Law Library News
Is it really almost December? Indeed, it’s true — this Friday is December 1 and the last day of Law School classes for this semester. As classes finish and exams begin, the Law Library will be observing the following schedule:
|Friday 12/1:||7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
Reading/Exam Period – December 2-15, 2017
|Saturday 12/2:||9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Sunday 12/3:||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight|
|Monday-Thursday 12/4-12/7:||7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight|
|Friday 12/8:||7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday 12/9:||9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Sunday 12/10:||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight|
|Monday-Thursday 12/11-12/14:||7:30 a.m. – 12:00 midnight|
|Friday 12/15:||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
The Law Library will be observing the following schedule for Thanksgiving and Fall Recess, November 22-November 26:
|Wednesday 11/22:||9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday 11/23 (Thanksgiving):||Closed|
|Sunday 11/26:||10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.|
Now that it is paper writing time, remember that the Law Library reference librarians are available to show you how to do research for seminar and other research papers and projects. We will help you discover the treasure trove of information hidden in databases, books, and on the internet and assist you with search techniques.
Our reference desk hours are:
Monday – Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
Also, you can call the reference desk 716-645-2047 to set up an appointment.
Justis, a legal database provider in the United Kingdom, is sponsoring a writing competition on Law and Technology. The winning 1,000 word blog-style article will be published in the Justis newsletter and the winner will receive a 2000 pound cash award.
For more details and submission instructions, use the following link:
Today, Monday, October 2, 2017 is the beginning of the 2017/18 term of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Follow the activities of the court at the following websites:
Supreme Court https://www.supremecourt.gov/ Links to opinions, oral arguments and much more
ABA Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/publications/preview_home.html Opinions, oral arguments, briefs, and much more
Want more information? Go to our Legal Bibliography on the Supreme Court and other federal courts http://research.lib.buffalo.edu/c.php?g=542611#JudicialMaterials
The Law School’s Fall Break is coming at the end of this week, Thursday, September 28-Friday, September 29. The Law Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on these two days, resuming regular hours on Saturday, September 30.
The full schedule of Law Library hours is available at http://law.lib.buffalo.edu/about/hours/
Hours at other University Libraries locations are at http://library.buffalo.edu/hours
Our Law Library director, Beth Adelman, is being highlighted as the CALI Author of the Week this week.
Beth’s CALI lessons include “Forms of Federal Statutory Publication,” “Georgia Legal Research – Primary Source Material,” and “Researching Legal Ethics.” Check out all of Beth’s CALI lessons at https://www.cali.org/user/553
You can now access over 500 study aids, case briefs, outlines, and audio lectures online through the Law Library’s new subscription with West Academic. Just go to https://gate.lib.buffalo.edu/login?url=https://subscription.westacademic.com/ to get started. There are multiple titles for first year and upper-level courses, as well as a variety of academic and career success resources for students in every stage of law school.
We hope you will all take advantage of this convenient and very useful collection. If you have any trouble accessing these or any other library resources, please contact Brian Detweiler, Student Services Librarian, for assistance.