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Happy summer

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

From May 22-July 24, the Law Library will follow this schedule of hours:

Summer Session I (Bar study) – May 22-July 24**

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 29: Closed
Monday, July 3: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4: Closed
Day before Bar Exams, Monday, July 24:  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Need Reference assistance?
The Reference Desk will be staffed from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday during regular library hours. You can also contact Reference via phone at (716) 645-2047 or email to asklaw@buffalo.edu any time.

New Law Library hours beginning July 26

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

On Monday, July 25, the Law Library will be open 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Then on Tuesday, July 26, we will begin to follow a new schedule of hours, and will be open Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for the rest of the summer.

Summer Session II – July 25-August 28***

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

***Exceptions to Regular Hours

Monday before bar exam, 7/25 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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

Welcome, Summer!

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Although we’re still some weeks away from the Solstice, it’s time to bid goodbye to the spring semester and start summer hours at the Law Library.

During the first part of summer, for bar study, May 23-July 24, the Law Library will observe the following schedule of hours:

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

The Law Library will also be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) and Independence Day (Monday, July 4).

End of Semester and Summer Requests for Koren

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

As the semester winds down, please let the Koren AV staff know if you no longer need classroom AV setups.  This will allow them to remove the set up from the schedule saving us time and resources.  If you will need equipment for your class, make-up class or a special event – please let Koren know in advance if you need to place something on our schedule.

Summer semester will be here soon.  If you are holding a class during the summer and you will need equipment set up or turned on, please let Koren know so they can place it on their schedule.  This will help Koren anticipate staffing needs for the summer. Thank you.

Law Library Summer Hours and Study Carrels

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Law Library hours have shifted to accommodate bar study programs. We are open Monday through Thursday from noon until 9:00 and Friday from noon until 5:00 through July 27. From July 28 through August 24 we will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. Reference hours are 1:00 – 5:00 and by appointment.

If you are interested in a study carrel for bar study, the policy for carrels at the Law Library is the same in the summer as it is for the academic year—first come, first serve for law students. There is also an option to apply for a carrel in Lockwood. Lockwood study carrels are appointed for the entire summer. The application is now open and will close on May 25.  Lockwood carrel assignments will be announced on May 27.

Charles B’s Beach Reads: Classics

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

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Summer is here (even if today’s weather makes you think otherwise) and you know what that means…it’s beach reading season! We at the Charles B. Sears Law Library realize that you might want to put down the casebooks and dive into something fun. Here are our recommendations for Classics.

PWPudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

A misunderstood comment, a fingerprint collecting lawyer, a baby swap, a set of Italian twins, and a murder all come together in Twain’s underrated critique of racism in society.

Recommended by Nancy Babb

This title can be found at Lockwood

 

BSBartleby, The Scrivener by Herman Melville

Follow the degeneration of a man whose job is to copy legal documents in a pre-electronic world. That is, unless you “prefer not to.”

Recommended by Nancy Babb

This title can be found at Lockwood

 

TrialThe Trial by Franz Kafka

Josef K. is arrested and put on trial, leaving him with two important questions: what crime did he commit and who decided it was a crime?

Recommended by Paul Ziolkowski, Terry McCormack, & Nancy Babb

This title can be found at Lockwood

 

CrucibleThe Crucible by Arthur Miller

In Miller’s play, 1690s Salem appears a lot like 1950s America as fear and malice feed into a hysteria about witchcraft that turns prosecution into persecution.

Recommended by Saadia Iqbal & Terry McCormack

This title can be found at Lockwood

 

For more reading suggestions, check out our Exhibit page or the display on the 2nd floor of the Law Library.

 

Use of Online Resources for the Summer

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

 

With today’s balmy temperature, summer doesn’t feel too far away. If you’re a SUNY Buffalo Law student (or planning to hire one), now’s the perfect time to start thinking about your summer legal research options. Check out this handy chart to find out what’s fair play and what’s restricted.

Online Resources – Summer Use 2013 – SUNY Buffalo Law Students*

 

Bloomberg Bloomberg Law provides unlimited access to students over the summer regardless of their use. Students may use their Bloomberg Law  access over the summer while they are working at a firm, corporation for a judge or governmental agency.  This is a standing Bloomberg Law policy that extends beyond the summer of 2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.
LexisNexis Law students may use Lexis  Advance during May – August    while they are working at a firm, corporation for a judge or governmental agency.  This LexisNexis policy is for Summer 2013 only.
Westlaw Students will have 40 hours on Westlaw Classic and 40 hours on WestlawNext in June and the     same in July. Students using the 40 hours may not use their password for commercial purposes but may use their password for educational purposes. Beyond the 40 hour allotment, a student will need to extend his or her password per the five reasons below. If they don’t qualify under one of the reasons below, then they will be limited to the 40 hours.- Summer law school classes

– Law review or law journal work

– Project for a professor

– Moot court

– Unpaid, nonprofit public-interest internship/externship pro bono work required for graduation

 

 

This is a standing Westlaw policy that extends beyond the summer of 2013 and will remain in effect until further notice.
*Passwords are issued to each individual student. Law students are prohibited from sharing passwords.