This Week in the Law Library …

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a restful and restorative spring break! This week at the Law Library we’re discussing study aid resources, looking at resources that can help with your upcoming oral arguments and helping you study for the MPRE. Additionally we’re previewing US Supreme Court arguments and celebrating Women’s History Month. Looking for a little fun? Create an edible book for the International Edible Book Festival!

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Mar. 22, 2021

  • Associate Director Susan Boland will meet with LLM students to go over Law Library Study Aid resources
    • 12:40pm – 1:00pm
    • WebEx


Featured Guide

Oral Advocacy Guide



This guide describes resources that can help you for Moot Court, Appellate Advocacy, and other activities and groups on oral advocacy.


Featured Study Aids


Featured Video

The MPRE is Coming and the Library Can Help!

Are you studying for the MPRE? Looking for study resources? Check out the MPRE resources on our Bar Exam Study Guide and the Legal Ethics / Professional Responsibility Study Aids!

MPRE Study Resources


March Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid — whether the uncompensated appropriation of an easement that is limited in time effects a per se physical taking under the Fifth Amendment.– whether the uncompensated appropriation of an easement that is limited in time effects a per se physical taking under the Fifth Amendment.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • U.S. v. Cooley — whether the lower courts erred in suppressing evidence on the theory that a police officer of an Indian tribe lacked authority to temporarily detain and search the respondent, Joshua James Cooley, a non-Indian, on a public right-of-way within a reservation based on a potential violation of state or federal law.


March is Women’s History Month

The National Women’s History Month theme for 2021 continues the 2020 theme Valiant Women of the Vote. The theme honors the women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.


National American Woman Suffrage Association Records: Subject File, 1851-1953; Parades for suffrage

3 More Great Resources for Exploring the Valiant Women of the Vote

  • Archives of Women’s Political Communication
    • The Archives of Women’s Political Communication is an online archives launched in 2007 by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University devoted entirely to women’s political speech. It also features the speeches of historically significant women, social activists and women who have used their position of celebrity to advocate for political causes.
  • Black Women’s Suffrage
    • Black women played significant leadership roles leading up to and during the United States Women’s Suffrage Movement and beyond, yet their stories and contributions are not widely known and the critical roles Black women played at the forefront of the campaign for women’s rights are too often forgotten. The content featured in this collection explores linkages between women’s suffrage and other social causes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (anti-slavery, anti-lynching, education reform and civil rights) as well as racism within the Suffrage Movement.
  • Library of Congress, National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection
    • The National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection is a library of nearly 800 books and pamphlets documenting the suffrage campaign that were collected between 1890 and 1938 by members of NAWSA and donated to the Rare Books Division of the Library of Congress on November 1, 1938.

UC & College of Law Events

All Month

  • 21 Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge presented by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati
    • The challenge is designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership. Participants will be presented with challenges such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice.

Monday, March 22, 2021

  • Women in Leadership and Learning (WILL) Film Series – American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
    • 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
    • The WILL Film Series is a monthly meetup facilitated by students for their peers to discuss intersectional feminism and social issues presented film. Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015) was a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted in 75 years of the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she continually challenged a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. We will meet online together to watch the film at 5:00 pm. We will do some quick introductions and hit play at 5:15 pm. For more information about the film visit the American Revolutionary website.
    • RSVP via CampusLINK

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • The Ohio Innocence Project’s Wonder Women: Highlighting Women Working in Wrongful Conviction
    • 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    • WebEx

Thursday, March 25, 2021

  • A Talk with Dean Verna Williams and the Honorable Leondra Kruger
    • 12:15 – 1:15 pm.
    • Justice Kruger was appointed to the California Supreme Court in November 2014, confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments on December 22, 2014, and sworn in by the Governor on January 5, 2015. Immediately before joining the court, Justice Kruger served in the United States Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel. From 2007 to 2013, she served in the Department as an Assistant to the Solicitor General and as Acting Deputy Solicitor General. During her tenure in the Office of the Solicitor General, she argued 12 cases in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the federal government. In 2013 and in 2014, she received the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Department’s highest award for employee performance.
    • Registration for this event is required.
  • NBLSA Anti-Racism Initiative – Continuing the Conversation on Natural Hair.
    • 12:00pm
    • Professor Wendy Green, from the Drexel Kline School of Law, will speak about her instrumental role in increasing public awareness about the issue, as well as securing legal redress (specifically in history-making state and federal legislation known as the C.R.O.W.N. Acts (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Acts)) for grooming codes discrimination African descendants encounter for their natural and protective hairstyles such as afros, twists, lots, and braids. MILS board member Stephanie Lewis will explore how mindfulness can support the legal advocacy work related to these important issues (and its attendant fallouts!). NBLSA Parliamentarian Simone Yhap will moderate the conversation as we continue the fascinating and educational dialogue.
    • Register here to attend


International Edible Books Festival

Know of a book good enough to eat?! Create an Edible Book for UC Libraries International Edible Books Festival! The only restrictions? Your creation must be edible and have something to do with a book. This year’s Edible Books Festival will take place the week of April 5-9. Each day, a few edible book entries will be showcased on the Libraries Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram feeds and on this page. As in previous years, entries will be judged according to such categories as “Most Delicious,” “Most Creative,” “Most Checked Out” and “Most Literary,” as well as “Best Student Entry” and “Best Overall.” The week will culminate with the announcement of the winners.

If you are interested in creating an edible book, e-mail by Friday, March 26 with your name and the title of your creation.

Looking for inspiration? Visit UC Libraries on Facebook to see photos from the 2019 festival.

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