Another Month Draws to Its Close

Women’s History Month and OER Week

Continuing the blog’s new habit of recognizing special months as they near their end, we join in celebrating Women’s History Month. Susan Boland has set up a library display on notable women in the law and the video display provides statistics on women’s participation as law firm partners. Please take a look at these materials. This week is Open Education Week, intended to draw attention to expand the educational opportunities for everyone, everywhere with open access to learning opportunities and openly available resources. The Marx Law Library hosts the College of Law’s open access Scholarship Repository, making our faculty’s writings available to anyone, anywhere at no cost. CALI, of which UC Law was a founding member, provides open casebooks on several law school subjects at its eLangdell project.

Research Training Session

  • Wednesday, March 27th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Bloomberg Law Faculty Update

Bloomberg Law representative Chris Bartkowski invites faculty and staff to join him for an update on the newest features at Bloomberg Law, including a new interface design. A light lunch will be provided; the session runs from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. on Thursday, March 30th in Room 302.

Featured Resources

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

We hope that you traveled to a sunny locale, and that you were not caught in last week’s winter storm. Take advantage of our research training this week and next!

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn

  • 1-L Lexis Training with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Thursday, March 23rd
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 114
    • Lunch & Lexis points; please register in advance.

 

Research Session

  • Wednesday, March 29th (next week)
    • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
    • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Featured Resources on Oral Advocacy

 

This Week in the Law Library: Approaching the Mid-Point!

Nearly Halfway Through the Semester

Spring break commences at the end of this week, with no classes March 13th – 17th. As we wish our students a refreshing week with the opportunity to relax and recharge, we also remind you of our spring break hours: No weekend hours beginning this coming Saturday, and 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday of next week.

Take a look at the library display on “Eyewitness Testimony and Forensic Evidence.”

Upcoming Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Session

  • 1-L Lexis Training with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Thursday, March 23rd
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 114
    • Lunch & Lexis points; please register in advance.

 

Featured Resources

This Week in the Law Library: Closing Out Black History Month

Black History Month

When you visit the library this week, please see the Celebrate Black History Month display on our front table and the video screen.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Monday, February 27th
    • Professor Bryant’s Legislative & Statutory Interpretation class
      • Researching Legislative History with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.

 

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

Is It Really “Presidents Day?”

[This post first appeared on February 15, 2016.]

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!

 

Recent Book Purchases, Legal Research Training, and More This Week!

Recent Book Acquisitions

Collections and Access Librarian Lisa Wernke is maintaining a guide to recent purchases by the library. It’s a handy way to learn about items that we’ve recently added to our collection.

Register Now: Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Searching News Sources with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
  • Thursday, February 16th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
  • Lunch – Lexis points! Advance registration is required.


Library Entrance Display

Please come in and view our Valentine’s Day displays on “Love and the Law.”

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, February 15th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 1
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 1:30. – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, February 17th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302


Featured Resources

  • Research Guide: Media Law
  • Database: Law360 available via your Lexis subscription.


This Week in the Law Library: Spring Semester Week 4

Register Now: Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Searching News Sources with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
  • Thursday, February 16th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
  • Lunch – Lexis points! Advance registration is required.


Next Week’s Research Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, February 15th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 3
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Friday, February 17th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:40 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Federal Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302


Featured Resources