Stop By for Refreshments Before or After Your Exam!

Last week we gave you tips on how to prepare for exams. This week we’re glad to offer again our coffee break table in the Federal Materials Room of the Marx Law Library. Each weekday morning during exams you’ll find bagels, cream cheese, and hot coffee, and throughout the day there will be other snacks to help you make it until your next meal. We thank our donors and our staff members who make all this possible for you, our terrific students!

Prepare Yourself and Your Computer for Exams

With classes wrapping up this week, we offer some tips so that you and your computer will be ready for smooth and steady performance on final exams.

  • Tips for You
    • Plan your study time realistically: By know you know how quickly you can read and retain what you need to know. Set aside enough time to accomplish what you need to cover in the time it will take you to cover it.
    • Pay attention to your body: Get the nutrition, exercise, and rest you need to maintain your stamina and resistance to “bugs.”
    • Use your support network: If you need moral support, talk to your friends and family, and if you think you might be depressed, talk to a counselor. If you need help finding study materials, look at our research guides or talk to a reference librarian.
  • Tips for Your Computer
    • Check that your computer is in good working order.
    • Pack the power adapter and its cord in the bag with the computer before you leave home for the college.
    • Carefully read through the instructions for using the exam software for spring semester.

We look forward to celebrating the end of the semester, and for our 3L and LL.M. students, the award of your degree, with you soon!

This Week: Training Opportunities Abound

Get Set for Your Summer Position: Register for Legal Research Boot Camp

Be prepared for the research that you summer work will require. The Marx Law Library and the Chase College of Law Library at NKU jointly offer our annual Legal Research Boot Camp. Choose either of two sessions:

  • Monday, May 18th @ Chase from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. (lunch provided)
  • Tuesday, May 19th @ UC Law from 8:00 A.M. – Noon (breakfast provided)

The Boot Camp will refresh your research skills and help you demonstrate your readiness to practice to your summer employer. View the session schedule and register today!

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 21st
    • Professor Smith’s sections: Administrative Law with Susan Boland
      • Section 2: 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
      • Section 4: 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Thursday, April 23rd
    • Professor Bradley’s section 5
      • Cost Effective Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 302
  • Friday, April 24th
    • Professor Bradley’s section 3
      • Cost Effective Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

 

Bloomberg Law Update for Faculty

  • Chris Bartkowski of Bloomberg Law
  • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302

 

Don’t get caught off-guard by Exams and Writing Assignments!

Celebrate National Library Week With Us!

Our Own Special Week!

We in the Robert S. Marx Law Library love giving our customers the best possible library services to help students, faculty, and staff do your jobs every day! As the American Library Association reminds us, “Celebrate the unlimited possibilities @ your library!®” Stop by throughout the week for snacks; on Tuesday afternoon, we’ll have cake and coffee to celebrate National Library Workers Day. And you thought that administrative assistants had April celebrations all to themselves! Remember that you can stop by during business hours at anytime to get the help you need to fulfil your information needs, and find us 24×7 at our website!

Upcoming Legal Research Sessions

  • Tuesday, April 14th
    • Professor Smith’s sections: Low Cost & Free Legal Research with Susan Boland
      • Section 4 in Room 100A 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
      • Section 2 in Room 100A 1:30 P.M. – 2:55 P.M.
  • Wednesday, April 15th
    • Professor Lenhart’s section 1: Cost Effective Research with Ron Jones
      • Room 100B 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M.
  • Thursday, April 16th
    • Professor Bradley’s section 5 Low Cost & Free Legal Research with Shannon Kemen
      • Room 302 1:30 P.M. &ndash 2:55 P.M.
  • Friday, April 17th
    • Professor Bradley’s section 3Low Cost & Free Legal Research with Shannon Kemen
      • Room 302 10:40 A.M. &ndash 12:05 P.M.

 

This Week in the Law Library

Spring is really here and we urge students to take a timely break from studies to enjoy sunshine and fresh air. Build up your vitamin D store!

Research Training Sessions This Week

  • Tuesday, April 7th
    • Professor Smith’s section 2
      • Cost-effective Research with Susan Boland
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s section 4
      • Cost-effective Research with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 8th
    • Professor Lenhart’s section 1
      • Low Cost & Free Resources with Ron Jones
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100B
    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
      • Preparing for Bar Exams with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch and Lexis points; advance registration is required.
  • Thursday, April 9th
    • Professor Bradley’s section 5
      • Administrative Law with Shannon Kemen
      • 2:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 302
  • Friday, April 10th
    • Professor Bradley’s section 5
      • Administrative Law with Shannon Kemen
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

 

CALI Update Session for Faculty & Staff

  • Presented by Sarah Glassmeyer, J.D. ’02 and CALI Director of Community Development
    • Monday, April 13 , 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 118
    • Pizza lunch provided; advance registration is required.

 

Start getting ready for exams with our Exam Study Guide!

 

This Week in the Law Library: Learning Opportunities

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn

  • Monday, March 30th
  • Lexis Training for 1L students with Ashley Russell and Shannon Kemen
  • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 114
  • Registration was required.

 

Administrative Law Research Session

  • Professor Lenhart’s section 1 with Ron Jones
  • Wednesday, April 1st (No foolin’!)
  • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100B

 

CALI Presentation for Faculty and Staff

On Monday, April 13, Sarah Glassmeyer, Law ’02 and Director of Community Development for CALI will give a presentation about using CALI exercises and other CALI services. The session will be in Room 118 from 12:15 to 1:15 P.M. Lunch will be provided, so please register in advance with Ken Hirsh.

This Week in the Law Library: Register for 1L Research Training

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

We invite 1L students to take your Lexis research skills to the next level by registering for and attending the next session in this series.

  • Monday, March 30th
  • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M. in Room 114
  • Lunch provided and receive Lexis points!
  • Register by Friday, March 27th with Shannon Kemen.

 

Research Guides

This week’s featured research guide is “Bluebook Citation 101: Practitioner Format“. The guide will help you properly cite to your sources in memoranda and briefs. The format for these documents is different than it is for law review articles. Use the guide to help you become a Bluebook master!