful features of Office 365, including Teams and One Drive
    • 12:15pm – 1:15pm
    • Room 104
  • Prof. Smith’s
    • Lawyering I, Section 4
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will go over Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Section 4
    • 1:30pm – 2:55pm
    • Room 100A

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

  • Prof. McCord’s Lawyering I, Section 5
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will teach section 5 terms and connectors searching
    • 10:40am – 12:05pm
    • Room 302

Yoga in the Law Library Continues!

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

  • 12:10pm, Law Library 4th Floor.
  • Yoga Flow instructor provided by the Campus Recreation Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Sponsored by UC Law Student Affairs and CAPS

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

  • 12:10pm, Law Library 4th Floor.
  • Yoga Flow instructor provided by the Campus Recreation Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Sponsored by UC Law Student Affairs and CAPS

RSVP for the Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn on Exam Preparation

Please join us for the next Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn of Fall semester! It will take place on November 4th at 12:15pm in room 302. We will be demonstrating resources to help you with exams. Lunch and Lexis points will be provided! Please bring your own beverage. RSVP by November 3rd.

This Week at the Law Library…

Research Instruction

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn on Researching Employers to Help You Get the Job You Want
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland and Lexis Representative Zach McKendrick will demonstrating resources to help you research potential employers.
    • 12:15pm – 1:15pm
    • Room 302
    • Lunch & Lexis points provided!
  • Prof. Bock’s LLM Class
    • Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen will be teaching Prof. Bock’s LLM class about researching terms and connectors.
    • 3:05pm – 4:30pm
    • Room 104

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, Section 3
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will teach section 3 terms and connectors searching
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Room 100B
  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, Section 4
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will teach section 4 terms and connectors searching
    • 1:30pm – 2:55pm
    • Room 100A

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

  • Prof. Oliver’s Lawyering I, section 2
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will teach section 2 terms and connectors searching
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Room 100B
  • Prof. Oliver’s Lawyering I, section 6
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will teach section 6 terms and connectors searching
    • 10:40am – 12:05 pm
    • Room 100B

Yoga in the Law Library Continues!

Monday, Oct. 24, 2019

  • 12:10pm, Law Library 4th Floor.
  • Yoga Flow instructor provided by the Campus Recreation Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Sponsored by UC Law Student Affairs and CAPS

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

  • 12:10pm, Law Library 4th Floor.
  • Yoga Flow instructor provided by the Campus Recreation Center. Students, faculty and staff are welcome. Sponsored by UC Law Student Affairs and CAPS

Celebrate Open Access Week

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Open Access Week is all about the academic and research community continuing to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, sharing what they’ve learned with colleagues, and helping to make Open Access scholarship and research accessible. This year’s theme is Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge. The free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as needed, has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. This year, the Open Access Advisory Council asks us to reflect on the following questions:

  • Whose interests are being prioritized in the actions we take and in the platforms that we support?
  • Whose voices are excluded?
  • Are underrepresented groups included as full partners from the beginning?
  • Are we supporting not only open access but also equitable participation in research communication?

The Marx Law Library supports Open Access by helping faculty and students publish scholarship to our College of Law Digital Scholarship Repository.

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  • Faculty scholarship in the Cincinnati Law Repository was downloaded in 172 different countries.
  • Scholarship from all Cincinnati Law Repository contributors, including student articles in our journals, was downloaded in 182 countries.
  • We have over 374 faculty articles and 709 total articles to date.
  • Our articles have been downloaded 407,557 times!

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Find out more about Open Access!

October is LGBQT History Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. At the University of Cincinnati, this month is observed during the month of October. The University of Cincinnati earns a 4.5 out of 5 stars in the Campus Pride Index, a national listing of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. Also, University of Cincinnati has been ranked #52 among the top LGBTQ-friendliest coileges and universities.

Spirit Week

  • Monday, Oct. 21, 2019: Inclusion
  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019: Love
    • Wear red to help us celebrate love in all it’s forms!
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019: Equality
    • Wear blue today to show your support for the equality of
      all people
    • Fall Diversity Mixer with the Cincinnati Bar Association’s LGBT Interests Group
      • Igby’s 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
      • 122 E 6th St, 45202
      • 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019: Community
    • Wear Rainbow today to show your community spirit!

 

Tech Tip: Make Word Work for You

Are you tired of typing the same thing over and over again?  Make Microsoft Word do the work for you by using the AutoCorrect feature to format your paper and save you from the task of typing and altering common repetitive terms to make them bold, italicized, underlined, or different font sizes in order to comply with The Bluebook rules of citation.

For example, instead of manually highlighting and italicizing each instance of id. in your document you can make Microsoft Word do it for you.

To make this change in Microsoft Word 2007 and later:

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Highlight id. in your document.
  3. Click on the File tab.
  4. Click on the Options link.
  5. In the Word Options window, click on Proofing.
  6. Click on the AutoCorrect Options button.
  7. In the Replace text as you type section, select the Formatted text option.
  8. In the Replace box, enter id., or whatever placeholder you would like in place of id (id. will already be in the With box because it was added after you highlighted it in step 2).
  9. Click Add and then Ok.

 

Now when you type id., it will automatically be reformatted to id.  This AutoCorrect rule will now apply to all of your Microsoft Word files.  If you don’t want this rule to apply to other documents you need to delete the entry from AutoCorrect.