This Week in the Law Library …

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

  • The Technology of Law Practice with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian Shannon Kemen
    • 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Zoom

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020

  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, section 6 with Associate Director Susan Boland
    • Researching Memo 1
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Zoom
  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, section 4 with Associate Director Susan Boland
    • Researching Memo 1
    • 10:40am – 12:05pm
    • Zoom

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

  • The Technology of Law Practice with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian Shannon Kemen
    • 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Zoom

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

  • Prof. McCord, Lawyering I, section 3 with Associate Dean of Library Services Michael Whiteman
  • Researching Cases & Citators
  • 9:00am – 10:25am
  • Zoom

Featured Study Aids

  • Mastering Statutory Interpretation
    • Mastering Statutory Interpretation explains the methods of interpreting statutes, including a discussion of the various theories and canons of interpretation. The book begins by exploring these theories and identifying the sources of meaning the theorists use to interpret statutes, including intrinsic, extrinsic, and policy-based. Throughout, the text uses the major cases in each area of study to explain how the canons work in practice. Finally, each chapter provides a concise roadmap and summary to introduce and encapsulate the most important material.
    • Available via the Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
  • Legislation and Statutory Interpretation
    • This text contains in-depth discussion of such topics as theories of legislation and representation, electoral and legislative structures, extrinsic sources for statutory interpretation, and substantive canons of statutory interpretation.
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription

Featured Database

  • ProQuest Legislative Insight
    • ProQuest legislative histories are comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. Each history includes the full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.

Featured Guide

  • Federal Legislative History Research Guide
    • This guide is designed to help you understand the Federal Legislative process as well as what documents comprise a legislative history. It covers the major print materials, free web sources, and online databases.

Featured Video

Featured Treatise

  • Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction
    • Recognized as a core text on statutory construction by the American Bar Association and others, Sutherland Statutes and Statutory Construction lays out the principles of statutory interpretation and helps you develop your own theories and positions supported by these principles, and by analysis of the legislative process itself. Topics include legislative power, legislative organization and procedure, legislative form, legislative applicability, statutory interpretation, and application of the principles of statutory construction in selected areas of substantive law.
    • Available on Westlaw

At the Law School

  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020
    • College of Law’s planned screening of the documentary film 13th
      • 7:00pm
      • The film examines the racial dimensions of the phenomenon of mass incarceration in the United States and its connection to the adoption of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution from which the film draws its title. Following the film, you are invited to participate in one of several simultaneous online discussion groups about the film, each of which will be hosted by College of Law faculty members.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

American Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions and importance of the Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.This year’s theme is Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future.

President Trump’s Proclamation

Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

  • Join the Office of Ethnic Programs & Services for a conversation with Alfonso Cornejo, President of Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati, about the state of the Latinx Community in Cincinnati on Monday, September 21 at 3:00 pm. RSVP here via CampusLink.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

  • Meet Your Latinx Attorneys: Louis Valencia
  • 12:00 pm, via WebEx.
  • Louis Valencia was born and raised in Cincinnati. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Louis specializes in immigration law and has a passion for uplifting his Latinx community. In 2013 he and his partner established The Law Offices of Valencia & Diaz, Ltd. Sponsored by LLSA.


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