Late September, early October is when 1L students start realizing that the law school workload is unquestionably intense, and the Law Library is here to help. In addition to having a diverse array of legal information, the Law Library also features librarians, staff, and resources that can guide you through the maze of coursework. The following are a few of the many helpful resources available to students.

1. Research Guides

The Law Library Reference Team has created a rich set of research guides to assist students to gain a better understanding of course materials, instruction, general reference, and other topics. For instance, the Law Library’s Research Guide Series contains explanations of the major concepts and related resources, references to study guides, and other helpful information for 1L, advanced required, and particular elective courses.

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2. List of Books, Study Aids, & Other Resources

The Reporter (Law Library Blog), has published multiple references to books and online resources available to students to augment class materials. In particular, see prior postings on:

  1. Entering 1L Students: The Law Library’s Selective Summer Browsing List (by Arturo Torres). The list contains a short list of books highlighting general information on what to expect and how to succeed in law school.
  2. CALI Lessons (by Jamie Baker). CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) includes over 50 web-based tutorials and lessons covering more than 35 law school subjects. Also, this post provides registration information and how to start using your CALI account.
  3. Study Aids in the Law Library (by Sue Kelleher). The post explains the different types of study aids and where you can find them.
  4. Study Guides Available in Print and Online (by Marin Dell). This provides additional descriptions of the Law Library’s collection of study guides and treatises for all 1L and upper-level law courses.

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3. Law Library Reference Support Team

The Law Library Reference Team is available and ready to assist by phone 806-742-7155, via email, walk-ins, or by appointment to answer questions about searching and navigating within the Library’s print and online resources. Reference team members are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.