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 of faculty members.
Have a Question? Ask a Reference Librarian!
The reference desk is staffed in person Monday through Wednesday from 8:30am-8pm, Thursday and Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm and via eReference Sundays from noon to 4pm. You can stop by the reference desk, call 206-398-4225, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference librarians can help with any aspect of legal research—finding sources, searching databases, and understanding search results. If you have a reference question, please stop by the reference desk, call us at 206-398-4225 or email us at email@example.com We welcome your questions!
Our reference team consists of:
- Barbara Swatt Engstrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kerry Fitz-Gerald: email@example.com
- Kelly Kunsch: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stephanie Wilson: email@example.com
If you have a reference question, you can contact any of the above librarians directly. Our reference desk hours are as follows: Evening reference is offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am until 8:00 pm and Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. On Sunday afternoons from noon to 4:00 pm, we will provide reference services via email (firstname.lastname@example.org ). We look forward to working with you throughout the year.
Stuck Writing a Paper?
Here are some common questions and answers:
- How do I go about selecting my paper topic?
Current awareness sources like topical newsletters (e.g. BNA reports) and legal newspapers (e.g. National Law Journal) are very useful. See also our Journal Staff Legal Research Guide for Tools for Finding a Topic. You may also want to check out these useful books: Scholarly Writing for Law Students, Reserve KF250.F34 2011; Academic Legal Writing, Reserve KF250.V65 2010.
- How do I find out which articles have already been written on my topic?
Consult our Preemption Check Research Guide.
- Where can I get help with my research?
Send us a question via our e-mail reference service at email@example.com or visit us or call the reference desk at (206) 398-4225.
Need help preparing for exams? Consult our online research guide for a bibliography of books and other resources you may find useful for exam preparation.
The library maintains a collection of old law school exams from 1972 to 2003. There are no current exams and not all professors/classes are represented. You can find old exams on the east wall in the Reserve area. You may look up exams by course or professor using the index adjacent to the exam collection. A second copy of the exam index is located at the circulation desk.
The Reading Rooms (excluding the DDC and Reserve) will be open 24 hours on the following days:
Friday, April 27, through Friday, May 11
(beginning 7:00am, April 27, and ending 10:00pm, May 11)