This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we are teaching Advanced Legal Research and Bankruptcy research, focusing on Bankruptcy resources, and celebrating Black History Month.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Feb. 7, 2022

Bankruptcy Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100A

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022

Advanced Legal Research

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen & Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Featured Study Aids

The Law of Bankruptcy (Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this comprehensive text provides an exhaustive analysis and discussion of every aspect of bankruptcy law, including an overview of bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor: Examples & Explanations

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, 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.

Understanding Bankruptcy

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, 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.

Featured Guide

Bankruptcy Research

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 Treatise

Collier on Bankruptcy

Available on Lexis, 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. Overview; Jurisdiction; Appeals; etc.: Collier provides a history and overview of bankruptcy law, along with detailed coverage of the bankruptcy court system and procedural and jurisdictional issues. It also addresses bankruptcy crimes, professional responsibility, mediation, the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 and ancillary and cross-border insolvency cases. Analysis of Bankruptcy Code: Collier covers Bankruptcy Code sections 101 through 1532, with chapters keyed sequentially to individual Code sections. Each chapter contains a discussion of the current law governing the applicable Code provision along with its history and derivation.

Featured Website

Bankruptcy (U.S. Courts website)

The U.S. Courts pages on Bankruptcy are a guide to basic bankruptcy law and they offer links to Bankruptcy forms.

Featured Videos

U.S. Courts: Bankruptcy Basics

Find information about bankruptcy laws, including answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. These videos will give you basic information about the process, the relief it offers, and how to find the legal help you may need.

February is Black History Month

Black History Month

This year’s theme for Black History Month is Black Health and Wellness. According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, “[t]his theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora. The 2022 theme considers activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well.”

UC College of Law & Campus Events Celebrating Black History Month

Law Library Display Showcasing the Life of Judge Nathaniel Jones

The law library is pleased to invite you to view the newest display showcasing the life of Judge Nathaniel Jones. The College of Law’s Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice is named in honor of Judge Jones and his life’s work in promoting social justice. The College of Law is privileged to host Judge Jones’s archives. Please come by the main entrance of the law library to view documents and artifactsfrom Judge Jones’s storied career.

Previous Marx Markings posts on Judge Jones

UC Athletics Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout February, UC Athletics will celebrate with a month-long digital storytelling effort on and the Bearcats social platforms. Student-athletes from all sports will discuss the meaning and importance of this month through social posts and graphics.


Monday, February 7, 2022

HIV Testing

11:00am – 2:00pm
African American Cultural & Resource Center, 60 W. Charlton
In observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb. 7), the African American Cultural & Resource Center supports the efforts of the Student Wellness Center and their partnership with Caracole to provide FREE & Confidential HIV testing to students on campus. No appointment necessary. Walk-in, complete a rapid test (no needles) and receive results in 15 minutes! HIV testing will continue the first Monday of each month.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

‘Self Care Is Health Care’ Lunch & Learn

11:30am – 12:45 pm
UC Blue Ash, Walters 100
Join professional life and business coach Tarita Preston for an interactive 60-minute session exploring self-mastery. Sessions are designed to take a deep dive into finding the greatest opportunities to create safety, security and balance in our professional and personal lives. Preston will help challenge current ways of thinking that may be driving daily feelings, choices and decisions and the importance of taking care and protecting our mental health and well-being in these trying times. There will be a Zoom link for attending virtually; if attending in person, lunch will be provided by Soleil Kitchen. Visit UC Blue Ash Black History Month Events for more information

BLSA General Meeting

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Room 303
BLSA will be screening an exciting new documentary centered around the experiences of Black lawyers titled “Becoming Black Lawyers,” followed by a brief discussion.

Mindful Meditation Moment

12:30pm – 12:45pm
Join in on 15 minutes of mindfulness and meditation in UC Blue Ash Muntz Hall. Lunch is provided.

Drink ‘n Think Lecture Series on African American History: Universities and Slave Benefactors

Sip, laugh, learn and grow at Ludlow Wines, 343 Ludlow Ave., with host UC Associate Professor of History Holly McGee every Wednesday in February for a four-part “Drink ‘n Think” lecture series on African American history.
This Wednesday learn about Universities and Slave Benefactors: Understand the connection between the slave trade and the history of financing/endowment of institutions of higher learning and their contemporary fortunes.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

4A Virtual Black History Trivia Night

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join the UC African American Alumni Affiliate (4A) as they celebrate a virtual Black history trivia night. Participants will be able to compete for a number of different prizes by using their knowledge of Black history. The event is free to participate and there will be a Zoom link (TBA). For more information, contact Justin Gibson.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Classy Cats Valentine’s Day talent showcase

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Zimmer 400
It’s finally back!  The annual Valentine’s Day talent showcase will present a $100 raffle and the best talent will receive a special gift. Open to anyone 18 and over in the Cincinnati area. Free admission!

5 Resources to Learn More about Black History

Last week we focused on resources regarding African Americans in the legal profession. This week we focus on resources that will help you learn more about Black history and culture.

The 1619 Project: Pulitzer Center

The 1619 Project launched in August 2019 with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, including essays and creative works by journalists, historians, and artists. The project illuminates the legacy of slavery in the contemporary United States, and highlights the contributions of Black Americans to every aspect of American society. As the official education partner for The 1619 Project, the Pulitzer Center has provided free curricular materials, hosted open-access events, and engaged with educators across the country who are eager to share its perspectives with their students. These partnerships continue to expand and deepen as we support the creation and use of new materials by a growing educator community.

Library of Congress: African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition

The Paris Exposition of 1900 included a display devoted to the history and “present conditions” of African Americans. W.E.B. Du Bois and special agent Thomas J. Calloway spearheaded the planning, collection and installation of the exhibit materials, which included 500 photographs. The Library of Congress holds approximately 220 mounted photographs reportedly displayed in the exhibition (LOTs11293-11308), as well as material specially compiled by Du Bois: four photograph albums showing “Types” and “Negro Life” (LOT 11930); three albums entitled “The Black Code of Georgia, U.S.A.,” offering transcriptions of Georgia state laws relating to blacks, 1732-1899 (LOT 11932); and 72 drawings charting the condition of African Americans at the turn of the century (LOT 11931). The materials cataloged online include all of the photos in LOT 11930, and any materials in the other groups for which copy negatives have been made.

Library of Congress: The Civil Rights Era in the U.S. News & World Report Photographs Collection

The collection’s photographs by U.S. News & World Report staff photographers of activities and actions relating to African-American civil rights makes it one of the division’s richest sources of rights-free images of this movement. The coverage tends to focus on demonstrations, meetings, hearings, and the aftermath of racially motivated violence, rather than showing violent confrontations in progress, as is characteristic of civil rights photographs that have become associated with the period.

Library of Congress: The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture

The exhibit covers four areas –Colonization, Abolition, Migrations, and the WPA– of the many covered by the Mosaic. These topics were selected not only because they illustrate well the depth, breadth, and richness of the Library’s black history collections, but also because of the significant and interesting interplay among them. For example, the “back-to-Africa” movement represented by the American Colonization Society is vigorously opposed by abolitionists, and the movement of blacks to the North is documented by the writers and artists who participated in federal projects of the 1930s.

National Museum of African American History & Culture: Slavery & Freedom Exhibit 1400-1877

Explore the history of slavery in the U.S. and the stories of African Americans whose struggles for freedom shaped the nation.

February Oral Arguments at the Ohio Supreme Court

You can view the live stream of oral arguments on the Court’s website or see them after the arguments take place in the Ohio Channel archives.

Ohio Supreme Court Chamber

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

State v. Hansard – whether at a suppression hearing, the trial court must consider an officer’s alleged racial bias when determining whether probable cause was established for a traffic stop. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Bunta v. Mast – (1) whether a member of a dissolved limited liability company may make a tort claim of conversion against the company manager who used the dissolved company’s assets to start a new company; and (2) whether a manager who complies with a limited liability company’s operating agreement can he be liable for conversion if he dissolves the company and uses its assets to start a new company? Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Neuro-Commc’n Serv. Inc. v. Cincinnati Insur. Co., et al. – Certified Question from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio: whether the presence of the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, or a person infected with COVID-19 constitute direct physical loss or damage to property for commercial insurance policy purposes.
Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Ohio v. G.K. – whether dismissed charges in a case can be sealed if a criminal conviction in a case is not eligible to be sealed. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Portage County Educators Ass’n for Developmental Disabilities – Unit B, OEA/NEA v. State Employment Relations Bd, Case Nos. 2021-0190 and 2021-0191 – (1) whether Ohio Rev. Code sec. 4117.11(B)(7), which prohibits public employee organizations from picketing at certain locations, is constitutional under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment; and (2) whether the provision in the law that bars picketing at “any place of private employment of any public official or representative of the public employer” is constitutional as a reasonable time, place, or manner restriction on speech. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Haynes – (1) whether under the Ohio Rules of Criminal Procedure, a prosecutor must provide a bill of particulars, detailing the basis for criminal charges, if it is requested; and (2) whether the requirement to provide a bill of particulars to a criminal defendant can be satisfied by providing open-file discovery. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Vill. of Newburgh Heights et al. v. Ohio – (1) whether a state law that reduces a municipality’s state funding by the amount of income generated by its traffic-camera program exceeds the General Assembly’s discretionary spending power; and (2) whether the state traffic-camera laws violate the Ohio Constitution’s Home Rule Amendment. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Moore – whether the offense of retaliation occurs in the place where the defendant made a threat, where the victim is located, or where the original crime is prosecuted. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview


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