This Week in the Law Library …

This week we’re back from spring break and we are wishing everyone good luck on the MPRE, teaching Administrative Law and Advanced Legal Research, focusing on resources to help you prepare for oral arguments, continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, and looking at this week’s US 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. 21, 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

Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2022

Advocacy, section 1

Associate Dean of Library Services, Michael Whiteman
Administrative Law
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 204

Advocacy, section 5

Electronic Resources​  & Instructional Technology Librarian Ron Jones
Advanced Searching
3:05pm – 4:30pm
Room 104

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 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

Successfully Competing in U. S. Moot Court Competitions

Available via the West Academic Study Aid subscription, this book is designed to help students prepare for team selection competitions as well as students who will be competing at U.S. moot court competitions. It includes advice on a range of issues–from selecting a partner to keeping the competition in perspective after it is over. It includes advice based on interviews with successful moot court coaches from several law schools.

Finding Your Voice in Law School

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, this book demystifies the law school experience by giving concrete guidance on answering questions in class, mock trials and moot courts, what to say during a job interview, and how to interact with professors and legal professionals.

Mastering Appellate Advocacy and Process

Available via the LexisNexis Digital Library, this book covers legal analysis, drafting, and advocacy techniques used in preparing appellate briefs, as well as oral advocacy techniques in a discussion that is useful to novices and old hands. The book also includes a chapter devoted to that particular law school exercise known as moot court, identifying how typical moot court competitions are like, and unlike, real world appellate practice.

Featured Guide

Oral Advocacy

This guide is designed to provide you with resources to help you with oral arguments in your Advocacy class or Moot Court.

Featured Treatise

Art of Advocacy: Appeals

Available on Lexis, Art of Advocacy: Appeals offers step-by-step practical analysis of written and oral arguments, with expert advice on preparation and presentation. Included are sample written briefs and oral arguments in products liability cases, medical malpractice cases, and wrongful death actions. Arguments are compared, do’s and don’ts are highlighted, and checklists are provided.

Featured Website


Oyez (pronounced OH-yay)—a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law—is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is the most complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and full-text Supreme Court opinions (through Justia). Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout the Court’s history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.

Featured Video

How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) — Neal Katyal

The secret to winning an argument isn’t grand rhetoric or elegant style, says US Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal — it takes more than that. With stories of some of the most impactful cases he’s argued before the Court, Katyal shows why the key to crafting a persuasive and successful argument lies in human connection, empathy and faith in the power of your ideas.

Week of Healing & Reconciliation Events

Monday, March 21, 2022

Racial Healing Circles, 12:30 – 2:00 pm, various rooms. Join UC’s Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) in facilitated racial healing circles. These circles are designed to create space for healing the harm caused by the matrices of oppression, including systemic racism and racial injustice. Facilitators will guide participants through sharing personal truths to spark the healing process. Sign up

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A Dialogue on Allyship, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Room 100B. Join the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Jones Center for a discussion on allyship. Participants will grapple with questions such as “What does it mean to be an ally? Why are allies important? How can someone be a better ally?”

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Student Town Hall, 12:15 – 1:15 pm, Room 104. Join SLEC and SBA for a student organized and student led Town Hall discussion. This Town Hall is an opportunity for student voices to be heard regarding the current state of the law school and for students to share ideas of what they’d envision form the law school’s future.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Coffee Corner with Melvin J. Gravely, II: 12:15 – 1:15 pm, 3rd Floor Crow’s Nest. These Jones Center events allow a unique opportunity for our law students to have casual conversations on a range of social justice topics. As part of the Week of Reconciliation, at this Coffee Corner we will be joined by Melvin J. Gravely, II, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TriVersity Construction, and author of Dear White Friend: The Realities of Race, the Power of Relationships and Our Path to Equity.

Friday, March 25, 2022

Corporate Law Symposium: Moving Beyond Race and “Diversity” in Race and Business Law, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, virtual. This Symposium confronts how the discourse around race and business law can move beyond diversity, and will bring scholars, practitioners, and business leaders together to discuss impediments and pathways to racial equity in business law. This event marks the first collaboration between the Corporate Law Center and the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice.

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.”

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 Libraries Research Guide of resources in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

UC Libraries Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights – In celebration of Women’s History Month, revisit the exhibit Women of the Movement: Leaders for Civil Rights and Voting Rights, profiling leaders from Sojourner Truth to Marian Spencer. A bibliography of library resources to learn more is included.

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.

5 More Resources to Learn More about Women’s History

In previous weeks we have focused on women in the legal profession and media resources on women’s history. This week we will focus on research databases that are useful for learning more about women’s history.

Gerritsen Collection

The Gerritsen Collection is an international digital library that spans four centuries and documents the lives and experiences of women in public and private arenas. The database contains 265 periodicals and 4¸471 monographs published from 1543-1945 in fifteen different languages.


Gender Watch is a full-text collection of journals¸ magazines¸ newsletters¸ regional publications¸ books¸ booklets and pamphlets¸ conference proceedings and governmental n-g-o and special reports devoted to women’s and gender issues. Contains materials dating back to the 1970’s. Incorporated the publication Women “R.

HeinOnline’s Women & Law

Women and the Law (Peggy) is a collection that brings together books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. It provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years.

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWA) is an international abstracting service designed to meet the information needs of all those working¸ teaching¸ studying or researching into any of the main areas of women’s studies. Each issue of Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts (SWA) gives the reader up-to-date news of developments within this field. All the major international journals and books are scanned and other original sources and cataloguing services regularly searched for appropriate items. Abstracts are prepared by an international team of experts¸ are non-evaluative in form and are accompanied by detailed bibliographical citations. The database comprises abstracts from the journal¸ dating back to 1995. Abstracts are linked¸ where possible¸ to full-text services. Coverage: 1995 – Present

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Scholar’s Edition

Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women’s history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. history generally at the same time that it makes the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 98 document projects and archives with more than 3,850 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and more than 2,100 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Supported by the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center. Coverage: 1600-2000


March Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

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From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, March 21, 2022

Morgan v. Sundance Inc. – whether the arbitration-specific requirement that the proponent of a contractual waiver defense prove prejudice violates the Supreme Court’s instruction in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion that lower courts must “place arbitration agreements on an equal footing with other contracts.”

Berger v. N.C. State Conf. of the NAACP – whether (1) a state agent authorized by state law to defend the state’s interest in litigation must overcome a presumption of adequate representation to intervene as of right in a case in which a state official is a defendant; (2) a district court’s determination of adequate representation in ruling on a motion to intervene as of right is reviewed de novo or for abuse of discretion; and (3) petitioners Philip Berger, the president pro tempore of the state senate, and Timothy Moore, the speaker of the state house of representatives, are entitled to intervene as of right in this litigation.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Golan v. Saada– whether upon finding that return to the country of habitual residence places a child at grave risk, a district court is required to consider ameliorative measures that would facilitate the return of the child notwithstanding the grave risk finding.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

ZF Auto. US Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd. – whether 8 U.S.C. § 1782(a), which permits litigants to invoke the authority of United States courts to render assistance in gathering evidence for use in “a foreign or international tribunal,” encompasses private commercial arbitral tribunals, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 6th Circuits have held, or excludes such tribunals, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 5th and 7th Circuits have held.