This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re wrapping up exams with a last look at our exam study aids; looking ahead to summer and graduate Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law access; watching Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments; and celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

Law Library Exam Study Resources

Selected Subject Specific Study Aid Resources for Spring 2021 Exams

Looking for a specific study aid for subjects being tested for this semester? You can find our study aids by type or by subject on the Exam Study Guide. Also, take a look at some of our other blog posts:

Selected Subject Specific Study Aids for the First Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Selected Subject Specific Study Aids for the Second Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Looking for tips on taking and preparing for exams? Check out our past blog posts:

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

Study Tips & Law Library Resources for Outlining

Accessing Law Library Study Aids

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.

Lexis OverDrive

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, 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.

Wolters Kluwer

The Wolters Kluwer study aids are impacted by the change to access e-resources. If you access them from our website or one of our guides you don’t need to do anything. If you have linked to study aids from this particular collection, you will need to change the link by January. The old link will work through December.

Video on using WK study aids

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

Summer 2021 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

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.

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 2021 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)

2021 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until Nov. 30, 2021.

 

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.

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

Selected Subject Specific Study Aids for the Second Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Last week we covered selected study aids to help with the first week of exams. Today we will look at selected study aids to help with subjects from the second week of 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.

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.

Lexis OverDrive

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, 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.

Wolters Kluwer

If accessing study aids from the Wolters Kluwer subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

1L Subjects for the Second Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Civil Procedure

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Civil Procedure

  • Civil Procedure CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Civil Procedure. 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 and Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • This study aid 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.
  • Principles of Civil Procedure
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This Concise Hornbook covers the main points of civil procedure. It breaks down the subject of civil procedure along the standard lines: a brief orientation; then a lengthier overview of the stages of litigation, followed by a close inspection of the major procedural problems (governing law, authority to adjudicate, former adjudication, and complex litigation); and finally some reflections in conclusion. It discusses specific problems and illustrations, with the aid of generously sprinkled diagrams and special text boxes. Special attention was given to fitting the civil procedure course’s main points together to form the big picture, with each topic ending in a section on the “big idea” (separation of powers, vertical federalism, horizontal federalism, full faith and credit, or procedural due process) that the student is supposed to take from the topic.
  • Understanding Civil Procedure
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • This well-established treatise 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
    • Moving beyond the outline format used by most students, 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 Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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
    • Need a little practice with multiple choice questions in federal civil procedure? This third edition (expanded by 28% with new questions, new answers, and new explanations) encompasses material reflecting the Civil Procedure Rule amendments of December 2015, December 2016, and December 2018, along with applicable new case law. This multiple choice practice book is designed for: (a) bar exam takers, who are preparing to take the MBE multiple choice bar exam (Civil Procedure was added in 2015 as a multiple choice testing topic), 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 Civil Procedure Study Aids

Property

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Property

  • Property CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Property 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.
  • Property: Examples and Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid 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 (Hornbook)
    • Available via West Academic study aid subscription
    • Think of a hornbook as a mini-treatise for law students. It provides a more in-depth analysis of law school subjects than the other series. This hornbook covers property laws; surveys estates in land (present, future, and concurrent); surveys comparable interests in personalty; covers landlord and tenant law; and addresses rights against neighbors and other third persons. Also examines easements and profits, running covenants, governmental controls on land use, land contracts, conveyances, titles, and recording systems
  • Understanding Property Law
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid 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 Exam Review and Preparation

  • 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.
  • A Student’s Guide to Estates in Land and Future Interests: Text, Examples, Problems and Answers
    • 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.
  • The Glannon Guide to Property
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • The Glannon Guide to Property 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.

 

More Property Study Aids

 

2L & 3L Subjects

Business Associations

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Business Associations

  • Agency, Partnerships, and LLCs: Examples & Explanations 
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid 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
    • Available via CALI
    • 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
    • Clear, succinct, descriptions of the reasoning and policy issues underlying corporate law that is accessible to law students with no business or economic background. 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.
  • Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles (Concepts & Insights)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • Klein, Coffee, and Partnoy’s Business Organization and Finance, Legal and Economic Principles, 11th explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance. It distills in a straightforward and accessible way the essential elements of these often complex topics and explains the basic economic elements and legal principles of business organization and finance with concise, conceptual overviews. It contains a detailed introduction outlining the essential functions of corporate law. It contains an invaluable new section covering recent developments in financial markets, the financial crisis, the role of derivatives and financial complexity in the modern corporation to give students background on modern financial issues.

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 Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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
    • Q&A books consist of multiple choice and short answer questions with detailed explanations of the answers. 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.”

More Business Associations Study Aids

 

Business Tax

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Business Tax

  • Federal Corporate Taxation (Concepts & Insights)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • The eighth edition of this popular student supplement retains the cradle-to-grave ordering of prior editions and is updated to reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as well as other recent changes in the law. In addition to using a “cradle-to-grave” approach to corporate taxation, the book features a discussion of taxable and tax-free corporate acquisitions and penalty provisions. It also surveys the tax treatment of S corporations and (briefly) consolidated groups. Full of examples with explanations of both how and why the system works as it does, this book can be used alongside any standard casebook. It may also be used as a primary text for those who emphasize the problem method and have developed their own problem set.
  • Taxation of Business Entities CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Business 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.
  • Understanding Taxation of Business Entities
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • This book is broken into parts on partnership taxation, C corporation taxation, and S corporation taxation. Each chapter contains a basic overview and a detailed analysis; this allows for an understanding of the big picture before diving into the details, and the basic overview alone may be sufficient for some topics that may be covered lightly in a business entity taxation course. For each type of business tax entity, the book covers its life cycle – formation, operations, and liquidation – along with reorganizations and divisions for corporations. The book is replete with descriptions and analyses of the relevant Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations provisions, summaries of leading cases and IRS rulings, and plenty of examples that apply the law to hypothetical situations.

Selected Study Aids for Business Tax Exam Review and Preparation

  • Black Letter Outline on Corporate Taxation
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This comprehensive and clearly written text is designed to help students recognize and understand the basic principles and issues covered in law school courses in corporate taxation at both the J.D. and LL.M. levels. It explains all the fundamental concepts and transactions affecting C and S corporations and their shareholders, and includes numerous illustrative examples, self-test questions with answers, and sample exam questions. The Ninth Edition incorporates all relevant provisions of the 2017 legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Black Letter Outline on Partnership Taxation
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This text is designed to help students recognize and understand the basic principles and issues covered in law school courses in partnership or pass-through entity taxation at both the J.D. and LL.M. levels. It explains all the fundamental concepts and transactions affecting partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations and includes numerous illustrative examples, self-test questions with answers, and sample exam questions. The Ninth Edition incorporates all relevant provisions of the 2017 legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Exam Pro on Partnership Taxation
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • The Second Edition of the Exam Pro on Partnership Taxation extends the approach of the original as a partnership tax study guide with questions and answers. Completely revised and updated, it includes lectures and study questions on the deduction for qualified business income under section 199A, the new regulations on allocating partnership recourse debt, and the choice of entity for conducting business and investment activities. New sample exams at the basic, intermediate and advanced levels give you an even better shot to ace your partnership tax exam. The book is designed to help JD and LLM students from the first day of class. It begins with over 50 short lectures on topics in partnership tax ranging from basic to advanced, illustrated by over 280 study questions, each with a complete explanation of the right (and wrong) answers. Several of the lectures focus on the basic accounting concepts that are essential to understanding partnership tax, to give students with no prior accounting background the tools they need to succeed in this subject. The book includes twelve sample exams (a total of 120 more questions) that, like the lectures, increase in difficulty from basic to advanced, labeled so that students can pick the exams that are right for them and the course they are taking. Full answers to each of the exam questions are provided, with cross-references to the lectures and the study questions.

More Business Tax Study Aids

Evidence

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Evidence

  • Evidence CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • 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 Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understanding Evidence
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • Understanding Evidence begins with an overview of Evidence law followed by an explanation of the roles of the judge and jury. The remaining chapters are organized under the following topics: Procedural Framework of Trial; Relevancy; Witnesses; Real and Demonstrative Evidence; Writings; Hearsay; Privileges; and Substitutes for Evidence. This treatise extensively discusses and cites the Federal Rules of Evidence. Cases, statutes, other rules, and secondary sources are also cited, providing a comprehensive framework for understanding evidence law. The fifth edition discusses recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence and new Supreme Court cases since the previous edition in 2013.

Selected Study Aids for Evidence Exam Review and Preparation

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

More Study Aids for Evidence

Copyright

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Copyright

  • Intellectual Property CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers many interactive exercises for Copyright 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: Examples & Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • This study aid 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 (Concepts & Insights)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • The 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
    • The Understanding series provides an overview and analysis of legal subjects. It provides less analysis than a hornbook but more than a nutshell. Understanding Copyright Law has incorporated all the recent case law and legislative developments, focusing on the challenges of the digital age.

Selected Study Aids for Copyright 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 Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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
    • Copyright law determines what it means to own works of authorship, and it does so by means of a complex federal statute. Questions & Answers: Copyright Law helps students navigate this challenging subject matter with 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 for Copyright

Immigration Law & Policy

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Immigration Law & Policy

  • Global Issues in Immigration Law
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • Topics include an introductory discussion of comparative versus international law and the relevance of both to U.S. Jurisprudence; a comprehensive overview of international migration multilateral and bilateral regimes; glimpses into the immigration law and practices of Mexico, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain; and a final part that examines international norms on freedom of movement, the right to nationality, policing, living conditions, immigrant workers and anti-terrorism law.
  • Law School Legends Audio on Immigration Law
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This audio lecture provides a comprehensive survey of immigration law from a nationally recognized immigration law expert. It explores immigration and the Constitution, the grounds for entering the United States, the grounds for exclusion, the process of admission, the grounds for deportation, relief from deportability, the process of deportation, asylum and refugee law, the convention against torture, workplace enforcement of immigration laws, and the law of citizenship.
  • Understanding Immigration Law
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • The third edition of Understanding Immigration Law lays out the basics of U.S. immigration law in an accessible way to newcomers to the field. It offers background about the intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law. The book also identifies the factors that have historically fueled migration to the United States, including the economic “pull” of jobs and family in the United States and the “push” of economic hardship, political instability, and other facts of life in the sending country. Each chapter has been updated to analyze the unprecedented number of immigration enforcement measures—and many simply unprecedented measures—taken by the Trump administration.

Conflict of Laws

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Conflict of Laws

  • Conflict of Laws: Examples & Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • Principles of Conflict of Laws (Concise Hornbook)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This Concise Hornbook guides students through the complex concepts and principles underlying the law of domestic and international conflicts. It looks at recognition of judgments, and the law applied in federal courts, as well as more specific developments concerning conflicts in family law, cyberspace, and international transactions.
  • Understanding Conflict of Laws
    • 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
    • Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. This outline covers: overview of conflict of laws; litigational matters; domestic relations; choice of law – basic consideration; particular choice law law – problems; and issues of federalism.
  • Gilbert Law Summaries on Conflict of Laws
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • The topics covered in this Conflict of Laws 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.

More Study Aids for Conflict of Laws

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 book is part of the concise hornbook series.Concise hornbooks are condensed versions of the more in-depth hornbook. This tracks the coursebook, International Business Transactions, and three spin-offs Contracting Across Borders, Trade and Economic Relations and Foreign Investment Law. 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 for International Business Transactions

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re changing over the way library resources are accessed, looking ahead to summer and graduate Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law access, and celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

Access Change to Library E-Resources

User access to library electronic resources other than to Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, the West Academic Study Aids, and Lexis Overdrive is changing beginning May 3rd. URLs containing the library proxy will eventually need to be changed to the new server address. What does this mean to you?

  • You don’t need to change anything in order to access Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, the West Academic Study Aids, or Lexis Overdrive Study Aids
  • You don’t need to change anything if you access library electronic resources through the online catalog, guides, or our website (we are making these changes behind the scenes)
  • If you have bookmarked links to electronic resources other than the exceptions above, you will need to change the URLs before December
    • May 3rd: server address change:
      • From: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=
      • To: (May 3rd): http://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=
    • The proxy tools page has been updated to assist with editing URLs
    • January 2022: outdated URLs will no longer work for library resources

 

Accessing Law Library Study Aids

CALI

No change. 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.

Lexis OverDrive

No change. If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

West Academic

No change. 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.

Wolters Kluwer

The Wolters Kluwer study aids are impacted by the change to access e-resources. If you access them from our website or one of our guides you don’t need to do anything. If you have linked to study aids from this particular collection, you will need to change the link by January. The old link will work through December.

 

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

Summer 2021 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

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.

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 2021 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)

2021 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until Nov. 30, 2021.

May Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

 

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.

Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the United States

Asian American Pacific Islander Bar Associations:

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Partner Demographics

From the 2020 NALP Report on Diversity in Law Firms:

Total: 42, 438
Percent Asian: 4.08%
Percent Asian Women: 1.62%

100 or Fewer Lawyers in the Firm:
Total: 1,459
Percent Asian: 3.70%
Percent Asian Women: 1.71%

101-250 Lawyers:

Total: 5,910
Percent Asian: 3.23%
Percent Asian Women: 1.17%

251-500 Lawyers:
Total: 8,263
Percent Asian: 3.07
Percent Asian Women: 1.32%

501-700 Lawyers:
Total: 3,582
Percent Asian: 3.91%
Percent Asian Women: 1.70%

701+ Lawyers:
Total: 23,224
Percent Asian: 4.70%
Percent Asian Women: 1.83%

Selected Subject Specific Study Aids for the First Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Final exams fast approaching 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.

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.

Lexis OverDrive

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, 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.

Wolters Kluwer

If accessing study aids from the Wolters Kluwer subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

1L Subjects for the First Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Criminal Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • 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 via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • Examples & Explanations: Criminal Law, 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.
  • Criminal Law (Hornbook)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • Think of a hornbook as a mini-treatise for law students. It provides a more in-depth analysis of law school subjects than the other series. 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.
  • Understanding Criminal Law
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • The 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

  • Acing Criminal Law
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • Titles in the Acing Series use a unique checklist format with sequential questions that help students fully evaluate a subject. The books also present numerous hypothetical problems and sample answers. Acing Criminal Law covers the topics typical of a first-year Criminal Law course. It covers The nature of criminal law; Actus Reus; Mens Rea; mistake; causation; accomplice & vicarious liability; attempt; conspiracy; solicitation; assault; sex crimes; homicide; theft; justification defenses; and excuses.
  • The Glannon Guide to Criminal Law
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid 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.
  • Questions and Answers: Criminal Law
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • This study guide includes over 150 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 16 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.”

More Criminal Law Study Aids

Constitutional Law

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Constitutional Law

  • Constitutional Law CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • 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 National Power and Federalism: Examples and Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism, is a problem-oriented guide to the principle doctrines of constitutional law that are covered in the typical course. This text walks the student through issues pertaining to the structure of our constitutional system, including judicial review, justiciability, national power, supremacy, the separation of powers and federalism, as well as some of the structural limitations that the Constitution imposes on state powers. Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test studentsrsquo; comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying legal principles to fact patterns. New to the Eighth Edition: Roughly 25 important new decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2016, 2017, and 2018 terms such as Trump v. Hawaii; South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.; Sessions v. Morales-Santana; Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky; Murphy v. NCAA; Patchak v. Zinke; Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer.
  • Principles of Constitutional Law
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • The book analyzes the constitutional issues studied today, and discusses the origins of judicial review and federal jurisdiction, federal commerce and spending powers, state powers in light of the dormant Commerce Clause, the war power, freedom of speech and religion, equal protection, due process, and other important individual rights and liberties.
  • 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.

Selected Study Aids for Constitutional Law Exam Review and Preparation

  • Black Letter Outline on Constitutional Law
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This outline summarizes the black-letter rules of Constitutional Law. It also contains a glossary and sample examination questions and answers. The Black Letter Outline series contains comprehensive outlines of particular areas of law, capsule summaries of each outline, practice examinations, and examples and review questions. This outline summarizes the black-letter rules of Constitutional Law. It also contains a glossary and sample examination questions and answers. Part one covers the allocation of national and state governmental power. Part two covers individual rights and liberties and the constitutional limitations on governmental power.
  • 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 for Constitutional Law

2L & 3L Subjects

Criminal Procedure I & II

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Criminal Procedure I

  • Criminal Procedure CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • 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
    • Think of a hornbook as a mini-treatise for law students. It provides a more in-depth analysis of law school subjects than the other series. 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 Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • 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 seventh edition of Investigation incorporates all of the major Supreme Court cases since the last edition was published, such as Riley v. California, Maryland v. King, Utah v. Strieff, and Florida v. Jardines. It also contains expanded coverage of issues surrounding searches of computers and internet traffic and a more in-depth exploration of the effect of United States v. Jones on Fourth Amendment search doctrine.

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Criminal Procedure II

  • Criminal Procedure II: From Bail to Jail: Examples & Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • Inside Adjudicative Criminal Procedure: What Matters and Why
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • Inside Adjudicative Criminal Procedure: What Matters and Why discusses bail, grand jury and prosecutorial decision-making, discovery, speedy trial, jury selection, trial by jury, right to counsel, double jeopardy, guilty pleas and plea bargaining, sentencing, and post-verdict trials and strategies. Each chapter describes the most critical legal concepts, and contains succinct discussions of relevant case law and statutes. A connections section at the end of each chapter link chapter topics with other chapters in the book.
  • Understanding Criminal Procedure: Vol. 2, Adjudication
    • 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 Two: Adjudication 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 Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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 — 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

Mergers & Acquisitions

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Corporations CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers interactive exercises under the Corporations topic for Mergers & Acquisitions 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.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (Concepts & Insights)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This text provides a concise statement of the the state corporate and federal securities laws governing mergers and acquisitions law designed for law students taking an advanced business law course 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 third edition features a considerably expanded treatment of practical aspects, such as drafting merger agreements, preparing disclosure documents, and dealing with takeover defenses.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Hornbook)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • Gevurtz & Sautter’s Hornbook on Mergers and Acquisitions 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.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in a Nutshell

Selected Study Aids for Mergers & Acquisitions 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.
  • Corporations and Other Business Entities CrunchTime
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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
    • Q&A books consist of multiple choice and short answer questions with detailed explanations of the answers. 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.”

More Mergers & Acquisitions Study Aids

Bankruptcy

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Bankruptcy

  • Bankruptcy CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Bankruptcy. 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.
  • Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor: Examples & Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • Principles of Bankruptcy Law (Concise Hornbook)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This book focuses on the material covered in a typical law school course on Bankruptcy. It covers both business and consumer bankruptcy. The book explains basic bankruptcy concepts and then uses those concepts to make code provisions understandable.
  • Understanding Bankruptcy
    • 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. 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.y 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.
  • The Glannon Guide to Bankruptcy
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.

More Bankruptcy Study Aids

Antitrust

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Antitrust

  • Antitrust: Examples & Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • This study aid features an explanation of the economic basis of American antitrust law and expanded treatment of advanced economic topics, like oligopoly theory, monopolistic competition, and the economics of vertical restraints. It extensively lays out the real-world practical background of antitrust law and gives full coverage to topics in the Sherman and Clayton Acts; price discrimination and the Robinson-Patman Act; the process of merger review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and others. Furthermore, it incorporates the Supreme Court’s decisions in FTC v. Actavis and FTC v. Phoebe Putney; important lower court developments, like the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in Minn-Chem v. Agrium; and the 2010 revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines. This new edition covers the “two-sided” or “platform” market theory introduced in the Supreme Court’s seminal 2018 decision in Ohio v. American Express; revised its coverage of conspiracy, monopolization, and merger law in light of key lower-court decisions, like United States v. AT&T, New York v. T-Mobile, Steves & Sons v. JELD-WEN, Viamedia v. Comcast, SC Innovations v. Uber Technologies, and the Alston NCAA litigation; and expanded treatment of advanced antitrust economic theory in a substantially revised Appendix, including a full examination of bargaining theory and other developing models, and their performance before the courts.
  • The Law of Antitrust, an Integrated Handbook (Hornbook)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This updated edition of a venerable antitrust law treatise will meet the needs of lawyers, judges, scholars, and students. As in prior editions, it provides a clear statement of the law, visits unresolved issues and areas of controversy, and provides a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the various positions. The new edition also contains a more user-friendly index.
  • Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • The seventh edition of Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications attempts to offer an accurate and balanced description of the current state of antitrust law as well as its historical foundations and the evolution of the law. Although the state of the law has remained much the same since the last edition, applications of it continue to evolve. Highlights include: (1) Implications concerning the use of leverage; (2) Bundled discounts; (3) Post-Leegin vertical restraints; (4) New merger guidelines; (5) Relevance of the Robinson and Patman Act; (6) Summary judgment consequences; (7) Strategies associated with delaying entry into a market; (8) Insights into whether the goal of antitrust is efficiency or consumer welfare; and (9) Conflicting opinions on whether the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act focuses on an antitrust claim or a jurisdictional issue.

Selected Study Aids for Bankruptcy Exam Review and Preparation

  • Black Letter Outline on Antitrust
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • Black Letter Outlines are designed to help a law student recognize and understand the basic principles and issues of law covered in a law school course. Black Letter Outlines can be used both as a study aid when preparing for classes and a review of the subject matter when studying for an examination. This outline covers: Antitrust Economics – Price Theory and Industrial Organization; Cartels, Tacit Collusion, Joint Ventures and Other Combinations of Competitors; Monopolization, Attempt to Monopolize and Predatory Pricing; Vertical Integration and Vertical Mergers; Tie-ins, Reciprocity, Exclusive Dealing and the Franchise Contract; Resale Price Maintenance and Vertical Nonprice Restraints; Refusals to Deal; Horizontal Mergers; Conglomerate and Potential Competition Mergers; Price Discrimination and Differential Pricing Under the Robinson-Patman Act; Jurisdictional, Public Policy and Regulatory Limitations on the Domain of Antitrust; and Enforcement, Procedure and Related Matters.
  • Gilbert Law Summaries on Antitrust
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • The topics included are common law restraints of trade, federal antitrust laws (including Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, interstate commerce requirement, and antitrust remedies), and monopolization (including relevant market, purposeful act requirement, and attempts and conspiracy to monopolize). Also included are collaboration among competitors (including horizontal restraints, division of markets, and group boycotts), vertical restraints, and mergers and acquisitions (including horizontal mergers, brown shoe analysis, vertical mergers, and conglomerate mergers). Further topics addressed are price discrimination–Robinson-Patman Act, unfair methods of competition, patent laws and their antitrust implications, and exemptions from antitrust laws.
  • Questions and Answers: Antitrust
    • Available via Lexis OverDrive study aid subscription
    • This study guide includes over 150 multiple-choice and short-answer questions arranged topically for ease of use during the semester, plus an additional set of 40 questions comprising a comprehensive “practice exam.” For each multiple-choice question, Professor Ghosh provides 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, Professor Ghosh provides a thoughtful, comprehensive, yet brief model answer. The questions cover: (1) Antitrust policy and background Antitrust economics; (2) Antitrust institutions; (3) Horizontal restraints and cartels; (4) Vertical restraints; (5) Monopolization; (6) Monopolistic conduct; (7) Attempted monopolization; (8) Mergers and acquisitions; and (9) Price discrimination.

More Antitrust Study Aids

Sales

Selected Study Aids for Help Understanding Sales

  • Sales CALI Lessons
    • Available via CALI
    • CALI currently offers a number of interactive exercises for students studying Sales. 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.
  • Sales and Leases: Examples & Explanations
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • Principles of Sales Law (Concise Hornbook)
    • Available via the West Academic study aid subscription
    • This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Articles 1 and 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). It provides a useful resource for students and practitioners dealing with sales or contract issues.
    • 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.

Selected Study Aids for Bankruptcy Exam Review and Preparation

  • 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.
  • The Glannon Guide to Sales
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.
  • Friedman’s Sales
    • Available via the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription
    • 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.

More Sales Study Aids

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re teaching our final research session on cost effective searching, helping you study for final exams, looking at summer and graduate access to legal databases, and watching US Supreme Court and Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Prof. McCord’s Advocacy, section 4 with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
    • Cost Effective Legal Research
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Zoom
  • Prof. McCord’s Advocacy, section 6 with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
    • Cost Effective Legal Research
    • 12:30pm – 1:55pm
    • Zoom

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.

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.

Lexis OverDrive

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, 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.

Wolters Kluwer

If accessing study aids from the Wolters Kluwer subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

 

Selected Study Aids to Help with Exam Studying Techniques

  • The Eight Secrets of Top Exam Performance in Law School
    • Available through the West Academic subscription
    • This work teaches the eight secrets that will add points to every exam answer you write. You will learn the three keys to handling any essay exam, how to use time to your advantage, issue spotting, how to organize your answer, and the hidden traps of the IRAC method. Once you have mastered these skills, you can put your knowledge to the test with sample exam questions and check your answers against those provided. A special section on how to do well on other types of exams, such as open-book, multiple-choice, or policy exams, is also included.
  • How to Write Law School Exams: IRAC Perfected
    • Available through the West Academic subscription
    • Provides students of all levels with a detailed, comprehensive, and practical guide to success on law school exams. This text breaks the well-known IRAC method of legal writing into comprehensible segments and gives students the tools needed to master their law exams. Provides readers with detailed student-written examples of the IRAC method in action. Annotated with line-by-line critiques, these sample essays show readers exactly what can go wrong in a law school exam and how to fix those problems before they appear on a graded paper.
  • Hyped About Hypos
    • Available through CALI
    • Law students often hear about the importance of “doing hypos” but don’t know why they are important, where to find them, how to do them, and so on. This CALI lesson will cover the what, why, when, where, and how of hypos so law students can conquer the material they are learning and be prepared for exams. Learning Outcomes On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to: 1. Define the term “hypothetical” in the law school context. 2. List several reliable sources of hypotheticals. 3. Explain how to use hypotheticals to prepare for an exam. 4. Discuss why using hypotheticals is important for success in law school.
  • IRAC
    • Available through CALI
    • This CALI lesson will cover the basic structure of written legal analysis: IRAC. IRAC stands for Issue, Rule, Application/Analysis, Conclusion. There are slightly different versions of IRAC which may be used for different legal documents. This lesson will focus on IRAC for essay exam writing. Some faculty may prefer CRAC, or CIRAC, where the conclusion is placed first. You may also learn CRREAC for writing legal memos and briefs, which stands for Conclusion, Rule, Rule Explanation, Application, Conclusion. Make sure you know your professor’s structural preferences regarding exams and other assignments. Whether you have the conclusion up front or not, all of legal analysis follows the same basic IRAC framework. It takes some getting used to, but once you understand how to properly work with the IRAC structure, you will be able to analyze any legal question.
  • Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades
    • Available through LexisNexis Digital Library (Lexis OverDrive)
    • This text is a handbook for students who want to significantly improve their performance in law school. This book strips the exam format into a series of repeatable steps and building blocks. It also teaches students how to prepare for exams, instead of preparing for class, with proven time-management, outlining, and case-briefing techniques.
  • Law School Exams: Preparing and Writing to Win
    • Available through the Wolters Kluwer subscription
    • Exercises and practice exams, with a focus on essay questions and model answers, help students identify their strengths and weaknesses, plan strategies, and organize their efforts. The text offers techniques for maximizing scores on several types of essay questions, as well as on multiple-choice and other questions. Exam anxiety is tackled by a helpful, positive perspective: the right amount of stress can
  • Legal Writing v. Exam Writing
    • Available through CALI
    • This CALI lesson explains some key differences between legal writing and exam writing. First, the lesson demonstrates the relationship between legal writing and exam writing. Next, the lesson explains the differences between legal writing and exam writing. After you complete this lesson you will be able to transfer writing and analysis skills learned in your legal writing course to your final exams.
  • Mastering the Law School Exam: A Practical Blueprint for Preparing and Taking Law School Exams
    • exams.
  • A Methodical Approach to Improve Multiple Choice Performance
    • Available through CALI
    • This 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.
  • Top 10 Tips for Successfully Writing a Law School Essay (podcast)
    • Available through CALI
    • Professor Jennifer Martin discusses the top ten mistakes law students make in law school examinations: poor issue spotting, poor knowledge and understanding of the law, poor application of the law to the facts, giving only conclusory answers, lack of organization, errors in the facts, failure to understand the role you are given in the examination, padding, fact inventing, and question begging. She also discusses the hallmarks of a good essay answer.
  • Writing Better Law School Exams: The Importance of Structure
    • Available through CALI
    • This CALI lesson begins with an explicit discussion of legal writing its structural implications. Within that specific context, the program goes on to discuss the tasks to be performed, the tools used in performing those tasks, and methods of sharpening those tools. The program concludes with some interactive opportunities to try the techniques described.
  • Tips for Multiple Choice Exams in Law School (podcast)
      • Available through CALI
      • Prof. Scott Burnham, provides students with advice on multiple choice exam questions. He looks at the parts of a question and identifies types of multiple choice questions such as those that test recall, those that draw on materials discussed in class, and those that require analysis. At the end of this lesson students will know how to decipher what type of question is being asked, how to spot the specific issue in the question, and how to eliminate the other choices.
  • Multiple-Choice Questions: Wrong Answer Pathology
    • Available through CALI
    • This 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.
  • Your Brain and Law School
    • Available through LexisNexis Digital Library (Lexis OverDrive)
    • Before you can learn to think like a lawyer, you have to have some idea about how the brain thinks. The first part of this book translates the technical research, explaining learning strategies that work for the brain in law school specifically, and calling out other tactics that are useless (though often popular lures for the misinformed). This book is unique in explaining the science behind the advice and will save you from pursuing tempting shortcuts that will take you in the wrong direction. The second part explores the brain’s decision-making processes and cognitive biases.

Reminder — UC Libraries Platform Change (beginning May 3rd)

User access to library electronic resources is controlled by UC credentials and the library proxy server. To improve management of this, the libraries are changing proxy servers at the end of the spring semester. All URLs containing the library proxy will need to be changed to the new server address. The library has created tools to assist in changing/creating proxy URLs. Please plan to change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc. starting in the month of May. The library will maintain the old server through the end of 2021, so access will be continuous for summer semester and ample time is provided for the URLs to be updated.

  • May 3rd: server address changes
    • From: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://www.abc.com
    • To: (May 3rd): http://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.abc.com
    • The proxy tools page will be updated May 3rd to assist with editing URLs
  • After May 3rd, example of new proxy URL for the title “very short introductions”
    • https://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.veryshortintroductions.com/
  • May 3rd through 2021: change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc.
  • January 2022: outdated URLs will no longer work for library resources

The libraries will continue to send information about this platform change. We appreciate your assistance and attention!

 

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

Summer 2021 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

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.

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 2021 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)

2021 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until Nov. 30, 2021.

 

April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Thomas More Law Center v. Bonta — whether exacting scrutiny or strict scrutiny applies to disclosure requirements that burden nonelectoral, expressive association rights; and whether California’s disclosure requirement violates charities’ and their donors’ freedom of association and speech facially or as applied to the Thomas More Law Center.
  • Guam v. U.S. — whether a settlement that is not under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act can trigger a contribution claim under CERCLA Section 113(f)(3)(B); and (2) whether a settlement that expressly disclaims any liability determination and leaves the settling party exposed to future liability can trigger a contribution claim under CERCLA Section 113(f)(3)(B).
  • Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta — whether the exacting scrutiny the Supreme Court has long required of laws that abridge the freedoms of speech and association outside the election context – as called for by NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson and its progeny – can be satisfied absent any showing that a blanket governmental demand for the individual identities and addresses of major donors to private nonprofit organizations is narrowly tailored to an asserted law-enforcement interest.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • U.S. v. Palomar-Santiagor — whether a defendant, charged with unlawful reentry into the United States following removal, automatically satisfies the prerequisites to asserting the invalidity of the original removal order as an affirmative defense solely by showing that he was removed for a crime that would not be considered a removable offense under current circuit law, even if he cannot independently demonstrate administrative exhaustion or deprivation of the opportunity for judicial review.
    HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association — whether, in order to qualify for a hardship exemption under Section 7545(o)(9)(B)(i) of the Renewable Fuel Standards, a small refinery needs to receive uninterrupted, continuous hardship exemptions for every year since 2011.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

 

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 27, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

This Week in the Law Library …

This week at the Law Library we’re looking at Bluebook citation, highlighting Law Library exam resources, reminding you about our upcoming change in accessing library electronic resources, and taking a look at the April US Supreme Court arguments.

Got the Bluebook Blues?

Are you working on a seminar paper and need to use academic Bluebook format and now are feeling a little lost? Wrangle those citations into line with a little help from the Law Library! Check out our Bluebook Citation 101 — Academic Format guide for examples and explanations.

Bluebook Citation Guide Academic Format

Exams Are Coming — The Law Library Can Help!

Be sure and check out the many resources that the Law Library provides to help you with final exams:

Reminder — UC Libraries Platform Change (beginning May 3rd)

User access to library electronic resources is controlled by UC credentials and the library proxy server. To improve management of this, the libraries are changing proxy servers at the end of the spring semester. All URLs containing the library proxy will need to be changed to the new server address. The library has created tools to assist in changing/creating proxy URLs. Please plan to change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc. starting in the month of May. The library will maintain the old server through the end of 2021, so access will be continuous for summer semester and ample time is provided for the URLs to be updated.

  • May 3rd: server address changes
    • From: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://www.abc.com
    • To: (May 3rd): http://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.abc.com
    • The proxy tools page will be updated May 3rd to assist with editing URLs
  • After May 3rd, example of new proxy URL for the title “very short introductions”
    • https://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.veryshortintroductions.com/
  • May 3rd through 2021: change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc.
  • January 2022: outdated URLs will no longer work for library resources

The libraries will continue to send information about this platform change. We appreciate your assistance and attention!

 

April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, April 19, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • U.S. v. Gary — whether a defendant who pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm as a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1) and 924(a), is automatically entitled to plain-error relief if the district court did not advise him that one element of that offense is knowledge of his status as a felon, regardless of whether he can show that the district court’s error affected the outcome of the proceedings.
  • Greer v. U.S., whether, when applying plain-error review based on an intervening United States Supreme Court decision, Rehaif v. United States, a circuit court of appeals may review matters outside the trial record to determine whether the error affected a defendant’s substantial rights or impacted the fairness, integrity or public reputation of the trial.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re teaching low cost and free resources and cost effective research, announcing an upcoming UC Libraries platform change, reminding you about helpful resources for preparing for oral arguments, viewing April Ohio Supreme Court arguments, and starting to prepare for final exams!

This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Prof. McCord’s Advocacy, section 4 with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
    • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Zoom
  • Prof. Oliver’s Advocacy, section 3 with Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
    • Cost Effective Research
    • 10:40am – 12:05 pm
    • Zoom
  • Prof. McCord’s Advocacy, section 6 with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
    • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
    • 12:30pm – 1:55pm
    • Zoom
  • Prof. Oliver’s Advocacy, section 1 with Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
    • Cost Effective Research
    • 1:30pm – 2:55pm
    • Zoom

Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Prof. Lenhart’s Advocacy, section 2 with Associate Director Susan Boland
    • Cost Effective Research
    • 1:15pm – 2:45pm
    • Zoom

UC Libraries Platform Change (beginning May 3rd)

User access to library electronic resources is controlled by UC credentials and the library proxy server. To improve management of this, the libraries are changing proxy servers at the end of the spring semester. All URLs containing the library proxy will need to be changed to the new server address. The library has created tools to assist in changing/creating proxy URLs. Please plan to change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc. starting in the month of May. The library will maintain the old server through the end of 2021, so access will be continuous for summer semester and ample time is provided for the URLs to be updated.

  • May 3rd: server address changes
    • From: http://proxy.libraries.uc.edu/login?url=http://www.abc.com
    • To: (May 3rd): http://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.abc.com
    • The proxy tools page will be updated May 3rd to assist with editing URLs
  • After May 3rd, example of new proxy URL for the title “very short introductions”
    • https://uc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.veryshortintroductions.com/
  • May 3rd through 2021: change library resource links in course syllabi, Canvas, personal bookmarks, etc.
  • January 2022: outdated URLs will no longer work for library resources

The libraries will continue to send information about this platform change. We appreciate your assistance and attention!

Just in Time for Oral Arguments

Oral Advocacy Guide

oraladvocacyguide

 

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

Oral Advocacy Study Aids

 

Oral Advocacy Helpful Video

 

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 13, 2021

Wednesday, Apri 14, 2021

 

Exams Are Coming — The Law Library Can Help!

Be sure and check out the many resources that the Law Library provides to help you with final exams: