This Week: Schott Lecture and Research Training Sessions

Professor Jacob Katz Cogan Delivers Harold C. Schott Lecture

Professor Cogan will speak on “Money, International Organizations, and the Turn Away from Collective Decision-Making,” Wednesday, November 15th, from 12:10 – 1:10 P.M. in Room 114.

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, November 15th
    • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. students
      • Terms & Connectors Searching with James Hart and Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in the Computer Lab
  • Tuesday, November 21st
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Susan Boland
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 2
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Ronald Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
  • Wednesday, November 22nd
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Featured Resources

With Thanksgiving arriving next week, it won’t be long before final exams begin. Start your preparation with law library resources, including these:

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Vote Tuesday, then Elect to Use the Library!

Off-Year Elections

While elections in odd-numbered years are often not considered as crucial as those in even-numbered ones, they still offer the purest form of participatory governance generally available in the United States. Governorships are on the ballot in a handful of states, and there are local elections and statewide ballot initiatives in many states, including Ohio. We hope that you will exercise your vote if your jurisdiction holds an election tomorrow.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Thursday, November 9th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 118
    • 1-L Research Review; Lunch & Lexis points.
    • Please register in advance.
  • Tuesday, November 7th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 2
      • Terms & Connectors Searching with Ronald Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B

 

Featured Resources

 

Welcome Back from Fall Break!

2017 Schwartz Lecture: Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor, Chief Counsel for the House Committee on the Judiciary, will present “Federal Tort Reform: Policy, Law and Practice.” he presentation will start at the level of general policy, addressing federal tort reform’s role in our representative republic within a separation of powers system. It will then discuss the legal framework that governs federal tort reform, including its basis in the original understanding of the Commerce Clause as set out in the Federalist Papers. It will conclude at the level of practice and discuss the nuts and bolts of modern federal tort reform, including specific legislative responses to particular problems, such as federal tort reform statutes facilitating public responses to the threats posed by terrorism, pandemics, and cyber-attacks. Join us for the lecture at 12:10 P.M. on Tuesday, October 17th, in Room 114.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Thursday, October 19th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 2
      • Researching Statutes with Ronald Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
  • Wednesday, October 25th
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn
      • Business Filings with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch & Lexis Points awarded; advance registration required.

 

Fall Break Week: Some New Resources to Consider

Powernotes and Procertas Legal Tech Assessment

No doubt, your fall break schedule is already full. When you come back, we recommend that you take a look at two new resources that can help you now with your research and writing, and later when you want to show future employers that you are a technology wiz.

PowerNotes is an online research platform that helps you manage research and organize it. The Law Library has purchased a trial subscription for the law school. Enable the PowerNotes Chrome Extension and you can highlight and file away information. Your highlights, notes, and urls are saved under custom topics that you create in project folders. PowerNotes allows you to gather excerpts from any online resources, including Lexis and Westlaw, and save, highlight, or annotate this content within customized research subjects with a single click. You can build and edit an outline as you research — if you want to change your outline, you can drag and drop your research subjects to restructure your outline. PowerNotes also saves links to all of your sources to help ensure that you cite to sources accurately. Create your PowerNotes user ID using your UC email address.

The Procertas Legal Tech Assessment helps you learn how to powerfully use the Microsoft Office Products — Word, Excel, and PowerPoint — which are the most widely used productivity applications at legal employers. It includes both training and assessment modules, and is available to all UC law students. To gain access, contact Professor and Library Director Ken Hirsh.

 

Before You Head Off for Fall Break Next Week

Research Training Opportunities

We know that your are getting antsy for fall break, but to get the most of this last week before your “week off,” take advantage of these research training sessions.

  • Wednesday, October 4th
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
      • Statutory Surveys, grab a lunch and get Lexis points! Advance registration is required.
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
  • Thursday, October 5th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 5
      • Terms & Connector Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30. – 2:55 P.M. in Room 302
  • Friday, October 6th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Terms & Connector Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

International Wrongful Convictions Week

You likely know that the College of Law is home to the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Institute for Justice and its Ohio Innocence Project. This week the college and the OIP recognize Monday, October 2nd, International Wrongful Conviction Day. See the posted schedule, which includes an Exoneree Panel and Discussion on Monday, beginning at 12:30 P.M. in Room 114. Also, please check out the display at the library entrance.

Attend Oral Arguments Before the Ohio First District Court of Appeals

Judges Beth Myers, Marilyn Zayas, and Charles Miller will hear three cases in Room 114 from 9:00 A.M. – Noon.

Featured Resources

When Books are Banned

Banned Books Week

Many of us take for granted that libraries and bookstores offer any book that we might need or want to read. Yet, the history of this country includes many cases where communities, government agencies, or others seek to ban books. The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom monitors challenges to books and prepares an annual report with its findings. Susan Boland has included information from this year’s report, including a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2016, on our library video display. She’s set out court decisions about some challenges on the display table. Please take a look, and let’s all work together to preserve accessto diverse points of view and open access to information for all of us.

Library &Lexis Lunch & Learn

Next week’s session is about statutory surveys; please join Susan Boland and Ashley Russell on Wednesday, October 4th, from 12:15 – 1:15 in Room 302. Lunch and Lexis points will be provided; advance registration is necessary.

Additional Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Thursday, October 5th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 5
      • Terms & Connectors Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 302
  • Friday, October 6th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 2
      • Terms & Connectors Searching with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

 

This Week’s Training Sessions and Featured Resources

Upcoming Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, September 20th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Case Law & Citators with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn with Susan Boland and Ashley Russell
      • Terms & Connector Searching; Lunch provided and earn Lexis points!
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M.; registration required
  • Thursday, September 21st
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Case Law & Citators with Susan Boland
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, September 22nd
    • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. Students
      • Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in the Computer Lab

Featured Resources