This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we welcome our new Circulation Manager, explain Juneteenth, continue to look at more bar exam resources, explore more summer legal research tips, continue celebrating Pride month, and preview Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

Welcome Justin Ellis!

This week the Law Library welcomes our new Circulation Manager, Justin Ellis. Justin comes to us from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and has also worked at the Seattle Public Library.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, TX in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people in Texas were free. Troops did not arrive until two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation! Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia now celebrate Juneteenth to honor the end to slavery in the United States. The University of Cincinnati is closed on June 20, 2022 in celebration of Juneteenth. View Cincinnati Juneteenth events.

Bar Exam Study Resources

Congratulations! You have made it through law school but now the bar exam looms. Don’t worry, the Law Library’s got your back. When you’ve caught your breath and you’re ready to start your bar studying, we have resources that can help. Check out our Bar Exam Research Guide.

The July bar examination will be administered July 26-27, 2022 at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio.

5 More Bar Exam Resources

The Bar Exam is not a sprint, it’s a marathon so pace yourself! Check out this week’s Bar Exam Resource highlights below.

ABA Student Lawyer Division, Student Lawyer – Bar Exam Blog Posts

The ABA’s Student Lawyer Division publishes the Student Lawyer blog. You can view their bar exam related posts here.

ABA Student Lawyer Division, Bar Exam Prep: 30 Tips to Survive the Marathon Study Schedule Video (May 23, 2019)

Studying for the bar exam is a marathon, not a sprint. Start conditioning so you can achieve your best performance. New lawyers who successfully prepared for and passed their bar exams will share tips on: study schedules, mindset and attitude, practice tests, exam week, and exam day.

ABA Student Lawyer Division & J.D. Advising, Virtual Office Hours: 8 Essential Tips for First Time Bar Exam Takers Video (Mar. 25, 2022)

Planning to take the bar exam soon? Looking to get ahead and start preparing for the bar exam early? Make sure you are on the right track to pass the bar exam the first time with these easy to implement tips!

The National Jurist – Bar Exam Articles

The National Jurist has published many articles on the bar exam. You can view them all here.

The Law School Academic Support Blog – Bar Exam Preparation Posts

Edited by Steven Foster, Director of Academic Achievement and Instructor of Law at Oklahoma City University, the Law School Academic Support Blog is part of the Law Professors Blog Network.

Summer Legal Research Tips

Last week we looked at initial steps to take when you get a summer research project. Once you’ve identified the resources available to you at your place of summer employment and asked questions, you may need to do background research about your issue before jumping into primary sources such as statutes and case law. Learn more about researching in secondary sources in our Researching Secondary Sources Guide or watch our videos on finding and searching within the various secondary source types.

Use Secondary Sources

A good secondary source can explain the law around your issue and cite you to primary sources. It can save you a lot of time and effort! Which secondary sources should you look at? Read on!

Start with a Research Guide

Yes, you can google but google smartly! Start by searching for a research guide on a subject. Law librarians write guides on researching specific areas of law that will identify good secondary sources, as well as relevant primary sources in that subject area. Here at the Robert S. Marx Law Library, we have over 80 research guides that can help you with a summer project! These guides are available 24/7. If one of our guides doesn’t have the information you’re looking for, type in your legal subject and the terms +research +guide in your favorite search engine.

Types of Secondary Sources

There are different types of secondary sources and some may be more helpful to you than others. Secondary sources can only be persuasive, they can never be mandatory or binding on a court of law. The persuasive value of a secondary source depends on its author. Below are some secondary sources that you might remember from your legal research classes and some tips on when to use them.

Legal Encyclopedias

Legal encyclopedias are great places to start if you need an overview of a legal subject or don’t know much about the subject. There are two general legal encyclopedias: (1) American Jurisprudence 2d (Am. Jur.) and Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.). Many states also have legal encyclopedias. The Ohio legal encyclopedia is Ohio Jurisprudence 3d (Oh. Jur.).

Practice Guides and Handbooks

Practice guides and handbooks are secondary sources that are very practitioner oriented. Often the practice guides and handbooks will include forms and procedural information.

Treatises

Treatises give you more in-depth treatment of subjects than the practice guides and handbooks. Treatises are usually written by experts and scholars in the field.

Law Review Articles

Law review articles are journal articles written by students, practitioners, and scholars. Law review articles are often good resources for cutting edge, controversial, or new developments in the law.

American Law Reports

American Law Reports contain two kinds of material: articles (also sometimes called annotations) and cases. The articles are what you would be interested in for research purposes. Articles cover a topic through cases that focus on a particular point of law. These articles collect the cases from a variety of state and federal courts or jurisdictions and arrange them according to how the courts have ruled. American Law Reports are great to use for researching narrow topics, doing a survey of existing law, identifying trends in the law, and finding persuasive case law.

Restatements

Restatements of the Law are highly regarded uniform statements of the law produced by the American Law Institute (ALI), an organization comprised of prominent American judges, lawyers, and law professors. They are heavily annotated and may be adopted by jurisdictions. Each restatement is arranged first by chapter, then by topic and title, and then by section. Restatement sections generally begin with a “black letter” statement of the law followed by comments, illustrations, and reporter notes. Case annotations to the Restatements can be useful to find how a Restatement provision has been applied by a particular court.

June Is Pride Month!

Rainbow flag

About Pride Month

Pride Month is commemorated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a popular gay bar that police raided on Jun 28, 1969. The raid resulted in days of protest and the uprising is often cited as a catalyst for LGBTQ+ activism. Read President Biden’s 2022 Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month.

University of Cincinnati Pride Month Events & Resources

University of Cincinnati Alumni, Pride Month

UCBA Library Pride Month Display

2022 Cincinnati Pride Parade

5 More Pride Month Resources

Learn more about Pride Month and LGBTQ+ issues by checking out the resources below!

American Archive of Public Broadcasting, LGBT+ Collection

The LGBT+ Collection includes over 500 public radio and televisions programs and original materials contributed to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) by 35 stations and organizations from across the United States. The recordings date from the late 1950s to 2018. The collection documents the representation of the LGBT+ community in public media, including conversations, social and political reactions, and cultural movements associated with LGBT+ history. These topics are presented through interviews, newscasts, lectures, and more.

BePress Digital Commons Network, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons

The BePress Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

The GLBT Historical Society Museum & Archives, Pride Archival Resources

Founded in 1985, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.

Library of Congress, LGBTQIA+ Studies: A Resource Guide

This guide offers an introduction to the LGBTQIA+ collections of the Library of Congress. The Library collects at the research level in the area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) studies. Library holdings are particularly strong in LGBTQIA+ politics, history, literature and the performing arts.

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries is the largest repository of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records, and personal papers. It is the mission of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries to collect, preserve, and make accessible LGBTQ historical materials while promoting new scholarship on and public awareness of queer histories.

June Oral Arguments at the Ohio Supreme Court

You can view the live stream of oral arguments on the Court’s website or see them after the arguments take place in the Ohio Channel archives.

Ohio Supreme Court Chamber

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

State v. Lloyd – whether in a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, the presumption of reasonable trial strategy can be rebutted by evidence of trial counsel’s persistent misunderstanding of the elements of the offense charged. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Brasher – whether a trial court may issue a post-completion-of-prison-sentence supplemental sentencing entry ordering restitution. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Stewart v. Sols. Cmty. Counseling & Recovery Centers, Inc. – whether mental health providers have immunity from liability under Ohio Rev. Code Ohio Rev. Code § 2305.51 when a patient commits self-harm. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Gwynne – (1) whether the trial court erred when it sentenced a defendant to consecutive prison terms when the sentence was not clearly and convincingly supported by the record; and (2) whether the defendant’s 65 year sentence for a series of non-violent theft offenses for a first-time felon demonstrated gross disproportionality and violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

State v. Martin – whether an appeals courts must consider the “manifest weight of the evidence” when reviewing a juvenile court’s probable-cause determination. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Willow Grove Ltd. v. Olmsted Twp. Bd. of Zoning Appeals – (1) whether the headings are substantive and must be read as part of the code when a zoning code contains tables of requirements, with headings describing the requirements for specific land uses; and (2) whether the zoning certificate must be granted for the buildings that comply with zoning regulation when included accessory building do not comply with zoning regulations. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Garrett – this is a death penalty appeal where the defendant raised eighteen issues on appeal, among them that: the trial court improperly ordered the jury to examine mental illness as a mitigating factor; the trial court erred on failing to instruct the jury regarding the lack of prior criminal convictions; the trial court’s order excluding children from the courtroom is plain error; the state improperly used peremptory challenges, resulting in an all-white jury; the admission of crime-scene and autopsy photographs was an abuse of discretion; the trial court erred in denying a motion to supress coercive statements; and the trial court entered a judgment of conviction based on insufficient evidence and against the weight of the evidence. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Doe v. Greenville City Sch. – whether the absence of a device or piece of safety equipment constitutes a “physical defect” of a classroom or similar room in a government building under Ohio Rev. Code § 2744.02(B)(4) that triggers an exception to a school’s immunity from liability. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Troisi – (1) whether the Ohio and United States Constitution require notice of the statute that a wholesale distributor allegedly violated to lose its exemption from drug trafficking laws in order for the State to charge the distributor with drug trafficking; and (2) whether a wholesale drug distributor must be found in violation of a statute in Ohio Rev. Code Ch. 4729 to lose its exemption from being charged with drug trafficking. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Bortree – whether the statute of limitations for attempted aggravated murder and attempted murder is six years under Ohio Rev. Code § 2901.13(A)(1)(a). Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we’re looking at more bar exam resources, summer legal research tips, and we are celebrating Pride month.

Bar Exam Study Resources

Congratulations! You have made it through law school but now the bar exam looms. Don’t worry, the Law Library’s got your back. When you’ve caught your breath and you’re ready to start your bar studying, we have resources that can help. Check out our Bar Exam Research Guide.

The July bar examination will be administered July 26-27, 2022 at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio. There will be a room block available for the attached Holiday Inn.

5 More Bar Exam Resources

The Bar Exam is not a sprint, it’s a marathon so pace yourself! Check out this week’s Bar Exam Resource highlights below.

Acing the Bar Exam

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Acing the Bar Exam provides candidates with a complete guide to the bar exam — from pre-planning considerations through bar review and sitting for the exam. It features comprehensive coverage of the Uniform Bar Exam, including an explanation of each component and how to prepare for it. Every aspect of the process is explained in detail and by example. The bar exam is de-constructed, section by section, where candidates are led through the steps they need to follow to succeed. Approaches for learning the black letter law, setting study schedules, and answering essay and multiple-choice questions are combined to maximize the likelihood of success. Each of these tasks is then configured into checklist format to help candidates navigate each step.

Multiple-Choice Questions: Wrong Answer Pathology

This CALI Lesson teaches you how to select the right answer in a multiple-choice question by better understanding how to identify wrong answers, based on nine specific types of wrong answers. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian

A Methodical Approach to Improve Multiple Choice Performance

This CALI Lesson teaches a methodical approach for all law school multiple choice questions. The step-by-step approach provides a framework to work through questions so students can more easily eliminate distractor answer choices. The lesson will thoroughly explore each step in this analytical approach. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian

Assessing Your Own Work

Although this CALI Lesson references law school exams, students studying for the bar exam will find it useful. Throughout law school, students will be asked to assess their own essays by comparing them to a model or sample student answer provided by their professor. It can often be difficult to distinguish one’s work from the model. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish what a student knows, from what they wrote down. Experienced legal writers understand that subtle differentiation in language changes the meaning of what was written. This lesson will provide students with strategies for self-assessment, so that they can become critical judges of their work, and consequently precise legal writers. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian

Metacognition

This lesson focuses upon the concept of metacognition and teaches you how to enhance your understanding about how you learn to better improve your study, organizational, test-taking and self-assessment skills with the goal of improving your performance in law school. The lesson should help you better understand your individual learning process and show you how to use this information to develop study and test-taking skills needed for success. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian

Summer Legal Research Tips

Get Up to Speed on What Resources Are Available

Ask question such as:

  • What resources are available and what are you allowed to access?
  • Does your employer have a library and a law librarian?
  • What internal resources such as document templates, document management systems, and brief banks are available?
  • What citation style is used?

Have the vendor help numbers ready to access!

Ask Questions & Ask for Help

Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to ask for help if you need it. Among the questions to ask:

  • When is it due?
  • Are there any cost or resource restrictions?
  • Who else know about or is working on the project?
  • Is there a client ID or billing code that should be used?
  • What type of information would be most useful?
  • How much information is wanted or needed?
  • How is the information going to be used?
  • How much time should you spend on it?
  • What format should the final product be in?

 

If you have access to a law librarian at your place of employment, ask for help when you get stuck! You can also ask local law librarians, most Ohio counties have a law library, and we can help you out too! Often the vendors for products are helpful resources. For example, Lexis and Westlaw have reference attorneys on staff who can help with searching.

Develop a Research Plan

Having a research strategy is the best way to make sure your research is complete and accurate, and it will also make your research more efficient. There is no single correct plan. Your research strategy will change depending on your knowledge and expertise, the complexity of the issue, the resources to which you have access, your budget, your time, and what you discover as you research. If you know the area well, you will not have to look for authorities in as many places and you can zero in on the sources you know are likely to lead you directly to the answer. A good research strategy for a law student researching an unfamiliar legal issue is to plan on consulting secondary sources before moving on to primary sources. A secondary source is about the law and primary source is the actual law itself. Secondary sources can help you learn the basics of a particular area of law, provide you with the vocabulary used in that area of law and what that terminology means, and identify primary sources of law.

Once you have a plan, you will identify the issues and the best resources in which to research those issues. After you have identified the best resources to use, you will need to locate those resources and then evaluate them in the context of your research needs. You will sort and sift through those resources, choosing the material that you will use to solve your problem. As you go through these steps, you will document and update your research and then start the cycle again.

Read more about developing a research plan on our Research Strategy & Documentation guide.

June Is Pride Month!

Rainbow flag

About Pride Month

Pride Month is commemorated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a popular gay bar that police raided on Jun 28, 1969. The raid resulted in days of protest and the uprising is often cited as a catalyst for LGBTQ+ activism. Read President Biden’s 2022 Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month.

5 Pride Month Resources

Learn more about Pride Month and LGBTQ+ issues by checking out the resources below!

June ABA 21-Day LGBTQ+ Equity Habit Building Challenge ©

This Challenge is modeled after the “21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge©,” which was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy, and oppression. The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for equity, and specifically to learn more about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and many communities included under the “LGBTQ+ umbrella.” It transcends our roles as lawyers. Non-lawyers are also welcome to participate. The Challenge invites participants to complete a syllabus of 21 daily, short assignments (typically taking 15-30 minutes), over 21 consecutive days, that includes readings, videos, or podcasts. The assignments seek to expose participants to perspectives on elements of LGBTQ+ histories, identities, and cultures. This Challenges cannot possibly highlight all of the diversity of experiences and opinions within the LGBTQ+ community itself, much less substitute for learnings about any other community. This syllabus is but an introduction to what we hope will be a rewarding journey that extends far beyond the limits of this project.

ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, 2022 Stonewall Award Honorees & Virtual Celebration Video

The Stonewall Award recognizes lawyers, members of the judiciary and legal academia who have effected real change to remove barriers on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the legal profession, the world, state, state/or locale and championed diversity for the LGBT community. Thi year’s honorees are Justice G. Helen Whitener, Shannon Minter, and Jordan Blisk.

ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity & DISCLOSURE, Trans Awareness for Legal Professionals: Why it Matters and Tools to Help

The American Bar Association and DISCLOSURE produced this 2021 webinar for legal professionals during Trans Awareness Week 2021. Participants get a closer look at the toolkit developed by the DISCLOSURE Impact team for lawyers, judges, and others in the legal system, and hear from trans leaders in the field at the Transgender Law Center, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, as well as Alameda County Superior Court.

LGBTQ+ Bar’s Educational Program Series, LGBTQ+ and Black History: A Conversation

In this webinar, historian Zaylore Stout, recent author of “Our Gay History in 50 States,” adds historical perspective to the national dialogue on racial equity. He focuses on how two important January events (Inauguration and first MLK day since George Floyd) fit into our nation’s larger story.

LBTQ+ Bar’s Educational Program Series, Trans Awareness For The Workplace

More than 90% of Fortune 500 companies explicitly embrace gender identity non-discrimination policies (up from 3% in 2002). Therefore, you are more likely now than ever before to encounter transgender people and their colleagues in the workplace. In this presentation, Jamie Rodriguez, Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight LLP, will help us understand how to be aware and intentional in interacting with transgender individuals, how we can be allies to the transgender community, and the unique issues transgender people face in the workplace. In June 2019, Jamie was the first openly trans employee to transition at Holland & Knight LLP. By learning her story and listening to her guidance, we can help create inclusive workplaces and organizations, where transgender people feel supported, empowered, and safe to bring their authentic selves to work.

This Week in the Law Library …

This week we’re reviewing summer access to legal databases, looking at bar exam resources, providing new building information, continuing our celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and previewing Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

Summer Access to Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law

Lexis

If you’re already registered for Lexis, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Access is unlimited for any purpose.

Westlaw

You can use Westlaw over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.

Bar Exam Study Resources

Congratulations! You have made it through law school but now the bar exam looms. Don’t worry, the Law Library’s got your back. When you’ve caught your breath and you’re ready to start your bar studying, we have resources that can help. Check out our Bar Exam Research Guide.

The July bar examination will be administered July 26-27, 2022 at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, Ohio. There will be a room block available for the attached Holiday Inn.

5 Bar Exam Resources to Start You Off

Bar Exam Basics: Discussions in Law School Success (Podcast)

Available via CALI, this podcast provides critical information that you should consider before you begin to study for the bar exam. There is a lot to think about even before you start your bar review, whether that’s meeting deadlines or preparing for hurdles. This podcast offers tips and considerations to help you navigate the process more smoothly. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

The Bar Exam in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this edition walks you through the entire bar preparation process from getting a head start during your last year of law school to taking the exam. It features comprehensive coverage of the Uniform Bar Exam, including an explanation of each component and how to prepare for it, to the larger question of what “portability” really means for the bar candidate. This edition also provides guidelines for selecting a bar review course, bar planner checklists, advice on how to manage the material you cover in bar review courses, and advice on how to learn the law so you can remember it and use it to answer exam questions. It identifies the basic skills the exam tests and the precise manner in which these skills are tested, showing you how to target your study efforts to maximize results. An Appendix provides practice materials for the MPT and essays, including the MEEs, with “answer de-constructions” to explain why bar examiners chose those answers as “better than average.”

Bar Exam Success: A Comprehensive Guide

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book (there is also an audio version) is written from the perspective of a bar mentor, your “trainer at the academic gym,” with concrete advice on how to handle the many challenges facing today’s law students. There are dozens of self-assessments, tools to help you face very real challenges on every level, and to organize and prepare to pass the bar exam. The book includes trustworthy advice and powerful personal examples from the author’s decades of helping students pass bar exams nationwide. The book is uplifting and positive, while harnessing cutting-edge, scientific learning theories.

The Essential Rules for Bar Exam Success

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book presents a method for teaching students to pass the bar that is easy to learn and implement. Topics covered include learning to study actively rather than passively; choosing study partners who will help, not hinder, your studying; learning to think, read, and write critically; dissecting multistate exam questions; coping with pressure; making the most of the weeks before the bar exam; and preparing for the day of the exam.

Passing the Bar: A Quick Reference Guide For Today’s Law Student

Available via CALI, this e-book (there is also an audio version) is designed to provide guidance to law students as they prepare to embark upon bar study. It covers topics such as how to make a study plan, strategies for successful bar study, tips for attacking each portion of the exam, taking care of your mental health, and preparing your loved ones for bar study. The book also provides weekly tips for use during the bar study period, and for exam day itself. The quick reference format allows students to easily access advice for whatever is most pressing to them at a particular moment. It provides a guide to bar exam preparation for all law students, but with a particular focus on those who aspire to be public interest or social justice attorneys, first-generation law students, those law students who do not come from families of lawyers, or who come from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. While much of the advice is universal, this book focuses on those students who are about to enter bar study and will not see your communities – or your future clients – represented on the bar exam. You may have found that your law school colleagues have received advice about how to study and navigate law school, when no one was there to advise you. This book aims not just to level the playing field, but to give you an edge when it comes to studying for the bar exam. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

New Building Information

Access

Student access to the current building will end on Friday July 22nd. General access to the new building will commence on Monday August 8th. Students will have 24/7 access to the new building starting at that time.

Location & Parking

The new building is located at the southern side of campus off of Martin Luther King Blvd. The closest parking garages to the new building are the Campus Green garage (which is attached to the new building by a covered walkway) and the Woodside garage which is located across the street from the new building.

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month we’re celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! After decades of celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, Congress finally passed Public Law 102-450 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Read President Biden’s 2022 Proclamation on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

UC College of Law & Campus Celebrations for Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

UC Libraries

Melissa Cox Norris, Library resources in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, LiBlog (May 11, 2022)

Library Displays at UCBA, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

5 Resources to Learn More About Asian American and Pacific Islanders

Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ)

Established in 1991, the Asian Pacific American Law Journal (APALJ) is dedicated entirely to Asian Pacific American issues. APALJ is one of only two law journals in the nation that focuses exclusively on the legal issues affecting APA communities. Run by students at the UCLA School of Law, the Journal seeks to facilitate discourse on issues affecting South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian, and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. APALJ plays an important role by providing a forum for legal scholars, practitioners and students to communicate about emerging concerns specific to Asian Pacific Americans and by disseminating these writings to APA populations. The journal welcomes articles from academics and professionals in the field, as well as comments and case notes from law students.

Asian American Law Journal

The Asian American Law Journal (AALJ) is one of only two law journals in the United States focusing on Asian American communities in its publication agenda. Known as the Asian Law Journal until 2007, AALJ was first published in October 1993 in a joint publication with the California Law Review. AALJ’s first independent issue was published in May 1994. AALJ serves dual purposes for the Asian Pacific American and legal communities. First, the journal sets a scholarly foundation for exploring the unique legal concerns of Asian Pacific Americans. Second, AALJ seeks to put that scholarship in action and open the dialogue between those who study law and those who are affected by it. In pursuit of these goals, AALJ strives to provide a forum for the many voices and opinions of the Asian Pacific American community through events such as its annual Spring Symposium and Neil Gotanda Lecture in Asian American Jurisprudence.

Library of Congress Asian American and Pacific Islander Materials: A Resource Guide

This guide serves as a point of entry for researchers seeking materials in multiple formats on Asian American/Pacific Islander studies and related resources at the Library of Congress. The types of resources covered in this guide range from special collections containing photographs, diary entries, and recorded interviews to monographs, reference works, and serials.

National Archives, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The National Archives holds a wealth of material documenting the Asian and Pacific Islander experience, and it highlights these resources online, in programs, and through traditional and social media.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center serves as a dynamic national resource for discovering why the Asian Pacific American experience matters every day, everywhere, and all of the time.

May Oral Arguments at the Ohio Supreme Court

You can view the live stream of oral arguments on the Court’s website or see them after the arguments take place in the Ohio Channel archives.

Ohio Supreme Court Chamber

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

McClain v. State – whether a jury trial is available in a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Estate of Jennings Fleenor v. County of Ottawa – whether counties can only be sued through claims against county boards of commissioners. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Morey v. Campbell – whether a court must find that circumstances with the child or custodian have changed before it can modify a custody arrangement if the biological parent seeks to regain custody of a child from a nonparent. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Stansell – whether a sentence that exceeds the maximum for a charged offense can be corrected by a trial court when the sentence wasn’t challenged on direct appeal and the time for an appeal has passed. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

In re D.R – whether the procedures for certain juvenile court hearings described in Ohio Rev. Code § 2152.84 complies with state and federal due process rights. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Valentine v. Cedar Fair LP – (1) whether offering a season pass imposes a contractual obligation on the pass issuer to open its business during government-ordered closures, making the issuer liable for damages and (2) whether the term “season” ambiguous. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Messenger – whether the 2018 revision of the law addressing deadly force in self-defense requires using a different standard of review for appellate courts reviewing a conviction where self-defense was claimed but rejected by a jury. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State ex rel. Candy Bowling v. DeWine – whether Ohio Rev. Code § 4141.43(I) compels Ohio’s governor to participate in all federal unemployment compensation programs created by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act? Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re celebrating our graduates; providing information on graduate and summer access to Lexis, Westlaw, and B-Law; reminding you of our Bar Exam resources; and celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Congratulations Graduates!

Overhead view of Cincinnatil Law graduation caps

A heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduates! You’ve done a fantastic job under difficult circumstances. We’re so proud of you and excited for your journey ahead!

Access to Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law for Summer or After Graduation

Post Graduation Access

Lexis

When you graduate, you’ll automatically have seamless Lexis+ access for 6 months, excluding public records. Continue to use your law school username and password while you prepare for the bar exam and employment. Plus, access exclusive resources and a Rewards program for graduates.

Lexis Aspire Program

Any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access for details on either of these offers.You’ll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment and a Graduate Rewards Program.

Westlaw

May 2022 Graduates will see grad access info when they sign on to the Westlaw Law School Portal. Access is “normal” until May 31st. Starting June 1-Nov 30th graduates will have 60 hours of usage per month for 6 months. Direct link to extend for grad access is https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite

All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of job searching databases for 18-months following graduation for 1-hour a month. Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

2022 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until December 2023.

Summer 2022 Access

Lexis

If you’re already registered for Lexis, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Access is unlimited for any purpose.

Westlaw

You can use Westlaw over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.

Bar Exam Study Resources

Congratulations! You have made it through law school but now the bar exam looms. Don’t worry, the Law Library’s got your back. When you’ve caught your breath and you’re ready to start your bar studying, we have resources that can help. Check out our Bar Exam Research Guide.

Legal Research Competency & Legal Technology Competency programs

The Law library is pleased to announce the launch of two new learning opportunities for UC law students. The Legal Research Competency and Legal Technology Competency programs are designed to provide UC law students with additional skills to build their resume. Successfully completing one, or both, of these programs will show potential employers that you are ready to handle complex legal research issues, and that you are skilled in using the technology tools that are prevalent in today’s practice of law.

Legal Technology Competency Guide

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month we’re celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! After decades of celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, Congress finally passed Public Law 102-450 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Read President Biden’s 2022 Proclamation on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

UC College of Law & Campus Celebrations for Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

UC Libraries

Melissa Cox Norris, Library resources in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, LiBlog (May 11, 2022)

Library Displays at UCBA, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

5 Resources to Learn More About Asian American and Pacific Islanders in/and the Law:

May ABA-Wide 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge © AAPI Heritage Month

The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for racial equity, and specifically to learn more about the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It transcends our roles as lawyers. Non-lawyers are also welcome to participate.

ABA Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (PDF)

A presentation featuring leaders in activism and the legal profession who are of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage.

ABA Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Webinar Series

A month-long webinar series created last year that dives into the experiences of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities along with the social, political, and economic issues they have and continue to face.

U.S. Courts, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is observed throughout May to pay tribute to the achievements of generations who have contributed to American life. The federal courts join in celebrating their accomplishments at every level of the Third Branch of government.

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Demographics

From the 2021 NALP Report on Diversity in Law Firms:

Partners

Total: 43,739
Percent Asian: 4.30%
Percent Asian Women: 1.73%

100 or Fewer Lawyers in the Firm:
Total: 1,672
Percent Asian: 3.53%
Percent Asian Women: 1.71%

101-250 Lawyers:

Total: 6,653
Percent Asian: 3.70%
Percent Asian Women: 1.52%

251-500 Lawyers:
Total: 8,413
Percent Asian: 3.45%
Percent Asian Women: 1.36%

501-700 Lawyers:
Total: 4,032
Percent Asian: 3.65%
Percent Asian Women: 1.54%

701+ Lawyers:
Total: 22,969
Percent Asian: 4.96%
Percent Asian Women: 1.99%

Cincinnati:
Total: 236
Percent Asian: 2.12%
Percent Asian Women: 0.85%

Associates

Total: 43,494
Percent Asian: 12.49%
Percent Asian Women: 7.39%

100 or Fewer Lawyers in the Firm:
Total: 903
Percent Asian: 10.85%
Percent Asian Women: 5.32%

101-250 Lawyers:

Total: 3,766
Percent Asian: 9.67%
Percent Asian Women: 6.03%

251-500 Lawyers:
Total: 5,843
Percent Asian: 10.56%
Percent Asian Women: 6.14%

501-700 Lawyers:
Total: 29,504
Percent Asian: 11.27%
Percent Asian Women: 6.58%

701+ Lawyers:
Total: 29,504
Percent Asian: 13.42%
Percent Asian Women: 7.97%

Cincinnati:
Total: 128
Percent Asian: 1.56%
Percent Asian Women: 0.78%

Selected Study Aids for Take Home Exams for Spring 2022

Last week we looked at selected study aids for the first and second week of Spring 2022 exams. This blog post looks at selected study aids for the exams scheduled as a take-home this semester.

Accessing Law Library Study Aids

For an overview of our study aid subscriptions and a demonstration of how to access them, see:

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.

Fall 2021 Law Library Final Exam Preparation Workshop Video

This video is accessible to UC Law students only through the Law School Sample / Practice Exams TWEN link so UC Law students unable to access the TWEN site should notify Susan Boland.

CALI

If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

LexisNexis Digital Library (OverDrive)

If accessing study aids from the LexisNexis Digital Library, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

West Academic

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). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through https://subscription.westacademic.com.

Aspen Learning Library

If accessing study aids from the Aspen Learning Library subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

Computer & Internet Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Computer & Internet Law

Global Internet Law
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this hornbook comprehensively examines Internet technologies, Internet governance, private international law (jurisdiction, choice of law, forum selection and enforcement of judgment), online contacts (mass market, cloud computing service level agreements, social media terms of use software licensing, and e-commerce terms of service), global consumer protection in cyberspace (FTC, state and foreign developments), global Internet torts (including CDA Section 230 developments, Internet security, information torts, and negligent enablement), Internet-related privacy (including the EU Data Directive) global cybercrimes (including state, federal and international developments), privacy (including extensive coverage of The General Data Protection Regulation and the Right To Be Forgotten), content regulations (U.S. vs. European Union), copyrights in cyberspace, trademarks and domain names, Internet-related trade secrets and patent law developments.

Global Internet Law in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal issues that arise from the World Wide Web. Topics include Internet-driven technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Bitcoins, The Internet of Things, 3D Products Liability, and Driverless Cars. This edition emphasizes the legal and policy issues arising out of social media such as Twitter’s decision to permanently ban President Trump from its platform. The goal is to provide the reader with an up-to-date summary of the most important new cases and statutory developments. Each chapter provides the latest developments in Internet Law from the European Union such as the General Data Protection Regulation, which is setting a global standard for privacy and data protection. Each chapter has examples and explanations of Internet Law developments from around the world.

Social Media Law in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this nutshell is a wide-ranging look of how the social media transformation has impacted various legal fields. From marketing to employment to torts to criminal law to copyright and beyond, virtually every legal field has been changed by social media.

Electronic Discovery

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding the Law of Electronic Discovery

Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence in a Nutshell
The authors have substantially rewritten each chapter and added chapters on anticipated changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure governing ESI (which take effect December, 2015), technology-assisted review of ESI, and the use of ESI in criminal cases. Includes extensive treatment of preservation, search for and production of ESI, privilege protection, sanctions, ethical obligations of attorneys with respect to technology, and how the federal rules can be and have been adopted to accommodate digital evidence. Written by the author of the landmark Zubulake opinions and the Sedona Conference, which is at the forefront of thinking and writing on electronic discovery.

Students may also find it helpful to look at study aids for Criminal Procedure II and Civil Procedure

Estate Planning

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Estate Planning Law

Wills, Trusts, & Estates CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Estate Planning students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Examples & Explanations for Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers intestate succession, wills, trusts, estate administration, nonprobate assets, wealth transfer taxation, disability and death planning (including elder law concerns), and malpractice and professional responsibility to augment Wills, Trusts, and Estates and related courses that expose students to estate planning, decedents’ estates, and trusts. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems

Understanding Trusts & Estates
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this text provides discusses foundational principles of estates and trusts. Each case cited includes a brief factual description and extensive footnotes direct the reader to other sections of the book and related cases.

Wills, Trusts and Estates Including Taxation and Future Interests
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this hornbook covers intestate succession, wills, nonprobate mechanisms, trusts, fiduciary administration, and choice of law. The book includes the very latest hot topics including electronic wills, trust decanting, directed trusts, asset protection trusts, and planning for modern families. The book incorporates the most recent provisions of the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Trust Code, and the many other uniform laws relating to the donative transfer of wealth. The book also includes an overview of the federal transfer tax laws. An essential guide for students and practitioners.

Selected Study Aids for Estate Planning Law Exam Review and Preparation

Exam Pro on Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book contains sample tests that cover an entire wills, trusts, and estates course as well as mini exams that cover discrete topics such as intestacy and future interests. The book also covers the Uniform Probate Code and general common law principles. A detailed answer key explains why the correct answer is the best choice and why other answers are not.

Exam Pro Workbook on Estates and Future Interests
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this title provides a basic introduction to estates and future interests law. Designed to offer solid knowledge of the area’s central concepts, it guides readers through a series of increasingly complex conveyances. The workbook begins with an analysis of the fee simple estate and builds sequentially toward more complicated interests and conveyances. The information proceeds from the simple to more complex, later problems building on the successful command of earlier material. Each problem is followed not only by that problem’s answer but also by a complete analysis of how the answer was derived. The workbook also contains an extensive glossary, summary charts, and a set of review problems that test the reader’s developing mastery of the material.

Friedman’s Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text features long essay questions as well as some that are relatively short and medium-length, giving you great practice in the length and variation of questions on the final. Test your knowledge of key concepts and rules with comprehensive essay and multiple-choice questions. Find insight into what professors look for when grading.

A Student’s Guide to Estates in Land and Future Interests
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this guide facilitates the understanding of complex materials from Property courses. Chronologically organized material familiarizes students with basic concepts and necessary technical vocabulary. The authors graphically explain complex concepts, and provide extensive problem and answer sets. Topics include basic possessory estates, remainders and executory interests in response to the statute of uses, modifications of the common law scheme, and interesting complexities and modern changes.

More Study Aids on Estate Planning

Family Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Family Law

Family Law CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Family Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Family Law: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid continues to identify and explore new trends in family law practice. It includes central topics such as alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence, alternative reproduction, premarital agreements, and professional responsibility. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Family Law in Perspective (Concepts & Insights)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book addresses, among other topics, nonmarital cohabitation, establishment of paternity, premarital and marital contracting, assisted reproductive technology, marriage, and divorce. Recent cases and federal and state statutes address specific topics such as surrogacy agreements, division of marital and nonmarital property upon dissolution of cohabitation or divorce, child support guidelines, and establishing custody rights through parenting agreements or what is considered in the best interest of the child. And there is a continuation of discussion illustrating equal protection, liberty interest, and free exercise in the context of same-sex relationships, the safety of partners and children, and termination of parental rights and possible adoption of minors.

Understanding Family Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, Understanding Family Law includes coverage of topics such as traditional and nontraditional families, nonmarital and postmarital contracts, annulment, paternity and legitimacy, procreation rights, contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificially assisted conception, and adoption and termination of parental rights. It explains specific family law issues, such as intrafamily tort immunity and liability, medical care for child and spouse, wrongful life and wrongful birth, domestic violence, PINS, CHINS, ethical issues for the lawyer, alternative dispute resolution, equitable distribution, community property, and child custody and visitation. It also includes references to 50 states surveys so the reader can find their local law quickly.

Selected Study Aids for Family Law Exam Review and Preparation

Emanuel Law Outlines: Family Law
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this book provides coverage of family law, including the latest Supreme Court cases, recent uniform and model legislation, and landmark state and federal decisions on LGBTQ rights including: (child custody, parentage, names, housing/employment discrimination); breastfeeding discrimination; divorce discrimination; marital paternity presumption; marital communications privilege; reproductive freedom and control; name disputes; state polygamy laws; parentage rights in multi-parent families; spousal spying for infidelity; move-away disputes; and tort actions against third parties. New to the Fifth Edition: Coverage of latest Supreme Court family law cases as well as recent uniform and model legislation, including: June Medical Services v. Gee Masterpiece, Cakeshop v. Colo. Civil Rights Comm’n, Pavan v. Smith, Sessions v. Morales-Santana, Bostock v. Clayton County, Uniform Parentage Act, Uniform Nonparent Custody & Visitation Act, Restatement, Children & the Law, ABA Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction, and more.

Questions and Answers: Family Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this study guide includes over 210 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 28 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, you are provided a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less. For these questions, a model answer is provided.

Sum and Substance Quick Review of Family Law
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Sum and Substance Quick Review is a short, clear, concise, and substantive outline. It is designed to make the study of law clear and convenient, and it is designed to help students prepare for their law school exams. The main body is an outline of the substantive content that a student needs to prepare for a law school exam. The concise format provides a “Big Picture” overview allowing students to review the subject quickly prior to final exams.

More study aids on Family Law

Government Contracts

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Government Contracts

Principles of Government Contracts
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this expanded Principles of Government Contracts, 7th summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation System (FARS), improper business practices and personal conflicts of interest, publicizing contract actions, and competition requirements. Addresses acquisition planning, contractor qualifications, and descriptions of agency needs. Explains socio-economic policies, commercial items, contract types, options, sealed bidding, and contracting by negotiation. Reviews intellectual property, cost accounting standards, cost principles, financing, protests, disputes, and appeals. Explores research and development contracting, construction and architect-engineer contracts, inspection and warranty, value engineering, delays, suspension of work, changes and equitable adjustments, subcontracting, and government contract terminations for default and convenience.

Litigation with the Federal Government
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, as any lawyer who practices regularly in the federal courts will encounter the federal government as a party and will learn, as the Supreme Court warned nearly 60 years ago, that the United States is not “just another private litigant.” The federal government is a party, as plaintiff or defendant, to between one-fifth and one-quarter of all civil cases in the federal courts, including such special tribunals as the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The federal government (and its employees) may be protected by sovereign or official immunities, assert special defenses, and enjoy certain exceptions from liability. Federal government cases often involve issues central to the lives of many people, such as claims involving personal injury under the Federal Tort Claims Act; civilian and employee military claims under the Civil Service Reform Act and Tucker Act; governmental expropriation of property under the Tucker Act; and contractual obligations under the Contract Disputes Act; Bivens constitutional claims against federal officers; and claims for attorney’s fees under such unique statutes as the Equal Access to Justice Act.

Health Care Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Health Care Law

Health Law (hornbook)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text considers the law’s response to quality and error through institutional and professional regulation, and malpractice litigation against professionals, hospitals, and managed care organizations. Surveys tax, corporate, and organizational issues. Explores the government’s efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid. Examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. And considers the legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. The Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, HITECH, and other new statutory and regulatory changes of the past few years are thoroughly incorporated in all aspects of the legal discussion.

Health Care Law and Ethics in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text considers how law and ethics respond to the driving social, economic, and political forces of innovation, crisis and reform. Topics include health insurance reform, health care finance and delivery structures, treatment relationships, facility and insurance regulation, corporate and tax law, refusal of life support, organ donation, and reproductive technologies.

Bioethics and Law in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making (including physician assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), stem cell research, organ transplantation, and other emerging topics.

Insurance Law

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Insurance Law

Insurance Law CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers interactive exercises for Insurance Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Insurance Law: A Guide to Fundamental Principles, Legal Doctrines, and Commercial Practices
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this hornbook explains how certain principles or doctrines such as insurable interests, designation of insurers, and risk transference apply to property, life, liability, or other types of insurance. It also addresses insurance law issues and suggests lines of analysis to consider in order to better evaluate the merits of a claim. Other subjects include conceptualization, classification, marketing, indemnity, insurability, claim processes, and settlements. Also overviews insurance regulation, government sponsorship of insurance, and resolving disputed claims.

Insurance Law in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this nutshell provides a discussion of the fundamentals of insurance law. It covers various lines of insurance such as Auto, Commercial General Liability, Health, Life, Property, Cyber, Directors and Officers Liability (D&O), Errors and Omissions (E&O or Professional Liability), Employers Liability (EPL), and Flood. It also covers topics such as the rules of insurance policy interpretation, coverage for intentional torts, insurable interest, claims submission/handling, duty to defend and settle, insurer bad faith, insurer defenses, loss valuation, guaranty funds, “surplus line” insurers, regulation of insurers, reinsurance, risk transfer, subrogation, surety bonds, and waiver and estoppel. This new edition also has new sections that discuss insurance for natural catastrophe losses as well as business interruption insurance, which includes a brief discussion regarding the COVID-19 business interruption coverage litigation. This new edition also has an expanded discussion regarding claims made insurance, which has become the dominant form of insurance for newer lines of liability insurance.

Understanding Insurance Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, the premise of this book’s organization is that insurance law is best understood if its legal principles are arranged according to the various stages in the life of a contract. Part A considers the question, “What is insurance law?” Part B considers issues germane to the establishment of the contractual relationship between insurer and insured. Part C considers issues relevant to the performance of contractual obligations. In particular, this Part treats issues related to claim presentation in all lines of coverage and liability insurers’ duties in a comprehensive fashion unmatched in any other single-volume treatise. Finally, Part D examines topics that defy easy categorization, including special problems in group insurance, special issues in automobile insurance, issues in reinsurance, and a chapter on excess and umbrella coverage.

Intro to Employee Benefits

Selected Study Aids for Help in Understanding Employee Benefits Law

Employee Benefit Plans in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this nutshell provides the background needed to acquire a thorough understanding of employee benefits law. Text covers plan finance and taxation; economic aspects; regulations; ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) legislative background; vesting; participation, accrual, and non-interference; distribution; employee securities; employee stock ownership plans; preemption; nondiscrimination; and plan termination.

Employment Law (hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this hornbook has been expanded and updated, including such new topics as whether just-in-time workers (e.g., Uber drivers) are employees or independent contractors, along with expert coverage of anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour law, ERISA, privacy in employment, OSHA, workers’ compensation, restrictive covenants, wrongful discharge, unemployment compensation, and pensions.

Understanding Employee Benefits Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this book is designed to provide readers with a broad overview and understanding of a vast and complex area of the law. The book begins with a detailed table of contents and has many charts and diagrams to provide readers with a general understanding of the law. The book provides many examples to help readers understand how the law applies to concrete factual situations. The book also includes an extensive set of footnotes with citations that refer readers to additional sources that they can consult for further study of the law. The book provides a broad overview our nation’s employment-based health care system and the Affordable Care Act and its effect on employer-provided health care plans.

More Study Aids on Employment Law

Legal Ethics

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Legal Ethics

Legal Ethics / Professional Responsibility CALI Lessons
CALI offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession (Hornbook)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription. As the legal profession undergoes structural changes, longstanding principles of ethics still govern the day-to-day lives of practicing lawyers. This new Hornbook on professional responsibility provides both a snapshot of ongoing systemic changes and a thorough examination of the fundamentals of lawyer and judicial ethics. As a multi-dimensional work by scholarly experts in several fields, the Hornbook (1) begins with the changing environment in which legal services are provided in the modern economy; (2) continues with a theoretical grounding of legal ethics in moral philosophy; (3) offers empirical evidence and discussion about professional formation and moral development; (4) provides a comprehensive analysis of the law of lawyer ethics; (5) includes a rich discussion of the modern law of legal malpractice, and (6) concludes with exploration of the rules of judicial ethics.

Professional Responsibility: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library study aid subscription, this text covers the whole field of professional responsibility, focusing not only on the ABA Model Rules, but on the often-complex relationship between the rules and doctrines of agency, tort, contract, evidence, and constitutional law. Beginning with the formation of the attorney-client relationship, the book proceeds through topics including attorneys’ fees, malpractice and ineffective assistance of counsel, confidentiality and privilege rules, conflicts of interest, witness perjury and litigation misconduct, advertising and solicitation, admission to practice, and the organization of the legal profession. Coverage includes all subjects that are tested on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE), including: A chapter on judicial ethics, a subject tested on the MPRE and not often covered thoroughly, if at all, in law school professional responsibility courses. Updated discussion and examples based on recent developments in the law, including the ABA’s simplification of the rules on advertising and solicitation, new Model Rule 8.4(g) on discrimination in the practice of law, the California Supreme Court’s Sheppard Mullin opinion on advance waivers of conflicts, and continuing developments in the impact of technology on the practice of law. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems. More MPRE-style multiple-choice questions in the Examples.

Understanding Lawyers’ Ethics
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this Understanding treatise analyzes the fundamental issues of lawyers’ ethics and the ABA’s Model Rules. It is designed to facilitate a real understanding of legal rules as distinguished from a superficial familiarity with them by challenging the reader to test their understanding of the legal rules against the reader’s own moral standards and reasoned judgment. The fifth edition includes new chapters on Lawyers’ Ethics in a Time of Crisis and Counseling Clients, Coaching Witnesses, and Cross-Examining to Discredit the Truth, and substantial updates on Judicial Ethics and more.

Selected Study Aids for Legal Ethics Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Professional Responsibility
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Acing Professional Responsibility provides a dual benefit to law students who, to become licensed lawyers, have to pass both a law school exam in a Legal Ethics course as well as the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). To prepare for the law school examination, there are pages of text, numerous outlines, bullet points, sample essay questions and answers, and mini-checklists to learn the basics and fine points of Professional Responsibility. The Acing book also enables students to quickly recall and pass the MPRE. The materials are current through the Model Rules changes in 2018.

Exam Pro on Professional Responsibility
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book consists of three objective examinations in professional responsibility, containing a total of 180 objective questions. Each exam consists of sixty objective problems followed by four multiple-choice answers. Each exam is intended to take two hours and five minutes, thereby approximating the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination [MPRE]. The exam problems cover the following general topics: regulation of the legal profession, the lawyer-client relationship, client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, competence and legal malpractice, litigation and other forms of advocacy, communications with non-clients, different roles of the lawyer, safekeeping property, advertising and solicitation, duties to the public and the legal system, and judicial ethics.

Glannon Guide to Professional Responsibility
Available via the Aspen Learning Library study aid subscription, this study aid covers all heavily tested subjects on the MPRE and taught in a Professional Responsibility course. It includes a chapter devoted to the Code of Judicial Conduct and updated questions to reflect recent ABA Ethics Opinions and Supreme Court decisions in this area.

More Study Aids for Legal Ethics

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Property

Property CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Property. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Property: Examples & Explanations
Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid that offers introductions to legal terms and concepts in property law, followed by examples and explanations that test and apply the reader’s understanding of the material covered. Using a six-part topical organization, the authors ensure that the rules and doctrines making up the first-year course on the law of property are well covered. New to the Sixth Edition: a more structured development of Chain of Title problems inherent in recording systems; an added discussion of Construction Industry of Sonoma County v. City of Petaluma in the exclusionary zoning section Incorporation of the Department of Justice’s regulations; examples interpreting the Religious Land Use and Institutional Persons Act; expanded guidance on the Wireless Communication Facilities Act; emphasis on how exceptions build on the Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City ad hoc factors Discussion on Muir v. Wisconsin in the Takings analysis (states’ ability to conceptually merge parcels to defeat a Takings claim); follow-ups on the effect (or lack thereof) of Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection; discussion of Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States in easement chapter (whether a railroad abandoning a strip of land held an easement or a fee simple determinable); and clarification and expansion of the discussion of landlord-tenant issues.

The Law of Property: An Introductory Survey (Hornbook)
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this title is a comprehensive, one-volume introduction to the modern law of real property. Each chapter begins with an overview of rules and concepts, followed by a series of problems and exercises designed to demonstrate how the rules and concepts apply in real situations. Each problem is followed by a comprehensive analysis of the legal issues raised, including citations of the relevant cases and statutes. This edition has been fully updated to reflect current developments.

Understanding Property Law
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, this comprehensive and authoritative Understanding treatise is suitable for use in conjunction with any Property casebook. Covers all standard property topics, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, estates and future interests, marital property, land sale transactions, servitudes, nuisance, zoning, takings, and other land use issues.

Selected Study Aids for Property Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Property
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. Each chapter begins with a review and explanation of the important rules, concepts and principles that govern a particular area of property law. The review material is then synthesized into a checklist. Each chapter concludes with practice problems and solutions. The fourth edition includes: Two full-length, four-hour practice essay exams (with model answers); A new Master Checklist for issue-spotting essay questions; Updated discussion and Chapter Checklists for new developments in the law; New exam tips for regulatory takings and real covenants questions; Additional discussion of bailments, co-ownership, servitudes, and real estate transactions.

Exam Pro Workbook on Estates and Future Interests
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this title provides a basic introduction to estates and future interests law. Designed to offer solid knowledge of the area’s central concepts, it guides readers through a series of increasingly complex conveyances. The workbook begins with an analysis of the fee simple estate and builds sequentially toward more complicated interests and conveyances. The information proceeds from the simple to more complex, later problems building on the successful command of earlier material. Each problem is followed not only by that problem’s answer but also by a complete analysis of how the answer was derived. The workbook also contains an extensive glossary, summary charts, and a set of review problems that test the reader’s developing mastery of the material.

The Glannon Guide to Property
Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid provides a concise review of property topics through the use of multiple-choice questions. After each question the author explains how the correct choice was chosen, So that students learn how to analyze exam questions while they review course material.This edition contains two new chapters on “Bailments” and “Eminent Domain”, and new text and questions on the scope and termination of easements and the scope and termination of covenants.

A Student’s Guide to Estates in Land and Future Interests
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, this guide facilitates the understanding of complex materials from Property courses. Chronologically organized material familiarizes students with basic concepts and necessary technical vocabulary. The authors graphically explain complex concepts, and provide extensive problem and answer sets. Topics include basic possessory estates, remainders and executory interests in response to the statute of uses, modifications of the common law scheme, and interesting complexities and modern changes.

More study aids for property

Remedies

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Remedies

Remedies CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Remedies. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Law of Remedies (hornbook)
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this definitive treatise explains available remedies across a wide range of public and private causes of action—from torts to intellectual property, contracts to fiduciary breaches, and civil rights to nuisance. Topics include compensatory damages for tangible and intangible harms, punitive damages, unjust enrichment and restitution, equitable remedies, and much more. This single-volume text unpacks major developments of the last twenty-five years for the law of remedies in the United States with citations to hundreds of cases, articles, and statutes. It incorporates key advancements from the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, the Restatement (Third) of Torts, and significant updates in the law of injunctions, punitive damages, and beyond.

Remedies: Examples and Explanations
Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid contains new discussions of the draft Restatement of the Law Torts (Third): Liability for Economic Harm’s treatment of the economic harm rule; special emotional distress rules for cases involving high risk of causing such distress, such as mishandling human remains and injuring pets; emotional distress damages for breach of contract; the basis for temporary restraining orders, including the appealability of such orders (which has become a contested issue in challenges to Trump administration executive orders); the controversy over the use of nationwide injunctions in highly charged political cases, a trend that has emerged to challenge policies of both the Obama and Trump administrations; restitutionary claims for constructive trusts involving disproportionate gains, such as lottery winnings, under both the common law and Restatement (Third) of Restitution; on opportunistic breach of contract in Restitution, including the Supreme Court’s recent endorsement of the section in a 2015 case; and on the relationship between laches and statutes of limitations and new Supreme Court authority on the question.

Understanding Remedies
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, the fourth edition of Understanding Remedies is designed to provide a thorough overview of the remedies a civil plaintiff may obtain to secure appropriate redress for wrongs inflicted. As with prior editions of Understanding Remedies, the book materials are organized around two themes. Chapters one through seven examine general remedial considerations, such as damages, restitution, and defenses as standalone concepts. The goal here is to give the reader a firm foundational understanding of the concept itself. Chapters eight through twenty-four examine the general remedial consideration in specific contexts, for example, what remedies are available when a person sustains bodily injury caused by anothers legal wrong. In this setting the available remedies are identified and discussed. Also addressed are the tactical strategic issues that would influence the desirability and availability of specific remedies, for example, an injunction to abate a nuisance or restitution to redress a trespass.

Selected Study Aids for Remedies Law Exam Review and Preparation

Black Letter Outline on Remedies
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a concise summary of equity laws including equity and equitable remedies, enforcement of equitable decrees, injunctions, restitution, declaratory judgments, and damages. It discusses the historical perspective on equity, contempt rules, and forms of loss as they relate to damages.

Gilbert Law Summary on Remedies
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid covers damages, equitable remedies (including injunctions and specific performance), restitution, injuries to tangible property interests, and injuries to business and commercial interests (including business torts, inducing breach of contract, patent infringement, unfair competition, and trade defamation). Also discussed are injuries to personal dignity and related interests (including defamation, privacy, religious status, and civil and political rights), personal injury and death, fraud, duress, undue influence, unconscionable conduct, mistake, breach of contract, and unenforceable contracts, including statute of frauds, impossibility, lack of contractual capacity, and illegality.

Questions and Answers: Remedies
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, this study guide uses multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your students’ knowledge of remedies law doctrine. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer.

More study aids for remedies

Sports Law

Sports Law in a Nutshell
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid contains the elements of sports law explained in an organized, coherent manner. It simplifies the complex world of sports law and provides a road map to all of its intricacies from contracts, torts, antitrust, liabilities, constitutional implications, labor law, taxes. The Sixth Edition continues to update the material with a focus on important recent legal developments.

Selected Study Aids for the Second Week of Spring 2022 Final Exams

Final exams are here and the Law Library can help! Earlier we covered selected study aids for the subjects of the first week of exams, in this post we’re covering the subjects for the second week of exams. As always, good luck on exams!

Accessing Law Library Study Aids

For an overview of our study aid subscriptions and a demonstration of how to access them, see:

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.

Fall 2021 Law Library Final Exam Preparation Workshop Video

This video is accessible to UC Law students only through the Law School Sample / Practice Exams TWEN link so UC Law students unable to access the TWEN site should notify Susan Boland.

CALI

If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

LexisNexis Digital Library (OverDrive)

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West Academic

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). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through https://subscription.westacademic.com.

Aspen Learning Library

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1L Subjects for the Second Week of Spring 2022 Exams

Constitutional Law II

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Constitutional Law. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Constitutional Law Individual Rights: Examples and Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text is a problem-oriented guide to the principle doctrines of Constitutional law as covered in the typical course. This text walks the student through the provisions that protect individual rights. It combines textual material with examples, explanations, and questions to test the students’ comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying legal principles to fact patterns.New to the Ninth Edition: inclusion of nearly 50 new Supreme Court cases, as well as expanded discussion of the freedom of association and the Richer treatment of the right to keep and bear arms.

Understanding Constitutional Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, Understanding Constitutional Law covers all of the central concepts and issues students encounter in any basic constitutional law course. Structure of Government issues revolve around the twin themes of federalism and separation of powers.

United States Constitutional Law (Concepts & Insights)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, United States Constitutional Law guides law students, political science students, and engaged citizens through the complexities of U.S. Supreme Court doctrine—and its relationship to constitutional politics—in key areas ranging from federalism and presidential power to equal protection and substantive due process. Rather than approach constitutional law as a static structure or imagine the Supreme Court as acting in isolation from society, the book elaborates and clarifies key constitutional doctrines while also drawing on scholarship in law and political science that relates the doctrines to large social changes such as industrialization, social movements such as civil rights and second-wave feminism, and institutional tensions between governmental actors. Combining legal analysis with historical narrative and sensitivity to political context, the book provides deeper understanding of how constitutional law arises, functions, and changes in a complex, often-divided society.

Selected Study Aids for Constitutional Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Constitutional Law
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. It presents numerous hypothetical problems and sample answers. Acing Constitutional Law covers the topics typical of a first-year Con Law course, things such as judicial review, national legislative power, federal executive powers, state power to regulate commerce, intergovernmental immunities, procedural due process, substantive due process, economic rights, equal protection, freedom of expression, the Establishment Clause, the Free Exercise Clause, and state action.

The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law
Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription, this Glannon Guide offers explanations, multiple-choice questions, and analyses. It provides an overview of the constitutional doctrines that govern the structure and powers granted in the U.S. Constitution, as well as those that protect individual rights and liberties. New to the Third Edition: combined the government structure and powers volume with the rights and liberties volume into one convenient, economical, and easy-to-use aid Updated with recent Supreme Court cases and related questions; new flowcharts and tables visually illustrate and clarify complex areas of doctrine New Closing Closers. Provides multiple choice questions at varying levels of difficulty, along with detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers that all students can use to self-test within each chapter.

Questions and Answers: Constitutional Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this study guide includes 192 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 24 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, the authors provide a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question is designed to be answered in fifteen minutes or less, and includes a thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answer.

More Study Aids on Constitutional Law

Civil Procedure II

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Civil Procedure

Civil Procedure CALI Lessons
CALI offers many interactive exercises for Civil Procedure students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Civil Procedure: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this book provides introductions to the principles of civil procedure, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Clear introductions and explanations cover all aspects of the first-year course including the areas of res judicata, collateral estoppel, personal and subject matter jurisdiction, and three chapters on various aspects of the Erie doctrine. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Understanding Civil Procedure
Available via the Lexis Overdrive study aid subscription, this book is premised on the assumption that the key to understanding the principles of civil procedure is to know why: why the principles were created and why they are invoked. The treatise is written to answer these questions as it lays out the basic principles of civil procedure. Although they discuss important civil procedure cases in the text, thus supporting the most widely used civil procedure casebooks using these same cases, they also provide useful references to secondary sources and illustrative cases for the reader who wants to explore further.

Selected Study Aids for Civil Procedure Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Civil Procedure
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. It assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams. Other study aids provide sample problems, but this book offers a systematic approach to problem solving.

The Glannon Guide to Civil Procedure
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this book provides a short review of basic topics in Civil Procedure, organized around the theme of multiple-choice questions. In each chapter, the individual sections explain fundamental principles of a topic—such as stream-of-commerce jurisdiction, joinder under Rule 14, or the requirements for res judicata—and illustrate them with one or two multiple-choice questions. After each question, the correct answer is revealed and explained and the author discusses why the wrong answers are wrong.

Mastering Multiple Choice for Federal Civil Procedure MBE Bar Prep and 1L Exam Prep
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this fourth edition (expanded with new questions, new answers, and new explanations) encompasses material reflecting all Civil Procedure Rule amendments through December 2021, along with applicable new case law through February 2022. This multiple choice practice book is designed for: (a) bar exam takers, who are preparing to take the MBE multiple choice bar exam, and (b) 1L law students, who are preparing to take their course examinations. This practice book offers practical, easy-to-follow advice on multiple choice exam-taking strategies, clear suggestions on effective multiple choice practicing techniques, and a robust set of Civil Procedure multiple choice practice questions with answers and explanations (designed to simulate MBE-style questions). Tables help users decode the tested-topic for each practice question.

More Study Aids on Civil Procedure

2L, 3L & LLM Subjects

Copyright

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Copyright

Copyright: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study guide provides an overview of Copyright Law, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Discussions of issues include whether artists have copyright in their performances, first sale of digital works, copying of information from famous news photographs, copyright of works in virtual worlds, fair use of appropriation art, news clippings services, Google Books, course pack, secondary liability of BitTorrent and YouTube, and reasonable royalty damages. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Copyright Law CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Patent Law students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Copyright Law (Concepts & Insights)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides an exploration of the doctrinal and policy issues in American copyright law. It covers every major topic in basic copyright courses: the history of copyright, ownership and duration, formalities, exclusive rights of the copyright holder, fair use, civil and criminal enforcement of copyright law, and federal preemption of state law. Beyond that, the authors address the major new issues that have emerged over the past two decades, including the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act regarding circumvention of technological protections of copyrighted materials, and the principles of secondary liability, both in their basic form and as developed through application of the DMCA to internet service providers. Moreover, attention is given to the important points at which U.S. copyright law intersects with international intellectual property treaties.

Understanding Copyright Law
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this text has incorporated all the recent case law and legislative developments, focusing on the challenges of the digital age. In addition to including the latest case law developments, this edition incorporates the Music Modernization Act of 2018. The seventh edition covers all aspects of the MMA, a dazzling legislative overhaul of the musical copyright, which among its other provisions, creates a new blanket license for digital deliveries and provides protection to pre-1972 sound recordings.

Selected Study Aids for Copyright Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Intellectual Property
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses outline-like checklists to lead law students through the analytical steps necessary to analyze intellectual property issues. The book covers trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secret law. Each chapter begins with a brief review of the important rules and concepts that govern a particular area of intellectual property law. The review material is followed by a checklist that provides students with a clear roadmap for answering intellectual property questions. Each chapter concludes with practice problems and solutions that illustrate how students can use the checklist to analyze intellectual property issues.

Intellectual Property Crunchtime
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this CrunchTime covers intellectual property generally, trade secrets (status, ownership, and public policy); patents (novelty, non-obviousness); rights in undeveloped ideas; copyright (idea/expression, originality, infringement); trademark law (policies, registerd and common-law marks, origin, product feature trade dress; unfair competition; and federal and state law relationship.

Questions and Answers: Copyright
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this study guide has multiple choice, short answer, and final exam essay questions that test both the concepts and substantive law of copyright. The second edition includes over fifty new multiple choice questions, as well as three new practice examinations. These additions reflect the latest developments in this ever-changing field, including the implications of U.S. Supreme Court decisions such as Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Golan v. Holder, and American Broadcasting Cos., Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. The questions and practice exams span the varied landscape of copyright, including: Requirements for copyright protection; Copyrightable subject matter; Ownership of copyright; Protection of exclusive rights; Copyright formalities; Length of copyright protection; Infringement; Fair use and other affirmative defenses; Remedies; and Enhanced protection for digital materials.

More Study Aids on Copyright

International Business Transactions

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding International Business Transactions

International Business Transactions in a Nutshell
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this work examines the law and practices relevant to the principal forms of international business and commercial transactions. It includes chapters on negotiating business transactions; the law governing international sales of goods; structuring international sales transactions; the function and substance of international commercial terms; the law governing the international transportation of goods; financing international business transactions, especially through letters of credit; electronic transactions and the protection of data privacy; technology transfers; the initiation, operation, and termination of, as well as the limitations imposed on, foreign investments; property takings, including the options for protecting against and remedies for such actions; the extraterritorial regulation of international business; anti-corruption law; and the resolution of international disputes, whether through litigation in domestic court or through international arbitration.

Principles of International Business Transactions
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid provides a more comprehensive examination of the law relevant to the subject matter and detailed citations to caselaw and other supporting authorities. It tracks the authors’ popular problem-oriented coursebook, International Business Transactions. Coverage moves sequentially from structuring international sales transactions to international sales law and letters of credit to regulation of international trade to transfers of technology to foreign investment to international business dispute settlement.

Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this study aid provides an overview of International Business and Financial Transactions. This edition covers a wide range of topics relating to money, currency and finance in International Trade, The Rules of International Trade, United States Trade Laws, international sales, operating in foreign markets and taxation of international transactions. Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions also addresses recent developments in international business and finance particularly since the global financial crisis reached its full force in 2008.

More Study Aids on International Business Transactions. Students may find it useful to also look at Business Associations & Corporations Study Aids and the International Law Study Aids.

Criminal Procedure I & II

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Criminal Procedure I & II

Criminal Procedure CALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Criminal Procedure students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Criminal Procedure (Hornbook)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this title analyzes the law governing all major steps in the criminal justice process, beginning with investigation and ending with post-appeal collateral attacks. All major themes are covered, with emphasis upon those basic issues deemed most significant in the case law and literature. Because of their special importance, leading Supreme Court opinions are given in-depth treatment.

Criminal Procedure I: The Constitution and the Police: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides an overview of Criminal Procedure, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. The text gives students a sense of the theoretical flow and logic of law enforcement by following police procedural order. It includes a special section on terrorism in the United States and the Fourth Amendment ramifications. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Criminal Procedure II: From Bail to Jail: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library
This study aid provides an overview of Criminal Procedure, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. The text additionally contains information on non-criminal trial remedies for prosecutorial misconduct; treatment of ABA standards, especially those relating to effective assistance of counsel; emphasis on the continuing struggle with rules of discovery, both as a constitutional matter, and as a matter of court rules, both federal and state; the expansion of the right to counsel, in Rothgery and other cases; and the Court’s willingness to impose on counsel, but not on judges, the duty to provide defendants prior to entry of a guilty plea of important information on collateral matters. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Understanding Criminal Procedure Vol 1: Investigation
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
The Understanding series provides an overview and analysis of legal subjects. It provides less analysis than a hornbook but more than a nutshell. Understanding Criminal Procedure Volume One: Investigation is intended for use in introductory criminal procedure courses focusing primarily or exclusively on police investigative process and constitutional concerns. A chapter on the defendant’s right to counsel at trial and appeal and other non-police-practice issues is included in both volumes. The eighth edition of Investigation incorporates all of the major Supreme Court cases since the last edition was published, such as Carpenter v. United States, Mitchell v. Wisconsin, Collins v. VIrginia, and Kansas v. Glover. It also includes an in-depth discussion of the mosaic theory of searches, and contains expanded coverage of issues surrounding border searches, the third-party doctrine, and the exigent circumstances exception to the warrant requirement.

Understanding Criminal Procedure: Vol. 2, Adjudication
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this text covers the criminal process after the police investigation ends and the adjudicative process commences. The text covers the most important United States Supreme Court cases in the field. Where pertinent, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, federal statutes, and lower federal and state court cases are considered. The broad overarching policy issues of criminal procedure are laid out and some of the hottest debates in the field are considered in depth and objectively.

Selected Study Aids for Criminal Procedure Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Criminal Procedure
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text covers incorporation and retroactivity, right to counsel, search and seizure, police interrogations and confessions, identification Procedures, the Exclusionary Rule, and entrapment. Checklists are provided for all topics generally covered in the basic criminal procedure course.

Exam Pro on Criminal Procedure (Objective)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid will enhance understanding of criminal procedure and sharpen exam skills. There are three comprehensive sample examinations, containing 40 questions each. It contains answers that explain why one choice is correct and why the alternatives are wrong.

Glannon Guide to Criminal Procedure
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, the Glannon Guide to Criminal Procedure is a review of criminal law topics organized around multiple-choice questions. It includes brief explanatory text about each topic, followed by one or two multiple-choice questions. After each question, the author explains how the correct choice was chosen and clarifies why other options were not correct.

Questions and Answers: Criminal Procedure – Police Investigation
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this book and its companion, Q&A: Criminal Procedure – Prosecution and Adjudication, will assist readers’ learning and exam preparation in criminal procedure courses and for the bar exam. This volume covers arrest, search and seizure, interrogation, identification, suppression issues, and entrapment.

Questions and Answers: Criminal Procedure — Prosecution and Adjudication
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this book and its companion, Q&A: Criminal Procedure – Police Investigation, will assist learning and exam preparation in criminal procedure courses and for the bar exam. This volume covers discretion to prosecute, bail, complaint, initial appearance, preliminary hearing, grand jury, plea bargaining, joinder and severance, motion practice, discovery, time limitations, jurisdiction and venue, trial, double jeopardy, and post-conviction remedies.

More Criminal Procedure Study Aids

Evidence: Skills and Applications

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Evidence

EvidenceCALI Lessons
CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Evidence students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Evidence: Examples & Explanations
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers the Federal Rules of Evidence and includes the latest Supreme Court cases. It also analyzes the ebb and flow of Confrontation Clause jurisprudence. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Evidence Law, a Student’s Guide to the Law of Evidence As Applied in American Trials
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this treatise explains the Federal Rules, selected state variations, major cases, essential doctrines, and important underlying policies. Frequent practical examples drawn from courtroom practice introduce students to courtroom procedure, provide a context in which evidence problems arise, and acquaint them with the language of the courtroom.

A Student’s Guide to Hearsay
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, the fifth edition of A Student’s Guide to Hearsay focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence, breaking down the hearsay rule into its elements and explaining them in straightforward language. It does the same for each of the 29 exceptions to the hearsay rule. The book covers the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause and includes a proposed amendment to the Rules. It also explains related subjects: what a grand jury is and how it operates; offers of proof, order of proof, burdens of proof; conditional relevancy and conditional admissibility; and privileged communications.

Selected Study Aids for Evidence Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Evidence
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Acing Evidence is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Evidence exam. Providing many helpful examples and employing checklists at the end of every chapter, Acing Evidence presents an organized way to analyze evidence problems and spot hidden issues. The third edition adds new examples and reflects changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Exam Pro on Evidence (Essay)
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Exam Pro-Essay is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Evidence exam. Answering the sample essay exams and the specific subject matter essay questions, followed by review of the corresponding answers and analysis, provides students with a more thorough comprehension of the Federal Rules of Evidence and a better understanding of how to take exams.

The Glannon Guide to Evidence
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides an explanation of the Federal Rules of Evidence, with each chapter corresponding to the 10 main articles of evidence. Substantial text is spent on Hearsay, Character evidence, and Impeachment. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the rules and follows with multiple choice questions applying the rules to hypotheticals. An analysis of the correct answers is also provided.

Questions and Answers: Evidence
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this Q & A includes over 260 multiple-choice and short-answer questions, arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 50 “practice exam” questions. For each multiple-choice question, there is a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options.

More Study Aids for Evidence

Selected Study Aids for the First Week of Spring 2022 Final Exams

Final exams are here and the Law Library can help!

Accessing Law Library Study Aids

For an overview of our study aid subscriptions and a demonstration of how to access them, see:

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.

Fall 2021 Law Library Final Exam Preparation Workshop Video

This video is accessible to UC Law students only through the Law School Sample / Practice Exams TWEN link so UC Law students unable to access the TWEN site should notify Susan Boland.

CALI

If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

LexisNexis Digital Library (OverDrive)

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West Academic

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). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through https://subscription.westacademic.com.

Aspen Learning Library

If accessing study aids from the Aspen Learning Library subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

1L Subjects for the First Week of Spring 2022 Exams

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Property

Property CALI Lessons by The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Property. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid that offers introductions to legal terms and concepts in property law, followed by examples and explanations that test and apply the reader’s understanding of the material covered. Using a six-part topical organization, the authors ensure that the rules and doctrines making up the first-year course on the law of property are well covered. New to the Sixth Edition: a more structured development of Chain of Title problems inherent in recording systems; an added discussion of Construction Industry of Sonoma County v. City of Petaluma in the exclusionary zoning section Incorporation of the Department of Justice’s regulations; examples interpreting the Religious Land Use and Institutional Persons Act; expanded guidance on the Wireless Communication Facilities Act; emphasis on how exceptions build on the Penn Central Transportation Co. v. New York City ad hoc factors Discussion on Muir v. Wisconsin in the Takings analysis (states’ ability to conceptually merge parcels to defeat a Takings claim); follow-ups on the effect (or lack thereof) of Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection; discussion of Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States in easement chapter (whether a railroad abandoning a strip of land held an easement or a fee simple determinable); and clarification and expansion of the discussion of landlord-tenant issues.
Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this title is a comprehensive, one-volume introduction to the modern law of real property. Each chapter begins with an overview of rules and concepts, followed by a series of problems and exercises designed to demonstrate how the rules and concepts apply in real situations. Each problem is followed by a comprehensive analysis of the legal issues raised, including citations of the relevant cases and statutes. This edition has been fully updated to reflect current developments.
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, this comprehensive and authoritative Understanding treatise is suitable for use in conjunction with any Property casebook. Covers all standard property topics, including landlord-tenant law, adverse possession, rights in personal property, estates and future interests, marital property, land sale transactions, servitudes, nuisance, zoning, takings, and other land use issues.

Selected Study Aids for Property Law Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Property

Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid uses a checklist format to lead students through the questions they need to ask and answer to fully analyze the legal questions they are trying to resolve. Each chapter begins with a review and explanation of the important rules, concepts and principles that govern a particular area of property law. The review material is then synthesized into a checklist. Each chapter concludes with practice problems and solutions. The fourth edition includes: Two full-length, four-hour practice essay exams (with model answers); A new Master Checklist for issue-spotting essay questions; Updated discussion and Chapter Checklists for new developments in the law; New exam tips for regulatory takings and real covenants questions; Additional discussion of bailments, co-ownership, servitudes, and real estate transactions.

Exam Pro Workbook on Estates and Future Interests

Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this title provides a basic introduction to estates and future interests law. Designed to offer solid knowledge of the area’s central concepts, it guides readers through a series of increasingly complex conveyances. The workbook begins with an analysis of the fee simple estate and builds sequentially toward more complicated interests and conveyances. The information proceeds from the simple to more complex, later problems building on the successful command of earlier material. Each problem is followed not only by that problem’s answer but also by a complete analysis of how the answer was derived. The workbook also contains an extensive glossary, summary charts, and a set of review problems that test the reader’s developing mastery of the material.

The Glannon Guide to Property

Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid provides a concise review of property topics through the use of multiple-choice questions. After each question the author explains how the correct choice was chosen, So that students learn how to analyze exam questions while they review course material.This edition contains two new chapters on “Bailments” and “Eminent Domain”, and new text and questions on the scope and termination of easements and the scope and termination of covenants.

A Student’s Guide to Estates in Land and Future Interests

Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, this guide facilitates the understanding of complex materials from Property courses. Chronologically organized material familiarizes students with basic concepts and necessary technical vocabulary. The authors graphically explain complex concepts, and provide extensive problem and answer sets. Topics include basic possessory estates, remainders and executory interests in response to the statute of uses, modifications of the common law scheme, and interesting complexities and modern changes.

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Criminal Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Criminal Law

Criminal Law CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Criminal Law. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Criminal Law: Examples & Explanations

Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this study aid combines textual material with examples, explanations, and questions to test students’ comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying information to fact patterns. This study aid provides an overview of Criminal Law, together with examples that illustrate how these principles apply in typical cases. Features coverage of subjects in eight major areas: the purposes of punishment, Actus Reus & Mens Rea, homicide causation, inchoate crimes: solicitation & attempt, group criminality: conspiracy & complicity, rape defenses & excuses. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this Hornbook provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes, accomplice, and liability. Attention is also given to subjects such as causation, insanity, and conspiracy.
Available on the LexisNexis Digital Library subscription, this text focuses on the basic elements of, and defenses to, all crimes; provides in-depth coverage of such crimes as homicide, rape, and theft; and covers other important topics covered in the Criminal Law course, such as accomplice and inchoate liability. Understanding Criminal Law also covers theories of punishment, sources of the criminal law, and overarching principles such as legality and proportionality. The common law is emphasized with extensive comparisons to the Model Penal Code and modern statutes. This edition offers the most significant updating ever, including coverage of quickly-changing legal areas, such as sexual assault and self-defense law. Recent and ongoing revisions to the Model Penal Code are also covered.

Selected Study Aids for Criminal Law Exam Review and Preparation

Exam Pro on Criminal Law (Objective)

Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this study aid contains more than 200 multiple-choice questions, some of which focus on specific subject areas, and some of which are mixed together in practice exams covering multiple topics. Together, these questions survey most of the material covered in a typical criminal law course. Each question is accompanied by a detailed and thorough explanation of what is the correct answer to each of these questions, and what is not.

Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this title contains more than one hundred essay questions, some of which focus on specific subject areas, and some of which examine a number of interwoven topics. Together, these questions survey all of the material covered in a typical criminal law course. Each question is accompanied by a comprehensive model answer that can be used to foster a deeper understanding of criminal law, and to show students exactly how to apply the rules they learned in class on an actual exam.
Available on the Aspen Learning Library subscription, The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law is a concise, clear review of criminal law topics organized around multiple-choice questions. It includes brief explanatory text about each topic, followed by one or two multiple-choice questions. After each question, the author explains how the correct choice was chosen and clarifies why other options were not correct. New hypotheticals feature situations involving the Model Penal Code.

Available on the West Academic study aid subscription, this is an interactive workbook designed to effectively prepare students to pass exams. The most heavily tested legal rules are presented in a format that mirrors the way they arise as issues in typical testing fact patterns. Rule statements are set out in easy-to-memorize statements, with a breakdown of the element components and logical steps to take to apply new facts to each legal element. The Guide contains short-answer Test Yourself questions. Working through these questions and then reading the answers and explanations to determine where your understanding is clear and where you must do additional work will help you master the skill of applying the relevant rules to new and different fact patterns. In addition to the short-answer questions, this Guide also includes numerous full-length essay questions with sample answers —providing further practice to test your knowledge and deepen your learning.

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2L & 3L Subjects

Evidence

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Evidence

Evidence CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Evidence students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Evidence: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers the Federal Rules of Evidence and includes the latest Supreme Court cases. It also analyzes the ebb and flow of Confrontation Clause jurisprudence. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this treatise explains the Federal Rules, selected state variations, major cases, essential doctrines, and important underlying policies. Frequent practical examples drawn from courtroom practice introduce students to courtroom procedure, provide a context in which evidence problems arise, and acquaint them with the language of the courtroom.

A Student’s Guide to Hearsay

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, the fifth edition of A Student’s Guide to Hearsay focuses on the Federal Rules of Evidence, breaking down the hearsay rule into its elements and explaining them in straightforward language. It does the same for each of the 29 exceptions to the hearsay rule. The book covers the Sixth Amendment Confrontation Clause and includes a proposed amendment to the Rules. It also explains related subjects: what a grand jury is and how it operates; offers of proof, order of proof, burdens of proof; conditional relevancy and conditional admissibility; and privileged communications.

Selected Study Aids for Evidence Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Evidence

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Acing Evidence is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Evidence exam. Providing many helpful examples and employing checklists at the end of every chapter, Acing Evidence presents an organized way to analyze evidence problems and spot hidden issues. The third edition adds new examples and reflects changes in the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Exam Pro on Evidence (Essay)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Exam Pro-Essay is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Evidence exam. Answering the sample essay exams and the specific subject matter essay questions, followed by review of the corresponding answers and analysis, provides students with a more thorough comprehension of the Federal Rules of Evidence and a better understanding of how to take exams.

The Glannon Guide to Evidence

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides an explanation of the Federal Rules of Evidence, with each chapter corresponding to the 10 main articles of evidence. Substantial text is spent on Hearsay, Character evidence, and Impeachment. Each chapter begins with an explanation of the rules and follows with multiple choice questions applying the rules to hypotheticals. An analysis of the correct answers is also provided.

Questions and Answers: Evidence

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this Q & A includes over 260 multiple-choice and short-answer questions, arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 50 “practice exam” questions. For each multiple-choice question, there is a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains thoroughly why that option is better than the other three options.

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Administrative Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Administrative Law

Administrative Law CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Administrative Law. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Administrative Law: Examples and Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, the first two chapters of this text provide an overview of administrative law, what administrative agencies are, and how they fit into government structure. Later chapters go into detail about rulemaking and adjudication. The next chapters cover judicial review of agency action. Finally, it discusses information gathering and disclosure. Discussion of each topic is followed by examples to test your understanding of the topic and explanations of the examples.

Administrative Law (Concepts & Insights)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this mini-treatise discusses and analyzes principal concepts of administrative law and process, including the political and legal nature of administrative law; legislative control of administrative discretion; executive control of administrative discretion; judicial control of agency discretion (threshold issues, procedural issues, substantive issues); and access to private and public information.

Understanding Administrative Law

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this Understanding treatise is designed to help the reader grasp the fundamental concepts of administrative law. Understanding Administrative Law concentrates on the process of administrative decision making but also deals with the substantive law of agencies when appropriate. As students progress through the course and later enter practice, they will find that substance and procedure become more and more intertwined and, in many instances, become almost inextricable. An awareness that there is no bright line between substance and procedure, particularly in the context of an administrative agency, is especially helpful to a thorough understanding of the subject. A good deal of the material in this book consists of recommendations and processes to identify administrative problems and mechanisms for organizing a reader’s thinking when the problem is identified. Understanding Administrative Law highlights the manner in which a client’s problem moves through the typical agency and the manner in which a lawyer copes with the various problems and issues encountered in representing clients before administrative agencies. In addition, this book contains a significant amount of material on trends in administrative law such as deregulation and regulatory reform.

Selected Study Aids for Administrative Law Exam Review and Preparation

Black Letter Outline on Administrative Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this outline covers: Rulemaking, Adjudications, Choice of Procedures and Nonlegislative Rules, The Availability of Judicial Review, Inspections, Reports & Subpoenas, Agency Structure, Public Access to Agency Processes, and Attorney’s Fees.

Administrative Law CrunchTime

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this CrunchTime covers sources of administrative law, separation of powers, judicial review, rulemaking and adjudication, policy, enforcement and licensing, liability, and FOIA. You can test your knowledge by working through short-answer Q&A s, which are organized by topic. It also allows you to practice your essay exam skills by answering questions asked on past exams.

Friedman’s Administrative Law

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this text offers laws school exams to test your knowledge of the key concepts and rules with a collection of essay and multiple-choice questions. Set up to mirror actual exams, the series features long essay questions as well as some that are relatively short and medium-length, giving you great practice in the length and variation of questions on the final. Friedman’s texts are compiled by professors who wrote the exams, you get sound advice as well as keen insight on what instructors look for in grading your answers.

Questions and Answers: Administrative Law

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this study guide uses over 200 multiple-choice and short-answer questions to test your students’ knowledge of administrative law and procedure. It includes an introduction to the study of administrative law and the Administrative Procedure Act, as well as such topics as rulemaking procedures, adjudication procedures and due process, retroactivity, non-legislative rules, reviewability, agency structure, inspections, reports, subpoenas, the Freedom of Information Act, and attorneys’ fees. Each multiple-choice question is accompanied by a detailed answer that indicates which of four options is the best answer and explains why that option is better than the other three options. Each short-answer question (designed to be answered in no more than fifteen minutes) is followed by a thoughtful, yet brief, model answer. Q & A: Administrative Law also includes a comprehensive topical index.

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Business Associations

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Business Associations

Agency, Partnerships, and LLCs: Examples & Explanations 

Available via the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this text is written by the professor who drafted the uniform limited partnership act and co-drafted the newest uniform limited liability company act. It provides in-depth treatment of limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), including a discussion of the newest Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act. It contains updated agency materials that fully integrate the recently finalized Restatement (Third) of Agency. It has refined its coverage of general partnership law to reflect the ascendancy of the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (RUPA) and revised coverage of limited partnership law to reflect the increasing acceptance of the 2001 version of the Uniform Limited Partnership Act. It also includes analysis of issues unique to limited liability companies. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Business Associations CALI Lessons

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Business Associations students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.

Business Organizations Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this Hornbook is thoroughly updated to include recent U.S. Supreme Court, Delaware and other leading decisions and regulatory developments (for example, the most recent version of the Model Business Corporation Act as well as the Delaware statute) that impact the conduct of corporate affairs including fiduciary obligations and duties in corporate transactions, governance, and management of corporations and LLCs, as well as benefit corporations, including the landscape of securities fraud suits in the federal courts, new discussions of unincorporated forms of business, insightful explanations of such news-making issues as corporate governance and director liabilities, and coverage of LLCs and LLPs.

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book examines the legal rules and doctrines associated with running a business–from formation to dissolution to everything in between. These rules and doctrines are explored within the context of the various organizational forms in which a business may be operated. Thus, reading this book will provide you with a solid grounding in the law of agency, general partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Selected Study Aids for Business Associations Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Business Associations

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides an explanation of corporations, agency and partnership, and the other subjects addressed in most Business Associations courses. To accompany its explanations, the guide utilizes a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask and issues they need to address, to fully evaluate the agency, partnership or corporations, problems they will face when studying this subject.

Exam Pro on Business Associations, Objective

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Exam Pro-Objective on Business Associations is a study aid that helps law students prepare to take their Business Associations exam. Taking the sample objective exams and using the corresponding answers and analysis provides students with a more thorough understanding of Business Associations and a better understanding of how to take exams.

Corporations and Other Business Entities CrunchTime

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid provides flow charts, capsule summaries, exam tips, short answer exam questions, multiple choice questions, and essay questions with model answers.

Questions and Answers: Business Associations

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this study guide includes over 190 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 28 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.”

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Mergers and Acquisitions

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a concise statement of the state corporate and federal securities laws governing mergers and acquisitions law. It is designed for law students taking advanced business law courses such as mergers and acquisitions or corporate finance, lawyers practicing in corporate takeovers, and judges faced with cases arising out of such transactions. This thoroughly updated fourth edition features a considerably expanded treatment of practical aspects, such as drafting merger agreements, preparing disclosure documents, and dealing with takeover defenses.
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a comprehensive exploration of this important topic. Written in a casual style designed to engage the reader, the book clarifies and critiques critical doctrine. In addition to covering corporate laws governing mergers and acquisitions, the book explores securities, tax, and antitrust laws, as well as addressing the business, financial, and practical lawyering aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a succinct exposition of the law of mergers and acquisitions to which a student or lawyer can turn to for reliable guidance.

Selected Study Aids for Mergers and Acquisitions Exam Review and Preparation

Acing Business Associations

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, Chapter 10 of this text deals with mergers and acquisitions.

Black Letter Outline on Antitrust

Although this Black Letter Outline, available via the West Academic study aid subscription, is on Antitrust, several chapters cover mergers and acquisitions.

Gilbert Law Summaries on Corporations

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this outline clearly examines the full range of issues that arise in classes focused on business organizations. The central distinctions among business forms such as general and limited partnerships, limited liability corporations as well as close and public corporations. Both federal and state statutes that regulate the affairs of corporations are examined. The legal requirements for their formation, operation and management. Also includes shareholders’ right to inspect records, shareholders’ suits, capitalization, dividends, redemption of shares, fundamental changes in corporate structure, and applicable conflict of laws principles. Contemporary practices and legal provisions addressing corporate governance are described. Special attention is given to the fiduciary obligations of owners and managers as well as the governance rights of shareholders. The materials provide detailed coverage of the federal provisions addressing proxy solicitations, insider trading, disclosure requirements and the scope of the anti-fraud provision Rule 10b-5. The outline provides comprehensive treatment of a wide range of mergers and acquisition issues including the procedural requirements to effect acquisitions, the fiduciary obligations to defend and transfer control, and the intricate case law surrounding self-dealing acquisitions.

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Bankruptcy

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Bankruptcy

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Bankruptcy students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text covers the rules of bankruptcy law and applies them in context, using the examples. It covers the nature, source, and policies of bankruptcy law formation; the framework of the debtor/creditor relationship; unsecured debt; secured debt and priorities; debt collection under state law; fraudulent transfers; bankruptcy jurisdiction, the powers of the bankruptcy court; debtor eligibility and bankruptcy relief; commencement and dismissal of the bankruptcy case; the automatic stay; property of the estate; trustee powers; executory contracts and unexpired leases; claims against the estate; Chapter 13 and 11 plans. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this text provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of bankruptcy law. In addition to covering foundational questions such as the fresh start for individuals, property of the estate, executory contracts, adequate protection, preferences, and fraudulent conveyances, this book also covers cutting-edge issues such as restructuring support agreements, nonconsensual third-party releases, make-whole clauses, carve-outs, trap doors, and backstops. The seventh edition also takes stock of recent developments from the Supreme Court and elsewhere, including such cases as Mission Product Holdings, Jevic, Fulton, and Purdue Pharma.
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this book provides a detailed introduction to bankruptcy and related state and federal debtor-creditor law. It is equally useful in an introductory Creditors’ Rights course that emphasizes bankruptcy; a free-standing Bankruptcy course; or an advanced course in Chapter 11 Reorganization. It provides an ample explanation of the issues likely to arise in any of these courses, specifically including issues raised by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

Selected Study Aids for Bankruptcy Exam Review and Preparation

Black Letter Outline on Bankruptcy

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription,this Black Letter Outline on Bankruptcy and Related Law helps law students recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in law school courses. Coverage includes: Extrajudicial collection devices Judicial debt collection Fraudulent transfers Creditors with special rights Debtor’s state law remedies and the Collective Creditor Act Commencement, conversion, and dismissal of a bankruptcy case Stay of collection actions Property of the estate Exemptions A Text Correlation Chart outline is cross-referenced to the leading casebooks on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. This volume includes numerous examples, short questions and answers, a practice examination, and analysis.

The Glannon Guide to Bankruptcy

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study guide is designed to help you prepare for the introductory bankruptcy and creditors’ rights class, as well as a more advanced Chapter 11 class. It starts with a few chapters on state court collection procedures, then introduces the Bankruptcy Code system and its definitions, discusses bankruptcy court jurisdiction and administration, and then covers various bankruptcy topics that are applicable in any type of bankruptcy. Thereafter, the guide discusses topics in the context of the three main types of bankruptcy cases, known by their chapter numbers within the Bankruptcy Code: Chapter 7 liquidation cases; Chapter 13 individual payment plan cases; and Chapter 11 business reorganization cases. Brief explanatory text about a topic is followed by one or two multiple-choice questions, and after each question the author explains how the correct choice was chosen.

Questions and Answers: Bankruptcy

Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this book contains 398 multiple-choice and short-answer questions with clear, detailed answers for each question, along with a two-hour, comprehensive practice exam, also with detailed, step-by-step explanations. The questions and answers cover the major chapters of the Bankruptcy Code (7, 11, 12, and 13) and include expertly designed questions on consumer bankruptcy, corporation liquidation, corporate reorganization, family farms, bankruptcy procedure, and many other issues. Specific coverage includes: the structure of the Code, bankruptcy eligibility, property of the estate and exclusions, the automatic stay, claims resolution and distribution, administrative powers, executory contracts, avoiding powers, preferences and exceptions, strong-arm powers, fraudulent transfers, recovery of avoided transfers, discharge and dischargeability, exemptions, means-testing, redemption, reaffirmation, reorganization plans in both chapter 11 and chapter 13, plan confirmation, advanced issues in chapter 11, non-discrimination, lien avoidance, and revocation of plan confirmation.

Conflict of Laws

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text explores all topics covered in Conflicts courses, including personal jurisdiction and the Erie doctrine. It covers traditional and modern approaches to choice of law, proof of law, and enforcement of foreign country and sister state judgments. It provides up-to-date coverage of constitutional limits on personal jurisdiction, choice of law, and actions against sister states.New to the Fourth Edition: substantially revised personal jurisdiction chapters to add latest Supreme Court cases; new material on full faith and credit and immunity of state governments to sue in sister states in response to recent Supreme Court decisions; new material on proof of foreign country law in response to recent Supreme Court decision Additional material on state law proof of law that refers to new developments in state law; new examples and explanations that apply most recent changes in law such as coverage of same-sex marriage rights after Obergefell.

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this authoritative text covers jurisdiction and interstate and international private litigation in torts, contracts, business planning, family law (marriage, same-sex relationships, property rights, support, child custody), property, succession and estate administration, and the recognition of sister-state and foreign judgments. The text examines in depth the development and current state of approaches to choice of law. It also addresses issues of jurisdiction and applicable law in private litigation in federal court.
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this text provides treatment of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent personal jurisdiction decisions in J. McIntyre Machinery Ltd. v. Nicastro and Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S.A. v. Brown, and updated material on jurisdiction in cyberspac; discussion of recent choice-of-law cases, choice-of-law codification efforts, and new developments relating to the Erie doctrine; updated discussions of conflict-of-laws issues surrounding same-sex marriage and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act;and expanded coverage of international conflict-of-laws issues, including forum non conveniens, recognition and enforcement of foreign country judgments, the Hague Service Convention, the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, the U.N. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and the Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

Selected Study Aids for Conflict of Laws Exam Review and Preparation

Black Letter Outline on Conflict of Laws

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this outline covers: overview of litigational matters; domestic relations; problems of what law applies in particular types of cases; and issues of federalism.

Gilbert Law Summaries on Conflict of Laws

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, the topics covered in this outline include domicile, jurisdiction (including notice and opportunity to be heard, minimum contacts, and types of jurisdiction), choice of law (including vested rights approach, most significant relationship approach, and governmental interest analysis), and choice of law in specific substantive areas. Also included are traditional defenses against application of foreign law, constitutional limitations and overriding federal law (including Due Process Clause, Full Faith and Credit Clause, and conflict between state and federal law), and recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Sum and Substance Quick Review of Conflict of Laws

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this product provides clear and concise explanations of the issues surrounding the conflict of laws. The text provides an analytical and exam approach accompanied by typical questions found on a conflict of laws exam. It includes multiple-choice questions and answers, practice essay questions and model answers, and Case Squibs.

Sales

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Sales

CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Sales students. You will need to set up a password to use CALI online. To set up a username and password, you will be asked to enter UC Law’s authorization code. UC Law students can get this code from any reference librarian.
Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text offers introductions, concrete examples, and explanations for understanding UCC Articles 2 and 2A. It addresses efforts to revise Articles 2 and 2A. It also includes recent cases on the scope of Article 2, as well as those on the disclaimer of consequential damages.
Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription, this Understanding treatise offers a concise, yet comprehensive survey and analysis of the legal principles that affect the law governing sales and leases of goods. This book presents an integrated treatment of Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. The primary focus is on sales, with material addressing lease transactions woven into the text at appropriate points.
Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this fully revised 7th Edition will give students a comprehensive introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code without burdening them with unnecessary detail: Articles 1 and 2 (sales), Articles 3, 4, 4A and 5 (payment systems), and Article 9 (secured transactions), as well as related statutes, amendments, regulations, and operating rules. The new edition deals not only with the 1999 revisions to Article 9 but also with the recent revisions to Article 1. This edition also addresses the earlier revisions to Articles 5, 3, and 4. It has limited coverage of the failed attempt to revise Article 2.

Selected Study Aids for Sales Exam Review and Preparation

Friedman’s Sales

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, Friedman’s Practice Series helps you develop the skills for spotting issues and preparing answers for your next exam. Real laws school exams test your knowledge of the key concepts and rules with a collection of essay and multiple-choice questions. Set up to mirror actual exams, the series features long essay questions as well as some that are relatively short and medium-length.

Gilbert Law Summaries on Sale and Lease of Goods

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, the topics discussed in the Sale and Lease of Goods outline are Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Article 2, sales contract (including offer and acceptance, parol evidence rule, statute of frauds, assignment and delegation, and revision of contract terms). Also covered are types of sales, including cash sale transactions, auctions, “sale or return”, and “sale on approval” transactions, express and implied warranties, and privity.

Glannon Guide to Sales

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text includes an introduction to working with the uniform commercial code; discusses the the scope of article 2; formation; the parol evidence rule; interpretation and modification; the statute of frauds; warranties; disclaimer of warranties; third-party beneficiaries; the code scheme for performance; delivery and shipment; excuse of performance; assurances and reclamation; Seller’s remedies; Buyer’s remedies; limitation of remedies; assignment and delegation; the statute of limitations. Coverage of Article 2a looks at leases of goods; software transactions; and International sales.