2017 Spring Semester Library Hours
- Mon. - Thur. 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
- Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Library News // Blog
- Look ma! No hands!
We now have a few book easels to checkout from the circ desk!
- Diagram the Law to Your Heart’s Content
Law library study rooms feature updated large (4 ft x 6 ft) glass dry erase boards.
- Turn your writing into money!
The Law School Essay Contest Catalog has over 30 (!) writing contests currently running.
- Outgoing Mailbox – New Location
Please feel free to drop off your outgoing USPS mail (personal letters, bills, Netflix returns, etc.) in the *new* Law Library mailbox, now located on the exterior of the Law Library Circulation Desk.
- Definitely Not “Fake News”
If you are seeking information on how lawyers and law school clinics are responding to Trump’s immigration order then please keep up with Law.com. Additionally, this reputable news source provides information on Supreme Court news in The Supreme Court Brief and
- Westlaw and Lexis Training in February
Lexis and Westlaw training. Dates: Westlaw: Friday, February 10th, Noon. Lexis: Friday, February 17th, Noon.
- Students, your opinion is needed.
If you have accessed the West Academic Study Aids Online database then West Academic would appreciate your feedback. If you have not tried the product, you can visit the site at subscription.westacademic.com to give it a try. After you have used the product West
- Who was William Taylor Muse?
You may have noticed our new artwork hanging in the Law Library. We are called the Muse Law Library and we have the Museletter, the MuseNews, and the A’muse sessions…but who was William Taylor Muse?
- Plan to Preserve Your Precious Data
Reminders and ideas for backing up your class notes, photos, files and data.
- Law Library Security Enhancements
The law library continues to review and update our space, striving to provide a safe and comfortable study environment.
Featured Resources // Blog
- Too much U.S. Government news to keep track of? Let Voxgov handle that for you.
Voxgov is a useful service for lobbyists and government-affairs lawyers, general counsel, and any lawyer with a significant need to track government activity on specific topics across a range of sources and in real time. Sure, there are a multitude of
- New materials (January 2017)
Recently-acquired book titles from the William Taylor Muse Law Library. Browse over 100 titles.
- Researching English Case Law?
Interested in researching English case law? The law library has you covered. While Westlaw and Lexis provide access to some material, the law library subscribes to a number of other resources with greater utility. The Incorporated Council of Law
- Black History Month – Watch & Learn
Kanopy Streaming has over 300 documentaries celebrating African American history. The documentaries range from a focus on political and social movements, to arts and culture, to African American experiences in the media and LGBT communities. If you are not familiar with
- New materials (December 2016)
Recently-acquired book titles from the William Taylor Muse Law Library. Browse 54 titles, including one from Prof. Hodges.
- Researching how to defend civil liberties and civil rights?
The library has a new collection of papers from the ACLU spanning 1912 to 1990. This collection provides unique materials covering civil rights, civil liberties, race, and gender.
- Forget Spotify…..
And check out the new audio collection by West Academic! This new series of audio lectures been added to your online study aids platform. The content includes all the titles from the West Academic Law School Legends and Sum & Substance
- Looking for study aids?
The library has sample exams and study aids to help you ace your finals!
- Hey, getta room, you guys!
Studying together as a group? Working on outlines? Would a big screen or a white board help you collaborate? Reserve a study room for your group. The Library has five study rooms in the library basement available for group study: L2, L3, L4, L5,
- Prof. Cecka’s Chapter in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court
Prof. Dale Margolin Cecka contributed a chapter to the book Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court. Available now on Amazon, the book is getting wide praise from sources such as the SCOUTS Blog, the Gender and
Library Technology // Blog
- Start filming!: video equipment & editing resources at TLC in Boatwright
Want to shoot a video but don’t have the proper equipment? As the Multimedia Coordinator for the Law School, I regularly talk to students who want to make videos to promote student organizations they are involved in, or interview people
- New Computer? Get Connected
Did you get a new computer over break? You'll need to get it on the University's network.
- You need plug things? We’ve got plug things!
The circulation desk has MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and most any mobile device charger cables available for check out.
- Wish you could teach from your laptop, iPad, or iPhone untethered? Well, you CAN!
We are pleased to remind faculty, staff, and students that we have Apple TV’s in all the classrooms and even a few conference rooms within the law school.
- Taft – 10th Chief Justice + Our New Color Printer
The law library now has a color printer available in our computer lab, named after the 10th Supreme Court Justice, William Howard Taft.
- Law Student options for Microsoft Office at Richmond
Need Microsoft Office? There are two ways to purchase Office for your computer - the FREE way, and the NOT SO free way.
- Poll Everywhere! learning the basics of our brilliant new classroom response software
Have you heard about Poll Everywhere yet ? It’s the new classroom polling software we now offer to Law School faculty members! Poll Everywhere can be very useful to get your students engaged in discussion, or to answer difficult or opinion-based questions with the safety
- Silcrows and Pilcrows and Ordinals OH MY! and other mysteries of Microsoft Word
You will become quite familiar with symbols in legal writing. In addition to adding words like "silcrow" to your vocabulary, you'll learn other quirks to legal writing. To set up Word to work for your new legal writing, make the following adjustments.
- VPN Connection – Cisco Anyconnect
Wondering why some databases work on campus and some do not? You can work with all University resources no matter where you are using a VPN connection.
- Summer access to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law
Access to Lexis and Bloomberg Law is free and unrestricted during the summer for rising 2Ls and 3Ls. Summer use of Westlaw is restricted to students needing it for law classes, journals, moot court, RAs, and unpaid internships. To activate Westlaw
Reference Desk Hours
- Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.