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Winter Break hours

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The Law Library will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, and then will observe the following schedule:

Winter Recess – December 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Saturday-Sunday 12/20-12/21: Closed
Monday-Tuesday 12/22-12/23: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12/24 (Christmas Eve): Closed
Thursday 12/25 (Christmas): Closed
Friday-Wednesday 12/26-12/31: Closed
Thursday 1/1 (New Year’s Day): Closed
Friday-Sunday 1/2-1/4: Closed

Library Hours for the Winter Session will then be:

Winter Session – January 5-25, 2015

Monday-Thursday 1/5-1/8: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 1/9: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 1/10-1/11: Closed
Monday-Thursday 1/12-1/15: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 1/16: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 1/17-1/18: Closed
Monday 1/19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 1/20-1/22: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 1/23: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 1/24-1/25: Closed

The full schedule of Law Library hours is available at Hours at other University Libraries locations are at  The Law School calendar is at

The Fury of Finals

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George | No Comments


Finals is a magical time of year. Sorry did I say magical? What I meant to say that finals is horrible, stressful, hysteria-inducing time of year that makes you forget that there was ever joy and happiness. (Of course, the light at the end of the horrific tunnel is that I am able to get good parking during winter break, but I know students aren’t as excited for me as I am.) But students aren’t the only ones that sometimes lose it during finals season. I give you Exhibit B-School Prof.

Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman, J.D., just wanted some Chinese food. He ordered and then found out that he had been overcharged. Some might say that his reaction (emailed threats of litigation) was a bit over the top considering it was the difference of $4, but Edelman was standing on principle (also the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute).  Though one law prof says that Edelman might have been interpreting the law incorrectly. **Update** Edelman has apologized.

Maybe Edelman was just having a bad day. Maybe someone took his favorite study spot. Or maybe that girl sitting in the next aisle over just wouldn’t stop clicking her pen. Or maybe finals had nothing at all to do with it and he’s just that guy. Though I do give a hats off to him for reminding the world that there is a non-music definition of the world treble. So in conclusion, gentle readers, if you are amidst the fury of finals, I advise you to take a breath, remember that it’ll be over soon/your librarian will be able to get decent parking in mere weeks, and don’t sweat the metaphorical 4 bucks.

New Law Library hours beginning Dec. 5

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library will have extended hours during the Reading/Exam period, beginning on Friday, December 5.

Our schedule of hours for the next couple of weeks is as follows:

Reading/Exam Period – December 5-19, 2014

Friday (last day of classes) 12/5: open 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/6: open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/7: open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 12/8-12/11: open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 12/12: open 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/13: open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/14: open 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 12/15-12/18: open 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 12/19: open 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The full schedule of hours (included Winter Recess and Winter Session hours) is online at

Bridge and Spring 2015 Equipment Requests

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

The Koren AV Center and Law IT are currently booking faculty equipment/technology requests for the upcoming Bridge and Spring 2015 Semester.

Due to limited staffing and budget cuts, we are requesting at least 48 hours notice for equipment requests. Same day requests, run the risk of not being supplied due to not enough notice and/or equipment.

Also please keep in mind, if you are requesting a semester long order – please only request equipment that you know you will be using regularly.  We will be happy to add additional equipment on a day to day basis per your curricular needs.  We are becoming limited on what is available and want to make sure that everyone’s needs are met.

If you are in a technology equipped room (706, 406, 104, 106, 108, 12, 10) and would like to use the equipment in the room for your class, please notify us so that we may help you with the setup, by unlocking the cabinet and having the equipment waiting for you to go.

Concerning videoconferencing setups in classrooms or for meetings, please provide us with at least 10 days notice for any setup that includes a conferencing platform such as  Skype, Lync, WebEx or any similar third party application. Koren AV and Law IT also request your participants’ connection information in order for us to test with them in advance of the session.

Please send your requests to or contact us at 645-2045.

Thank you!

Law Library hours: Thanksgiving break

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Here is the Law Library’s schedule for the upcoming Thanksgiving break:

Wednesday 11/26: open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 11/27 (Thanksgiving): Closed
Friday-Saturday 11/28-11/29: Closed
Sunday 11/30: open 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

We hope you have a very happy holiday and enjoy your time off!

Donation Opportunity: Hat, Glove, & Scarf Drive

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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The post below is posted on behalf of the Women of SUNY Buffalo Law School

As the weather turns colder, please consider donating to Women of SUNY Buffalo Law’s first annual Hat, Glove & Scarf Drive!

Collection boxes will be set up in the first floor lobby of O’Brian, as well as in the Law Library, November 17th – 21st from 9am to 5pm, to collect donations—preferably newly purchased.

Help make someone’s holiday season a little warmer!

Donations will be made to Buffalo City Mission—and we’re not just taking winter clothing. Feel free to bring in any of the following:
- Winter: newly purchased hats, gloves, scarves
- General: tissues, pillows, twin flat and fitted sheets
- Women: bras, newly purchased underwear (sizes 7 – 12), socks, slippers, stiff bristle hairbrushes
- Children: diapers (sizes 1 – 5), baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, sippie cups
- Men: newly purchased boxer briefs, t-shirts, socks, deodorant, disposable razors

Not sure where to pick up an inexpensive pair of gloves, or a scarf? Here’s a short list of where to look:
- JoAnn Fabrics
- Target
- BJ’s
- Walmart