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The 1L Textbook List is Now Available!

Posted on: | by Brian Detweiler |

Welcome, Class of 2021! The Law Library has compiled a list of textbooks for you, organized by section and class. The list is available at: and includes links to the University Bookstore and several online retailers. The list is still incomplete but will be updated as more information becomes available.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! We look forward to seeing you soon!

New publication featuring Professors Engel and Barbas

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Injury and Injustice - new book featuring Engel & Barbas

Injury and Injustice: the Cultural Politics of Harm and Redress is a new publication just received by the Law Library. Injury and Injustice is co-edited by SUNY Distinguished Service Professor David M. Engel and features chapters by Professor Engel (“Chairs, Stairs, and Automobiles : the Cultural Construction of Injuries and the Failed Promise of Law”) and Professor Samantha Barbas (“Privacy and the Right to One’s Image : a Cultural and Legal History”).

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Law and Society series, “This book addresses some of the most difficult and important debates over injury and law now taking place in societies around the world. The essays tackle the inescapable experience of injury and its implications for social inequality in different cultural settings. Topics include the tension between physical and reputational injuries, the construction of human injuries versus injuries to non-human life, virtual injuries, the normalization and infliction of injuries on vulnerable victims, the question of reparations for slavery, and the paradoxical degradation of victims through legal actions meant to compensate them for their disabilities. Authors include social theorists, social scientists and legal scholars, and the subject matter extends to the Middle East and Asia, as well as North America.”–Publisher description.

To explore more works by Professors Engel and Barbas, visit the Law Library’s Digital Commons Author Gallery and the Law School’s Faculty Profiles.



Law Library hours

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library is closed this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22. On Monday, July 23, the day before the Bar Exams, we’ll be open from 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, July 24, we’ll be open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays and closed weekends through 1L Orientation (August 20-August 26).

Links: Full schedule of Law Library hours ; Hours at all University Libraries


Law Library hours through Bar Exam

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library will be open on the following schedule for Bar Exam study:

Summer Session I (Bar study) – May 21-July 22*

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Monday, July 23 (day before Bar Exams): 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, July 24-27: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Post-Bar, we’ll be open Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed Saturdays-Sundays through Orientation week.

Related links: Full Law Library schedule ; Schedule of all University Libraries

Law Library closed July 4

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. We’ll return to our regular schedule and re-open on Thursday, July 5, at 9:00 a.m.

Fireworks over Lake LaSalle

July 4th Fireworks Display Over Lake LaSalle to Celebrate Independence Day
Photographer: Douglas Levere


Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow |

Law Students,
I am happy to report that your Westlaw access should be restored now. If you have problems accessing Westlaw, please contact me at
Once again, we are so sorry for any inconvenience.
Enjoy your summer employment but make time to enjoy the summer, too.
Marcia Zubrow

Closed Memorial Day

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The Law Library will be closed this weekend (5/26-5/27/2018) and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.

We’ll re-open Tuesday, May 29, at 9:00 a.m.


Summer hours starting

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Exams are ending and commencement commencing — we’re so happy to have shared this semester with the UB School of Law students and congratulate everyone on their accomplishments.  Woo hoo!

The Law Library will be closed during commencement weekend (Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20) and then will begin summer hours on Monday, May 21.  We’ll be open on the following schedule until the bar exam:

Summer Session I (Bar study) – May 21-July 22**

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

**Exceptions to Regular Hours

Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 Closed
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4 Closed


Exam snacks & study breaks for Law Students

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Exam Snacks for Law Students are back! The snack basket on the 7th floor will be replenished every weekday around 3:00 pm through Thursday, May 17. Please help yourselves. Happy studying and good luck on exams, everyone!

snack basket

snack basket

We’ve also set up the Law Library ping pong table in the basement of O’Brian Hall. Please stop by the Circulation Desk to borrow some balls and paddles and head downstairs to de-stress after studying!

ping pong table

ping pong table

New Law Library Hours for Reading/Exam Period

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

The end of the semester is here, and with it new hours for the Law Library. We’ll be on the following schedule:

LAST DAY OF CLASSES, Friday 5/4:   7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Reading/Exam Period – May 5-20, 2018

Saturday 5/5:   9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 5/6:   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 5/7-5/10:   7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/11:   7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5/12:   9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 5/13:   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Monday-Thursday 5/14-5/17:   7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 5/18:   7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 5/19-5/20:   Closed