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  • Catalog Help

    Need to know the ins and outs of searching the library catalog?  This research guide covers the basics of what is in the library catalog, basic searching, advanced searching, and where items are located.
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  • Today in Legal History: First Labor Day Celebrated

    The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City.  Two years, later, the holiday was changed to the first Monday in September.  While it is unclear who first suggested Labor Day (some sources say it was a carpenter, others a machinist), it is clear that the holiday was supported by labor organizations. Citie
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  • Casebooks in the Law Library

    The law library owns one copy of each casebook in current use for all first-year classes.  The copies are shelved in the Reserve section of the library and can only be checked out for two hours (or used in the Reserve area without being checked out).  Unfortunately, the law library does not purchase casebooks for upper division course--too [...]
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  • New Walkover collection titles – fiction

    Take time in your busy academic schedule for some non-law, thought provoking reading. Each won coveted literary awards. Enjoy! PR9619.3.F525N37 2015 From the publisher:  “In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves,  author Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people [...]
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  • Journal Staff Legal Research Guide

    Conducting a Source and Cite Check for a Journal?  Check out the library’s guide for journal staff.  It answers general questions about choosing a topic, preemption checks, locating and borrowing materials, and cite and source checking.

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  • Featured Database: Subject Compilation of State Laws – Fifty State Surveys

    Have you ever wondered where to find a comparison of state laws governing the proceeds from the sales of all those lottery tickets you buy hoping to pay off your student loans?  Or how various states’ laws on the use of cell phones while driving compare?  If so, Cheryl Nyberg’s Subject Compilations of State Laws ( Read more.
  • Law Library Reconfiguration

    Returning law students will notice changes in the library.  The area behind the Reference Desk has been made into office space for the law school's four journals.  Books that had been shelved in the Reference stacks have been relocated to various parts of the library based on their currency and usage.  In addition, the large [...]
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  • The Naming of August

    As you probably know, the month of August is named after Augustus Gloop,  a character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Posting this fact on the internet makes it even more true, as does the fact that it is on a legal website as well as a library website.
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  • New Student Information

    This guide is a must read for those who are new to law school or for those who are still confused about anything in the library, from the card security system to how to reserve a study room!

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  • First-Year Law Student Resource Guide

    This is the authoritative guide to our favorite things here in the library to help you survive being a 1L.  It covers resources about law school, case briefing, and outlining.
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