Summer is here and so are long hot lazy days… unless you are enrolled in summer school!
If you are here for the summer taking classes, studying for the bar exam, or working locally then you need to know some of the services that are available to you from the Law Library.
If you are here you can still check out a study carrel. Please contact David Kelly at the Circulation desk, 806-742-3957, and he can help you get a carrel for the summer.
The Law Library is open during the summer (with reduced hours) and we still provide the same services we had during the regular semester; friendly staff, medicine, study aids, etc. When you need a break from studying please come by and chat for a little bit. Click here to see when we are open.
You also have access to various databases over the summer even if you are working! Alyson Drake has written a post outlining what database services are available.
We hope that you have a great summer no matter what you are doing! If you are here in Lubbock, remember, we are here for you and want to be of service!
As you are studying for finals and your stomach starts to rumble remember, the Law Library will be setting out peanut butter and jelly fixin’s for you to make FREE sandwiches!
The peanut butter & jelly bar will be set up and available during the following days from 11a.m.-1:15p.m. (or until supplies run out):
Wednesday, May 11th
Thursday, May 12th
Tuesday, May 17th
Wednesday, May 18th
Good luck on your finals and have a wonderful summer!!!!
The spring semester is almost over; there are only a couple of weeks left of school and then finals! This is always a busy and stressful time, however the Law Library is here to help you finish the semester on a positive note. Here are some items the library has available to you to help you through the end of the semester.
The Law Library has study guides to check out! We have all different types of study aides that can be checked out or used online (WestAcademic Study Aids). There are books, cds, and flash cards available for you to use.
The Law Library also has a supply of items to help you cope better during your studies. The library has ear plugs, aspirin, ibuprofen, antacids, and bandaids. The library also has other items to help you like phone chargers located throughout the library, disposable earbuds, laptop chargers, and various projector chargers.
One of our most helpful resources is our study rooms. We have 5 rooms available and they can be reserved online here. If you have problems reserving your study room, contact the Circulation Desk (806-742-3957) and staff can help you reserve your space.
Don’t forget to reserve a laptop if you need one for a final exam. If your final has the option for laptops you will receive an email notifying you with instructions on how to reserve a laptop. Please, don’t forget the laptops are first come-first reserved, so make sure you reserve your laptop early!
Our last resource is our best, and that is our staff!! If you have any questions or need help, please come by and talk to one of our circulation desk staff members and they will be glad to help you get the information you need.
Good luck on your finals and enjoy the summer break!!!
Time flies by so quickly when you are busy! In the rush of daily work sometimes it’s valuable to sit back and take a look at what you’ve accomplished last year.
Take some time and see all of the great things that the Law Library accomplished during FY 2014-2015.
Follow the link in the top left-hand column of The Reporter to see the Law Library’s Annual Report.
The front page shows the entire report or you can follow the individual links under the “Associate Dean Message” to quickly see an individual department’s report.
I hope you enjoy this look back at FY 2014-2015!
LexisNexis has a new site, U.S. Presidential Campaign Tracker, that allows viewers to monitor how the medial is covering the 2016 Presidential Election.
This site provides a variety of charts that shows various type of information including; Top Candidates 30-Day Coverage, Political Party Article Sentiment and Twitter feeds.
The Political Party Article Sentiment shows the number of media articles published by political party and then shows the percentage of positive, negative and neutral treatments of the articles.
There is also a list of Twitter feeds from various people concerning the election which is interesting to follow.
This is a really interesting site to check-out if you are interested in the elections!
It doesn’t rain in West Texas very often but when it does you might need an umbrella!
Remember, the Circulation desk has a limited number of umbrellas that you can borrow when the rain catches you unaware and unprepared.
All we ask is if you borrow an umbrella, please return it so we can loan it out again!
There is a new app that is freely available which provides “extensive user-friendly information on Texas courts.” This new app launched in November, 2015, Texas OpenCourts, is freely available for Apple and Android devices (Google Play and Amazon). This app is the creation of Texas law firm, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
This app allows the user to search for court information which can be saved as favorites and emailed to colleagues. The information includes; contact information for courts, judge bios and court rules (when available). There are also interactive maps to help located courts at the Federal, State, and Appellate levels.
“This delivers all the information you need to know about Texas courts and judges directly to your phone.” This app is easy to use and navigate and very useful for anyone who is using or working with the Texas court system.