Welcome 1L Students!

We met many of the new students during the recent library 1L orientation, but if you were unable to attend, here is a summary of some of the most important things we covered:

1L students will receive passwords for TWEN at orientation. First week assignments are posted here.

Library Survival Guide

If you need information about law school in general, briefing a case, or outlining, consult our new student guide.

Study Aids

The library has a variety of study aids located in our reserve section including: Nutshells, Hornbooks, Examples and Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines and Gilbert Law Summaries.  For specific titles see our guide on finding study aids.


The library maintains one copy of each required first year casebook in the Reserve area for two-hour check-out (no overnight checkouts).  The first year casebook collection is to be used for quick reference or limited photocopying and is not intended to be a substitute for purchasing casebooks.  The library does not purchase copies of required supplementary materials/handouts or upper division course materials.  

Study Rooms

Study rooms can be reserved for your study group.  It’s a two hour maximum per day per group.  For more information, visit the library website and click on Reserve a Study Room.

We look forward to seeing you in the library!


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 many classes and casebooks (as all law students know) are quite expensive and constantly publish new editions. 


Welcome Class of 2018!

1L students will receive passwords for TWEN at orientation on August 21st.   First week assignments are posted here.