This Week at the Law Library…

Constitution Week

The Law Library is celebrating Constitution Week!

  • Check out our Constitution Week Display: Constitutional Conflict & the Supreme Court
  • Stop by the Marx Law Library Table Outside Room 114 to browse the oldest and rarest print books about the Constitution, September 17, 10:00am -2:00pm
  • Constitution Day Lecture:
    • Melissa Murray, professor of law at New York University School of Law , will discuss constitutional conflict and the U.S. Supreme Court’s role in resolving such conflict in her talk “Looking Ahead: Constitutional Conflict and the Court.”
    • Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 12:15pm in Room 114
  • Test your knowledge of the Constitution!
    • Try one of the Basic, Intermediate, or Expert level crossword puzzles on our display table!

Research Instruction

Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • Prof. Bryant’s Legislative & Statutory Interpretation Seminar
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will go over how to do Federal and State legislative history research and discuss other resources for statutory interpretation
    • 3:05pm – 4:00pm
    • Room 306

Thursday, Sept. 19

  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, Section 3
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will teach section 3 how to research cases and use citators
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Room 100B
  • Prof. Smith’s Lawyering I, Section 4
    • Associate Director of Public & Research Services Susan Boland will teach section 4 how to research cases and use citators
    • 1:30pm – 2:55pm
    • Room 100A

Friday, Sept. 20

  • Prof. Oliver’s Lawyering I, section 2
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will teach section 2 how to research secondary sources
    • 9:00am – 10:25am
    • Room 100B
  • Prof. Oliver’s Lawyering I, section 6
    • Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will teach section 6 how to research secondary sources
    • 10:40am – 12:05pm
    • Room 100B

Featured Study Aids

  • Principles of Constitutional Law
    • Available via the West Academic subscription and Law Ref 2 KF4550 .N69 2016
    • This study aid 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 and KF4550 .R43 2012
    • 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. Individual rights and liberties follow a concept organization-Due Process, Equal Protection, and First Amendment.
  • Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies by Erwin Chemerinsky
    • Available Law Reserves Law Reserves KF4550 .C427 2015
    • Erwin Chemerinsky’s popular treatise clearly states the law and identifies the underlying policy issues in each area of constitutional law.

Featured Database

  • HeinOnline: Congress & the Courts
    • Congress and the Courts brings together materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts and provides all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the judiciary. This collection focuses on the development and growth of the federal courts and judiciary and is a source of original material of congressional fact finding and decision making. Decades of legislative intent, testimony, and pre-enactment history is provided in this collection.

Featured Guide

  • Federal Legislative History Guide by Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones
    • This guide is designed to help you understand the Federal Legislative process as well as what documents comprise a legislative history. It covers the major print materials, free web sources, and online databases. The guide can be used by students, faculty members, lawyers, and the general public.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is nationally recognized during the dates of September 15 – October 15 as of 1988 to acknowledge the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino-Americans to the United States. This year the theme is “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation.”

President Trump’s Proclamation

Governor DeWine’s Proclamation

Local Events:

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Luncheon Monday, Sept. 16 12pm – 1pm TUC 400B
  • Noche Latina with FC Cincinnati Wednesday, Sept. 18
    • Pregame 5:30pm on Sheakley Lawn
    • Game Match 7:30pm Nippert Stadium
  • Hispanic Volunteer Week with LEA Sept. 22 through Sept. 28
    • Follow Instagram @latinxenaccion_uc for more information
  • LULAC Scholarship Celebration Tuesday, Sept. 24 6pm – 8:30pm Northern Kentucky University
  • Journey of Latina Judge Marilyn Zayas ’97: An Insider’s View of Ohio’s Court of Appeals for University and Law School Students, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2:00-3:30pm, First District Court of Appeals, 230 E. 9th St., 12th Floor.  Join Judge Zayas as she shares her personal journey to encourage and inspire the next generation to pursue their dreams regardless of the challenges they face.  RSVP here.
  • Being Brown: Sonia Sotomayor and the Latinx Question, Lázaro Lima, Hunter College, CUNY, 4 PM, October 3 at the Taft Research Center
  • Ohio Latino Student Summit, Friday, Oct. 4 8am – 4pm TUC 4th Floor
  • Latin Night with LEA, Friday Oct. 4 TBA
  • Volunteer Day with The Cincinnati USA Hispanic Chamber, Sunday Oct. 12, 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Ending Taco Tuesday, Tuesday Oct. 15 2pm – 4pm at the EPS Office


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