This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we are publicizing our job posting for Instructional & Reference Services Librarian; teaching Advanced Legal Research; focusing on wellness resources; celebrating Wellness Week; and continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month. We’re also previewing Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

The Robert S. Marx Law Library Is Hiring an Instructional & Reference Services Librarian

The Robert S. Marx Law Library at the University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the position of Instructional & Reference Services Librarian. As an integral part of the College of Law, the Library helps prepare law students for legal practice and supports faculty scholarship and teaching. The Instructional & Reference Services Librarian reports to the Associate Director of the Law Library. View more information at #80923.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Mar. 7, 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

Wednesday, Mar. 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

Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know About a Career in the Law 

Available via the Aspen Learning Library, this text addresses the realities of law firm practice, especially in large firms, and gives pre-law students, law students, and new attorneys a realistic view of the opportunities and challenges most often encountered by women lawyers. It critically addresses business, cultural, and personal conditions and offers strategies for dealing with them, including how to manage expectations in the context of actual job conditions and the dynamics of personal/professional life struggles.

The Legal Career: Knowing the Business, Thriving in Practice 

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this book features chapters on the structure and business of a law firm; the corporate law department; the emergence of law companies; legal technology; access to justice; employment and diversity in the legal profession; lawyer well-being; and legal education reform. Students will learn from detailed, insightful interviews of people working in law.

The Zen of Law School Success

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, The Zen of Law School Success offers a comprehensive approach to succeeding in law school. Zen is about simplicity, balance, knowing your universe, knowing yourself, and staying focused on the path to enlightenment. Like the Zen path to enlightenment, law school success is about balance (between studying and other aspects of life, as well as balancing your study time between subjects, outlining, etc.), knowing your universe (knowing not only the subject matter tested, but knowing how the questions are constructed, knowing what to look for, etc.), knowing yourself (what type of essay writer you are, what type of learner you are, what type of exam taker you are, etc.), and staying focused on your path (when to study, what to do when you are stressed out, what to do when you don¿t know a subject very well, etc.). In addition to offering a comprehensive approach to succeeding in law school, the book also offers practical advice for doing well during the classroom Socratic method, navigating the law school environment, managing law school stress, and getting a job after graduation.

Featured Guide

Resiliency & Wellness for Law Students & Lawyers

Law school and the legal profession can be stressful! This guide will provide resources to help you through the tough times.

Featured Treatise

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession (e-book)

Legal professionals are thought to have higher levels of mental health issues and lower levels of well-being than the general population. Drawing on qualitative data from new research with legal practitioners, this in-depth study of mental health and well-being is a timely contribution to the urgent international debate on these issues. The authors present a comprehensive discussion of the cultural, structural and other causes of legal professionals’ compromised well-being. They explore the everyday demands and difficulties of the legal working environment and consider the impacts on individuals, the legal profession and wider society.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law: Health In Focus Lawyer Well-Being

Available on Bloomberg Law, includes documents from Bloomberg Law’s Practical Guidance collection that relate to managing employee rights and needs, including the needs of lawyers seeking assistance with well-being. After two 2016 studies set off alarm bells on the mental health of the legal profession, a small group of lawyers formed a national task force and started a movement to improve the health and well-being of the legal profession. As a result of this movement, there is an increasing amount of resources available for law students, lawyers, and judges who want help dealing with issues ranging from ways to cope with stress to substance use disorders.

Featured Website

Institute for Well-Being In Law

In August 2017, the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being published a comprehensive report titled The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change. The release of the report resulted in a national movement among stakeholders in the legal profession to take action to improve well-being. In December 2020, the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) was formed to carry on the movement launched by the National Task Force. IWIL is dedicated to the betterment of the legal profession by focusing on a holistic approach to well-being. Through advocacy, research, education, technical and resource support, and stakeholders’ partnerships, it is driven to lead a culture shift in law to establish health and well-being as core centerpieces of professional success.

Featured Videos

Lawyer Well-Being YouTube Channel

Anne Brafford ( created the Lawyer Well-Being Channel to support Lawyer Well-Being Week, which is an annual event for which Anne led the launch in 2020. The week is dedicated to heightened attention to the well-being needs of lawyers and to the growing “lawyer well-being movement.” While Lawyer Well-Being Week lasts only a handful of days each year, resources will be available year-round to aid lawyers and their support teams in their efforts to boost health and happiness.

Wellness Week


March 7-11, 2022 is Wellness Week at UC Law! Follow the UC Law Student Affairs Twitter page and join the College Wellness Facebook group page for regular posts on wellness events and self-care. Share your well-being activities with #LawStudentWellness, #ABAMentalHealth, and #BeWellUCLaw.

Visit the Law Library’s Wellness Week Display

Marx Law Library Wellness Week Display

UC Law & Campus Wellness Events

Monday March 7, 2022

Coffee & Conversation: Taking Care of YOU

8:30 a.m.
1st Floor Cafeteria
Come enjoy some coffee or tea and mingle with your fellow students. While supplies last. A Wellness Week event, sponsored by UC Law Student Affairs.

Free HIV Testing

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TUC 405
The Student Wellness Center partners with Caracole, the region’s nonprofit AIDS Service Organization to provide free, confidential HIV testing. Walk-in, complete a finger prick rapid test, and receive your results in 20 minutes!

Safe Spring Break: Body Positivity

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TUC Mainstreet
Stop by the Student Wellness Center table on MainStreet to pick up a body positivity affirmation and write one for another student. Miniature free mirrors will also be given out!

Bearcat Support Network

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This is a weekly peer-led support group! For more information and location link please fill out the google form and sign up for a group. More information.

Yoga Mondays

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Student Wellness Center
Starting February 7th, the Student Wellness Center will be hosting a free yoga class every Monday. The class is free and will be taught by a registered yoga instructor. RSVP as spots are limited to 10 per class due to COVID-19 protocols. Come join us for a restorative flow to make your week better!

Bearcats Recovery Community Meetings

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bearcat Recovery Community meetings are a place for students who are in recovery or seeking recovery from alcohol, drugs, and other addictions to share their experiences. All meetings are held on Monday nights from 7 pm-8 pm.

Tuesday March 8, 2022

15 Minute Guided Meditation

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Student Wellness Center
A quick 15 minute guided meditation session. RSVP

15 Minute Guided Meditation

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Student Wellness Center
A quick 15 minute guided meditation session. RSVP

15 Minute Guided Meditation

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Student Wellness Center
A quick 15 minute guided meditation session. RSVP

Self-Care Tuesdays – Meditation & Journaling

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
480 Steger Student Life Center
The Student Wellness Center and Women Helping Women on-campus Advocates will be hosting self-care nights every Tuesday in March (1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th). Each day has a different theme. RSVP

Wednesday March 9, 2022

Student Wellness Center Open House

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Student Wellness Center
Hear from UC’s first lady, Jennifer Pinto, and other student speakers to highlight the new Wellness Center space! RSVP

Stress Busting Table

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Stop by the 1st Floor Wellness Wall Table to learn more about stress busting and enter a raffle to win a wellness basket ($50 value)! Get an extra entry by attending the Jones Center Urgent Conversations event.

Jones Center Urgent Conversations: Putting Your Mask on First: Supporting Wellness in the Midst of COVID-19 and Injustice

7:00 p.m.
Zoom. See the Law Student Intranet for Zoom link.
Pre-readings are on Canvas

Thursday March 10, 2022

Free Movie with SBA: Dark Waters

7:00 p.m.
Esquire Theater
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world’s largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life – to expose the truth.

Friday March 11, 2022

Coloring With the Wellness Center

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Student Wellness Center
The Student Wellness Center invites you to stop by, do some coloring, and de-stress. RSVP

Let’s Talk Virtual Counseling with Dr. Shane Gibbons of CAPS

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (UC Law’s designated time)

View Wellness Resources

Resiliency & Wellness for Law Students & Lawyers — Robert S. Marx Law Library guide

Wellness Week Law Student Intranet (requires UC authentication)

UC Student Wellness Center

ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs Mental Health Awareness Resources

March Is Women’s History Month

Women carrying signs that say Can Until You Can't

The 2022 Women’s History theme is “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” According to the National Women’s History Alliance it “is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.”

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”

UC College of Law & Campus Events Celebrating Women’s History Month

All Month

UC Libraries Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Display at UCBA Library

Women’s History Month at the UCBA LibraryFor the month of March, the UCBA Library is featuring a multi-disciplinary selection of books highlighting the global contributions of women as part of Women’s History Month. These featured books are located on a table near the Library’s Information Desk.

UC Athletics Celebrates Women’s History Month

Throughout March, 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, March 7, 2022

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
TUC 405
Do you know our status? Take charge of your health! Come by TUC 405 on Monday for free HIV testing in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this week. We can #StopHIVTogether.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day With UC Law Women

12:15 p.m.
Room 100B
Jenny Brady, the former executive director and current advisor of SOTENI International, will speak about HIV and sub-Saharan African women being more than their status.

“We Are Lady Parts” Screenings & Discussion (Part 1)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location TBA
This International Women’s Day, join the LGBTQ Center, UC Women’s Center, and UC International for two screenings of the Peacock original series “We Are Lady Parts.” The British sitcom follows a punk rock band of diverse Muslim women as they search for a lead singer and get a proper gig. Both days, enjoy free snacks, watch 3 short episodes, and stay for a rich discussion!

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions: Tools and Strategies for Women and Their Allies

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join the UC Women’s Center, the Faculty Enrichment Center, and HERS for this virtual training and discussion geared toward professional women and their allies in the workplace. Microaggressions are frequently thinly veiled everyday instances of sexism, racism, homophobia (and more) that can have a long-lasting impact on their recipients. Learn how to navigate these everyday, subtle, and often unintentional interactions or behaviors that communicate bias toward historically marginalized groups. Open to all UC faculty and staff or any gender. Log on for training #112516 OneStop.

5 More Resources to Learn More about Women’s History

This week’s resources will focus on webinars and oral histories.

ABA Women Trailblazers Project

The Women Trailblazers in the Law Project (WTP) captures the oral histories of women pioneers in the legal profession nationwide, memorializing their stories in their own voices and preserving their experiences and observations for future generations. Stanford Law School’s Robert Crown Law Library agreed to digitize and ingest the WTP collection into Stanford’s institutional repository and to create this site to host and promote it.

The Financial Future is Female: Women Lawyers & Wealth Creation

This four-webinar series is intended to educate women lawyers on wealth creation and management and empower them with their money. Recordings of the webinars, PowerPoint slides, and additional resources are available on this page. (These webinars and resources are intended for educational and informational purposes only).

Empowering Your Own Financial Future: An Overview

At any stage in your career, you can begin to focus on creating your own wealth and apply practical methods in setting your own path. Not everyone’s path is the same, and a panel of three women lawyers from different demographics and career stages share their experience with wealth creation and the barriers they may have faced.

Young Lawyers: A Deep Dive on Debt, Health, and Wealth

This webinar is intended to empower young lawyers early in their career to take control of their finances, and have the knowledge to overcome the barriers facing them as they create long term financial health and wealth. It focuses on helping young lawyers implement strategies to manage debt and create long term financial health and wealth.

The Workplace Caregiver Challenge and Its Impact on Wealth

This webinar is intended to empower lawyers in any stage of their career where they find themselves needed to take care of a loved one and provide them with the knowledge to better navigate the responsibilities of caregiving. It focuses on challenges that face caregivers as they try to balance caregiving and work and provide guidance on how to navigate this responsibility.

The Six Pillars of Financial Wellness

As 2022 started with New Year’s resolutions about money and personal finance, this webinar provides a holistic approach to the six pillars of financial wellness, including why it is crucial to financially plan ahead for caregiving and methods on how to do it. This webinar is intended to provide lawyers in any stage of their career with practical resources and advice to be better equipped to plan for their financial future.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Women in the Legal World, Aspen Institute (2017)

Justice Ginsburg describes discrimination against women in the legal profession.

International Women’s Day 2022: Ending Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

Gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) is defined as violence and harassment directed at people because of their sex or gender. Rooted in discriminatory gender norms, institutions and laws, and buttressed by a lack of accountability for perpetrators, GBVH occurs in all societies as a means of control, subjugation and exploitation that reflects and reinforces gender inequality. Buoyed by the resurgence of the #MeToo movement in late 2017, and with the support of ABA policy adopted in 2018 in June 2019, the International Labor Organization adopted Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work, including gender-based violence and harassment. International Labor Convention 190 is the first binding international labor standard to comprehensively address these abuses in the workplace. The Convention and the Recommendation take a feminist and gender-responsive approach, recognizing that women and other workers experiencing multiple forms of exclusion and discrimination are facing the highest rates of violence and harassment and need to be centered in the employer policies and national laws drafted to eliminate it.

In recognition of International Women’s Day, join this webinar focused on this new global labor standard and how it can be used to bolster efforts by the U.S. government, employers, and workers’ organizations to prevent and address GBVH in the world of work.

Women’s History Month: Female Justices Proof of Social Change, Ohio Channel (2019)

The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center is full of history. There are a lot of portraits and sculptures of famous faces, such as George Washington and the seven Ohioans who became U.S. presidents. In most of these images, there’s a notable element missing – women. In total, only 12 of the 161 justices have been women but in the last 30 years, more females have served the state’s high court than males.

March 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, March 8, 2022

State v. Drain – This is a death penalty case with sixteen legal issues that fall under the categories of whether the death sentence imposed on Drain was a violation of defendant’s US Constitutional and Ohio Constitutional rights; whether the right to effective assistance of counsel was violated; whether prosecutorial misconduct violated the defendant’s US and Ohio Constitutional rights; whether the trial court violated the defendant’s US and Ohio Constitutional rights; whether Ohio’s death penalty statute violates the US Constituion; whether execution by lethal injection as administered by the State of Ohio violates defendant’s US and Ohio Constitutional rights; whether the cumulative effect of trial error resulted in violations of the defendant’s US and Ohio Constitutional rights. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Blanton – (1) whether the doctrine of res judicata bars a criminal defendant from raising a claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel for the first time in a post-conviction proceeding if the claim could have been raised on direct appeal; and (2) whether res judicata applies to claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel if additional evidence must be presented in court to meaningfully explain how the original trial lawyer was ineffective. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Michael v. Miller – whether an equitable lien imposed by a trial court takes precedence over an express lien secured using the Uniform Commercial Code. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Walling v. Brenya – whether a negligence claim against a hospital for granting privileges to a doctor go forward if there is no legal determination that a doctor sued for medical malpractice was negligent. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Stutler – whether a trial court can deny a change to the restrictions placed on a person in a mental health institution if the state didn’t present clear and convincing evidence to block the change. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Ames v. Rootstown Twp. Bd. of Trustees – whether a court can issue one injunction to prohibit future violations and levy one civil forfeiture if a court finds that a public body committed multiple, similar violations of the Ohio Open Meetings Act. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

State v. Brown – whether immunity from civil liability for false statements made in a civil case prohibits the state from filing criminal charges based on those false statements. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

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