This Week in the Law Library: Onward

You’ve already made it through the first week!

Now that you’ve started work in most, if not all, of your classes, you probably have a better idea of what is required of you in each of them. Don’t forget to look over library resources or talk to a reference librarian to find the tools to help you make the most of every course!

Upcoming Research Training Sessions

  • Tuesday, August 30th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 2
      • Statutes with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
      • Ohio Materials with Ronald Jones
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in the Ohio Alcove
    • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. Students
      • Ohio Materials with James Hart
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in the Ohio Alcove
  • Wednesday, August 31st
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Statutes with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
  • Friday, September 2nd
    • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. Students
      • Statutes with James Hart
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in the Computer Lab
  • Tuesday, September 6th
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
      • Statutes with Ronald Jones
      • 9:00 &ndash 10:25 A.M. in Room 302

 

  • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
    • Tuesday, September 6th
      • Ohio Secondary Sources with Shannon Kemen and Lexis Representative Ashley Russell
      • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
      • Lunch – Lexis points! Please register in advance.

 

Labor Day is next week!

While you may enjoy the day off, we’ve got labor and employment law resources to help you make sense of it all.

 

The Law Library and Our Librarians: Your Go-To Resources for Law School Success!

Welcome!

We in the Robert S. Marx Law Library welcome our entering 1L, transfer, and LL.M. students and welcome back the college’s returning students. In the past, students have often thought primarily of the library as a place: a place to study, a place to find materials, a place to meet colleagues and friends. While our Robert S. Marx Law Library occupies a particular space in the law school building, I encourage you to think of the law library as a confluence of resources and people whose goal is to help you succeed! Our expert staff members, some of whom you have already met, select a broad range of legal information resources that will help you develop your professional expertise. Our reference and research librarians will show you how to take the best advantage of our resources, and will counsel you on making the most of your time with us. We are accessible and ready to help you, and I look forward to personally meeting you very soon.

Start with a Research Guide

Whether you are a new law student or an “old hand,” the law library’s study guides offer expert advice on finding the information you need to conduct legal research, understand concepts, and identify key resources for your courses. Why not bookmark the guides listing page right now?

Then Add Some Study Aids

The law library offers you print study aids on reserve and West Academic Study Aids online. The online aids are accessible from within the law school’s network and you can create a personal account to access them from anywhere with an Internet connection. Learn about all the study aids in this handy guide from Susan Boland!

Set Up Your CALI Account Today

While you are setting yourself up for success, set up your CALI account. CALI offers more than 1,000 online lessons that will help you test your knowledge on most law school subjects. The authorization code that you need to create your account was included in the information provided at the library’s table last week. If you need that information, please stop by the library!

Introduction to Law Library Resources and Services

We had a great time yesterday discussing Law Library resources and services! Below are some things to help you remember everything we discussed:

Don’t forget to stop by the reference desk for a sweet treat!

Welcome LLM Students and the Class of 2019!

Welcome everyone to the College of Law! On Monday, August 15 the Law Library will have a table in the Atrium where we will be distributing Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law credentials. You’ll want to register for these legal research services as soon as possible. Many of your professors have posted syllabi in the TWEN (The West Education Network) Syllabi course site. You need a Westlaw username and password in order to access TWEN and the Syllabi course.

On Wednesday, August 17, meet the Law Library faculty and staff at our 1:15pm session on Law Library resources. We’ll introduce you to all of the things the Law Library can do to help you succeed in law school!

Also, be sure and stop by the reference desk this week to meet the reference librarian on duty, eat a sweet treat, and get your Cincinnati Law Passport stamped.

This Week in the Law Library

Thinking About Exams?

The Law Library and our librarians are your go-to source for the resources you need to beef up you exam readiness:

  • Review our Exam Study Guide by Susan Boland. Recently updated, it has tips about where to study, which sample exams are available, where the best study areas of the library are located, and more!
  • Browse the Study Aid Collection in the Reference 2 Area shelving.
  • Grab one of the 400 online study aids from West Academic. Sign in from your Westlaw home page if you’ve created your West Academic account, or create your account now!
  • Use any of the more than 1,000 CALI lessons to quiz your subject knowledge!

 

Upcoming Research Training

  • Tuesday, April 19th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 20th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Cost Effective Legal Research with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Legal Research Boot Camp — Save the Date!

Marx Law Library partners with the Chase Law School Law Library to offer your choice of dates for the summer Legal Research Boot Camp:

  • Monday, May 16th from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. at UC.
  • Tuesday, May 17th from 8:30 A.M. – Noon at NKU.

 

This Week in the Law Library

Research Training Sessions

  • Monday, April 4th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Administrative Law with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
  • Tuesday, April 5th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Administrative Law with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 6th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 p.m. in Room 100B
  • Monday, April 11th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Administrative Law with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Tuesday, April 12th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100A
    • Professor Smith’s Section 4
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 – 12:05 P.M. in Room 100A
  • Wednesday, April 13th
    • Professor Lenhart’s Section 2
      • Cost-Effective Legal Research with Ron Jones
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100B
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Low Cost & Free Legal Resources with Shannon Kemen
      • 1:30 – 2:55 P.M. in Room 100A

 

Legal Research Boot Camp — Save the Date!

Marx Law Library partners with the Chase Law School Law Library to offer your choice of dates for the summer Legal Research Boot Camp:

  • Monday, May 16th from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. at UC.
  • Tuesday, May 17th from 8:30 A.M. – Noon at NKU.

 

Law Library News: Spring Break is NEXT WEEK Edition

Judge in Residence Program

The Marx Law Library joins with the rest of the College of Law in welcoming Judge Jed Rakoff, Judge for the Southern District of New York, as Judge in Residence this week. This annual program provides multiple opportunities to interact with a distinguished member of the judiciary.

Bloomberg Law Update for Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff are invited to learn about the latest news from Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law representative Chris Bartkowski and Electronic Resources & Instructional Services Librarian Ron Jones will provide information and lunch on Thursday, March 17th, from 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302. Please register in advance.

Annual Corporate Law Symposium

The symposium topic this year is, Corporate Social Responsibility and the Modern Enterprise.” It takes place on Friday, March 18th, from 8:45 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

Research Session: Environmental Law

Ron Jones and Reference Librarian Ji Hart invite students in Professor Mank’s Environmental Law II class to attend a research training session on Thursday, March 17th, from 3:05 – 4:30 P.M. in Room 208. Wearing green is optional!

Featured Research Resources

 

And finally…

Library spring break hours begin on Saturday: the library is closed on Saturday and Sunday, March 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th, and will be open 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. on March 21st – 25th. Enjoy your time off or the chance to catch up on your work!