Two Courses to Help Make You More Marketable

Distinguish Yourself With Your Skills and Knowledge

When reviewing your class options for spring semester, please consider these two courses that can help you get ahead of the skills curve.

Advanced Legal Research

In Lawyering I you just scratched the surface of how to find the legal information that you may need to write a memo, complete a project, or prepare for trial. Take a deep dive into legal research with Advanced Legal Research. In this course you will learn comprehensively about research strategies and resources. Susan Boland, Ron Jones, and Ken Hirsh of the Law Library will show you the ins and outs of legal information and help you to become a top-notch researcher. The course regularly earns glowing praise in student evaluations.

Technology in the Law Practice

Like everything else in society, lawyering has been changed by technology. This course will take you beyond your current thinking about how you use computers, tablets, and smartphones in your life as a student and will give you insight into the ethical implications they present to a practicing attorney. You’ll have hands-on practice with a case management system. Shannon Kemen and Ken Hirsh lead the class, which is well-rated in student evaluations.

This Week at the Law Library

Research Sessions This Week

  • Wednesday, November 19th
    • Professor Lenhart’s section 4
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 P.M. – 2:55 P.M.
      • Room 100B
  • Friday, November 21st
    • Professor Bradley’s section 2
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 302
  • Professor Bradley’s section 1
    • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Shannon Kemen
    • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
    • Room 302


This Week at the Law Library: Exams Are Getting Closer

We’ve got your exam preparation resources!

With the exam period only four weeks away, it’s definitely not too early to begin preparing. Here are some helpful resources:

  1. CALI lessons to give you a review with interactive feedback. If you haven’t set up your CALI account yet, stop by the library to get your authentication code.
  2. Library research guides on a host of subjects, including one on Exam Study!
  3. All those study materials listed in the Exam Study Guide.
  4. And friendly law librarians ready to help you find exactly what you need.


Tuesday, November 11th is Veterans Day.

We join with others across the nation in honoring those who have served and are now serving in the armed forces of the United States. The date set for Veterans Day, November 11th, also recognizes the de facto end of the First World War with the First Armistice at Compiègne. The war was formally concluded with the Treaty of Versailles.

Research Sessions This Week

  • Tuesday, November 11th
    • Dean Oliver’s LLM Students
      • Researching Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 100b
  • Thursday, November 13th
    • Dean Oliver’s LLM Students
      • Researching Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 9:30 A.M. – 10:55 A.M.
      • Room 100b

Research Sessions Next Week

  • Wednesday, November 19th
    • Professor Lenhart’s section 4
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 P.M. – 2:55 P.M.
      • Room 100B
  • Friday, November 21st
    • Professor Bradley’s section 2
      • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 302
  • Professor Bradley’s section 1
    • Researching a Problem from Start to Finish with Shannon Kemen
    • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
    • Room 302


This Week at the Law Library: Election Edition

Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day.

You’d have to have shut yourself in a cave not to know it, but we nevertheless remind you that Tuesday is Election Day, as provided by law(s); e.g., Federal, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (No link here, the provision is at Ind. Code § 3-10-2-1.) If you have not already voted under your jurisdiction’s early voting provisions, please do vote on Tuesday. Your voice is as important as anyone else’s, and while the apparent impact of a single vote varies among races, every citizen has a stake in participating in governance.

Research Session This Election Week

  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
    • For 1L & LLM Students
      • Uniform Laws with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
      • Tuesday, November 4th, 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. (As we said above, it’s Election Day: Don’t forget to vote!)
      • Lunch provided; pre-registration was required.

Research Sessions Next Week

  • Tuesday, November 11th
    • Dean Oliver’s LLM Students
      • Researching Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 100b
  • Thursday, November 13th
    • Dean Oliver’s LLM Students
      • Researching Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 9:30 A.M. – 10:55 A.M.
      • Room 100b

New Resource for Treaty Research

The Law Library now provides the College of Law access to HeinOnline World Treaty Library! Access includes works identified from Oceana’s Consolidated Treaty Series, Hein’s U.S. Treaty Index, Rohn’s World Treaty Index, Dumont, Wiktor, Martens, the League of Nations, and the United Nations Treaty Series, creating the richest collection of world treaties ever available, covering the time period from 1648 to the present. All together more than 160,000 treaty records have been identified. Also included are hundreds of treaty related publications, a bibliography of select titles of importance to world treaty research, and hundreds of the best, and most-cited law review articles related to treaty research.

This Week at the Law Library: Help with Spooky Studies

Are your classes frightening you?

The Marx Law Library can provide safe refuge for those scary assignments. We’ve got resources like the UCLID online catalog, research guides, database lists, and of course helpful, friendly, non-frightening reference librarians to help you conquer your study phobias. Just stop by or visit us online!

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Wednesday, October 29th
    • Professor Lenhart’s section 4
      • Terms & Connectors Searching with Zombified Ron Jones
      • 1:30 P.M. – 2:55 P.M.
      • Room 100B
  • Friday, October 31st: If you dare!
    • Professor Smith’s section 5
      • Researching from Start to Finish with Ghostly Susan Boland
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 100A
  • Professor Smith’s section 3
    • Researching from Start to Finish with Ghostly Susan Boland
    • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
    • Room 100A
  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
    • For 1L & LLM Students
      • Uniform Laws with the spirits of Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
      • Tuesday, November 4th, 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. (Election Day: Don’t forget to vote!)
      • Lunch provided; RSVP to Shannon Kemen by Halloween!


This Week in the Law Library

Research Sessions This Week

  • Monday, September 29th
    • Professor Bradley’s Legal Ethics
      • Researching Legal Ethics with Susan Boland
      • 3:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M.
      • Room 118


  • Tuesday, September 30th
    • Professor Moore’s Evidence Class
      • Evidence Workshop with Ron Jones
      • 11:00 A.M. – Noon
      • Room 114
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
      • American Jurisprudence with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
      • For 1L & LLM Students
      • 12:15 P.M. &ndash 1:15 P.M.
      • Room 118
      • Lunch provided; Pre-Registration Required


  • Thursday, October 2nd
    • Professor Bryant’s Legislative & Statutory Interpretation
        • Legislative & Statutory Interpretation with Susan Boland
        • 11:10 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
        • Room 306


    Featured Research Guide

    Researching Statutes by Susan Boland.

This Week in the Law Library

Library Tour for Paralegal Students

  • Monday, September 22nd, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
    • Professor Pridemore
    • Federal and State Consitutions and Statutes with Ron Jones


Research Sessions This Week

  • Tuesday, September 23rd
    • Law Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn
      • Researching Statutes with Ron Jones and Daniel Bryant
      • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
      • Room 204
      • Lunch provided; pre-registration was required.
  • Friday, September 26th
    • Professor Smith’s section 5
      • Researching Cases and Citators with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 a.m. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s section 3
      • Researching Cases and Citators with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 a.m. – 12:05 P.M.
      • Room 100A