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


Constitution Day: Recognizing Our Fundamental Governing Document

The United States Constitution was adopted by the delegates meeting at the convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Having realized that the earlier governing charge, the Articles of Confederation, provided too weak a bond for governing the states, the delegates had earlier proposed abandoning the Articles and replacing them with a wholly new instrument. Following the adoption of the new Constitution, it was submitted to the states for ratification. The ninth state to ratify was New Hampshire, which did so on June 21, 1788. The federal government was activated early in 1789 with the first session of Congress and the inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States.

Each year Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17th, as is provided by law. In 2004 Congress passed legislation that requires universities that receive federal funds to formally recognize Constitution Day by “holding an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution.” Note also that the statutes designate the day as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.” Many law schools, including this one, had already regularly held programs honoring the Constitution on Constitution Day, for the adoption of the Constitution is of course a singular event in the creation of a government which aspires to be one “of laws and not of men.”

This year’s program on Wednesday will include Dean and Professor Louis D. Bilionis and Professors A. Christopher Bryant and Ronna Greff Schneider speaking on the theme of “The American Constitution in a Changing America.” The presentation will be given in Room 114 from 12:15 P.M. to 1:15 P.M.

Research resources on the Constitution include the database U.S. Congressional Documents on HeinOnline (off-campus access requires use of the campus VPN); “A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation” maintained by the Library of Congress; and a video tutorial on Constitutional research prepared by Professor of Practice and Law Library Director Kenneth J. Hirsh.

This Week in the Law Library

Library Lunch & Learn Series

It’s too late now to register for Tuesday’s Lunch & Learn session, with Ron Jones and Chris Bartkowski speaking about Bloomberg Law, so mark you calendar now for future sessions. Each includes lunch and advance registration is required.

Description

Date

Time

Room

Topic

RSVP Due to shannon.kemen@uc.edu by:

UC Law Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, September
23

12:15-1:15

204

Statutes

Friday, September
19

UC Law Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, September
30

12:15-1:15

204

American
Jurisprudence

Friday, September
26

UC Law Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, October 21

12:15-1:15

204

American Law
Reports

Friday, October 17

UC Law Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, November
11

12:15-1:15

204

Uniform Laws

Friday, November 7

UC Law Library & Westlaw Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, November
18

12:15-1:15

204

Secondary Sources

Friday, November 14

 

Research Training Sessions

  • Law Library Lunch & Learn Series: Using Bloomberg Law
    • Tuesday, September 16
    • 12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.
    • Room 204
    • Lunch provided; advance registration was required
  • Friday, September 19th
    • Professor Smith’s section 5
      • Researching Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 A.M. – 10:25 A.M.
      • Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s section 3
      • Researching Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:40 P.M.
      • Room 100A