This Week: On Justice Scalia’s Passing and the Presidents

Death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

Saturday’s passing of Justice Scalia is already widely covered in press accounts, both those that recount his career and those that give breathless coverage of political machinations resulting from his death. Here in the Marx Law Library we offer resources to take a deeper look at both the Supreme Court generally and Justice Scalia in particular. For the former, consider these books:

  • Justice for All? The Rich and Poor in Supreme Court History, 1790-1990 by Russell Galloway, KF8742.G26 1991
  • Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court by Sandra Day O’Connor, KF8742.O276 2013
  • And if you like browsing the library shelves, you may have surmised that many books about Supreme Court history can be found in KF8742!

 

For some books about and by the late Justice Scalia:

  • The Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia: The Caustic Conservative by Paul I. Weizer, KF4549.S32 2004
  • Justice Antonin Scalia and the Conservative Revival by Richard A. Brisbin, Jr., KF8745.S33 1997
  • Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts by Antonin Scalia & Bran A. Garner, KF290.S28 2012
  • Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges by Antonin Scalia & Bran A. Garner, KF8870.S28 2008

 

Is It Really “Presidents Day?”

Most of our calendars and the advertisements from retail stores and automobile dealers tell us that today, the third Monday in February, is “Presidents Day.” This seemingly amalgamated holiday succeeded the separate designation of the birthday anniversaries of George Washington (February 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12th by offering another three-day weekend to federal employees and others who officially celebrate the day. In fact, the third Monday in February is officially designated "Washington's Birthday" by 5 U.S.C. § 6103. In O.R.C. § 124.19 the State of Ohio declares the third Monday in February a state holiday without giving it a title. As one might expect of the birthplace of Lincoln, the Commonwealth of Kentucky declares that February 12th is still the public holiday of Lincoln’s Birthday and the third Monday in February is Washington’s Birthday, per K.R.S. § 2.110. Whatever the holiday’s name, we advise you to take the opportunities to celebrate accordingly, and to start by visiting the library’s display, “Spotlight on Presidential Power” this week!

 

This Week in the College of Law and the Law Library

Marx Lecture

The Law Library shares its namesake with the annual Robert S. Marx Lecture. This year’s lecture features Crystal Eastman Professor of Law Catherine M. Sharkey of New York University. Professor Sharkey will discuss the judicially created “economic loss rule” which bars tort liability where a plaintiff has suffered strictly financial losses without accompanying personal injury or property damage. Professor Sharkey will deliver the lecture on Thursday, February 22, 2016 in Room 114 of the College of Law, and you can watch it via streaming video.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Tuesday, February 16th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, February 17th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Federal Law with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
      Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B

 

Featured Resources

 

This Week in the Law Library

Upcoming Lunch & Learn Series

  • Tuesday, February 2nd
    • Library & Lexis: Finding Forms with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch & Lexis points! Please RSVP by February 1st.
  • Tuesday, February 9th
    • Ethics and the Internet Lawyer with Professor Kenneth Hirsh
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch provided; Please RSVP by February 8th.

Featured Resources

 

This Week in the Law Library

This edition is a day late. Here’s what’s coming up!

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 27th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Advanced Searching Techniques with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 255:P.M. in Room 100A
  • Thursday, January 29th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Advanced Searching Techniques with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, January 29th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Advanced Searching Techniques with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
    • Tuesday, February 2nd
      • Finding Forms with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch & Lexis points! Please RSVP by February 1st.

 

Welcome to Spring Semester!

We in the Marx Law Library are glad to see you again! Our resources and staff are at the ready to help you make the most of your courses in this new semester. Please stop by or check out our web pages!

Advanced Legal Research

Ron Jones, Susan Boland, and Ken Hirsh begin teaching their Advanced Legal Research class on Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:55 P.M. in Room 302. Legal research skills are among those cited by hiring firms as those most desirable for new associates. The class meets at the same time on Mondays and Wednesdays and we have room for you, so add this to your schedule today!

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Thursday, January 21st
    • Professor Malloy’s Disability Law Seminar
      • Disability Law Research with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 208
  • Monday, January 25th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Advanced Searching Techniques with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
  • Wednesday, January 27th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Advanced Searching Techniques with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A

Featured Resources


This Week: Food for Your Brain and Body

Exam Coffee House Returns

The traditional exam coffee house opens Tuesday, December 8, to help you keep your energy levels steady during exams. The table, located in the Federal Materials Room, will feature morning bagels and cream cheese provided by the Dean’s Office, packaged snacks provided by SBA in the afternoon and evening, and hot beverages and cool water provided by the Marx Law Library throughout the day.

Food for Your Brain As Well

The Law Library has resources to help your prepare for your exams and final papers. We’ve got CALI Exercises, the West Academic Study Aids, print study aids in the Reference 2 Collection, Study Rooms, and information about using the Exam4 software. Plus, we’ve got knowledgeable librarians to answer your questions. Don’t be shy!

The Law Library Staff wishes our students good luck on all your exams!

 

This Week in the Law Library: Exams are Nigh!

Exam Preparation Help is Here!

The Law Library has resources to help your prepare for your exams and final papers. We’ve got CALI Exercises, the West Academic Study Aids, print study aids in the Reference 2 Collection, Study Rooms, and the staplers and hole punches that you may need to apply the finishing touch. Plus, we’ve got knowledgeable librarians to answer your questions. Don’t be shy!

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Lexis & Library Lunch & Learn Series
    • Tuesday, December 1st: Research Review with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
    • Room 118 from 12:15 – 1:15 P.M.
    • Lunch provided and Lexis points awarded! Preregistration is required.
  • Wednesday, December 2nd
    • Dean Oliver’s LL.M. students
    • Research review with Jim Hart and Susan Boland
    • 10:05 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. in the Computer Lab
  • Thursday, December 3rd
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 4
    • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Shannon Kemen
    • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
  • Friday, December 4th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 1
    • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Shannon Kemen
    • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302