This week at the Law Library we’re looking at Bluebook citation, highlighting Law Library exam resources, reminding you about our upcoming change in accessing library electronic resources, and taking a look at the April US Supreme Court arguments.
Got the Bluebook Blues?
Are you working on a seminar paper and need to use academic Bluebook format and now are feeling a little lost? Wrangle those citations into line with a little help from the Law Library! Check out our Bluebook Citation 101 — Academic Format guide for examples and explanations.
Exams Are Coming — The Law Library Can Help!
Be sure and check out the many resources that the Law Library provides to help you with final exams:
- Introduction to Study Aids & Research Guides Video
- This video introduces you to our four online study aid collections, demonstrates how to access the study aids, and looks at research guides that will help you throughout your law school career. The video is 7:36 minutes long and features closed captioning.
- Marx Marking Blog: Study Tips & Law Library Resources for Outlining
- This blog posting covers tips for effective studying, general study tip resources, and resources to help with outlining.
- Old / Practice Exams
- CALI Lessons
- Lexis Overdrive Study Aids
- If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, you will need to login using your UC credentials.
- West Academic Study Aids
- To access from off-campus, you will need to create an account. To create an account, click the Create an Account link at the top right corner of the Study Aids Subscription page. Use your UC email as the email address. Once you have filled in the required information to set up an account, you will need to verify your email address (they will send you a confirmation email that you will need answer to verify the email address — be sure and check your junk mail).
- Wolters Kluwer Study Aids
- If accessing study aids from the Wolters Kluwer subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.
- Video on using WK study aids
Reminder — UC Libraries Platform Change (beginning May 3rd)
User access to library electronic resources is controlled by UC credentials and the library proxy server. To improve management of this, the libraries are changing proxy servers at the end of the spring semester. All URLs containing the library proxy will need to be changed to the new server address. The library has created tools to assist in changing/creating proxy URLs. Please plan to change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc. starting in the month of May. The library will maintain the old server through the end of 2021, so access will be continuous for summer semester and ample time is provided for the URLs to be updated.
- May 3rd: server address changes
- From: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://www.abc.com
- To: (May 3rd): http://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.abc.com
- The proxy tools page will be updated May 3rd to assist with editing URLs
- After May 3rd, example of new proxy URL for the title “very short introductions”
- May 3rd through 2021: change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc.
- January 2022: outdated URLs will no longer work for library resources
The libraries will continue to send information about this platform change. We appreciate your assistance and attention!
April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court
From SCOTUS Blog:
Monday, April 19, 2021
- Alaska Native Village Corporation Association v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation — whether Alaska Native regional and village corporations are “Indian tribes” under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and therefore are eligible for emergency-relief funds under Title V of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
- Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation — whether Alaska Native regional and village corporations established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act are “Indian Tribe[s]” for purposes of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
- Sanchez v. Mayorkas — whether under 8 U.S.C. § 1254a(f)(4), a grant of temporary protected status authorizes eligible noncitizens to obtain lawful-permanent-resident status under 8 U.S.C. § 1255.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
- U.S. v. Gary — whether a defendant who pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(a), is automatically entitled to plain-error relief if the district court did not advise him that one element of that offense is knowledge of his status as a felon, regardless of whether he can show that the district court’s error affected the outcome of the proceedings.
- Greer v. U.S., whether, when applying plain-error review based on an intervening United States Supreme Court decision, Rehaif v. United States, a circuit court of appeals may review matters outside the trial record to determine whether the error affected a defendant’s substantial rights or impacted the fairness, integrity or public reputation of the trial.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
- Minerva Surgical Inc. v. Hologic Inc. — whether a defendant in a patent infringement action who assigned the patent, or is in privity with an assignor of the patent, may have a defense of invalidity heard on the merits.
- City of San Antonio, Texas v. Hotels.com, L.P. — whether, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit alone has held, district courts “lack discretion to deny or reduce” appellate costs deemed “taxable” in district court under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 39(e).