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Coming Soon – The HCLL Book Shop!

Did you ever wonder what happens to Law Library books that are withdrawn but don’t sell at auction? Beginning next week, they’ll be made available for purchase in the HCLL Book Shop! Stop by the copy room (next to the […]

Resource Spotlight: CALI

Has it been a while since Con Law? Do you need to brush up on your Criminal Practice and Procedure? Are you struggling to remember your Alternative Dispute Resolution? The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is your one-stop shop […]

Database spotlight: Fastcase

While Fastcase assures us that Fastcase 6 will be around “as long as it needs to be”, Fastcase 7 is such an improvement, I’m not sure why you would still want to use Fastcase 6. 6 was useful and many […]

A look at the Cincinnati Law Library rules of 1874

Times, how they have changed. Recently, while preparing to shift materials in our Text Room, Library Director Lauren Morrison stumbled upon a copy of the library rules as written by W.S. Scarborough, Esq., Treasurer of the Cincinnati Law Library Association […]

A Lawyer and A Poet

April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, I did a little research into attorneys who made a name for themselves as poets. There were dozens who cropped up in my searches, but the four below intrigued me the most. […]

WESTward Expansion

This year the Law Library significantly expanded the materials available to our subscribers through Westlaw. What is included in these new materials? I’m glad you asked… State and Federal cases from all Circuit Courts Codes, Laws, Cases, Forms, Regulations, Statutes, […]

Allen Brown’s collection comes to HCLL

When people think of noted civil liberties defender Allen Brown, they probably remember his landmark case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, Brandenburg v. Ohio. They might remember his fight against the Sunday commerce laws of the 1950’s, his defense […]

West’s KeyRules: Because some things should be easy

As someone who is relatively new to legal research, anytime I find a tool that is straight-forward and easy to use, I want to shout about it from the roof-tops. Never have I met an area of research so bewilderingly […]

The Impeachment of President Andrew Johnson

This week marks the 149th anniversary of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Andrew Johnson became president of the United States on April 15, 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes […]

Not in Kansas anymore… a life without Gale

For many people seeking quick access to reliable legal forms online, the decision of several local public libraries to end their subscriptions to Gale Legal Forms was both inconvenient and vexatious. Below are some options for accessing legal forms online […]