Welcome to Week Five: In the Law Library This Week

Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Tuesday, September 20th
    • Terms & Connectors with Shannon Kemen and Lexis Representative Ashley Russell
    • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch – Lexis points! Please register in advance.

 

Upcoming Legal Research Training

  • Wednesday, September 21st
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Cases with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
  • Thursday, September 22nd
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
      • Cases with James Hart
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302
  • Friday, September 30th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Statutes with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Bradley’s Sections 2 and 3
      • Secondary Sources with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B

 

Featured Database and Study Aids

 

This Week in the Law Library: Constitution Day

Constitution Day Lecture

Saturday, September 17th marks 229 years since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.* We invite you to join the College of Law’s celebration of that even with our annual Constitution Day Lecture. The Honorable David. F. Hamilton, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will speak on “Liberty, Politics, and Human Nature: Protecting the Constitution and the Rule of Law.” The event will be held in Room 114 on Friday, September 16th.

Upcoming Legal Research Training

  • Tuesday, September 13th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 2
      • Cases with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
  • Wednesday, September 14th
    • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
      • Cases with Shannon Kemen
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
  • Friday, September 16th
    • Professor Smith’s Section 1
      • Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
    • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. students
      • Cases with James Hart
      • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in the Computer Lab
    • Professor Smith’s Section 5
      • Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302
  • Thursday, September 22nd
    • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
      • Cases with James Hart
      • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.M. in Room 302

     

    • Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series
      • Tuesday, September 20th
        • Terms & Connectors with Shannon Kemen and Lexis Representative Ashley Russell
        • 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
        • Lunch – Lexis points! Please register in advance.

     

    Of Special Interest This Week

    Please take a look at the library’s display on Civil Liberties After 9/11. Also, please note our featured databases, Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Law Resource Center, and our Featured Study Aids in the West Academic Series, Principles of Counter-Terrorism Law and Presidential Power Stories.

     
    *This post was edited to correctly state that Constitution Day recognizes the date of the adoption of the Constitution by the Constitutional Convention, not the date of its ratification.
     

    A Few Thoughts on Personal Safety for You and Your Property

    The College of Law and the Marx Law Library are generally as safe as any other space on campus. Because you likely spend much of your day, and sometimes perhaps night here, we offer a few tips to help improve your awareness about maintaining your safety.

    • Do not leave any valuable property unattended in a public place. Notebook computers, tablets, phones, and handbags can be removed very quickly. Always leave valuables in a secured location or ask a trusted colleague to keep an eye on them while you briefly step away.
    • Take advantage of the university’s Night Ride program to avoid traveling alone at night. Contact them at 556-RIDE (556-7433).
    • Report any suspicious activity to staff or to the University Police Department: from a cell phone call 556-1111.
    • We want you to continue to enjoy a safe environment that contributes to your success!
       

    This Week in the Law Library

    Upcoming Research Training Sessions

    • Tuesday, September 6th
      • Professor Oliver’s Section 4
        • Statutes with Ronald Jones
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
    • Tuesday, September 13th
      • Professor Bradley’s Section 2
        • Cases with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Wednesday, September 14th
      • Professor Bradley’s Section 3
        • Cases with Shannon Kemen
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 100B
    • Friday, September 16th
      • Professor Smith’s Section 1
        • Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in Room 302
      • Professor Oliver’s LL.M. students
        • Cases with James Hart
        • 9:00 – 10:25 A.M. in the Computer Lab
      • Professor Smith’s Section 5
        • Secondary Sources with Susan Boland
        • 10:40 A.M. – 12:05 P.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.

     

    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!