Arab American Heritage Month Celebration Recap

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

April is Arab American Heritage Month and all of last month we have been highlighting resources to learn more about Arab American issues. Below we recap those resources.

National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans. Immigrants with origins from the Arab world have been arriving to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our nation’s advancements in science, business, technology, foreign policy, and national security.

President Biden Tweet

U.S. State Department Press Statement

According to the Arab American Institute, “Today, it is estimated that nearly 3.7 million Americans trace their roots to an Arab country. Arab Americans are found in every state, but more than two thirds of them live in just ten states: California, Michigan, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Metropolitan Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York are home to one-third of the population.” Ohio has one of the fastest growing Arab populations in the country.

Selected Resources to Learn More for Arab American Heritage Month

ABA Challenge

Take the ABA’s 21-Day Practice on Creating Inclusive Spaces and Combating Islamophobia.The Practice 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 the Muslim American experience, including perspectives on Muslim history, identity and culture, and the experience of anti-Muslim bias in America, there are assignments that focus on the unique experience of Muslim lawyers in America, as well as assignments that explore how lawyers of all races can and must share in the work of bringing greater racial equity to the legal profession. This syllabus is but an introduction to what we hope will be a rewarding journey that extends far beyond the limits of this project.

Books

Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal (e-Book)

This volume traces one hundred years of the dynamic engagement of Arab American women in the political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic life in the U.S.

Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience (e-Book)

This monograph focuses on the assimilation of the early Arabic-speaking Syrian immigrants to the United States and the significant role that peddling played in the process. The material for this study was gathered from the testimonies of pioneer immigrants, their descendants, and successors. The document describes the land, history, and society of greater Syria prior to emigration, the migration process itself, cultural adjustment to American society, the techniques employed and the personal experiences of those who engaged in ‘pack peddling’, and the transformation of Syrian immigrants to Syrian-Americans.

Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America (e-Book)

Countless generations of Arabs and Muslims have called the United States “home.” Yet while diversity and pluralism continue to define contemporary America, many Muslims are viewed by their neighbors as painful reminders of conflict and violence. In this concise volume, renowned historian Yvonne Haddad argues that American Muslim identity is as uniquely American it is for as any other race, nationality, or religion. Becoming American? first traces the history of Arab and Muslim immigration into Western society during the 19th and 20th centuries, revealing a two-fold disconnect between the cultures—America’s unwillingness to accept these new communities at home and the activities of radical Islam abroad. Urging America to reconsider its tenets of religious pluralism, Haddad reveals that the public square has more than enough room to accommodate those values and ideals inherent in the moderate Islam flourishing throughout the country. In all, in remarkable, succinct fashion, Haddad prods readers to ask what it means to be truly American and paves the way forward for not only increased understanding but for forming a Muslim message that is capable of uplifting American society.

Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (e-Book)

Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora traces the production and circulation of discourses about “the Middle East” across various cultural sites, against the historical backdrop of cross-Atlantic Mahjar flows. The book highlights the fraught and ambivalent situation of Arabs/Muslims in the Americas, where they are at once celebrated and demonized, integrated and marginalized, simultaneously invisible and spectacularly visible. The essays cover such themes as Arab hip-hop’s transnational imaginary; gender/sexuality and the Muslim digital diaspora; patriotic drama and the media’s War on Terror; the global negotiation of the Prophet Mohammad cartoons controversy; the Latin American paradoxes of Turcophobia/Turcophilia; the ambiguities of the bellydancing fad; French and American commodification of Rumi spirituality; the reception of Iranian memoirs as cultural domestication; and the politics of translation of Turkish novels into English. Taken together, the essays analyze the hegemonic discourses that position “the Middle East” as a consumable exoticized object, while also developing complex understandings of self-representation in literature, cinema/TV, music, performance, visual culture, and digital spaces. Charting the shifting significations of differing and overlapping forms of Orientalism, the volume addresses Middle Eastern diasporic practices from a transnational perspective that brings postcolonial cultural studies methods to bear on Arab American studies, Middle Eastern studies, and Latin American studies. Between the Middle East and the Americas disentangles the conventional separation of regions, moving beyond the binarist notion of “here” and “there” to imaginatively reveal the thorough interconnectedness of cultural geographies.

With Stones in Our Hands: writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire(e-Book)

With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, decolonial struggle, and political solidarity.

Databases & Media

Beatrice Alvarez, Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, PBS (Mar. 31, 2022). Every April, PBS celebrates Arab American Heritage Month by sharing films about Arab American communities and documentaries by Arab American filmmakers.

Arab American Stories

Arab American Stories is an Emmy Award-winning 13-part series presented by Detroit Public Television that explores the diversity of the Arab-American experience. The series was produced by Alicia Sams (who was also the producer/director of the Emmy Award-winning film By the People: The Election of Barack Obama) and is hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby. Each half hour features three short, character-driven documentaries produced by a variety of independent filmmakers which profile Arab Americans making an impact in their community, their profession, their family or the world at large. Each week we will meet 3 different Arab Americans whose stories are juxtaposed around a particular theme. The series features people of all walks of life whose stories illustrate the Arab-American experience: artists, scientists, musicians, chefs, actors, entrepreneurs, police officers and educators.

Arabic E-Journals at the University of Cincinnati

A collection of e-journals at the University of Cincinnati regarding Arabic language or news.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America¸ some dating back to 1985.
Coverage: Full Text; 1985 – present

Films on Demand: Arab Americans

A set of search results from Films on Demand that cover films on Arab Americans.

Library of Congress, Arabic Newspapers Published in the Diaspora

Arab communities in the diaspora have been active in publishing their own newspapers and journals all over the world. Although not all these newspapers are published primarily in Arabic, they all deal with the news of the Arab communities in those countries, as well as the Arab World as a whole, each from its own perspective.

Virtual Exhibits & Historical Resources

Arab American National Museum (AANM) – The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum of its kind in the United States devoted to recording the Arab American experience.

Arab American History and Culture, Smithsonian – In 1962, Dr. Alixa Naff set out to tell the story of Arab immigrants from Syria and Lebanon. In addition to investigating an area that had received little scholarly attention, her use of oral history as the basis of the research was innovative. In 1984, Naff donated her collection including the oral histories, archival materials, and artifacts to the National Museum of American History. You can read about her in “Voices from the past: Arab American Oral Histories” and explore items from her collection and others related to Arab American history and culture from across the Smithsonian. Faris and Guide to the Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection.

The Arab American Historical Foundation – The Arab American Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote research, preservation and dissemination of Arab American history and culture, enhancing and building better understanding of Americans of Arab descent.

 

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we are teaching Cost Effective Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. We’re also preparing for final exams and previewing Ohio and US Supreme Court oral arguments.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Apr. 25, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2022

Advocacy, section 1

Associate Dean of Library Services, Michael Whiteman
Cost Effective Legal Research
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 204

Advocacy, section 5

Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
3:05pm – 4:30pm
Room 104

Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

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

Final Exams Are Coming And We Can Help!

The Law Library has many resources to help you prepare for final exams. Be sure and see our Exam Study Guide for more information!

Fall 2021 Law Library Final Exam Preparation Workshop Video (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)

Past Blog Postings on General Final Exam Preparation:

Study Tips & Law Library Resources for Outlining

Study Aids to Help You with Different Exam Formats & Study Aids for Exam Review

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) and celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans. Immigrants with origins from the Arab world have been arriving to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our nation’s advancements in science, business, technology, foreign policy, and national security.

Selected Resources to Learn More for Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Women: Representation and Refusal (e-Book)

This volume traces one hundred years of the dynamic engagement of Arab American women in the political, social, economic, intellectual, and artistic life in the U.S.

Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience (e-Book)

This monograph focuses on the assimilation of the early Arabic-speaking Syrian immigrants to the United States and the significant role that peddling played in the process. The material for this study was gathered from the testimonies of pioneer immigrants, their descendants, and successors. The document describes the land, history, and society of greater Syria prior to emigration, the migration process itself, cultural adjustment to American society, the techniques employed and the personal experiences of those who engaged in ‘pack peddling’, and the transformation of Syrian immigrants to Syrian-Americans.

Becoming American?: The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America (e-Book)

Countless generations of Arabs and Muslims have called the United States “home.” Yet while diversity and pluralism continue to define contemporary America, many Muslims are viewed by their neighbors as painful reminders of conflict and violence. In this concise volume, renowned historian Yvonne Haddad argues that American Muslim identity is as uniquely American it is for as any other race, nationality, or religion. Becoming American? first traces the history of Arab and Muslim immigration into Western society during the 19th and 20th centuries, revealing a two-fold disconnect between the cultures—America’s unwillingness to accept these new communities at home and the activities of radical Islam abroad. Urging America to reconsider its tenets of religious pluralism, Haddad reveals that the public square has more than enough room to accommodate those values and ideals inherent in the moderate Islam flourishing throughout the country. In all, in remarkable, succinct fashion, Haddad prods readers to ask what it means to be truly American and paves the way forward for not only increased understanding but for forming a Muslim message that is capable of uplifting American society.

Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora (e-Book)

Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora traces the production and circulation of discourses about “the Middle East” across various cultural sites, against the historical backdrop of cross-Atlantic Mahjar flows. The book highlights the fraught and ambivalent situation of Arabs/Muslims in the Americas, where they are at once celebrated and demonized, integrated and marginalized, simultaneously invisible and spectacularly visible. The essays cover such themes as Arab hip-hop’s transnational imaginary; gender/sexuality and the Muslim digital diaspora; patriotic drama and the media’s War on Terror; the global negotiation of the Prophet Mohammad cartoons controversy; the Latin American paradoxes of Turcophobia/Turcophilia; the ambiguities of the bellydancing fad; French and American commodification of Rumi spirituality; the reception of Iranian memoirs as cultural domestication; and the politics of translation of Turkish novels into English. Taken together, the essays analyze the hegemonic discourses that position “the Middle East” as a consumable exoticized object, while also developing complex understandings of self-representation in literature, cinema/TV, music, performance, visual culture, and digital spaces. Charting the shifting significations of differing and overlapping forms of Orientalism, the volume addresses Middle Eastern diasporic practices from a transnational perspective that brings postcolonial cultural studies methods to bear on Arab American studies, Middle Eastern studies, and Latin American studies. Between the Middle East and the Americas disentangles the conventional separation of regions, moving beyond the binarist notion of “here” and “there” to imaginatively reveal the thorough interconnectedness of cultural geographies.

With Stones in Our Hands: writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire(e-Book)

With Stones in Our Hands compiles writings by scholars and activists who are leading the struggle to understand and combat anti-Muslim racism. Through a bold call for a politics of the Muslim Left and the poetics of the Muslim International, this book offers a glimpse into the possibilities of social justice, decolonial struggle, and political solidarity.

April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, April 25, 2022

Nance v. Ward – (1) whether an inmate’s as-applied method-of-execution challenge must be raised in a habeas petition instead of through a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action if the inmate pleads an alternative method of execution not currently authorized by state law; and (2) whether, if such a challenge must be raised in habeas, it constitutes a successive petition when the challenge would not have been ripe at the time of the inmate’s first habeas petition.

Kennedy v. Bremerton Sch. Dist. – (1) whether a public-school employee who says a brief, quiet prayer by himself while at school and visible to students is engaged in government speech that lacks any First Amendment protection; and (2) whether, assuming that such religious expression is private and protected by the Free Speech and Free Exercise clauses, the Establishment clause nevertheless compels public schools to prohibit it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Shoop v. Twyford – (1) whether federal courts may use the All Writs Act to order the transportation of state prisoners for reasons not enumerated in 28 U.S.C. § 2241(c); and (2) whether, before a court grants an order allowing a habeas petitioner to develop new evidence, it must determine whether the evidence could aid the petitioner in proving his entitlement to habeas relief, and whether the evidence may permissibly be considered by a habeas court.

Biden v. Texas – (1) whether 8 U.S.C. § 1225 requires the Department of Homeland Security to continue implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols, a former policy under which certain noncitizens arriving at the southwest border were returned to Mexico during their immigration proceedings; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit erred by concluding that the Secretary of Homeland Security’s new decision terminating MPP had no legal effect.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta – whether a state has authority to prosecute non-Indians who commit crimes against Indians in Indian country.

April 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, April 26, 2022

State v. Fuell – (1) whether juvenile offenders have a state and federal due process right to cross-examine witnesses whose hearsay statements are presented to provide probable cause for mandatory transfer to adult court; and (2) whether under Miller v. Alabama, State v. Long, and State v. Patrick, Ohio Rev. Code § 2929.02(B)’s mandatory fifteen-years-to-life sentence for murder is unconstitutional as applied to juvenile offenders because it does not permit judicial consideration of youth at sentencing. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Hough – whether the trial court erred by not conducting a hearing on his Motion for Competency Evaluation. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

In re J.F. and J.A.F. – whether, in a juvenile court proceeding to terminate parental rights, a is child entitled to independent attorney representation when there is evidence the child’s wishes differ from a guardian ad litem’s recommendation of the child’s best interests. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Ohio ex rel. Hicks v. Clermont Cnty. Bd. of Comm’rs – (1) whether a public body that goes into executive session must present proof that its conversations were consistent with the reason for entering executive session; and (2) whether a person who successfully demonstrates a violation of the Open Meetings Act is entitled to reasonable attorney fees if the public body reasonably believes it lawfully entered into executive session. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

State v. Weaver – (1) whether an appellate court owes the same amount of deference to the trial judge’s post-conviction determination of a witness’ credibility as it does to a jury’s determination of credibility; and (2) whether an appellate court should reverse the judgment if the record demonstrates bias or prejudice. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Schubert – whether an officer can reasonably presume a warrant to search a cell phone found at a crash scene is valid, when the affidavit supporting the warrant only states that the police “may” find evidence on a cell phone of how a crash occurred on the phone, without any actual evidence that the driver was using his phone when the crash occurred. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Sanford – whether the results of laboratory tests from samples taken on the day of arrest are considered “new information,” which could alter the calculation of speedy trial time. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Legally Speaking Blog Entries for This Week’s Oral Arguments

Prof. Marianna Brown Bettman, Oral Argument Preview: Propriety of Search of Cell Phones Found at Crash Scene. State of Ohio v. Alan Schubert (Student contributor Max Londberg)

Prof. Marianna Brown Bettman, Oral Argument Preview: Does a Mandatory Life Sentence with Parole Eligibility Violate a Child-Defendant’s Eighth Amendment Rights? State of Ohio v. Austin M. Fuell (Student contributor Max Londberg)

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we are teaching Low Cost and Free Legal Resources and Advanced Legal Research. We’re also preparing for final exams and previewing US Supreme Court oral arguments.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Apr. 18, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2022

Advocacy, section 6

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100B

Advocacy, section 3

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Oral Argument Help Reminder

As you begin oral arguments in your Advocacy class, be sure and check out the resources on our Oral Advocacy Guide and our previously featured resources!

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

Final Exams Are Coming And We Can Help!

The Law Library has many resources to help you prepare for final exams. Be sure and see our Exam Study Guide for more information!

Fall 2021 Law Library Final Exam Preparation Workshop Video (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)

Past Blog Postings on General Final Exam Preparation:

Study Tips & Law Library Resources for Outlining

Study Aids to Help You with Different Exam Formats & Study Aids for Exam Review

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) and celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans. Immigrants with origins from the Arab world have been arriving to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our nation’s advancements in science, business, technology, foreign policy, and national security.

College of Law Events

Friday, April 22, 2022

Muslim Lawyers Association Iftaar

8:00 – 9:30 pm
Crow’s Nest
Join the Muslim Lawyers Association to celebrate the month of Ramadan and join your fellow Muslim law students to break their fast. There will be lots of great food and the event is open to all. RSVP by 4/21.

Selected Resources to Learn More for Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Stories

Arab American Stories is an Emmy Award-winning 13-part series presented by Detroit Public Television that explores the diversity of the Arab-American experience. The series was produced by Alicia Sams (who was also the producer/director of the Emmy Award-winning film By the People: The Election of Barack Obama) and is hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby. Each half hour features three short, character-driven documentaries produced by a variety of independent filmmakers which profile Arab Americans making an impact in their community, their profession, their family or the world at large. Each week we will meet 3 different Arab Americans whose stories are juxtaposed around a particular theme. The series features people of all walks of life whose stories illustrate the Arab-American experience: artists, scientists, musicians, chefs, actors, entrepreneurs, police officers and educators.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America¸ some dating back to 1985.
Coverage: Full Text; 1985 – present

Films on Demand: Arab Americans

A set of search results from Films on Demand that cover films on Arab Americans.

Library of Congress, Arabic Newspapers Published in the Diaspora

Arab communities in the diaspora have been active in publishing their own newspapers and journals all over the world. Although not all these newspapers are published primarily in Arabic, they all deal with the news of the Arab communities in those countries, as well as the Arab World as a whole, each from its own perspective.

Arabic E-Journals at the University of Cincinnati

A collection of e-journals at the University of Cincinnati regarding Arabic language or news.

April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Siegel v. Fitzgerald – whether the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act violates the uniformity requirement of the Constitution’s bankruptcy clause by increasing quarterly fees solely in districts under the U.S. Trustee program, not in those under the Bankruptcy Administrator program.

United States v. Washington – whether a state workers’ compensation law that applies exclusively to federal contract workers who perform services at a specified federal facility is barred by principles of intergovernmental immunity, or is instead authorized by 40 U.S.C. § 3172(a), which permits the application of state workers’ compensation laws to federal facilities “in the same way and to the same extent as if the premises were under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Kemp v. United States – whether Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(1) authorizes relief based on a district court’s error of law.

George v. McDonough – whether, when the Department of Veterans Affairs denies a veteran’s claim for benefits in reliance on an agency interpretation that is later deemed invalid under the plain text of the statutory provisions in effect at the time of the denial, that is the kind of “clear and unmistakable error” that the veteran may invoke to challenge VA’s decision.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Vega v. Tekoh – whether a plaintiff may state a claim for relief against a law enforcement officer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based simply on an officer’s failure to provide the warnings prescribed in Miranda v. Arizona.

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re teaching cost effective legal research and research using low cost and free legal resources, as well as Advanced Legal Research. We’re turning the spotlight on resources for legal writing and citation, reminding you about all of the great resources you can access to study for final exams, celebrating Arab American Heritage Month, and previewing Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Apr. 11, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2022

Advocacy, section 6

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Cost Effective Searching
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100B

Advocacy, section 1

Associate Dean of Library Services, Michael Whiteman
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 204

Advocacy, section 3

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Cost Effective Searching
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Advocacy, section 5

Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
3:05pm – 4:30pm
Room 104

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Thursday, Apr. 14, 2022

Advocacy, Sec. 4

Associate Director Susan Boland
Cost Effective Searching
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100B

Oral Argument Help

As you begin oral arguments in your Advocacy class, be sure and check out the resources on our Oral Advocacy Guide and our previously featured resources!

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

Featured Study Aids

Legal Citation in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this nutshell provides a useful reference resource to aid students in formulating citations. Learning legal citation is one of the difficult (and sometimes admittedly annoying) tasks that students new to the law face. This book is designed to ease that task. It initially focuses on conventions that underlie all accepted forms and systems of legal citation. Building on that understanding and an explanation of the process of using citations in legal writing, the book then discusses and illustrates the particular rules of The Bluebook and the ALWD Citation Guide for citing cases, statutes, and all other major legal sources.

Legal Writing: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this study aid covers different types of legal writing. Part IV covers revising and rewriting.

Skills & Values: Lawyering Process, Legal Writing & Advocacy

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, Chapter 7 in this text covers legal citation. It includes practice exercises. Chapters 8 & 9 cover writing, editing, and proofreading.

Featured Guide

Bluebook Citation 101 — Academic Format

If writing a seminar paper, you will need to provide correct attribution to your sources. Failure to do so can result in plagiarism issues! This guide covers Bluebook rules and styles for academic legal writing.

Featured Treatise

Scholarly Writing for Law Students

Available in the Law Reserves KF250 .F35 2011, this book teaches law students how to write scholarly papers for seminars, law reviews, and law-review competitions and how to have their work recognized. It helps novices and more experienced scholars alike to write papers with a minimum of anxiety and a maximum of creativity. Employing a process theory of writing, the text first describes the enterprise of scholarly writing and then discusses techniques for brainstorming topics and theses, researching, drafting, and revising for substance and style. It covers both traditional doctrinal topics and newer areas like empirical studies. There are also chapters on footnotes, avoiding plagiarism, law review practice, and dissemination of student work through publication and submission to national writing competitions. Appendices provide a sample law-review competition paper, answers to in-text exercises, sample syllabi for scholarly writing courses, and a rubric for evaluating and editing scholarly papers and articles.

Featured Website

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

This online publication is indexed to both ALWD and Bluebook citation manuals. The content of this guide is also available in three different e-book formats: 1) a pdf version; 2) a version designed specifically for use on the full range of Kindles as well as other readers or apps using the Mobi format; and 3) a version in ePub format.

Featured Video

Citation Tips & Tricks for Moot Court: Brief Formatting & Citation Tools

This video looks at using Word and citation tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office to help you with Bluebook citation. It is 6:54 minutes long and features closed captioning and a table of contents.

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) and celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans. Immigrants with origins from the Arab world have been arriving to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our nation’s advancements in science, business, technology, foreign policy, and national security.

President Biden Tweet

U.S. State Department Press Statement

According to the Arab American Institute, “Today, it is estimated that nearly 3.7 million Americans trace their roots to an Arab country. Arab Americans are found in every state, but more than two thirds of them live in just ten states: California, Michigan, New York, Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Metropolitan Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York are home to one-third of the population.” Ohio has one of the fastest growing Arab populations in the country.

Selected Resources to Learn More for Arab American Heritage Month

Take the ABA’s 21-Day Practice on Creating Inclusive Spaces and Combating Islamophobia.The Practice 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 the Muslim American experience, including perspectives on Muslim history, identity and culture, and the experience of anti-Muslim bias in America, there are assignments that focus on the unique experience of Muslim lawyers in America, as well as assignments that explore how lawyers of all races can and must share in the work of bringing greater racial equity to the legal profession. This syllabus is but an introduction to what we hope will be a rewarding journey that extends far beyond the limits of this project.

Arab American National Museum (AANM) – The Arab American National Museum (AANM) is the first and only museum of its kind in the United States devoted to recording the Arab American experience.

Arab American History and Culture, Smithsonian – In 1962, Dr. Alixa Naff set out to tell the story of Arab immigrants from Syria and Lebanon. In addition to investigating an area that had received little scholarly attention, her use of oral history as the basis of the research was innovative. In 1984, Naff donated her collection including the oral histories, archival materials, and artifacts to the National Museum of American History. You can read about her in “Voices from the past: Arab American Oral Histories” and explore items from her collection and others related to Arab American history and culture from across the Smithsonian. Faris and Guide to the Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection.

The Arab American Historical Foundation – The Arab American Historical Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promote research, preservation and dissemination of Arab American history and culture, enhancing and building better understanding of Americans of Arab descent.

Beatrice Alvarez, Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, PBS (Mar. 31, 2022). Every April, PBS celebrates Arab American Heritage Month by sharing films about Arab American communities and documentaries by Arab American filmmakers.

April 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, Apr. 12, 2022

State v. Lewis – whether a court of appeals lacks authority to make a de novo determination of the credibility of an affidavit filed in a post-conviction proceeding under Ohio Rev. Code 2953.21. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Disciplinary Counsel v. Judge Pinkey S. Carr – The Board of Professional Conduct recommended a two-year suspension for Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr.Judge Carr objects to the proposed sanction and the decision about mitigating evidence related to her health. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Barnes – whether a a defendant has a reasonable and legitimate basis to withdraw a guilty plea before sentencing after learning of evidence that would have changed the defendant’s decision to plead guilty. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Bunch – (1) whether the defense lawyer’s cross-examination of an eyewitness, without consulting with or calling an expert to question the witness’ credibility, was ineffective assistance of counsel; (2) whether a child can be transferred to adult court without a finding that they are not amendable to treatment in juvenile court; (3) whether it is reversible error for the trial court to fail to state that it is holding the hearing pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code 2950.09(B); and (4) whether the trial court erred when it sentenced Chaz Bunch because the findings supporting consecutive sentences are clearly and convincingly not supported by the record and the sentence is contrary to law. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022

Navistar Inc. v. Dutchmaid Logistics Inc. – (1) whether a claim that a contract was secured by fraudulent lack of disclosure be pursued if the claim contradicts the express disclaimer in the parties’ written contract; and (2) whether a party must prove they suffered damages from the fraud that are in addition to the damages from the breach when both a breach of contract and a fraud claim are brought in the same suit. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Bollar (Case Nos. 2021-0756 and 2021-0769) – (1) whether a a trial court impose a prison sentence for an enhanced penalty, or “specification,” that is attached to an offense that the court merged with another offense at sentencing; and (2) whether state law authorizes cumulative punishments for multiple firearm specifications that were committed as part of one act. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

City of Maple Heights v. Netflix Inc. – (1) whether Netflix and Hulu are “video service providers” under Ohio law, and must they pay franchise fees to municipalities enforcement program; (2) whether under the state’s cable competition laws, a municipality can file a lawsuit to enforce provisions of the state law, or does the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce retain sole enforcement authority. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Legally Speaking Blog Entries for This Week’s Oral Arguments

Prof. Marianna Brown Bettman,Oral Argument Preview: Can a Contractual Warranty Disclaimer Bar a Tort Fraud Claim Based on the Same Facts and Damages? Navistar Inc. v. Dutchmaid Logistics Inc. (Student contributor James Gravely)

This Week in the Law Library Celebrate National Library Week!

This week in the Law Library we’re celebrating National Library Week! We’re also teaching cost effective legal research and research using low cost and free legal resources, as well as Advanced Legal Research. We’re announcing our Legal Research Competency and Legal Technology Competency Programs, highlighting oral argument resources, and turning the spotlight on resources for researching business associations.

National Library Week

National Library Week, April 3-9, 2022

It’s National Library Week! The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with media, programs, ideas, and classes—in addition to books. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to join, visit, or advocate for their local libraries.First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed in libraries across the country each April. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate. Follow National Library Week activities at our library, the American Library Association, and I Love Libraries on social media by tracking the hashtags:  #NationalLibraryWeek | #LibrariesTransform.

Nominate a Library Star

National Library Workers Day is observed on the Tuesday of National Library Week, which is on April 5 this year. The day recognizes the importance and contributions of the library staff who keep our libraries running while we get lost in the wonderful books. Libraries are more than a place for borrowing books, they reflect the needs and expectations of our community. And library workers are the ones fulfilling those needs and expectations by making information, books, and resources more accessible. Libraries work because we work! Let’s take this time to flood social media (using the hashtag #NLWD22) with words of gratitude for all library workers. Start by nominating library workers as Stars for the ALA-APA Galaxy of Stars.
Nominate a stellar library worker!

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Apr. 4, 2022

Advocacy, Sec. 2

Associate Director Susan Boland
Cost Effective Legal Research
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 302

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Wednesday, Apr. 6, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2022

Advocacy, Sec. 4

Associate Director Susan Boland
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100B

Oral Argument Help

As you get ready for oral arguments in your Advocacy class, be sure and check out the resources on our Oral Advocacy Guide and last week’s featured resources!

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

Featured Study Aids

Agency, Partnerships, and LLCs: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, 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 Organizations Law (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this book provides clear, succinct, descriptions of the reasoning and policy issues underlying corporate law. The 2020 edition 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.

Understanding Corporate Law

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library,this text highlights significant business, economic, and policy issues are highlighted in connection with a thorough analysis of the important cases and statutory provisions used in the study of corporations. It includes the major theoretical approaches used in current corporate law literature. In each chapter, the authors identify important policies and discuss the relationship of the law as it has developed to those policies. Statutory issues are addressed under both the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the Revised Model Business Corporation Act. In addition, significant sections from the Principles of Corporate Governance of the American Law Institute are covered. The corporate scandals of 2001 and 2002, the enactment of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley (2002), Dodd-Frank (2010), JOBs (2012) Acts, and the financial crisis of 2008 are also covered. The rise of institutional shareholder ownership and its effect on legal developments is highlighted.

Featured Guide

Transactional Law Research Guide

This guide provides a general overview of materials that may be helpful for a transactional practitioner. It covers local, state and federal resources available for locating general business filings, UCC filings, SEC filings, property records, online forms and form books.

Featured Treatise

Cox & Hazen’s Treatise on the Law of Corporations

Available on Westlaw, this major treatise on corporations covers all areas of corporate law, as well as the origins of various doctrines and their contemporary manifestations in current statutes and caselaw.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law’s Corporate Practice Center

Available on Bloomberg Law, the Corporate Practice Center features comprehensive practical guidance materials, including overviews, checklists, annotated forms and documents and comparison surveys developed by attorneys at major U.S. corporations and their outside counsel.

Featured Website

Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR

All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free. Here you’ll find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR.

Featured Videos

2021 UC Law Corporate Symposium

Advances in digitization and machine learning have transformed legal analytics, easing the extraction and interpretation of large legal datasets. Additionally, legaltech upstarts are chipping away at the dominance of traditional legal research providers. More so than in decades, users have their pick of research tools and platforms. This Symposium brings together scholars and practitioners in digital humanities, computational legal analysis, computer science, legaltech, and other areas to discuss the trajectory of legal analytics.

This Week in the Law Library …

This week we’re teaching Administrative Law and Advanced Legal Research, reminding you about resources to help you prepare for oral arguments, featuring resources on women and the law, continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, and looking at this week’s US Supreme Court and Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

The Robert S. Marx Law Library Is Hiring an Instructional & Reference Services Librarian

The Robert S. Marx Law Library at the University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the position of Instructional & Reference Services Librarian. As an integral part of the College of Law, the Library helps prepare law students for legal practice and supports faculty scholarship and teaching. The Instructional & Reference Services Librarian reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. View more information at jobs.uc.edu #80923.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Mar. 28, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2022

Advocacy, Sec. 2

Associate Director Susan Boland
Introduction to Administrative Law
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 302

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022

Advocacy, Sec. 4

Associate Director Susan Boland
Introduction to Administrative Law
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100B

Oral Argument Help

As you get ready for oral arguments in your Advocacy class, be sure and check out the resources on our Oral Advocacy Guide and last week’s featured resources!

Featured Study Aids

Women and Law Stories

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this book examines landmark cases establishing women’s legal rights, offering accounts of the litigants, history, parties, strategies, and theoretical implications. It utilizes subject areas common to many women and law casebooks: history, constitutional law, reproductive freedom, the workplace, the family, and women in the legal profession. Several chapters explore issues of domestic violence and rape.

Understanding Employment Discrimination 

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, we’re highlighting this text for Women’s History month because it deals with the issues that women face in the wo9rkplace. This text covers the major sources of employment discrimination law, including the Constitution, the Civil Rights Acts, The equal Pay Act, and more. Although the scope and application of the Supreme Court’s recent watershed decisions remain to be worked out in the lower courts, this book’s discussion of these cases will provide the student and practitioner alike with a point-of-departure for following the development of the law in these areas.

Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this book addresses the realities of law firm practice, especially in large firms, and gives pre-law students, law students, and new attorneys a realistic view of the opportunities and challenges most often encountered by women lawyers. Drawing on her many years of practicing law and mentoring young lawyers and with the help of other women in all areas of the legal profession— her “best friends at the bar”— Susan Smith Blakely strives to help young women entering the legal profession begin their careers with open eyes and a more level playing field than women lawyers of past generations.

Featured Guide

Gender and Law

This guide provides a quick overview of general and law materials. It covers browsing for materials by call number range, using encyclopedias for background research and how to locate articles, textbooks, treatises, statutory law, administrative materials, agency publications, legislative histories and websites of interest. The guide can be used by students, faculty members, lawyers, and the general public.

Featured Treatise

The Common Law Inside the Female Body (e-Book)

Available on Cambridge Core,in The Common Law Inside the Female Body, Anita Bernstein explains why lawyers seeking gender progress from primary legal materials should start with the common law. Despite its reputation for supporting conservatism and inequality, today’s common law shares important commitments with feminism, namely in precepts and doctrines that strengthen the freedom of individuals and from there the struggle against the subjugation of women. By re-invigorating both the common law – with a focus on crimes, contracts, torts, and property – and feminist jurisprudence, this highly original work anticipates a vital future for a pair of venerable jurisprudential traditions. It should be read by anyone interested in understanding how the common law delivers an extraordinary degree of liberty and security to all persons – women included.

Featured Database

HeinOnline’s Women & Law

Available on HeinOnline, Women and the Law (Peggy) is a collection that brings together books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. It provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years.

Featured Website

Women’s Legal History

The website is the home of a searchable database of articles and papers on pioneering women lawyers in the United States. Also located here are the Indexes and Bibliographic Notes for Barbara Babcock, “Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz.” (Stanford University Press, 2011).

Featured Video

The Urgency of Intersectionality

Now more than ever, it’s important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias — and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term “intersectionality” to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you’re standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you’re likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice.

March Is Women’s History Month

Women carrying signs that say Can Until You Can't

The 2022 Women’s History theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” According to the National Women’s History Alliance it “is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”

UC College of Law & Campus Events Celebrating Women’s History Month

All Month

UC Libraries Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Display at UCBA Library

Women’s History Month at the UCBA LibraryFor the month of March, the UCBA Library is featuring a multi-disciplinary selection of books highlighting the global contributions of women as part of Women’s History Month. These featured books are located on a table near the Library’s Information Desk.

UC Libraries Research Guide of resources in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

UC Libraries Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights – In celebration of Women’s History Month, revisit the exhibit Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights, profiling leaders from Sojourner Truth to Marian Spencer. A bibliography of library resources to learn more is included.

UC Libraries Margaret Armstrong Exhibit – In celebration of Women’s History Month, visit this exhibit featuring the work of Margaret Armstrong, considered on of the most influential book cover designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

UC Athletics Celebrates Women’s History Month

Throughout March, UC Athletics will celebrate with a month-long digital storytelling effort on GoBEARCATS.com and the Bearcats social platforms. Student-athletes from all sports will discuss the meaning and importance of this month through social posts and graphics.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

6th Annual Black Feminist Symposium: Resignation as Resistance: Reclaiming Our Time

8:00am – 3:00pm
TUC
The University of Cincinnati and UC Women’s Center presents our 6th annual Black Feminist Symposium! The Black Feminist Symposium is dedicated to celebrating Black feminist scholarship and uplifting voices, forums, panels, and lectures that are led by students, staff, faculty, and community members. The Black Feminist Symposium works to unite Black feminist work being done at UC and in the greater Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky communities. This event is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to drop in, attend workshops, panels and presentations by UC students, faculty, and staff, listen to our incredible keynote speaker and other performers, and network throughout the day. Individuals of all races, gender identities, and backgrounds are welcome to attend. Registration is required.

Black Feminist Symposium Keynote Speaker: Tamara Winfrey-Harris

6:00pm – 7:00pm
TUC Great Hall
Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the ever-evolving space where current events, politics, and pop culture intersect with race and gender. She is the author of Dear Black Girl and The Sister Are Alright, both available for purchase in the UC Bookstore un TUC. Winfrey-Harris’ writing can be found in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, and The Los Angeles Times. Ms. Winfrey-Harris will sign books following her talk. This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Trans Day of Visibility

This marks the 13th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). The day aims to celebrate the resilience and success of transgender people and raise awareness of trans+ rights.

Activism Lunch & Learn: Earth Activism

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Steger 571
Join the UC Women’s Center for our monthly Lunch and Learn – food, conversation, and connection! This is the third in our activism series, and we’ll talk about Intersectional Activism with Graduate Assistant and WGSS Master’s student Sakina Jarmon, plus others. Lunch provided from Chipotle (free, with inclusive dietary options). Event details on CampusLINK.

Latinx and Indigenous Women’s STEM History Trivia Night

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Swift 608
Join Cincy SACNAS and the UC Women’s Center as we have a fun game of Kahoot-style trivia focused on the history and contributions of notable Latinx and Indigenous women to STEM! Feel free to also come to learn about the missions of both Cincy SACNAS and the UC Women’s Center before the trivia night begins! Registration

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson: a Women’s History Month Film Screening

6:00pm – 8:30pm
TUC Cinema
Join the D&I Committee for a free screening of the 2017 Documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson! The screening will be followed by a discussion. Snacks will be provided! Event RSVP

Friday, April 1, 2022

Our Stories: A Discussion With Afghan Women

3:00 – 5:00 pm
Room 114 or virtual
The Urban Morgan Institute and the International Law Society will host this panel of Afghan women discussing growing up in Afghanistan and the current situation facing women today.

5 More Resources to Learn More about Women’s History

This week we will continue our focus on research databases that are useful for learning more about women’s history.

Family & Society Studies Worldwide Database

The Family & Society Studies Worldwide Database (FSSWD) includes the discontinued Inventory of Marriage and Family (produced by the National Council on Family Relations), the Australian Family & Society Abstracts¸ the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Health Canada and the U.S. Military Family Resource Center Documents Database. FSSWD includes nearly 600¸000 records representing professional journals, books, popular literature, conference papers, internet documents, government reports, videos, pamphlets and even unpublished material such as poster sessions and statistical documents. Subjects covered include: families and family therapy, marriage, gender roles, aging, divorce, minorities and demography. Many of the records are linked to full text.
Coverage: 1970 – present

Gender Studies Database

Gender Studies Database¸ produced by NISC, combines NISC’s popular Women’s Studies International and Men’s Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. GSD covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. This database includes more than 696¸750 records with coverage spanning from 1972 and earlier to present.
Coverage: 1972 – present

Sociological Collection

The database includes 615 full text titles covering all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

Women’s Studies International

Women’s Studies International covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Nearly 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature. Women’s Studies International supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Coverage: 1972 – present

Women and Social Movements, International

Women and Social Movements, International is a landmark collection of primary materials. Through the writings of women activists, their personal letters and diaries, proceedings of conferences at which pivotal decisions were made, reports of international women’s organizations, and publications and web pages of women’s non-governmental organizations, and letters, diaries, and memoirs of women active internationally since the mid-nineteenth century, this collection lets you see how women’s social movements shaped much of the events and attitudes that have defined modern life. Supported by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. Coverage:1840-present

This Week in the Law Library …

This week we’re back from spring break and we are wishing everyone good luck on the MPRE, teaching Administrative Law and Advanced Legal Research, focusing on resources to help you prepare for oral arguments, continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, and looking at this week’s US Supreme Court oral arguments.

The Robert S. Marx Law Library Is Hiring an Instructional & Reference Services Librarian

The Robert S. Marx Law Library at the University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the position of Instructional & Reference Services Librarian. As an integral part of the College of Law, the Library helps prepare law students for legal practice and supports faculty scholarship and teaching. The Instructional & Reference Services Librarian reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. View more information at jobs.uc.edu #80923.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Mar. 21, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022

Advocacy, section 1

Associate Dean of Library Services, Michael Whiteman
Administrative Law
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 204

Advocacy, section 5

Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
Advanced Searching
3:05pm – 4:30pm
Room 104

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Featured Study Aids

Successfully Competing in U. S. Moot Court Competitions

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this book is designed to help students prepare for team selection competitions as well as students who will be competing at U.S. moot court competitions. It includes advice on a range of issues–from selecting a partner to keeping the competition in perspective after it is over. It includes advice based on interviews with successful moot court coaches from several law schools.

Finding Your Voice in Law School

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, this book demystifies the law school experience by giving concrete guidance on answering questions in class, mock trials and moot courts, what to say during a job interview, and how to interact with professors and legal professionals.

Mastering Appellate Advocacy and Process

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, this book covers legal analysis, drafting, and advocacy techniques used in preparing appellate briefs, as well as oral advocacy techniques in a discussion that is useful to novices and old hands. The book also includes a chapter devoted to that particular law school exercise known as moot court, identifying how typical moot court competitions are like, and unlike, real world appellate practice.

Featured Guide

Oral Advocacy

This guide is designed to provide you with resources to help you with oral arguments in your Advocacy class or Moot Court.

Featured Treatise

Art of Advocacy: Appeals

Available on Lexis, Art of Advocacy: Appeals offers step-by-step practical analysis of written and oral arguments, with expert advice on preparation and presentation. Included are sample written briefs and oral arguments in products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, and wrongful death actions. Arguments are compared, do’s and don’ts are highlighted, and checklists are provided.

Featured Website

Oyez

Oyez (pronounced OH-yay)—a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law—is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is the most complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and full-text Supreme Court opinions (through Justia). Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout the Court’s history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.

Featured Video

How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) — Neal Katyal

The secret to winning an argument isn’t grand rhetoric or elegant style, says US Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal — it takes more than that. With stories of some of the most impactful cases he’s argued before the Court, Katyal shows why the key to crafting a persuasive and successful argument lies in human connection, empathy and faith in the power of your ideas.

Week of Healing & Reconciliation Events

Monday, March 21, 2022

Racial Healing Circles, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, various rooms. Join UC’s Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) in facilitated racial healing circles. These circles are designed to create space for healing the harm caused by the matrices of oppression, including systemic racism and racial injustice. Facilitators will guide participants through sharing personal truths to spark the healing process. Sign up

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A Dialogue on Allyship, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Room 100B. Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Jones Center for a discussion on allyship. Participants will grapple with questions such as “What does it mean to be an ally? Why are allies important? How can someone be a better ally?”

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Student Town Hall, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Room 104. Join SLEC and SBA for a student organized and student led Town Hall discussion. This Town Hall is an opportunity for student voices to be heard regarding the current state of the law school and for students to share ideas of what they’d envision form the law school’s future.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Coffee Corner with Melvin J. Gravely, II: 12:15 – 1:15 pm, 3rd Floor Crow’s Nest. These Jones Center events allow a unique opportunity for our law students to have casual conversations on a range of social justice topics. As part of the Week of Reconciliation, at this Coffee Corner we will be joined by Melvin J. Gravely, II, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TriVersity Construction, and author of Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Corporate Law Symposium: Moving Beyond Race and “Diversity” in Race and Business Law, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, virtual. This Symposium confronts how the discourse around race and business law can move beyond diversity, and will bring scholars, practitioners, and business leaders together to discuss impediments and pathways to racial equity in business law. This event marks the first collaboration between the Corporate Law Center and the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.

March Is Women’s History Month

Women carrying signs that say Can Until You Can't

The 2022 Women’s History theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” According to the National Women’s History Alliance it “is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”

UC College of Law & Campus Events Celebrating Women’s History Month

All Month

UC Libraries Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Display at UCBA Library

Women’s History Month at the UCBA LibraryFor the month of March, the UCBA Library is featuring a multi-disciplinary selection of books highlighting the global contributions of women as part of Women’s History Month. These featured books are located on a table near the Library’s Information Desk.

UC Libraries Research Guide of resources in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

UC Libraries Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights – In celebration of Women’s History Month, revisit the exhibit Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights, profiling leaders from Sojourner Truth to Marian Spencer. A bibliography of library resources to learn more is included.

UC Athletics Celebrates Women’s History Month

Throughout March, UC Athletics will celebrate with a month-long digital storytelling effort on GoBEARCATS.com and the Bearcats social platforms. Student-athletes from all sports will discuss the meaning and importance of this month through social posts and graphics.

5 More Resources to Learn More about Women’s History

In previous weeks we have focused on women in the legal profession and media resources on women’s history. This week we will focus on research databases that are useful for learning more about women’s history.

Gerritsen Collection

The Gerritsen Collection is an international digital library that spans four centuries and documents the lives and experiences of women in public and private arenas. The database contains 265 periodicals and 4¸471 monographs published from 1543-1945 in fifteen different languages.

GenderWatch

Gender Watch is a full-text collection of journals¸ magazines¸ newsletters¸ regional publications¸ books¸ booklets and pamphlets¸ conference proceedings and governmental n-g-o and special reports devoted to women’s and gender issues. Contains materials dating back to the 1970’s. Incorporated the publication Women “R.

HeinOnline’s Women & Law

Women and the Law (Peggy) is a collection that brings together books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. It provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years.

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWA) is an international abstracting service designed to meet the information needs of all those working¸ teaching¸ studying or researching into any of the main areas of women’s studies. Each issue of Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWA) gives the reader up-to-date news of developments within this field. All the major international journals and books are scanned and other original sources and cataloguing services regularly searched for appropriate items. Abstracts are prepared by an international team of experts¸ are non-evaluative in form and are accompanied by detailed bibliographical citations. The database comprises abstracts from the journal¸ dating back to 1995. Abstracts are linked¸ where possible¸ to full-text services. Coverage: 1995 – Present

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Scholar’s Edition

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March Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

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From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, March 21, 2022

Morgan v. Sundance Inc. – whether the arbitration-specific requirement that the proponent of a contractual waiver defense prove prejudice violates the Supreme Court’s instruction in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion that lower courts must “place arbitration agreements on an equal footing with other contracts.”

Berger v. N.C. State Conf. of the NAACP – whether (1) a state agent authorized by state law to defend the state’s interest in litigation must overcome a presumption of adequate representation to intervene as of right in a case in which a state official is a defendant; (2) a district court’s determination of adequate representation in ruling on a motion to intervene as of right is reviewed de novo or for abuse of discretion; and (3) petitioners Philip Berger, the president pro tempore of the state senate, and Timothy Moore, the speaker of the state house of representatives, are entitled to intervene as of right in this litigation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Golan v. Saada– whether upon finding that return to the country of habitual residence places a child at grave risk, a district court is required to consider ameliorative measures that would facilitate the return of the child notwithstanding the grave risk finding.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

ZF Auto. US Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd. – whether 8 U.S.C. § 1782(a), which permits litigants to invoke the authority of United States courts to render assistance in gathering evidence for use in “a foreign or international tribunal,” encompasses private commercial arbitral tribunals, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits have held, or excludes such tribunals, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 5th and 7th Circuits have held.