Freshening Up a Bit!

Beginning Tuesday, January 17th, new carpeting will be installed on the third and fourth floors of the library. The areas getting the new carpet are near the main shelving and the adjacent study tables and carrels. Most of the work will be done in the evening hours. The carpeting project will improve safety, as some of the area is threadbare. We apologize for any inconvenience that may be caused by this much-needed work.

Gearing Up for the New Semester

Welcome back from your holiday break! As this week’s short courses launch, most of you are getting ready for the full class schedule that begins next week. The Marx Law Library and its staff are ready to help you get back in the swing of things!

Learning Opportunities Waiting for Your Participation

Advanced Legal Research further develops the research skills you began to learn in your Lawyering I class. Surveys of attorneys demonstrate that research skills are a key requirement for new associates. Meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:55 P.M., Advanced Legal Research is taught as a “flipped classroom,” where you will work through individual research assignments on your own and as part of a team, giving you experience in collaborating with your colleagues. Instructors Susan Boland, Ken Hirsh, and Ron Jones are your guides as you explore statutory, case, administrative, and specialized research. Head over to Catalyst right now and add ALR to your spring schedule!

Each week our librarians will offer research training sessions in the library. Pick and choose the sessions that will help you get better insight on understanding and applying research skills and winnowing through the universe of legal information sources that are available to you. Library and Lexis Lunch and Learn sessions will give you more in-depth coverage of Lexis offerings, and provide lunch and Lexis points as well.

Resources to Help You “Hit the Ground Running”

  • Library Research Guides will introduce you to the law library and provide you expert guidance on dozens of subjects.
  • West Academic Study Aids give you 7/24 online access to a variety of popular study aids to your subjects.
  • Video tutorials on several subjects have been prepared by our librarians.
  • CALI lessons can help you review course material and give you another way to learn new information.

The Marx Law Library is your go-to place, whether in person or online, for the information that will help you succeed this semester!

With Apologies to Clement Moore…

‘Twas the week before Christmas,
And all through the stacks,
Not a student was stirring,
‘Twas time to relax.

Exams were completed,
And ready to grade,
While memories of torts,
Were beginning to fade.

You’re invited to write the remaining stanzas. From all of us at the Robert S. Marx Law Library, best wishes for a joyous holiday season!

Take a Break from Your Study Break!

Exam Coffee Break!

Or just nosh at our exam-time coffee breaks. The Marx Law Library is providing bagels, coffee, water, and other snacks, and SBA is helping out too! Stop by the Federal Materials Room this week and next!

Studying hard? We’ve got you covered!

Check out our library display and this post from last week for information about the many study aids available online and in the library!


The End is Nigh!

No Doom in Store for You!

Now that we really have your attention, let the law library help you prepare for final exams, course papers, and whatever else you have to finish in the next few weeks.

  • Use the more than 400 study aids available in West Academic.
  • Browse the printed study aid collection in the Reference 2 area.
  • Review your knowledge with the more than one thousand CALI lessons.
  • Reserve a study room for some quiet time or collaboration with your colleagues.
  • Stop by the circulation desk to literally put the finishing touches on your paper with a stapler or hole punch.

Best wishes from the Marx Law Library Staff for a Happy Thanksgiving


This Week: Rounding Third and Heading Home

Next Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Preparing for Exams with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Tuesday, November 15th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points; please register in advance!


Library Display: Spotlight on Military Law

We invite you to come into the law library and view the “Spotlight on Military Law Resources.”


Two Weeks of Classes Remain

The Marx Law Library has the resources you need to finish up your course work and to prepare for exams and finish your papers. Take a look at these resources:

The library has you covered!

Election Day and More This Week

A Special Week

With November having started on a Tuesday, Election Day was pushed back to November 8th, just a few days before Veterans Day. We’ve put our Veterans Day post from two years ago on the front page. Leading the week with our opportunity to elect our president, senators, house members, general assembly members, and other public officials and then ending the week with a remembrance of those who serve our country in the military, gives us twice the usual opportunity to reflect on the roles played by citizens in our nation. Please vote Tuesday, if you have not already done so!

Learn more about elections and elected representatives!


Next Library & Lexis Lunch & Learn Series

  • Preparing for Exams with Shannon Kemen and Ashley Russell
    • Tuesday, November 15th, 12:15 – 1:15 P.M. in Room 302
    • Lunch and Lexis points; please register in advance!