This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re teaching advanced legal research, highlighting health law and bioethics resources, raising awareness of stalking, and celebrating Black History Month.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, Jan. 29, 2024

Advanced Legal Research Criminal Law
Associate Dean Michael Whiteman and Instructional & Reference Services Librarian Ashley Russell
Room 107
2:00pm – 2:55pm

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024

Advanced Legal Research Civil Litigation
Associate Director Susan Boland & Instructional & Reference Services Librarian Laura Dixon-Caldwell
Room 135
2:00pm – 2:55pm

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024

Advanced Legal Research Ohio
Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones
Room 107
2:00pm – 2:55pm

Featured Study Aids

Bioethics and Law in a Nutshell

Available online via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a concise analysis of areas in which the law has addressed issues in bioethics. Topics include assisted reproductive techniques and family-making, limitations on reproduction (including abortion, contraception and sterilization), the role of ethical and religious beliefs of health care professionals, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making (including physician assisted death), genetics, research involving human subjects (including issues related to conflicts of interest), stem cell research, organ transplantation, and other emerging topics.

CALI: Healthcare Law Research: An Introduction

This lesson is an introduction to health law with a concentration on health care law and is intended for use by upper level students interested in researching health law and policy. However, this lesson may be utilized by any researcher interested in brushing up on their legal research skills. The goal of this lesson is to (1) provide an understanding of the regulatory scheme of health care institutions at both the state and federal level; and (2) give a critical overview of the features of analytical materials (secondary sources) that you may utilize for more in-depth understanding. If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

Featured Guide

Health Law

This guide provides a general overview of health law. It covers locating articles, treatises, statutory law, administrative materials, agency publications, legislative histories and websites of interest. The guide can be used by students, faculty members, lawyers, and the general public.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Health Practice Center

Bloomberg Law’s Health Practice Center provides access to health law news, case law, statutes, regulations, analysis, and practice tools, as well as access to BNA’s Health Law and Business Portfolios, which provide authoritative, in-depth legal analysis and practical guidance from expert legal practitioners.

Featured Treatise

Biotechnology & the Law

Available on Westlaw. this treatise covers patent law and biotechnology.

Featured Videos

TED Talks: Ideas about Bioethics

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Bioethics.

Featured Website

UNESCO’s Ethics of Science and Technology and Bioethics Programme

The Bioethics Programme is part of UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector. It is primarily responsible for the Secretariat of two advisory bodies: the International Bioethics Committee (IBC), composed of 36 independent experts, and the Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee (IGBC), composed of representatives of 36 Member States. These Committees cooperate to produce advice, recommendations, and proposals that each submits to the Director-General for consideration by UNESCO’s governing bodies.

January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

National Stalking Awareness Month: Know It Name IT Stop It

January 2023 marks the nineteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. For UC and other selected resources, see our previous blog posts.

More Selected Resources to Raise Awareness of Stalking

Ohio Legal Help, Civil Stalking & Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Orders

Learn more about getting a Civil Stalking or Sexually Oriented Offense Protection Order.

Ohio’s Safe at Home Program

Ohio’s Safe at Home laws protect victims of domestic violence, sexual battery, human trafficking, rape, or menacing by stalking by keeping their personal information private. To join the program, survivors must apply through a certified Application Assistant who works or volunteers at an agency or organization that helps survivors of domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking, rape, or sexual battery. These assistants receive supplemental training and are certified by the Secretary of State to vet and help individuals complete their program applications.

A website by University of Kentucky faculty members that provides reports and helpful resources.

Hawai’i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Online Training

An online training curricula for direct service providers focused on understanding and responding to stalking.  Part I of this training, the Foundations of Stalking, is an introductory course created for victim advocates, judicial officers, law enforcement, and prosecutors. Following completion of Part I, learners can complete one of the specialized courses catered towards the above groups.

Stalking Prevention Awareness and Resource Center, Identifying Stalking: SLII Strategies (2017)

Stalking is its own crime with its own risks, safety planning needs, and legal responses. This resource covers some strategies to help responders identify stalking.

February is Black History Month

Black History Month

This year’s theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Arts”. According to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, “African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment.”

University of Cincinnati Events

Kuamka Week

Kuamka is a Swahili term that means “in the beginning” and celebrates with a week full of exciting events highlighting Black excellence, sponsored by the African American Cultural & Resource Center. Students will compete to become the next Mr., Mx., or Ms. Kuamka, and will serve as the critical student leaders of the African American Cultural & Resource Center (AACRC).

Monday, Jan. 29, 2024

BHM 2024 Writing Contest Deadline

The Theme for the 2024 BHM Writing contest is “African-Americans in the Arts”. African-American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In areas such as music, art, fashion, and even foods, the influence of African-Americans has been important. In a short story, essay or poem, students are asked to write about how their work(s) have been inspired by an African-American artistic icon, genre or work. We welcome submissions in the following categories:Poetry, Personal Essay or Short Story.

Winners will be asked to read their work at the Final Lunch & Learn on Feb. 29, 2024

Mr., Mx., or Ms. Kuamka Platform and Q&A Competition

AACRC., 60 W. Charlton
Cincinnati OH 45219

For the co-ed leadership competition our candidates will select platforms ranging from the importance of mentorship, increasing dialogue for racial and cultural reconciliation, creating awareness & prevention strategies to combat bullying, to name a few. Candidates will also participate in an essay, video, interview, question and answer and talent competitions.

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024

Graduate Welcome Back Social

A graduate student social hosted by the AACRC and the Black Graduate Professional Student Association. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments.

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024

Kuamka 2024: Talent Showcase Competition

6:00pm – 7:00pm
TUC Great Hall

The third competition, where Kuamka candidates will showcase their expertise and talents

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024
Black History Month (BHM) 2024 Kick Off Tabling Event

11:00am – 2:00pm
UCBA Muntz Hall Corridor
9555 Plainfield

Stop by the table to pick up information on the upcoming events for Black History Month (BHM) 2024. Students can also stop by and get tickets for the On Campus Food Truck. Best Thing Smokin’

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024

25th Annual Kuamka Ball: Diamond Edition

5:00pm – 9:00pm
TUC Great Hall

25 years makes this ball the Diamond Edition. Also join as we recognize our scholars and for the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Kuamka.

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