This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re celebrating our graduates; providing information on graduate and summer access to Lexis, Westlaw, and B-Law; reminding you of our Bar Exam resources; giving you a heads up on the Legal Research & Legal Technology Competency Programs summer sessions; celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month; and previewing Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments.

Congratulations Graduates!

Overhead view of Cincinnatil Law graduation caps

A heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduates! We’re so proud of you and excited for your journey ahead!

Access to Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law for Summer or After Graduation

Post Graduation Access


When you graduate, you’ll automatically have seamless Lexis+ access for 6 months, excluding public records. Continue to use your law school username and password while you prepare for the bar exam and employment. Plus, access exclusive resources and a Rewards program for graduates. Note that Lexis points will expire. Students need to redeem their points by June 30, 2023.

Lexis Aspire Program

Any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit for details on either of these offers.You’ll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment and a Graduate Rewards Program.


Access is “normal” until May 31st. Starting June 1-Nov 30th graduates will have 60 hours of usage per month for 6 months. Direct link to extend for grad access is You must use this link to extend your access.

All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of job searching databases for 18-months following graduation for 1-hour a month. Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

2023 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access for 6 months after graduation.

Summer 2023 Access for Current Students


If you’re already registered for Lexis, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Access is unlimited for any purpose.


You can use Westlaw over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.

Bar Exam Study Resources

Congratulations! You have made it through law school but now the bar exam looms. Don’t worry, the Law Library’s got your back. When you’ve caught your breath and you’re ready to start your bar studying, we have resources that can help. Check out our Bar Exam Research Guide.

Legal Research Competency & Legal Technology Competency Programs

Upcoming Summer Competency Program Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 7
    • 12:00 – 12:30pm
    • Room 107 or Zoom
    • Terms & Connectors Searching – Laura Dixon-Caldwell
  • Wednesday, June 14
    • 12:00 – 12:30pm
    • Room 107 or Zoom
    • What is Technology Competency – Shannon Kemen
  • Wednesday, June 21
    • 12:00 – 12:30pm
    • Room 107 or Zoom
    • Researching Jury Verdicts on Lexis & Westlaw – Laura Dixon-Caldwell
  • Wednesday, June 28
    • 12:00 – 12:30pm
    • Room 107 or Zoom
    • Using Legal Technology Audits – Shannon Kemen

You can learn more about each of these programs by visiting the following websites:

Legal Research Competency Guide

Legal Technology Competency Guide

May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month we’re celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! After decades of celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, Congress finally passed Public Law 102-450 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Read President Biden’s 2023 Proclamation on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

UC College of Law & Campus Celebrations for Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

Law Library Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Display

2023 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month

Please stop by in the next few weeks to view our exhibit, curated by Rhonda Wiseman, spotlighting monographs from our collection that focus on the history and journey of Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions to the legal community and beyond.

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Library Displays at UCBA, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

5 Resources to Learn More About Asian American and Pacific Islanders in/and the Law:

May ABA-Wide 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge © AAPI Heritage Month

The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for racial equity, and specifically to learn more about the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It transcends our roles as lawyers. Non-lawyers are also welcome to participate.

ABA Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (PDF)

A presentation featuring leaders in activism and the legal profession who are of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage.

ABA Section on Civil Rights & Social Justice, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 Webinar Series

A month-long webinar series created two years ago that dives into the experiences of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities along with the social, political, and economic issues they have and continue to face.

U.S. Courts, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is observed throughout May to pay tribute to the achievements of generations who have contributed to American life. The federal courts join in celebrating their accomplishments at every level of the Third Branch of government.

May 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, May 16, 2023

Thomas v. McCloud, Adm’r, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. – whether an independent medical review paid by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is a cost paid “on behalf of the claimant” and thus subject to subrogation. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Disciplinary Couns. v. Shaaban – whether the Board of Professional Conduct’s recommendation that an attorney be suspended for two years, with on year stayed with conditions is appropriate for an attorney found to have violated ethics rules requiring attorneys to act diligently, consult with clients about what they want to achieve, keep them informed about their cases, and explain matters so that clients can make informed decisions. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Disciplinary Couns. v. Warner – whether an indefinite suspension with no credit for time served under the interim felony suspension is the appropriate sanction for a former judge that was convicted of leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with evidence. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Hildebrant v. Weidman (Case Nos. 2022-0837 and 2022-1042) – (1) whether there is an exception to the one-year statute of limitations on a libel claim if the publication of defamatory statements was secretive, concealed, or otherwise unknowable; (2) whether Ohio should recognize an exception to the statute of limitations for libel lawsuits that allow for filing the suit when the plaintiff discovers or should have discovered a defamatory statement; and (3) whether such an exception to the one-year statute of limitations on libel claims would apply to additional claims such as false light, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

In re C.C. – (1) whether a trial court’s continuance without a definite trial date due to the COVID-19 pandemic was a “reasonable” justification for excluding days counted toward a speedy trial violation; and (2) whether a continuance due to a court’s inability to accommodate jury trials will toll time for cases where the person has not yet been indicted. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

City of Toledo v. Randolph – (1) whether a rental property owner, or their agent, can prohibit a person from entering onto the property such that a tenant of that property is prohibited from inviting that person to the tenant’s residence or apartment; and (2) whether a rental property owner’s interests in the property supersede a tenant’s right to invite visitors who have been banned. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

Disciplinary Couns. v. Hoover – (1) whether the Board of Professional Conduct correctly found that Judge Kim Hoover ignored Ohio Rev. Code sec. 2947.14 procedures and used threats and coercion to collect payments for fines and court costs; and (2) whether the recommendation of a two-year suspension beginning immediately from judicial office without pay is appropriate. Court News Ohio Oral Argument Preview

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