This Week in the Law Library

Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn Series

Shannon Kemen and Daniel Bryant give you tips on using Westlaw to help you in searching for the job you want! Tuesday, November 3rd, from 12:15 P.M. until 1:15 P.M. in Room 302. Lunch is provided, and please register in advance.

Upcoming Research Sessions

  • Wednesday, November 4th
    • Dean Oliver’s LL.M. Students
    • Secondary Sources with Jim Hart
    • 10:05 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. in the Computer Lab

 

  • Friday, November 6th
    • Susan Boland on Researching a Problem from Start to Finish; a session so nice that she’s giving it twice:
      • Professor Smith’s section 3 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
      • Professor Smith’s section 2 from 10:40 A.M. to 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Exams Are Just Around the Corner!

With exams only four weeks away, put the Law Library and its resources at the top of your list for exam preparation. Our Exam Study Guide will show you the way to CALI lessons, online and print study guides, and other resources that will set you on a steady course. Not sure whom to ask for help? Start with your friendly neighborhood reference librarian!  

This Week in the Law Library: Prelude to Fall Break

Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn Series

Join reference librarian Shannon Kemen and Westlaw academic representative Daniel Bryant for their session on West Topic & Key Numbers on Tuesday, October 6th, from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. in Room 302. Lunch will be provided, but advance registration is required.

College of Law Presents the William Howard Taft Lecture on Constitutional Law

Professor Heather K. Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, will present the lecture “Living Under Someone Else’s Law.” The lecture honors William Howard Taft, graduate of and former dean of the College of Law, and the only person to serve as both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 12:10 P.M. in Room 114.

Banned Books Week and More: This Week in the Law Library

Banned Books Week: Emphasizing the Need to Preserve Access to Information

Each year the Marx Law Library joins libraries across the country and the American Library Association in marking Banned Books Week. As librarians we strongly support your unrestricted right to read, a right that is part and parcel to an effective First Amendment guarantee to freedom of speech. Please come by and view the displays hat Susan Boland and Lisa Britt-Wernke have placed at the front of the library .

Library & Bloomberg Law Lunch & Learn Series on Tuesday

Join electronic resources and instructional technology librarian Ron Jones and Bloomberg Law representative Chris Bartkowksi for an informative session on docket research, September 29th, from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. in Room 302. Lunch will be provided, but advance registration is required.

Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn Series Next Week

Join reference librarian Shannon Kemen and Westlaw academic representative Daniel Bryant for their session on West Topic & Key Numbers on Tuesday, October 6th, from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M. in Room 302. Lunch will be provided, but advance registration is required.

This Week’s Class Research Sessions on Friday

  • Dean Oliver’s LLM students
    • Cases and Citators with Susan Boland and James Hart
    • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in the Computer Lab.

 

  • LLM Structured Study Group
    • Study Aids with Susan Boland
    • 12:05 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. in the Computer Lab.

 

This Week at the Law Library

Legal Research Training Sessions

  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
    • Terms & Connectors with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
    • Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points provided. Register in advance with Shannon Kemen.

 

  • Tuesday, September 22nd
    • Law Review Cite Checker Training with Susan Boland
    • 9:00 A.M. – 1:10 P.M. in Room 100B

 

  • Wednesday, September 23rd
    • Professor Smith’s Section 3
      • Case Law and Citators with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s Section 2
      • Case Law and Citators with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A

 

 

This Week: Constitution Day and More!

Celebrating Our Nation’s Foundational Legal Document

Constitution Day is September 17th, and it celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia on that day in 1787. Each year the College of Law hosts a lecture honoring the Constitution and this year’s will be presented by Kenya Faulkner, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel at UC and Lauren Hunter, Assistant General Counsel at UC. Both will address “Race-based Admissions after Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.” The case is again before the Supreme Court. The event will be held in Room 114 at the College of Law.* Please stop by the Marx Law Library this week for our companion display about Fisher.

Research Sessions This Week

Library &Lexis Faculty & Staff Update

  • Tuesday, September 15th
  • 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM in Room 302
  • “Interactive Citation Workstation and Lexis Learn” presented by Ashley Russell, Lexis Academic Representative

 

Student Legal Research Sessions

  • Thursday, September 17th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 4
      • Cases & Citators with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 AM – 10:25 AM in Room 302
  • Friday, September 18th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 1
      • Cases & Citators with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 AM – 12:05 PM in Room 302

 

  • Register Now for Next Week’s Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
    • Terms & Connectors with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
    • Tuesday, September 22nd at 12:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points provided. Register in advance with Shannon Kemen.

 

*New location announced 9/15/2015.

Law Librarians Play Active Role in National Association

Several law librarians from the Robert S. Marx Law Library attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), held in July at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. While there they attended educational programs on subjects related to legal information, library management, and changes in the ABA standards for accreditation of law schools. Several have leadership roles in AALL and its regional chapters.

James Hart, senior reference librarian, was a presenter in two programs. In “Designers’ Workshop: Subject Guides that Create the Effect You Want,” Jim showed attendees how to improve the library subject guides they create to help library patrons. Jim also presented on a program that discussed machine-based language translation, which was of special interest to foreign and comparative international law librarians.

Associate director for public and research services Susan Boland concentrated on sessions relating to learning outcomes and assessment as required by new ABA accreditation standards. Many of the required assessment methods are already incorporate into the school’s legal research curriculum that Susan played a primary role in designing. Susan also participated in sessions on training law students in legal technology and teaching research to LL.M. students and international attorneys. Susan led a roundtable for the Academic Law Library Special Interest Section.

Shannon Kemen, reference librarian, is the current president of the Ohio Regional Association of Law Libraries (ORALL) and represented the organization at the AALL Council of Chapter Presidents. She also hosted an ORALL social event. Shannon attended sessions on student assessment, library finances, and tools for attorney/law student job searching.

Collections and access librarian Lisa Britt-Wernke attended several programs and met with recipients of the ORALL registration grants, as chair of the ORALL Grants Committee.

Bibliographic services and special collections librarian Akram Sadeghi Pari concluded her term as a member of the Indexing of Periodical Literature Committee. That group reviews new legal periodicals and makes recommendations to The Gale Group about including the publications in its indexes to legal periodicals. Akram serves in the Cataloging and Classification Standing Committee and in the Awards Committee, both of the Technical Services Special Interest Section.

Law library director Kenneth J. Hirsh spoke on “Evolving Roles of Law Librarians and Legal Technologists” at the breakfast business meeting of the Computing Services Special Interest Section. Ken began his third and final year as a member of the AALL Executive Board.