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This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library visit our tables in the Atrium to learn about the Law Library Research & Technology Competency programs! This week we are also teaching problem solving, online search techniques, technology in law practice, social justice resources, and statutes. We also continue to raise awareness for domestic violence and cybersecurity.

Welcome Back from Fall Break!

We hope your fall break was restful and relaxing.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, October 17, 2022

Legal Research & Writing for LLM Students

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 230
8:00am – 9:20am
Problem Solving from Start to Finish

Learn about Law School Competencies

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian & Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Atrium Table
Noon – 1:00pm

Learn about how you can participate in the law school research and technology competencies! University of Cincinnati Law students who complete the requirements of the Competency programs before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research and/or technology, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Lawyering I, sec. 2

Susan Boland, Interim Director & Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 135
9:00am – 10:25pm
Online Searching

Lawyering I, sec. 4

Michael Whiteman, Associate Dean of Library Services
Room 170A
10:40am – 12:05pm
Online Searching

Lawyering I, sec. 3

Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
10:40am – 12:05pm
Researching Statutes

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Learn about Law School Competencies

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian & Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Atrium Table
Noon – 1:00pm

Learn about how you can participate in the law school research and technology competencies! University of Cincinnati Law students who complete the requirements of the Competency programs before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research and/or technology, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers.

Lawyering I, secs. 5 & 6

Susan Boland, Interim Director, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 230
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Online Searching

Lawyering I, sec. 1

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 145
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Researching Statutes

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Legal Research Competency Program

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
l2:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 107
Legal Research Using Terms and Connectors

Students who complete the requirements of the Legal Research Competency Program before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers. This is the first live session of the program. For questions, or to RSVP, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell at dixoncla@ucmail.uc.edu.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Lawyering I, sec. 2

Susan Boland, Interim Director & Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 135
9:00am – 10:25pm
Researching Statutes

Lawyering I, sec. 4

Michael Whiteman, Associate Dean of Library Services
Room 170A
10:40am – 12:05pm
Researching Statutes

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Law Library Resources for Law & Social Justice Brown Bag for the Jones Center

Susan Boland, Interim Director
Room 320
12:15pm – 1:20pm

Lawyering I, secs. 5 & 6

Susan Boland, Interim Director, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian & Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
Room 230
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Researching Statutes

Featured Study Aids

Cybersecurity Law

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a relatively comprehensive examination of cybersecurity related laws. The book outlines and details the U.S. federal sectoral approach to cybersecurity, such as covering the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and regulations, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule, as well as an examination of state laws impacting cybersecurity, such as data breach notification, privacy and state education laws. International issues as well as specific topics such as ransomware and the Internet of things are addressed. Notably, the book provides a review of the role of the cybersecurity professional, risk assessment as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) risk assessment framework, and laws related to hacking.

Principles of Cybersecurity Law (Concise Hornbook)

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book covers the cybersecurity laws that apply to an entity based on the entity’s business model(s) and data collection model(s). For example, what is the applicable Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cybersecurity law if an entity provides an alternate trading platform (ATP) with a daily trading volume of 50,000? The authors combine years of technical and legal experience in providing a map for cybersecurity counseling based on an understanding of the CISO’s technical cybersecurity issues and how they fit into today’s cybersecurity law challenges. The authors explain the difference and overlap between privacy law, cybersecurity law, and cybersecurity. The first chapter provides a review of cybersecurity. For example, key to any discussion on cybersecurity is the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) of data. Learn how to implement policy-based “reasonable security measures” frameworks for your organization that form a legal defense to cybersecurity-based actions brought by U.S. agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state Attorney Generals. A high-level discussion of the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity frameworks is included as well as data breach laws, anti-hacking related laws and some international issues.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in a Nutshell

Available via the West Academic study aid subscription, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of cybersecurity law and policy. Cybersecurity is a serious concern in our lives. It affects individuals, governments, the military, big businesses, small businesses, and law firms themselves. Cybersecurity policy issues implicate both private and public international law, in addition to domestic law. In this Nutshell, we present case law, federal, state and international legislation, administrative actions and regulations, and relevant policy considerations that attorneys and their clients should keep in mind, whether they are working on a case about cybersecurity or just wanting to know more about cybersecurity and privacy in the Internet age.

Featured Guide

College of Law IT Support: Information Security

The Information Security page on the College of Law IT Support Guide provides information on UC Information Security policies, how to report information security incidents, cyber security tips, and more.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Practice Center

From EU GDPR to CCPA and beyond, the Bloomberg Law Privacy & Data Security Law is a platform for practitioners to track the latest developments– with actionable guidance. It features primary and secondary sources, practice tools, and analysis across data privacy law and other key topics. It contains data privacy news. It provides checklists and sample forms, as well as In Focus resource pages providing analysis of critical issues.

Featured Treatise

Law of the Internet

Available on Lexis. Internet law is changing almost as fast as technology itself. Law of the Internet is an easy-to-use resource written for busy practitioners with summaries of major cases and statutes, and forms. This annually-updated, treatise provides analysis of legal issues raised by the Internet and insightful commentary on future directions the law may take.

Featured Video

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 Briefing

Even in the wake of the major attacks across regularly targeted business sectors – such as financial services, healthcare, critical infrastructure, government, energy – most people and businesses still don’t know how to better safeguard their data. Cybersecurity Awareness Month. every October, is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online. In this special briefing, leadership from today’s leading tech companies share how their organizations are addressing cyber threats and educating others to create a more secure, interconnected world.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Begun in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

More Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness

ABA, The Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

The ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence’s mission is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI)

CCRI’s Mission is to combat online abuses that threaten civil rights and civil liberties. It also advocates for technological, social, and legal innovation to fight online abuse.

Indian Law Resource Center, Safe Women, Strong Nations Project

The Center’s Safe Women, Strong Nations project partners with Native women’s organizations and Indian and Alaska Native nations to end violence against Native women and children. The project raises awareness to gain strong federal action to end violence against Native women; provides legal advice to national Native women’s organizations and Indian nations on ways to restore tribal criminal authority and to preserve tribal civil authority; and helps Indian nations increase their capacity to prevent violence and punish offenders on their lands.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Statistics

Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October (2)
October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.

This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. For individuals and families, you are encouraged to See Yourself taking action to stay safe online. That means enabling basic cyber hygiene practices: update your software, think before you click, have good strong passwords or a password keeper, and enable multi-factor authentication (meaning you need “More Than A Password!”) on all your sensitive accounts.

More Resources on Cybersecurity

National Cybersecurity Alliance, Hacked Accounts (May 26, 2022)

This article offers quick tips to see if someone else has gained access to your account and ways you can regain control if your account has been compromised or hacked.

National Cybersecurity Alliance, Online Safety Basics (May 26, 2022)

With a little knowledge, a dash of effort, and a few minutes of time, you can keep your sensitive data and computer systems locked down tight. Cybersecurity does not have to be intimidating! It does not require a large investment of time or money! In fact, you can secure your digital life with trusted free tools, and now many cybersecurity best practices can be automated.

SANS #SecureTheFamily | Practical Ways to Stay Safe Online – From Our Experts to Your Home

Heather Mahalik, Digital Forensics Expert, SANS Faculty Fellow, Cellebrite Senior Director of Digital Intelligence, developed the SANS Security Awareness #SecureTheFamily global initiative to help keep your kids, family, and home safe from cyber harm. Leverage these tools to learn practical advice on how to keep your family safe online with a focus on proper device usage and limits for all ages.

Krebs On Security

Krebs on Security is a daily blog on cybersecurity and cybercrime. It’s written by Brian Krebs, an American journalist and investigative reporter.

Cyber Games

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) partnered with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to create a series of cyber games for K-12 students and early career, non-technical cybersecurity professionals that were released via the Apple AppStore and Google Play in 2021.

Defend the Crown –protect castles from potential invasion by deploying various cyber defenses.
Network Collapse – route network packets to the correct destination and apply cyber defense strategies to secure the network while managing growing connections.
Hotel Hijinks – learn about real cybersecurity challenges posed by the Internet of Things (IoT), collect clues, and catalog smart devices to end cyber-attacks and catch hackers.

This Week in the Law Library …

Happy Fall Break!

This week in the Law Library it’s fall break! Although there may not be classes, the Law Library is still open! Need to access study aids? Remember that you can access our electronic study aids 24/7 from on-campus or off-campus. Links to access West Academic and the LexisNexis Digital Library, as well as study aids by subject, are available on our Exam Study Guide. Are you researching a paper for class over break? Check out our Seminar Paper Research Guide. Working on a cite checking assignment? Don’t forget our guide for UC Law Journals.

Law Student Mental Health Awareness Day

Person holding a sad face in front of their face

October 10 is Law Student Mental Health Awareness Week. You, the law student, are not alone in struggles with mental health. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength. .Focus, resilience, balance and overall wellness are essential to a successful and fulfilling experience as a law student and as an attorney. Our Resiliency & Wellness for Law Students & Lawyers guide will provide you with resources to help you throughout your time in law school and as you practice law.

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 3, 2018, Cincinnati City Council passed a resolution officially recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. President Biden has also proclaimed October 10 as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Presidential Proclamation

City of Cincinnati Resolution

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

The Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition feels that this toolkit is the most concise education for any person interested in supporting Indigenous folx.

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America

Bibliography of Indigenous Peoples in North America is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture¸ history¸ and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology¸ multicultural relations¸ gaming¸ governance¸ legend¸ and literacy. BIPNA contains more than 80¸000 citations for books¸ essays¸ journal articles¸ and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

National Museum of the American Indian Online Exhibits

The National Museum of the American Indian cares for one of the world’s most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The NMAI has been steadfastly committed to bringing Native voices to what the museum writes and presents, whether on-site at one of the three NMAI venues, through the museum’s publications, or via the Internet. The NMAI is also dedicated to acting as a resource for the hemisphere’s Native communities and to serving the greater public as an honest and thoughtful conduit to Native cultures—present and past—in all their richness, depth, and diversity.

Native Land Digital

Native Land Digital strives to create and foster conversations about the history of colonialism, Indigenous ways of knowing, and settler-Indigenous relations, through educational resources such as their map and Territory Acknowledgement Guide. Native Land Digital creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

UC & UC Law Celebrations & Events

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CECH National Hispanic Heritage Month

UCBA Library Hispanic Heritage Library Display

Thursday, October 13, 2022

LatinX Food Fest

1pm – 4pm
Sigma Sigma

Friday, October 14, 2022

Futbol A La Gente!

5pm
Gettler Stadium
Latinx en Acción is hosting a friendly soccer game. There will be tabling from different organization and snacks. RSVP

Monday, October 17, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month at UCBA: Taste of Mexico Food Truck, 11:30am – 2:00pm, UCBA Muntz Traffic Circle

5 LatinX Resources to Explore Hispanic Heritage

This week we continue exploring more resources on Hispanic heritage.

Chicano Database

Bibliographic materials on Mexican-American topics 1967 to the present. Scope expanded 1992 to include the broader Latino experience¸ including Puerto Ricans¸ Cuban Americans¸ and Central American immigrants. Includes the Spanish Speaking Mental Health Database.

Ethnic Newswatch

Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic and minority press in America¸ some dating back to 1985.
Coverage: Full Text; 1985 – present

Hispanic / Latino Demographics

Statistics and demographic information from the Pew Research Center.

HAPI Online (Hispanic American Periodicals Online)

HAPI Online combines current information about Latin America with complete coverage spanning more than 25 years¸ from 1970 to the present. The database contains over 200¸000 citations from 400 humanities and social science journals published worldwide. Most of the journals covered by HAPI are not comprehensively indexed elsewhere¸ although many articles from these journals are selectively included in HLAS.

LatCrit

The LatCrit community operates as a not-for-profit corporation. LatCrit goals are: (1) to develop a critical, activist and inter-disciplinary discourse on law and policy towards Latinas/os, and (2) to foster both the development of coalitional theory and practice as well as the accessibility of this knowledge to agents of social and legal transformation. LatCrit theorists aim to center Latinas/os” multiple internal diversities and to situate Latinas/os in larger inter-group frameworks, both domestically and globally, to promote social justice awareness and activism.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Begun in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

More Help Resources for Domestic Violence

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life 
1-608-255-0539
https://www.ncall.us

National Center for Elder Abuse 
1-855-500-3537
https://www.aginginplace.org

Battered Women’s Justice Project 
1-800-903-0111
https://www.bwjp.org

Legal Momentum 
1-212-925-6635
https://www.legalmomentum.org

Womenslaw.org 
https://www.womenslaw.org

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 
1-800-903-0111 x 3
https://www.ncdbw.org

Legal Network for Gender Equity
https://nwlc.org/join-the-legal-network/

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
1-800-934-9840
https://www.odvn.org

Women’s Crisis Center
1-800-928-3335
https://www.wccky.org/

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October (2)
October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.

This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. For individuals and families, you are encouraged to See Yourself taking action to stay safe online. That means enabling basic cyber hygiene practices: update your software, think before you click, have good strong passwords or a password keeper, and enable multi-factor authentication (meaning you need “More Than A Password!”) on all your sensitive accounts.

Federal Virtual Training Environment Public Cyber Security Training On Demand

The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) is now offering courses that are free and available to the public. With courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels, you can strengthen or build your cybersecurity skillsets at your own pace and schedule!

Public Courses

October Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court - corrected

From SCOTUS Blog:

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Reed v. Goertz – whether the statute of limitations for a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim seeking DNA testing of crime-scene evidence begins to run at the end of state-court litigation denying DNA testing, including any appeals (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has held), or whether it begins to run at the moment the state trial court denies DNA testing, despite any subsequent appeal (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, joining the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, held).

Nat’l Pork Producers Council v. Ross – (1) whether allegations that a state law has dramatic economic effects largely outside of the state and requires pervasive changes to an integrated nationwide industry state a violation of the dormant commerce clause, or whether the extraterritoriality principle described in the Supreme Court’s decisions is now a dead letter; and (2) whether such allegations, concerning a law that is based solely on preferences regarding out-of-state housing of farm animals, state a claim under Pike v. Bruce Church, Inc.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Andy Warhol Found. for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith – whether a work of art is “transformative” when it conveys a different meaning or message from its source material (as the Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and other courts of appeals have held), or whether a court is forbidden from considering the meaning of the accused work where it “recognizably deriv[es] from” its source material (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit has held).

Helix Energy Sol. Grp. v. Hewitt – whether a supervisor making over $200,000 each year is entitled to overtime pay because the standalone regulatory exemption set forth in 29 C.F.R. § 541.601 remains subject to the detailed requirements of 29 C.F.R. § 541.604 when determining whether highly compensated supervisors are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime-pay requirements.

 

 

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we’re teaching statutes; teaching technology in law practice; celebrating Law Student Mental Health Week, Cybersecurity Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month. We’re also previewing U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, October 3, 2022

Legal Research & Writing for LLM Students

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 230
8:00am – 9:20am
Researching Statutes

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Featured Study Aids

Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today’s Woman Lawyer

Best Friends at the Bar: The New Balance for Today’s Woman Lawyer, available through the Wolters Kluwer study aid subscription, candidly addresses the problems unique to women in the practice of law and provides practical, helpful advice and solutions. This companion to Best Friends at the Bar: What Women Need to Know about a Career in the Law is based on research, the author’s experience, and interviews with women attorneys who have successfully made the transition from one practice setting to another. These women, many with national reputations, tell their stories in their own compelling words.

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student

A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Law Student, available through the West Academic study aid subscription is a must-read whenever worry or doubt creep in. In this volume you will find essential wisdom for the study of law and life. Learn from the unprecedented ten-time recipient of the Professor of the Year award how to be your best in and out of class, how to prepare for exams, how to succeed on exams, how to put your best foot forward in a job interview, how to find teachers to inspire you, what to do in classes that leave you uninspired, how to cope with stress and how to create value in everything you do.

The Zen of Law School Success

The Zen of Law School Success, available through the LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, offers a comprehensive approach to succeeding in law school. Zen is about simplicity, balance, knowing your universe, knowing yourself, and staying focused on the path to enlightenment. Similarly, these principles should be the foundation for success in law school, and this book details how to put these principles into practice in order to maximize your ability to have a successful law school career.

Featured Guide

Resiliency & Wellness for Law Students & Lawyers

Focus, resilience, balance and overall wellness are essential to a successful and fulfilling experience as a law student and as an attorney. This guide will provide you with resources to help you throughout your time in law school and as you practice law.

Featured Book

How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School

Law Stacks KF287 .Y68 2018.  Each year, over 40,000 new students enter America’s law schools. Each new crop experiences startlingly high rates of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and dissatisfaction. Kathryne M. Young was one of those disgruntled law students. After finishing law school (and a PhD), she set out to learn more about the law school experience and how to improve it for future students. Young conducted one of the most ambitious studies of law students ever undertaken, charting the experiences of over 1000 law students from over 100 different law schools, along with hundreds of alumni, dropouts, law professors, and more. How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School is smart, compelling, and highly readable. Combining her own observations and experiences with the results of her study and the latest sociological research on law schools, Young offers a very different take from previous books about law school survival. Instead of assuming her readers should all aspire to law-review-and-big-firm notions of success, Young teaches students how to approach law school on their own terms: how to tune out the drumbeat of oppressive expectations and conventional wisdom to create a new breed of law school experience altogether. Young provides readers with practical tools for finding focus, happiness, and a sense of purpose while facing the seemingly endless onslaught of problems law school presents daily.

Featured Video

The Weight of Law School: Recognizing and Rebounding from Depression

In this webinar, Drs. Fortgang and Healy – two psychologists with Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Massachusetts – will discuss the high rates of depression among law students, the various contributing factors, ways of recognizing distress, and suggestions for getting help and staying healthy. Lawyers report much higher rates of depression, anxiety, stress, and alcoholism than the general public. These problems usually start, or escalate, in law school. Tune in to learn tips on how to prevent, recognize, and address depression in law school.

Law Student Mental Health Awareness Week

Person holding a sad face in front of their face

October 3 – 8 is Law Student Mental Health Awareness Week. You, the law student, are not alone in struggles with mental health. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength.

College of Law & University Events

Monday, October 3, 2022

College of Law’s Let’s Talk Time with Dr. Shane Gibbons of CAPS 1pm – 3pm, Room 210E.

This service is available for all UC students who may not need traditional counseling, but could still benefit from one-on-one support. Let’s Talk is a free, 100% confidential conversation where you can ask questions, learn about mental health resources, and get support from a UC CAPS therapist. UC Law students can attend any Let’s Talk time throughout the week, but this day and time is dedicated for the College of Law every week.

Guided Meditation with the Mindfulness in Law Society 3pm, Virtual

Learn about mindfulness or practice with others! The format generally consists of about 20 minutes of guided meditation, with five minutes of gathering time at the beginning and 5 minutes at the end for questions and comments. Event link

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wellness Panel: Self-Care & Seeking Assistance 12:15pm, Room 140

Join Lisa Wells and Patrick Garry of the Ohio Legal Assistance Program (OLAP) to learn about substance abuse and why putting your wellness first in law school is crucial to your success here and in practice.

Mario Cart Tournament 12:15pm, Room 160

Sponsored by Active Minds, the Board Game Society, and Phi Alpha Delta. Take a break from studying and “kart” away your concerns. Preliminary Rounds will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Final Rounds on Thursday.

Guided Breathwork & Meditation with Sky@UC 6pm, Virtual

Sky@UC learns and teaches a special breathing technique called SKY. Studies has shown that practicing SKY breath meditation has shown significant improvements in six areas of well-being: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness. Register at Campuslink

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Wellness Tabling 11am – 2pm, Atrium

Stop by to learn more about wellness resources at the College and on main campus and enter a raffle to win a wellness basket.

DIY Self-Care Kits 11am – 2pm, Main St. outside of the Student Wellness Center

As a part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, join the Student Wellness Center as they practice self-care by making self-care kits! There will be a variety of items available to include in your own kit like stress balls, fidget toys, snacks, journals, and more!

Yoga Session 12pm, Student Wellness Center

Join a free yoga session in the Student Wellness Center. No experience necessary! Bring your own mat, if desired. Save a spot

Mario Cart Tournament 12:15pm, Room 160

Sponsored by Active Minds, the Board Game Society, and Phi Alpha Delta. Take a break from studying and “kart” away your concerns. Preliminary Rounds will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Final Rounds on Thursday.

Guided Meditation with the Mindfulness in Law Society 5pm – 5:30pm, Virtual

Learn about mindfulness or practice with others! The format generally consists of about 20 minutes of guided meditation, with five minutes of gathering time at the beginning and 5 minutes at the end for questions and comments. Event link

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Cookies and Conversation with Dr. Teri Bolte of the Cincinnati VA 12:15pm – 1:00pm, Atrium
Mario Cart Tournament 12:15pm, Room 160

Sponsored by Active Minds, the Board Game Society, and Phi Alpha Delta. Take a break from studying and “kart” away your concerns. Preliminary Rounds will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Final Rounds on Thursday.

Guided Breathwork & Meditation with UC Law Health & Wellness Committee 1pm, Room 170

Sky@UC learns and teaches a special breathing technique called SKY. Studies has shown that practicing SKY breath meditation has shown significant improvements in six areas of well-being: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness. Register at Campuslink

Guided Breathwork & Meditation with Sky@UC 6pm, Virtual

Sky@UC learns and teaches a special breathing technique called SKY. Studies has shown that practicing SKY breath meditation has shown significant improvements in six areas of well-being: depression, stress, mental health, mindfulness, positive affect, and social connectedness. Register at Campuslink

Friday, October 7, 2022

Lawyer Wellbeing: How to Distinguish Between Ambition, Burnout, and Mental Illness and Get Assistance 2pm, Virtual

Join the ABA and learn how to define lawyer mental health and wellness, recognize the signs of mental illness and how they differ from being driven, and learn when and how to get help. More information and link.

QPR during Mental Health Awareness Week 3pm – 4:30pm, French Hall 4221

As a apart of Mental Health Awareness Week In Collaboration with 1n5 and Child Focus, the Division of Student Affairs-Health, CAPS and Wellness is bringing the opportunity to be trained in the evidence-based suicide prevention training, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to understand mental health, recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, students, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. RSVP & More Information

Saturday & Sunday, October 8-9, 2022

Share your well-being activities with #LawStudentWellness, #ABAMentalHealth, #BeWellUCLaw

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

UC & UC Law Celebrations & Events

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CECH National Hispanic Heritage Month

UCBA Library Hispanic Heritage Library Display

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

LACLS Public Health & Latinx Community Roundtable

3:30pm – 4:30pm
A&S Hall Room 53 or Zoom
RSVP via CampusLink

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Latinx en Acción Sticker Fundraiser & Salsa Lessons

Noon
Blegen Lawn (Rain/Indoor location: Max Kade)

Thursday, October 13, 2022

LatinX Food Fest

1pm – 4pm
Sigma Sigma

Friday, October 14, 2022

Futbol A La Gente!

5pm
Gettler Stadium
Latinx en Acción is hosting a friendly soccer game. There will be tabling from different organization and snacks. RSVP

Monday, October 17, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month at UCBA: Taste of Mexico Food Truck, 11:30am – 2:00pm, UCBA Muntz Traffic Circle

5 LatinX Resources to Explore Hispanic Heritage

Last week we looked at LatinX attorneys and law students. This week we explore more resources.

Library of Congress, National Hispanic Heritage Month: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide

The Law Library of Congress has prepared material with commentary and recommended resources for selected national observances and commemorative months. This guide provides a brief history of the laws and presidential proclamations which established National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Library of Congress, A Latinx Resource Guide: Civil Rights Cases and Events in the United States

This research guide focuses on 20th and 21st century American court cases, legislation, and events that had important impacts on civil rights in Chicana/o/x, Hispanic, Latina/o/x, Mexican-American and Puerto Rican communities

Law Library of Congress, Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor

This guide contains legal opinions and writings by Justice Sotomayor, as well as documents from her confirmation.

PBS, Latino Americans

Latino Americans was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

Films on Demand, The Hispanic Americans (requires UC authentication)

In this 7-part series, hosted by actors Jimmy Smits and Hector Elizondo, dozens of Hispanics—some famous, some average people—explore what it means to be Hispanic American. 7-part series, 44 minutes each.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Begun in 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

University of Cincinnati Help for Student Victims & Student Survivors

This website is designed to provide resources for victims or survivors of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment, or stalking. Staff are available 24-hours a day for confidential advice and assistance. Even if you are unsure what to do, call Counseling and Psychological Services at 513-556-0648 and you will be connected with a confidential counselor who will listen to you and help guide you as you figure out what you want to do next. There are a variety of resources to support you and help provide the assistance and services you need.

University of Cincinnati College of Law Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic

Law students can gain hands-on experience as you learn how to provide holistic legal services to survivors of domestic violence. At the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, you’ll work alongside clinic staff to learn every aspect of civil practice, from initial interviews through advocacy.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Panel

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Women Helping Women is hosting a resource panel on October 4th at 2:00 pm at the Aronoff Center 4425 (342 Clifton Ct). Guests include Jen Rowe from Public Safety, Betsy Lehman from UC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Core Black from the Women’s Center, and many more. RSVP

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is also National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October 2004.

This year’s campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people. For individuals and families, you are encouraged to See Yourself taking action to stay safe online. That means enabling basic cyber hygiene practices: update your software, think before you click, have good strong passwords or a password keeper, and enable multi-factor authentication (meaning you need “More Than A Password!”) on all your sensitive accounts.

Four Things You Can Do:

1. Think Before You Click: Recognize and Report Phishing: If a link looks a little off, think before you click. It could be an attempt to get sensitive information or install malware.

2. Update Your Software: Don’t delay — If you see a software update notification, act promptly. Better yet, turn on automatic updates.

3. Use Strong Passwords: Use passwords that are long, unique, and randomly generated. Use password managers to generate and remember different, complex passwords for each of your accounts. A passwords manager will encrypt passwords securing them for you!

4. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication: You need more than a password to protect your online accounts, and enabling MFA makes you significantly less likely to get hacked.

October Arguments at the United States Supreme Court

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From SCOTUS Blog:

Monday, October 3, 2022

Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency – whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit set forth the proper test for determining whether wetlands are “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. § 1362(7).

Delaware v. Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – (1) whether MoneyGram Official Checks are “a money order, traveler’s check, or other similar written instrument (other than a third party bank check) on which a banking or financial organization or a business association is directly liable,” pursuant to 12 U.S.C. § 2503; (2) whether the court should command Wisconsin and Pennsylvania not to assert any claim over abandoned and unclaimed property related to MoneyGram Official Checks; and (3) whether all future sums payable on abandoned MoneyGram Official Checks should be remitted to Delaware.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Arellano v. McDonough – (1) whether the rebuttable presumption of equitable tolling from Irwin v. Department of Veterans Affairs applies to the one-year statutory deadline in 38 U.S.C. § 5110(b)(1) for seeking retroactive disability benefits, and, if so, whether the government has rebutted that presumption; and (2) whether, if 38 U.S.C. § 5110(b)(1) is amenable to equitable tolling, this case should be remanded so the agency can consider the particular facts and circumstances in the first instance.

Merrill v. Milligan – whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 redistricting plan for its seven seats in the United States House of Representatives violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we’re teaching secondary sources; teaching legal research using terms and connectors; teaching technology in law practice; and celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Lawyering I, sec. 3

Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
10:40am – 12:05pm
Researching Secondary Sources

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Lawyering I, sec. 1

Ron Jones, Electronic Resources Instructional Services Librarian
Room 145
1:30pm – 2:55pm
Researching Secondary Sources

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Legal Research Competency Program

Laura Dixon-Caldwell, Instructional & Reference Services Librarian
l2:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 107
Legal Research Using Terms and Connectors

Students who complete the requirements of the Legal Research Competency Program before graduation will receive a notation on their transcript stating that they are competent with respect to legal research, a credential they can list proudly on their resumes as proof of the research skills they offer prospective employers. This is the first live session of the program. For questions, or to RSVP, contact Laura Dixon-Caldwell at dixoncla@ucmail.uc.edu.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Featured Study Aids

Principles of Tax Policy by Stephanie McMahon

Available through the West Academic study aid subscription, this text explains the essential building blocks of the American tax system clearly and concisely, including the effects of changes adopted in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Chapters range from the political process to individual and corporate income taxes, Social Security and other payroll taxes, state and local budgeting, and international tax planning. Each chapter opens with a brief description of the covered policy topic, providing a synopsis of the current state of the law. Ample footnotes provide easy access to articles and standard reference works allowing readers to dig deeper on their own.

Federal Income Tax: Examples & Explanations

Available through the Aspen Learning Library subscription, this text provides students with a summary of topics and issues in federal income tax. Its index includes a Table of Cases and a Table of Internal Revenue Code Sections. Analysis is first provided for a topic and then examples are given to help students understand the analysis. A series of problems at the end of each section or chapter assist you in testing your understanding. Answers are provided for these problems.

Understanding Federal Income Taxation

Available through the LexisNexis Digital Library study aid subscription, this edition of Understanding Federal Income Taxation consists of forty-two chapters with each chapter addressing a basic topic in individual income taxation, e.g., the definition of “gross income,” the exclusion of gain from the sale of a principal residence, business deductions including the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income (added by the 2017 tax legislation), the treatment of capital gains and losses, the taxation of gains from the sale or exchange of real property, and the tax consequences of transfers between spouses and incident to divorce. Each chapter provides a detailed explanation of the interpretation and application of relevant Internal Revenue Code provision(s) and Treasury Regulations as well as summaries of leading cases and administrative rulings. The practical application of these authorities is illustrated in the numerous examples contained in each chapter. Because the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code are necessarily at the heart of tax study, each chapter also includes a part or all of the Code section(s) pertinent to the chapter topic.

Featured Database

Bloomberg Law Tax Practice Center

Bloomberg Tax integrates Tax Management Portfolios, Accounting for Income Tax Portfolios, primary and secondary resources, Practice Tools, and News to aid research on the most complex tax matters.

Featured Video

IRS Videos on YouTube

The Internal Revenue Service’s official YouTube channel features IRS videos to help America’s taxpayers understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.

Featured Treatise

Federal Taxation of Income, Estates, and Gifts (WG&L) by Boris I. Bittker; Lawrence Lokken

This preeminent tax treatise, available on Westlaw, examines full range of corporate tax issues, including corporate organization, capital structure, income tax, Sub-chapters C & S, dividends and distributions, foreign corporations, and foreign source income.

Featured Website

IRS.gov

The Internal Revenue Service is the nation’s tax collection agency and administers the Internal Revenue Code enacted by Congress. This isn’t the prettiest website out there but it is full of official and authoritative information for tax practitioners and consumers.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

UC & UC Law Celebrations & Events

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CECH National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

¡Viva! A Latin American Red Carpet Premiere

6:00pm – 8:00pm, AACRC Main Lounge (60 W. Charlton St.)
Join Ethnic Programs and Services and the Council of Cultural Leaders for a red carpet celebration for Latinx Heritage Month. Fashion, music, and art will be showcased. Free food provided. RSVP via CampusLINK.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Carlos Soltero and the Latino Community

12:05pm
Room 160
For Hispanic Heritage month the Latino/a Law Student Association welcomes Carlos Soltero, author of Latinos and American Law, a book that discusses landmark Supreme Court cases that have affected the Latino community. Carlos is a graduate of Yale Law School and a partner at Soltero Sapire Murrell PLLC in Austin, TX. He will be discussing some of the cases from his book.

Presentation of Reggaeton, an Urban Novel by Dali Amador

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Faculty Enrichment Center
Reggaeton tells the story of Castigador X, a Latin singer who succeeds in the world of music. Rafael Armenteros Benítez has talent, and he also has what any man can dream of, but he is not entirely happy and there is an intimate reason that he must accept to restart his life. Recounting his path to fame, friends, women, and money, the novel also discovers the stories of those around him, especially migrants from different Latin American countries who seek their dreams or a better life in Miami. Faculty can register at Faculty OneStop.

LEA Presents Cocina Conmigo

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Max Kade Cultural Center (Old Chem)
Join Latinx en Acción for National Hispanic Heritage Month and learn how to make arepas. RSVP via CampusLINK and be sure to state any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

LACLS Public Health & Latinx Community Roundtable

3:30pm – 4:30pm
A&S Hall Room 53 or Zoom
RSVP via CampusLink

Monday, October 17, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month at UCBA: Taste of Mexico Food Truck, 11:30am – 2:00pm, UCBA Muntz Traffic Circle

5 LatinX Resources to Explore Hispanic Heritage

Last week we looked at LatinX attorneys and law students. This week we explore more resources on LatinX attorneys, law students, and more.

ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center, Celebrate Hispanic/Latino/a/x Heritage Month Honoring Activists and Legal Trailblazers (2022)

This PDF by the ABA Diversity and Inclusion Center highlights LatinX legal trailblazers and activists.

ABA Wide 21-Day Hispanic Heritage Equity Habit Building Challenge

The ABA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council is proud to launch a 21-Day Hispanic Heritage Equity Habit Building Challenge syllabus in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The goal of the Challenge is to assist each of us to become more aware, compassionate, constructive, engaged people in the quest for equity, and specifically to learn more about the Hispanic Heritage, and many communities included under the “Hispanic umbrella.” It transcends our roles as lawyers. Non-lawyers are also welcome to participate.

ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Latinos in the United States: Overcoming Legal Obstacles, Engaging in Civic Life (2013)

This report for the ABA presents information with the goal of providing a foundation upon which to expand on the work that has been started during the past years. The witnesses and stakeholders who provided valuable information to the Commission candidly described the challenges facing Latino lawyers, clients, and members of the broader Latino Community.

ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, Hispanics in Public Service – Pathways to Leadership Webinar (Mar. 30, 2022)

As the largest growing minority group in America, Hispanics have been entering the labor force at substantial rates, often with marketable skills, hands-on experience, and bilingual abilities. Yet for decades Hispanics have remained underrepresented in the federal workforce. This program will identify some of the largest obstacles and share personal and professional tips on how to overcome them and excel to senior leadership roles. The program also will explore strategies and best practices, such as federal training programs and enhanced mentorship opportunities, for future success at increasing the representation of Hispanics in critical federal government and policy-making positions.

Sharon Foley & Deborah L. Kidder, Hispanic Law Students’ Perceptions of Discrimination, Justice, and Career Prospects, 24 Hisp. J. of Behav. Sci. 23 (2022)

In this study,ethnic and gender discrimination perceived by minority students was investigated in a sample of 118 Hispanic law school students. Despite governmental efforts at promoting affirmative action practices,perceived discrimination can act as a barrier in the legal profession that keeps minority and female attorneys from advancing in the profession. Results were consistent with the hypotheses,suggesting that (a) female students anticipated more discrimination in the legal profession than male students; (b) the higher the perceived discrimination,the less fair the students perceived the promotion process in their future law firm will be; and (c) the lower the perceived fairness of the promotion process,the lower the satisfaction with their chosen career (the law profession) and the lower the respondents’ perceived career prospects. Practical implications and avenues for future research are discussed.

Do You Read Banned Books?

Banned Books Unite Us

September 18-24 2022 is Banned Books Week. Books unite us. Books encourage boundless exploration and allow readers to spread their wings. Stories give flight to new ideas and perspectives. Reading—especially books that set us free—expands our worldview. Censorship, on the other hand, locks away our freedom and divides us from humanity in our own cages. The American Library Association tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. 1,597 individual books were challenged or banned in 2021.

Top 10 Banned Books of 2021

  1. Gender Queer By Maia Kobabe
    Banned, challenged, and restricted fo rLGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to have sexually explicit images
  2. Lawn Boy By Jonathan Evison
    Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to be sexually explicit.
  3. All Boys Aren’t Blue By George M. Johnson
    Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content, profanity, and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
  4. Out of Darkness By Ashley Hope Perez
    Banned, challenged, and restricted for depictions of abuse and because it was considered to be sexually explicit
  5. The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas
    Banned and challenged for profanity, violence, and it was thought to promote an anti-
    police message and indoctrination of a social agenda.
  6. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie
    Banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and use of a derogatory term.
  7. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl By Jesse Andrews
    Banned and challenged because it was considered sexually explicit and degrading to women.
  8. The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison
    Banned and challenged because it depicts child sexual abuse and was considered sexually explicit.
  9. This Book is Gay By Juno Dawson
    Banned, challenged, relocated, and restricted for providing sexual education and
    LGBTQIA+ content.
  10. Beyond Magenta By Susan Kuklin
    Banned and challenged for LGBTQIA+ content and because it was considered to be sexually explicit.

Who Challenges Books?

18% Board/administration
10% Political/religious groups
6% Librarians/teachers
2% Elected officials
1% Students

Where Do Challenges Take Place?

44% School libraries
37% Public libraries
18% Schools
1% Academic/Other

Why Are Books Challenged?

According to the American Libraries Association Office of Intellectual Freedom, the top three reasons for challenging books are:

  1. Sexually Explicit
  2. Offensive Language
  3. Unsuited to Any Age Group

Did You Know?

Did you know that a major promulgator of unreported banned books are prisons?

For more on this issue:

Literature Locked Up: How Prison Book Restriction Policies Constitute the Nation’s Largest Book Ban

Censorship and Banned Book Lists in Correctional Facilities

Censorship in Prisons and Jails: A War on the Written Word

The Cruel Practice of Banning Books Behind Bars

The Marshall Project: Banning Books in Prison

Submit a Virtual Readout Video

Your words have power. Stand up to censorship and declare your literary freedoms by reading from a banned book or discussing censorship issues on camera. Readers can post a video of themselves reading from a banned book or talking about censorship. Videos may be featured on the Banned Books Week YouTube channel. Use the Virtual Readout Form to submit your video.

This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library, we’re teaching LLM students about terms and connectors searching; teaching technology in law practice; and celebrating Constitution Week, Banned Books Week, Bisexual Awareness Week, and Hispanic Heritage Month.

This Week’s Research Sessions

Monday, September 19, 2022

Legal Research & Writing for LLM Students

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 230
8:00am – 9:20am
Terms and Connectors Searching

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Technology in Law Practice

Shannon Kemen, Legal Technology & Research Instructional Services Librarian
Room 107
11:10am – 12:05pm

Celebrate Constitution Week with the Law Library

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September 17 through September 23 is Constitution Week! In celebration, we will be highlighting constitutional law resources. For more information on Constitution Day and Constitution Week, see last Friday’s Celebrate Constitution Day post.

President Biden’s Presidential Proclamation on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week, 2022

Featured Database

HeinOnline: World Constitutions Illustrated

Research the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. The United States of America entry includes important predecessor documents to the Constitution, scholarly articles, commentaries, and more.

Featured Video

Federal Law Part 1: Overview of Constitutions & Statutes

This video, introduces US Constitutional and statutory law. It explains where they fit in the hierarchy of legal authority, what a session law is, what a code is, and the difference between official and unofficial codes. The video is 11:24 minutes long and features closed captioning and a table of contents.

Featured Study Aids

Constitutional Law Stories

Constitutional Law Stories, available through the West Academic study aid subscription, provides a student with an understanding of 15 leading U.S. constitutional law cases. It focuses on how lawyers, judges, and socioeconomic factors shaped the litigation, and why the cases have attained landmark status.

Constitutional Law National Power and Federalism: Examples & Explanations

Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism, available through the Aspen Learning Library study aid subscription, is a problem-oriented guide to the principle doctrines of constitutional law that are covered in the typical course. This text walks the student through issues pertaining to the structure of our constitutional system, including judicial review, justiciability, national power, supremacy, the separation of powers and federalism, as well as some of the structural limitations that the Constitution imposes on state powers. Combines textual material with well-written and comprehensive examples, explanations, and questions to test students’ comprehension of the materials and provide practice in applying legal principles to fact patterns.

Understanding Constitutional Law

This text, available through the Lexis Overdrive study aid subscription, provides the current black letter Constitutional Law doctrines alongside the historical background needed to understand them and the major lines of dissenting thought. It explains the methodological approaches the Court has taken to the topics it covers and is interspersed with commentary to help readers understand both those approaches and the rules they generate.

Featured Treatise

Treatise on Constitutional Law: Substance & Procedure

Rotunda and Nowak’s Treatise on Constitutional Law – Substance and Procedure, available on Westlaw, provides scholars, practitioners, judges, and officials with an up-to-date analysis and synthesis of federal constitutional law. Focus is primarily on the Supreme Court and incorporates the political, historical, and economic background of court decisions.The text analyzes constitutional questions in terms of precedent, political science theory, economics, and American history, making the leading cases understandable concerning both their overall significance and the precise legal rules they establish.

Featured Website

The Constitution Annotated

The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (“Constitution Annotated” or “CONAN”) provides a legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based on a comprehensive review of Supreme Court case law and, where relevant, historical practices that have defined the text of the Constitution. This regularly updated resource is written in “plain English” and useful for a wide audience.

Celebrate Banned Books

Banned Books Unite Us

September 18-24 2022 is Banned Books Week. Books unite us. Books encourage boundless exploration and allow readers to spread their wings. Stories give flight to new ideas and perspectives. Reading—especially books that set us free—expands our worldview. Censorship, on the other hand, locks away our freedom and divides us from humanity in our own cages. The American Library Association tracked 729 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2021. 1,597 individual books were challenged or banned in 2021.

Celebrate Bisexuality Week

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Bisexuality Week, also known as #BiWeek, is celebrated in September (during the week of September 23rd, which is Bi Visibility Day). It promotes visibility of bisexuality and celebrates the resiliency of bisexual persons. According to Human Rights Campaign, someone who is bisexual “is someone who is emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity, though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree.” HRC’s Brief Guide to Getting Bisexual Coverage Right. A Gallup poll found more than half of LGBT adults (54.6%) identify as bisexual. Jeffrey M. Jones, LGBT Identification Rises to 5.6% in Latest U.S. Estimate, Gallup (Feb. 24, 2021). Bisexual people are often assumed to be gay, lesbian, or heterosexual based on the gender of their partner and they experience biphobia from both inside the LGBTQ+ community and from their larger communities. Movement Advancement Project, Invisible Majority: The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Remedy Them (2016).

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Poster

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 to October 15 and celebrates the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.

This week, we take a look at LatinX attorneys and law students. According to the 2021 NALP Diversity Report, LatinX attorneys made up 2.86% of partners and 6.11% of associates. In Cincinnati, LatinX attorneys made up 1.27% of partners and 4.69% of associates. According to the LSAC Year to Date American Bar Association 2022 Applicant and Application Counts, 9,588 law school applicants identified as Latino or Hispanic. According to the 2021 survey by the ABA Young Lawyers Division and the ABA Media Relations and Strategic Communications Division, Black and Hispanic law school graduates generally take on more student loan debt than white students.

UC Celebrations & Events

UC Alumni Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

CECH National Hispanic Heritage Month

Judy Ashton, Hoxworth CEO José Cancelas Receives Hispanic Heritage Award (Sept. 12, 2022)

LACLS Film Screening and Discussion on Oklahoma Mon Amour, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Tangeman Center Cinema

Presentation of Reggaeton, an Urban Novel by Dali Amador, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 3:00pm – 4:00pm at the Faculty Enrichment Center (requires UC authentication)

LEA Presents Cocina Conmigo, Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Max Kade Cultural Center

LACLS Public Health & Latinx Community Roundtable, Wednesday, October 5 3:30pm – 4:30pm, A&S Hall Room 53 or Zoom

Hispanic Heritage Month at UCBA: Taste of Mexico Food Truck, Monday, October 17, 2022, 11:30am – 2:00pm, UCBA Muntz Traffic Circle

Happy Constitution Day!

Constitution Day, September 17, 2022

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#Constitution Day is observed each year on September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Public Law 108-447 requires that every educational institution which received Federal funds hold a program on the Constitution for students on September 17. This year, the College of Law is celebrating Constitution Day on Friday, September 16, 2022. Constitution Day is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the foundations of our legal system and the rule of law.

UC Law Constitution Day Speaker

Victoria Nourse, Ralph V. Whitworth Professor in Law at Georgetown Law, will discuss the Supreme Court and how its “disruptive effects” reach beyond the cases read about in newspapers, during her lecture “Democracy’s Constitution.” Professor Nourse will share her recent research (124 cases and 300 opinions) showing the Supreme Court’s “disruptive” effects reach beyond the cases read about in the newspapers. She also will sketch a blueprint of “Democracy’s Constitution” which envisions the constitution very differently than is typical for constitutional lawyers. This event will be held at 12:15 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, in Room 160 at the College of Law.

Articles by Professor Nourse available on HeinOnline. Selected books by Professor Nourse available at the Law Library include In Reckless Hands : Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near Triumph of American Eugenics.

Robert S. Marx Law Library Constitution Day Display

2022 Constitution Day Display

The Robert S. Marx Law Library is home to one of the largest collections of rare and special law books in Northwest. The collection consists of approximately 10,000 volumes of historical legal books and pamphlets printed during the mid-1500s through mid-1900s. Most of the items in the Collection consists of scholarly, out of print books on English and American law and legal history. These include numerous classics in the field. The books have been individually selected and function together as a comprehensive research tool providing services to scholars and legal communities locally, nationally, and internationally on various aspects of the law and legal history, thus contributing to the further advancement of legal education and scholarship. The Collection is strongest in the areas of constitutional history and early English law.

To celebrate Constitution Day, the Robert S. Marx Law Library is pleased to present a display of a few noteworthy items within the collection, including:

  • One of the earliest editions of Magna Carta, printed in London in 1578
  • The Law of Laws: or, The Excellency of the Civil Law, Above All Other Humane Laws Whatsoever. Shewing of How great use and necessity the civil law is to this nation, by Sir Rob. Wiseman, printed in London, 1686.
  • First edition of The Federalist Papers, printed in New York, 1788.
  • First edition of The Constitutions of Several Independents States of America, printed in Philadelphia, 1781.
  • Laws of the Territory of the United States Northwest of the River Ohio, printed in Cincinnati 1800.

 

The Collection also contains of very rare and unique items on the history of slavery in the United States and the works of the lawyers, judges, and activists leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1866. A few examples are on display. Of note are:

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself .., printed in Dublin, Ireland by the abolitionist printer Richard D. Webb in 1846.
  • Anti-slavery addresses of 1844 and 1845, by Salmon Portland Chase and Charles Dexter Cleveland, printed in in London and Philadelphia,1867.