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Spaces Still Available: Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics

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Want to a brush-up on your legal research skills before your summer job or your first year of law practice? The Law Library reference librarians will help you improve your research skills in our Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics.
Dates: May 26 through May 28, 2015.

Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics Schedule:
Tuesday, 5/26
12 – 1 Lexis and Westlaw (segment and field searching) 630A
1:15-2:15 Shepard’s Citations and KeyCite 630A
Wednesday, 5/27
12 – 1 Federal basics (statutes, regulations & cases) NY Alcove
1:15 – 2:15 New York basics (statutes, regulations & cases) NY Alcove
Thursday, 5/28
12-1 No Lexis, No Westlaw, No Worries – Free Legal Research
Websites 630A
1:15-2:15 Secondary Sources (ALR, current awareness services,
journal indexes, HeinOnline) 630A
Questions? Unable to attend the scheduled sessions? Do you need help with another topic? Contact Marcia Zubrow at 645-2160 or llmarcia@buffalo.edu or Brian Detweiler at 645-2384 or briandet@buffalo.edu or the reference desk 645-2047
To view schedule for the Prepare for Practice Refreshers and to register for a session, go to the Law Library’s website: http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/legal/clinics.asp

Law Library holiday hours

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The Law Library will be closed this weekend, May 23-May 24, for Commencement, and on Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day.

We will re-open on Tuesday, May 26, at 12:00 noon, as we begin to follow our schedule of early summer hours:

Early Summer – May 25 – July 26, 2014*

Monday-Thursday 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Closed
*Exceptions:
Memorial Day, Monday 5/25 Closed
Independence Day, Saturday 7/4 Closed

For more information, view the full schedule of Law Library hours.

Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics: Register Now

Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow | No Comments

Law Students,
Want to a brush-up on your legal research skills before your summer job or your first year of law practice? The Law Library reference librarians will help you improve your research skills in our Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics.
Dates: May 26 through May 28, 2015.
The Refreshers are for Law Students ONLY.
Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Refreshers Schedule:
Tuesday, 5/26
12 – 1 Lexis and Westlaw (segment and field searching)         630A

1:15-2:15 Shepard’s Citations and Keycite                                  630A
Wednesday, 5/27
12 – 1 Federal basics (statutes, regulations & cases)                NY Alcove
1:15 – 2:15 New York basics (statutes, regulations & cases)    NY Alcove
Thursday, 5/28
12-1 No Lexis, No Westlaw, No Worries – Free Legal Research Websites    630A
1:15-2:15 Secondary Sources (ALR, current awareness services,
journal indexes, HeinOnline)                                                                                 630A

Questions? Unable to attend the scheduled sessions? Do you need help with another topic? Contact Marcia Zubrow at 645-2160 or llmarcia@buffalo.edu or Brian Detweiler at 645-2384 or briandet@buffalo.edu or the reference desk 645-2047

To view schedule for the Prepare for Practice Refreshers and to register for a session, go to the Law Library’s website: http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/legal/clinics.asp

 

Mark Your Calendars. Awesomeness is Coming.

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Gavel

Oh man. These are some exciting times. I’m not talking about the soon-to-be law graduates (although, you know, congrats) or the so-to-be-finished-with-finals 1Ls and 2Ls (again, congrats). No. I’m talking about how the legalverse is pushing into pop culture in a big way. The foreseeable future is looking to be all sorts of exciting.

July 11: Supreme BFFs Hit the Stage

Yes, The Originalist, the play about Scalia’s time on the Supreme Court, will be playing through the end of the month in DC and it looks all sorts of awesome, but do you know what’s better than a play about Scalia? A comic opera about Scalia and Ginsburg. Scalia/Ginsburg will have its world premiere at the Castleton Festival and word is that RBG herself will be there. Needless to say, I’m waiting with bated breath to find out whether either or both will eventually make their way to Buffalo.

July 14: The Return of Atticus!

I believe is was LL who first said, “Don’t call it a comeback/ I’ve been here for years.” Nothing is more true when it comes to my beloved Atticus. Scout and Jem’s dad has always been around, but we’re going to be getting some new material come July when Harper Lee’s much anticipated (friends and family have told me that perhaps at this point it’s too much anticipated, but I digress) Go Set a Watchman is published.

October 27: NOTORIOUS

There’s a Tumblr. There’s a tattoo. Now come October, there’ll be a book. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a reminder that only the cool kids nap during the State of the Union.

Late 2015: NOTORIOUS-er

There’s even more RBG to get excited about. News broke last Friday that Natalie Portman is going to be playing none other than RBG in the movie On the Basis of Sex.  The movie is scheduled to go into production in late 2015 and will (obviously) go on to win all the awards.

Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics

Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow |

Law Students,
Want to a brush-up on your legal research skills before your summer job or your first year of law practice? The Law Library reference librarians will help you improve your research skills in our Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Clinics.
Dates: May 26 through May 28, 2015.
The Refreshers are for Law Students ONLY.
Prepare for Practice: Legal Research Refreshers Schedule:
Tuesday, 5/26
12 – 1 Lexis and Westlaw (segment and field searching)         630A

1:15-2:15 Shepard’s Citations and Keycite                                  630A
Wednesday, 5/27
12 – 1 Federal basics (statutes, regulations & cases)                NY Alcove
1:15 – 2:15 New York basics (statutes, regulations & cases)    NY Alcove
Thursday, 5/28
12-1 No Lexis, No Westlaw, No Worries – Free Legal Research Websites    630A
1:15-2:15 Secondary Sources (ALR, current awareness services,
journal indexes, HeinOnline)                                                                                 630A

Questions? Unable to attend the scheduled sessions? Do you need help with another topic? Contact Marcia Zubrow at 645-2160 or llmarcia@buffalo.edu or Brian Detweiler at 645-2384 or briandet@buffalo.edu or the reference desk 645-2047
To view schedule for the Prepare for Practice Refreshers and to register for a session, go to the Law Library’s website: http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/legal/clinics.asp

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Congratulations, Tedros!

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Tedros

Have you heard? Tedros Teklzghi, a vital member of SUNY Buffalo Law’s IT Department, will be receiving the UB Educational Opportunity Center’s Distinguished Alumni Award!

UBEOC’s Distinguished Alumni Award “recognizes University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Alumni who portray professional achievement, distinguished service, and commitment to the lifelong learning and self-empowerment values of the University at Buffalo EOC.” Tedros will be receiving the award at the UBEOC Graduation on May 20.

Congratulations, Tedros, and thank you for all your hard work and service!

Law Library hours during/reading exam period

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Welcome to the end of semester and to a new schedule of Law Library hours.

We’ll be open on the following schedule from May 8-May 25:

 Last Day of Law Classes, Friday, May 8: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/9: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 5/10: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 5/11-5/14: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/15: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/16: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 5/17: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 5/18-5/21: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/22: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Commencement Weekend, Saturday-Sunday 5/23 -5/24: Closed
Memorial Day, Monday 5/25: Closed

The full schedule of Law Library hours is available at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/

Top 10 Reasons to Love Your Law Library

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Library View

Like all good things, National Library Week 2015 is coming to an end. Alas. But before it’s gone, here’s a countdown of why you love us, you really love us.

10. Running low? We’ve got charging stations for your phones and chargers you can check out for laptops and phones.

9. You can work on your golf game on the putting green on the 7th Floor.

8. We’ve got locations! locations! locations! for studying. Like conference rooms? Got it. Want a carrel? Got that. Want a reading room just for law students? Done.

7. Need a break from studying? We’ve got all the legal movies you can stand, and many that you can’t stream on Netflix.

6. Got yourself a Vitamin D deficiency after this ridiculous winter? We just opened up the patio so you can catch some rays.

5. We’re hip. We’ve got the 411. We’re on Facebook and Twitter. Also you should totally like and/or follow us.

4. Have you ever had another opportunity to watch the Super Bowl while surrounded by tens of thousands of volumes of legal tomes?

3. At finals time we’ve got you covered with old exams and new study aids. We’ve got 2 copies of brand new study aids plus you can also find audio study aids in Koren.

2. Peanut Butter Jelly Time—it’s real and it’s spectacular.

1. Got a cite packet? Awesome. We’ve got reference librarians.