Welcome back from your holiday break! As this week’s short courses launch, most of you are getting ready for the full class schedule that begins next week. Let the Law Library help!
New Year, New Hours
Law Library Circulation Desk Hours
- Monday — Friday 9am – 5pm
College of Law Building Hours & Law Library Access
- Monday — Friday 9am – 9pm
- Saturday 9am – 5pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure
The Law Library will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day but never fear, all of our virtual resources will be available!
Resources to Help You “Spring into Action”
- Library Research Guides provide you expert guidance on dozens of subjects
- Study Aids give you 24/7 online access to help with all of your subjects
- Introduction to Study Aids & Research Guides Video
- West Academic Study Aids
- 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.
- Lexis Overdrive Study Aids
- Login using your UC credentials
- Wolters Kluwer Study Aids
- Login using your UC credentials
- Video tutorials demonstrate research techniques on many subjects
- Revisit our blog post on study tips and resources for studying smarter
- Need Canvas or Zoom help?
January Arguments at the United States Supreme Court
From SCOTUS Blog:
Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
- Pham v. Guzman Chavez — whether the detention of an alien who is subject to a reinstated removal order and who is pursuing withholding or deferral of removal is governed by 8 U.S.C. § 1231, or instead by 8 U.S.C. § 1226.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
- Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski — whether a government’s post-filing change of an unconstitutional policy moots nominal-damages claims that vindicate the government’s past, completed violation of a plaintiff’s constitutional right.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021
- AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission — whether Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, by authorizing “injunction[s],” also authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to demand monetary relief such as restitution—and if so, the scope of the limits or requirements for such relief.
Lawfare Compiles Criminal Charges Stemming from Insurrection at the Capitol
A lot has happened since the end of last semester. Last week was a tough one and that’s saying something after the year we’ve had. For those following the events of late last week, Lawfare has begun compiling a continuously updated list and links of the criminal charges being filed in both the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Hat Tip to AALL’s KnowItAALL.
- UC Spring Semester COVID Update
- All students in University Housing or who come onto campus for on-campus activities related to academics, research, work or recreation will be required to complete a COVID-19 test at the time of their return to campus.On-campus return testing will be offered throughout the move-back period, extending from Jan. 6-24. This testing will be offered from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. each day (except Monday, Jan. 18). Testing will take place in the basketball courts of the Campus Recreation Center. Testing is by appointment only.
- UC COVID Dashboard
- College of Law COVID-19 Resources
- Law Library Click & Collect
- To borrow items from the Law Library, please place a hold on the item in UCLID. Requested items will be pulled, checked out, and an email sent to you when the items are ready to be picked up. These items will be labeled and placed on the desk across from the circulation desk and should be picked up within 48 hours. Non-law students, staff, or faculty should contact Circulation to arrange for pick-up.
- UC Libraries Click & Collect
- Need to get a book from another UC Library? Be sure and check the Click & Collect page to familiarize yourself with how the other UC libraries are handling requests for books. Each library is different!
- Hamilton County COVID Resources
- State of Ohio COVID Resources
- State of Kentucky COVID Resources
- State of Indiana COVID Resources
Self-Care in Difficult Times
Don’t forget to take care of yourself!
- 25 Stay-At-Home Self-Care Ideas During COVID-19
- We Asked Mental Health Professionals How to Cope With the Trauma of Watching Extremists Storm the Capitol
- You Should Make Self-Care a Priority Like These Therapists Are in 2021
- Amid COVID-19, Politics and the US Capitol Breach, How to Cope with the Stress of the News
- How to Deal with Law School Stress in Healthy Ways