This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we are teaching Low Cost and Free Legal Resources and Advanced Legal Research. We’re also preparing for final exams and previewing US Supreme Court oral arguments.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Apr. 18, 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, Apr. 19, 2022

Advocacy, section 6

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
10:40am – 12:05pm
Room 100B

Advocacy, section 3

Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian, Shannon Kemen
Low Cost & Free Legal Resources
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Room 100A

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 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

Oral Argument Help Reminder

As you begin oral arguments in your Advocacy class, be sure and check out the resources on our Oral Advocacy Guide and our previously featured resources!

Legal Research Competency & Legal Technology Competency programs

The Law library is pleased to announce the launch of two new learning opportunities for UC law students. The Legal Research Competency and Legal Technology Competency programs are designed to provide UC law students with additional skills to build their resume. Successfully completing one, or both, of these programs will show potential employers that you are ready to handle complex legal research issues, and that you are skilled in using the technology tools that are prevalent in today’s practice of law.

Legal Technology Competency Guide

Final Exams Are Coming And We Can Help!

The Law Library has many resources to help you prepare for final exams. Be sure and see our Exam Study Guide for more information!

Fall 2021 Law Library Final Exam Preparation Workshop Video (video is accessible to UC Law students only through the Law School Sample / Practice Exams TWEN link so UC Law students unable to access the TWEN site should notify Susan Boland)

Past Blog Postings on General Final Exam Preparation:

Study Tips & Law Library Resources for Outlining

Study Aids to Help You with Different Exam Formats & Study Aids for Exam Review

Celebrate Arab American Heritage Month

April is National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM) and celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of Arab Americans. Immigrants with origins from the Arab world have been arriving to the United States since before our country’s independence and have contributed to our nation’s advancements in science, business, technology, foreign policy, and national security.

College of Law Events

Friday, April 22, 2022

Muslim Lawyers Association Iftaar

8:00 – 9:30 pm
Crow’s Nest
Join the Muslim Lawyers Association to celebrate the month of Ramadan and join your fellow Muslim law students to break their fast. There will be lots of great food and the event is open to all. RSVP by 4/21.

Selected Resources to Learn More for Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Stories

Arab American Stories is an Emmy Award-winning 13-part series presented by Detroit Public Television that explores the diversity of the Arab-American experience. The series was produced by Alicia Sams (who was also the producer/director of the Emmy Award-winning film By the People: The Election of Barack Obama) and is hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby. Each half hour features three short, character-driven documentaries produced by a variety of independent filmmakers which profile Arab Americans making an impact in their community, their profession, their family or the world at large. Each week we will meet 3 different Arab Americans whose stories are juxtaposed around a particular theme. The series features people of all walks of life whose stories illustrate the Arab-American experience: artists, scientists, musicians, chefs, actors, entrepreneurs, police officers and educators.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America¸ some dating back to 1985.
Coverage: Full Text; 1985 – present

Films on Demand: Arab Americans

A set of search results from Films on Demand that cover films on Arab Americans.

Library of Congress, Arabic Newspapers Published in the Diaspora

Arab communities in the diaspora have been active in publishing their own newspapers and journals all over the world. Although not all these newspapers are published primarily in Arabic, they all deal with the news of the Arab communities in those countries, as well as the Arab World as a whole, each from its own perspective.

Arabic E-Journals at the University of Cincinnati

A collection of e-journals at the University of Cincinnati regarding Arabic language or news.

April Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, April 18, 2022

Siegel v. Fitzgerald – whether the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act violates the uniformity requirement of the Constitution’s bankruptcy clause by increasing quarterly fees solely in districts under the U.S. Trustee program, not in those under the Bankruptcy Administrator program.

United States v. Washington – whether a state workers’ compensation law that applies exclusively to federal contract workers who perform services at a specified federal facility is barred by principles of intergovernmental immunity, or is instead authorized by 40 U.S.C. § 3172(a), which permits the application of state workers’ compensation laws to federal facilities “in the same way and to the same extent as if the premises were under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State.”

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Kemp v. United States – whether Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(1) authorizes relief based on a district court’s error of law.

George v. McDonough – whether, when the Department of Veterans Affairs denies a veteran’s claim for benefits in reliance on an agency interpretation that is later deemed invalid under the plain text of the statutory provisions in effect at the time of the denial, that is the kind of “clear and unmistakable error” that the veteran may invoke to challenge VA’s decision.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Vega v. Tekoh – whether a plaintiff may state a claim for relief against a law enforcement officer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 based simply on an officer’s failure to provide the warnings prescribed in Miranda v. Arizona.

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