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  • Law Library Info & Tips

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    Welcome to our new students and to our returning students. If you haven’t had a chance to stop by and say “hello,” please do so. To start the year off right, the library would like to remind you about some of our policies:
    •  turn off cell phone ringers upon entering the library and take all cell phone conversations [...] Read more.
    • Learning New Research Systems

      studying The Library makes many different research platforms available to students--Blackboard, Casemaker, Lexis, Hein Online and Westlaw—to name just a few. Take advantage of your free access during law school and learn to use these platforms. On each system, look for tutorials, help screens and videos to help you get the most out of them. Read more.
    • Librarian Help on Sundays

      law librarian help Librarians can help with any aspect of legal research—finding sources, searching databases, and understanding search results. For help on Sunday, just email us at We'll be checking in between noon and 4pm. Read more.
    • Trial of the Month: John Hinckley Jr. Trial

      john hinckley trial In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan. He shot the President, a police officer, and a Secret Service agent. He also seriously wounded Press Secretary James Brady. The attack was an attempt to gain the affections of Jodie Foster. On August 28, 1981, Hinckley pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. On June [...] Read more.
    • National Sea Grant Law Center

      coast The National Sea Grant Law Center provides free access to information and resources about coastal problems and issues. Content includes analytical reports and articles from the Center’s journals and newsletters. Read more.
    • I’d Like to Check Out a ….Drone?

      Phantom Drone in action Starting in the fall the University of Southern Florida will have two drones available to check out from their campus library. "The library's hope is to integrate new technology to its services. In the past year, the library has worked to expand its 'Digital Media Commons' in an effort to promote digital learning. Now, USF's library [...] Read more.
    • Trial of the Month: Menendez Brothers Sentenced

      crime_duos_08 On July 2, 1996, the Lyle and Erik Menendez were sentenced to life in prison without parole for the brutal murder of their parents. The parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez, were murdered in their home on August 20, 1989. Lyle and Erik were not suspects until 1990, when Erik’s confession to his psychotherapist was revealed. Erik’s therapist [...] Read more.
    • Researching Indian and Tribal Law

      Sitting Bull Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch recently published an article on researching Indian and Tribal Law in the American Indian Law Journal. He cleverly titled it "A Legal Practitioner's Guide to Indian and Tribal Law Research. Read more.
    • Review of Supreme Court’s Term

      supreme court UA news Supreme Reporter has created a web page titled "Supreme Court Review" (a title also used by other publications). Supreme Reporter's site has discussion of recent decisions, podcasts, charts, and statistics, as well as other bits of information that might be of interest to aficionados of the Court (and the rest of us). As the staff [...] Read more.
    • Locating Past Exams

      When you’re studying, it can be really helpful to see sample questions, either from a professor or in the subject matter generally.  This guide by Charity Braceros-Simon shows you where the past exams are, how they are organized, and what you need to know about finding old exams.  Newer exams are placed on TWEN sites at the discretion [...] Read more.