This Week in the Law Library

Get Help: In the Law Library and Online!

As we move into the second week of the semester, remember that Law Library staff are here to help you both in person and by providing online research guides that give you detailed information and practical tips on a range of subjects.

Legal Research Training Session This Week

  • Wednesday, January 28th
    • Prof. Lenhart’s section 1
      • Federal Law with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
      • Room 100B


It’s Not Too Late: Add a Skills Class to Your Schedule

Are you looking to augment your practice skills? Look no further than these two classes taught by our librarians:

Advanced Legal Research (LITG 7049)

Advanced Legal Research goes beyond the basics you covered in first year legal research. You’ll get a refresher in the research skills you may have forgotten, and then move beyond that to learning about optimal use of research services and specialized subject research. The classroom is a hand-on experience, and you’ll work in teams to give you experience with collaboration and to let you share your knowledge with colleagues.

Technology in the Law Practice (PROP 7024)

This course gives you an overview of how technology is used by lawyers today. We focus on the ethical implications of using technology, and you’ll get information about the history, development, and current state of electronic technology in the law practice.

Add either or both courses during the Drop-Add period, which expires January 28 for online enrollment or February 3 for paper submissions to the Registrar’s Office.

This Week in the Law Library: The Holidays Draw Nigh!

Stop by for Exam Nutrition

Exams move into their second week here, and we in the Marx Law Library welcome the additional hustle and bustle of students busy preparing for exams, or gathering to express relief or commiserate when an exam is finished. For exam study resources, please see our post from a few weeks ago. With the help of donors, we provide food for your body at our coffee house as well as food for your mind!

Holiday Hours and Closings

Evening library hours end this week, and beginning Thursday the Law Library closes at 5:00 P.M. weekdays and is closed on weekends. Also, please take note that this year UC is implementing “Winter Season Days.” The University, including the College of Law, will be closed from December 25th through January 2nd. While business resumes on January 5th, evening hours do not return until January 20th. You can find our complete schedule here!

However you may celebrate this time of year, we wish you a most enjoyable break from your studies!

Thanksgiving Week in the Law Library

Library Holiday Schedule

  • Wednesday the Library closes at 5:00 P.M.
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
  • Sunday: 10:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

While students have 24 X 7 access to the Law Library, we truly hope that you take a break for at least some of the long weekend and that you get to spend time relaxing with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving!

Library Lunch and Learn Series

  • Tuesday, November 25th
    • Preparing for Finals with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
    • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
    • Room 100B
    • Lunch provided; preregistration was required.


Making a Difference: The Ohio Innocence Project Secures an Exoneration That Was a Long Time Coming

We in the Robert S. Marx Law Library congratulate Ricky Jackson and the team from the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP), led by Mark Godsey, in securing the release of Mr. Jackson and two other individuals after thirty-nine years in prison. The remarkable turn of events was the result of many factors, including an investigative newspaper report, years of hard work by OIP staff and students, and the willingness of prosecutors to seek justice in the end. Events such as these make working at the University of Cincinnati College of Law a joy.

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