Posts Tagged ‘law students’

  • 1L Information

    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: Library Survival Guide If you need information about law school in general, briefing a case, or outlining, consult our new student guide. […] Read more...
  • Writing a Paper this Semester?

    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 […] Read more...
  • ID Card Needed for Law School Building & Law Library Access

    Please note that you need your university identification card to get into the law school and law library during specified times. More information about library hours and access is available here. Read more...
  • New and Notable: Think Like a Lawyer

    Edwin Scott Fruehwald, Think Like a Lawyer: Legal Reasoning for Law Students and Business Professionals (ABA 2013) New Books Collection KF379.F78 2013 “This book focuses on fundamental skills necessary for legal problem solving, such as rule-based reasoning (deductive reasoning), synthesis (inductive reasoning), analogical reasoning, distinguishing cases, and policy-based reasoning. The useful exercises that appear throughout […] Read more...
  • Reprographics Guide for Law Students

    Need to scan documents or photocopy handouts? The Law Library does not have an in-house copy center, so for students looking to photocopy, scan, or fax documents we’ve created a guide to help you locate these services on campus. The guide documents where you can find these resources as well as the contact information and […] Read more...
  • 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. Read more...
  • The Non-Dischargeability of Student Loans

    A classic research hypothetical given to new law students is “Can debt from student loans be discharged in a bankruptcy proceeding?” After a short amount of research students are horrified to learn that while American Airlines can file for bankruptcy while sitting on $4 billion in the bank, student loan debtors can’t catch a break. […] Read more...
  • “Have you checked the catalogue?”

      While we don’t have an awesome robot to remind you to check what we call the “catalog” (our previous requests have been denied), we do have awesome reference librarians who can also assist you with your research questions. If you are faculty, staff, or student at the law school, you can email or call […] Read more...
  • Copy Machines

    The library has one self-service copy machine located in the reserve area on the 2nd floor. The copy machine accepts change, one and five dollar bills and Seattle University campus cards that have value added to the debit account. Value can be added to your campus card using eAccounts. Additional information is available on the […] Read more...
  • Preemption Check

    This guide shows you how to do preemption checks on your potential law review articles, or major scholarly writings which you might be doing for an independent study. A preemption check is much more than just Shepardizing, and this guide tells you how to do it yourself and do it right the first time. Read more...