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12/04/2009 at 01:00 AM
In addition to the resources and sage advice offered by the folks in the office of the Dean of Students, here are a few Law Library resources to help you prepare for and take your exams!  Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams (Reserve and Stacks, KF283 .F47 1999) is authored by two law professors and includes discussions of sample essay questions and answers for Torts, Property, Constitutional Law, and Contracts. Law School Success in a Nutshell: A Guide to Studying Law and Taking Law School Exams (2d ed. Reserve, KF283 .B87 2008) gives sample exam questions and answers for...
Posted by Library Blog
11/20/2009 at 01:00 AM
In addition to the resources of the Office of Career Services, the Law Library’s Career Collection offers some publications for tips on enhancing your interviewing skills.  All books shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection, adjacent to the Library Print Center, can be checked out for a period of three weeks.  Here are some current publications: The Insider’s Guide to Getting a Big Firm Job : What Every Law Student Should Know About Interviewing by Erika M. Finn and Jessica T. Olmon (Career,KF297 .F56 2009) Interview for Success : a Practical Guide to Increasing Job Interviews...
Posted by Library Blog
11/13/2009 at 01:00 AM
In addition to the opportunity to network at the 6th Annual Legal Career Options Day sponsored by the Office of Career Services, check out publications in the Law Library’s Career Collection for tips on improving your networking skills.  The Career Collection is located adjacent to the Library Print Center.  The publications can be checked out for three weeks.  Some publications are:  A lawyer’s guide to networking by Susan R. Sneider (Career, KF316.5 .S64 2006) It’s Who You Know: The Magic of Networking in Person and on the Internet by Cynthia Chin-Lee (Career, HF5382.7 ....
Posted by Library Blog
11/06/2009 at 01:00 AM
The Law Library has several books on internships in various subject areas.  They are published by the Career Education Institutes and are shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection.  Even if you are not interested in an internship, these are helpful to consult as to potential employers. Among the recent titles are The Human Rights Internship Book (KF266 .H86 2010), Internships in International Law (KF266. I58 2010) and The Women’s Rights Internship Book (KF266 .W66 2010). Two publications on the environment include Green Law: Legal Internships with Public Interest Environmental...
Posted by Library Blog
10/30/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to the services offered by the Office of Career Services for career exploration such as the Annual Legal Career Options Day, the Law Library also has resources for information on career options within the legal profession and alternatives to traditional law firm practice. These books and others on job searching are shelved in the Law Library’s Career Collection located next to the Law Library Print Center. All books in the Law Library’s Career Collection can be checked out of the Law Library for twenty-one days. Here are some recommended books to read when you have some time after...
Posted by Library Blog
10/23/2009 at 12:00 AM
In addition to texts for legal writing, the Law Library’s collection also has publications to consult for writing seminar papers.  These publications include Scholarly Writing for Law Students: Seminar Papers, Law Review Notes and Law Review Competition Papers, 3d ed. by Elizabeth Fajans and Mary Falk (Reserve, KF250 .F34 2005) and Academic Legal Writing: Law Review Articles, Student Notes, Seminar Papers, and Getting on Law Review, 3d ed. by Eugene Volokh (Reserve, KF250 .V6 2007).  Older editions of these publications are shelved in the open stacks with the same call number except...
Posted by Library Blog
10/16/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library’s collection has various study aids on numerous legal subject areas. These study aids include the West/Thomson Reuters hornbooks and nutshells, the LexisNexis ”Understanding...” series and Aspen Publishers Explanations and Examples series of study aids.  Current editions of these study aids are on Reserve while older editions are shelved in the law library stacks. The library has prepared a series of guides by subject area to the study aids in the collection.  The guides are now accessible via the Law Library’s website.  There are guides for the first year...
Posted by Library Blog
10/08/2009 at 12:00 AM
The Law Library subscribes to various databases for legal research.  Among them are the BNA subject databases such as U.S. Law Week, HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library, the Foreign Law Guide, LexisNexis Congressional, the Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926, and the United Nations Treaty Collection.  Use of these databases is restricted to faculty, staff and currently enrolled students of the School of Law. To access these databases from off-campus, you will need to use the library’s proxy server. Click here for instructions for setting up your browser to use the proxy...
Posted by Library Blog
10/02/2009 at 12:00 AM
From the ABA Journal’s website is a recent story about Florida U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Presnell who criticized attorney David Glasser’s motion for dismissal as “riddled with unprofessional grammatical and typographical errors that nearly render the entire motion incomprehensible.” Judge Presnell also criticized attorney Glasser for failing to obtain a stipulation of dismissal from the defendant as required by the procedural rules and ordered him to re-read both the local and federal rules in their entirety.  The legal tabloid AbovetheLaw provides Judge Presnell’s mark-up...
Posted by Library Blog
09/25/2009 at 12:00 AM
During the academic year, all students receive a weekly email from the Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox containing highlights from BNA’s U.S. Law Week database.  Updated weekly, BNA’s U.S. Law Week is the premier database for news about recently decided federal and state cases and activities of the federal agencies.  Also included within the database is legal news about the President and the U.S. Congress. The U.S. Law Week’s Supreme Court Today database tracks the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term. A notable feature of U.S. Law Week is the...