Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a new year at UC Law! We’re happy to see new faces and reunite with old friends. We’ll be here virtually and in-person to help you. We’ve got your back with CALI lessons, study aids, research guides, access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and most importantly, people! We can help you find what you need and teach you how to find it on your own.


The library will be open and staffed Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We will be closed on Sept. 7 for Labor Day. The Law building will be open to law students 7:30am – 7:30pm.

New Seat Reservation System

Due to social distancing requirements the law library seating has been greatly reduced for the fall semester. In order to provide a safe environment, all seating in the law library will be available by reservation only. This will allow for a low density within the law library, and help facilitate contact tracing should that be necessary. Students wanting to use library study spaces should reserve a seat. The seat reservation system is through TWEN. You will need your Westlaw credentials to access TWEN. If you have not already, be sure and register for Westlaw. You should have received a Westlaw registration code from ronald.jones@uc.edu. If you did not receive a registration code, please contact Ron Jones.

The TWEN page provides you with the ability to reserve a seat for a four hour block of time. Please be advised of the following rules regarding the reserving of study seats within the law library:

  • You may reserve a seat up to 72 hours in advance. Any reservations made for more than 72 hours out will be automatically cancelled;
  • You may only reserve one seat during a 24 hour period;
  • You are required to disinfect your seating area before you use it and after you use it. Disinfecting stations are located throughout the law library;
  • Please do not move furniture. Chairs and furniture have been arranged to meet social distancing requirements.

Instructions for Reserving Library Seats.

Canvas & TWEN

This year faculty will be using either Canvas or TWEN for their course websites. Need help accessing Canvas or TWEN? Visit the Law Library section of the Law Student intranet site. You’ll find:

Remote Learning

Most of you will be doing at least some remote learning this year. We can help!

Law students can visit our Law Student Guide to Remote Learning. This guide features advice on how to succeed with remote learning and resources on using remote learning tools such as WebEx, Zoom, and Teams.

Law faculty can visit our Tips and Tricks for Teaching Remotely. This guide features advice on online and hybrid teaching and resources on using remote teaching tools such as WebEx, Kaltura, Zoom, and Teams.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Wednesday, Aug. 26

  • Law Review Cite Checker Training
    • 12:10pm – 1:10pm
    • WebEx

Thursday, Aug. 27

  • Prof. McCord, section 1
    • Introduction to Legal Research and the Research Process
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Zoom
  • Prof. McCord, section 3
    • Introduction to Legal Research and the Research Process
    • 3:30pm – 4:55pm
    • Zoom

Featured Resources

Featured Study Aid


Featured Database:

  • Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases on HeinOnline
    • The American Bar Association’s Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases provides comprehensive expert analysis of all cases argued before the Supreme Court prior to the arguments. Issues 1-7 summarize the Court’s seven argument sessions from October through April and Issue 8 reviews the entire term using statistics, charts, essays, and case summaries.

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Featured Guides

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