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Law Library hours through Bar Exam

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb | No Comments

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

Get Ready for your Summer Internship or Post-Grad Employment by Booking a Research Appointment

Posted on: | by Brian Detweiler |

Whether you are heading to a law firm, a judicial clerkship, the prosecutor’s office or a legal services organization, the Law Library wants to help you succeed! Sign up for a 15-minute appointment to talk with a reference librarian about the sources and strategies you should know about before you begin your internship or post-graduation employment.

Register at: [Please be sure to include your name and employer or practice area(s) of interest in the name field when you choose your appointment time!] Appointments begin this Monday, April 30th and will run through Friday, May 25th. If you would like to set up an appointment after the 25th, we will be happy to assist you; just email and we will find a time to meet with you.

First Amendment and the Second Gilded Age: Mitchell Lecture Exhibit

Posted on: | by Marcia Zubrow |

Professor Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, will present a lecture, “The First Amendment and the Second Gilded Age,” on Friday, April 13, 2018. The presentation is the Spring 2018 Mitchell Lecture, continuing a series of endowed lectures starting in 1951 with U. S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson delivering the lecture, “Wartime Security and Liberty Under Law.” The lecture will take place in 106 O’Brian Hall.

The Law Library created an exhibit highlighting several publications written by Professor Balkin. An extremely prolific author, some of his recent and earlier books, articles, and blog posts are included in the exhibit. It is open for viewing at the main entrance to the Law Library, second floor, O’Brian Hall.

John Oliver’s Take on U.S. Immigration Courts

Posted on: | by Brian Detweiler |

On last Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver exposed some shocking flaws in our immigration system as only he can, including the fact that immigrants in deportation proceedings are not entitled to counsel. Incredibly, this even extends to children as young as two years old, who Oliver reminds us, cannot be left “unsupervised in a bouncy castle,” much less in a courtroom where a judge will decide whether they will be allowed to remain in this country.

The video is well worth watching: although you may find some of the language in the video (and/or the injustice of allowing children to represent themselves in court) to be offensive.