This Week in the Law Library

Thinking About Exams?

The Law Library and our librarians are your go-to source for the resources you need to beef up you exam readiness:

  • Review our Exam Study Guide by Susan Boland. Recently updated, it has tips about where to study, which sample exams are available, where the best study areas of the library are located, and more!
  • Browse the Study Aid Collection in the Reference 2 Area shelving.
  • Grab one of the 400 online study aids from West Academic. Sign in from your Westlaw home page if you’ve created your West Academic account, or create your account now!
  • Use any of the more than 1,000 CALI lessons to quiz your subject knowledge!

 

Upcoming Research Training

  • Tuesday, April 19th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 20th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Legal Research Boot Camp — Save the Date!

Marx Law Library partners with the Chase Law School Law Library to offer your choice of dates for the summer Legal Research Boot Camp:

  • Monday, May 16th from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. at UC.
  • Tuesday, May 17th from 8:30 A.M. – Noon at NKU.

 

This Week in the Law Library

Research Training Sessions

  • Monday, April 4th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
  • Tuesday, April 5th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Administrative Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 6th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 p.m. in Room 100B
  • Monday, April 11th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Administrative Law with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Tuesday, April 12th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 13th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Cost-Effective Legal Research with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Legal Research Boot Camp — Save the Date!

Marx Law Library partners with the Chase Law School Law Library to offer your choice of dates for the summer Legal Research Boot Camp:

  • Monday, May 16th from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. at UC.
  • Tuesday, May 17th from 8:30 A.M. – Noon at NKU.

 

Law Library News: Spring Break is NEXT WEEK Edition

Judge in Residence Program

The Marx Law Library joins with the rest of the College of Law in welcoming Judge Jed Rakoff, Judge for the Southern District of New York, as Judge in Residence this week. This annual program provides multiple opportunities to interact with a distinguished member of the judiciary.

Bloomberg Law Update for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to learn about the latest news from Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law representative Chris Bartkowski and Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will provide information and lunch on Thursday, March 17th, from 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302. Please register in advance.

Annual Corporate Law Symposium

The symposium topic this year is, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Modern Enterprise.” It takes place on Friday, March 18th, from 8:45 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

Research Session: Environmental Law

Ron Jones and Reference Librarian Ji Hart invite students in Professor Mank’s Environmental Law II class to attend a research training session on Thursday, March 17th, from 3:05 – 4:30 P.M. in Room 208. Wearing green is optional!

Featured Research Resources

 

And finally…

Library spring break hours begin on Saturday: the library is closed on Saturday and Sunday, March 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th, and will be open 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. on March 21st – 25th. Enjoy your time off or the chance to catch up on your work!

 

This Week in the Law Library

Library Tech Lunch & Learn!

  • Join Reference Librarian Shannon Kemen and Professor Kenneth Hirsh as they discuss mobile device apps for attorneys and maintaining security on your device. Lunch will be provided to those who registered in advance.
    • Tuesday, March 8th
    • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302

 

Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn!

  • Shannon Kemen and Westlaw Representative Lori Chester cover “Preparing to Practice.” Lunch is provided, please register by March 8th.
    • Thursday, March 10th
    • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302

 

Research Sessions Next Week

  • Thursday, March 17th
    • Library & Bloomberg Law Update for Faculty & Staff!
      • Join Electronic Resources Librarian Ron Jones and Bloomberg Law Representative Chris Bartkowski for the latest news on using Bloomberg Law. Lunch is provided, please register by March 15th.
      • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Mank’s Environmental Law II
      • Researching Environmental Law with Ron Jones
      • 3:05 P.M. &ndash: 4:30 P.M. in Room 208

 

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Learn What You Need to Know!

  • Tuesday, February 23rd
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn: Researching for a Paper
      • Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch & Lexis points; please RSVP.
  • Thursday, February 25th
    • Library Lunch & Learn Series: OSBA Casemaker
      • Stephanie Hanna, Ohio State Bar Association
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch provided; please RSVP.
  • Thursday, March 3rd
    • Library & Bloomberg Law Lunch & Learn
      • Chris Bartkowski, Bloomberg Law and Ron Jones
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch provided; please RSVP.

 

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

Death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

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

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

 

For some books about and by the late Justice Scalia:

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

 

Is It Really “Presidents Day?”

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

 

This Week in the College of Law and the Law Library

Marx Lecture

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

Upcoming Research Sessions

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

 

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