This Week in the Law Library …

This Week’s Research Sessions

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

  • Bankruptcy Law Research, with Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
  • Prof. Kalsem’s Bankruptcy class
  • 10:40am – 12:05pm
  • Zoom


Featured Guide

  • Bankruptcy Research Guide — Shannon Kemen
    • This Guide is intended to assist researchers interested in studying bankruptcy law. The pages herein provide suggestions for resources to locate relevant case law, statutes, rules, legislative history, and databases. The guide includes both free resources and, where indicated, resources only available to the UC or UC Law School community.


Featured Database


Featured Treatise

  • Collier on Bankruptcy
    • Available on Lexis for law students & law faculty
    • Written and edited by leading scholars and practitioners, Collier on Bankruptcy is the preeminent treatise in the bankruptcy field. Long recognized as the most authoritative and comprehensive single source of bankruptcy law information, and cited in hundreds of opinions each year, Collier is a benchmark authority. Conveniently organized according to substance and function, Collier contains comprehensive analysis of statutory and procedural bankruptcy law.

Featured Video

  • Bankruptcy Basics (Video) – US Courts
    • What is bankruptcy? What happens in a bankruptcy case? Bankruptcy is a legal process that provides relief for individuals who can no longer pay all of their debts. If you are considering bankruptcy, this video will give you basic information about the process, the relief it offers, and how to find the legal help you may need.

Featured Study Aids

  • Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor: Examples & Explanations
    • Online via Wolters Kluwer study aids subscription
    • This text covers the rules of bankruptcy law and applies them in context, using the examples. It covers the nature, source, and policies of bankruptcy law formation; the framework of the debtor/creditor relationship; unsecured debt; secured debt and priorities; debt collection under state law; fraudulent transfers; bankruptcy jurisdiction, the powers of the bankruptcy court; debtor eligibility and bankruptcy relief; commencement and dismissal of the bankruptcy case; the automatic stay; property of the estate; trustee powers; executory contracts and unexpired leases; claims against the estate; Chapter 13 and 11 plans. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.
  • Principles of Bankruptcy Law (Concise Hornbook)
    • Online via West Academic subscription
    • This book focuses on the material covered in a typical law school course on Bankruptcy. It covers both business and consumer bankruptcy. The book explains basic bankruptcy concepts and then uses those concepts to make code provisions understandable.
  • Understanding Bankruptcy
    • Online via Lexis Overdrive
    • This book provides a detailed introduction to bankruptcy and related state and federal debtor-creditor law. It is equally useful in an introductory Creditors’ Rights course that emphasizes bankruptcy; a free-standing Bankruptcy course; or an advanced course in Chapter 11 Reorganization. It provides an ample explanation of the issues likely to arise in any of these courses, specifically including issues raised by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.

February is Black History Month

This year’s theme for Black History Month is The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

UC College of Law & Campus Events Celebrating Black History Month

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

  • 5th Annual Black Feminist Symposium: Radical Rest
    • 5:00pm
    • Sponsored by the UC Women’s Center
    • An in-house conference dedicated to uplifting Black scholarship and celebrating Black voices, forums, panels, and lectures that are led by students, staff, faculty, and community members. The Black Feminist Symposium works to unite black feminist work being done amongst UC members with the community at large.
    • For more information visit the UCWC website and register via CampusLINK.
  • Leading While Black – How Startup Founder Candice Matthews Brackeen Sustains Success in the World of Venture Capital
    • 6:00pm
    • Sponsored by CincyTech
    • RSVP via CampusLINK

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

  • COVID-19 & Black Americans
    • 11:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sponsored by the Taft Research Center & Department of Africana Studies
    • Zoom

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

  • Anti-Racist Community Engagement Virtual Conference
    • 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network, Kentucky Campus Compact (KyCC) and Ohio Campus Compact (OCC)
    • Register

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