Author Archives: Mari Bigler

Fall Break Hours

Temperatures are unlikely to peak above 100 degrees…it’s Fall in Arizona! Time to break up the semester by visiting cooler climes before they get cold, or enjoy a few less than blistering days here before afternoons become truly lovely this winter.

If a school break seems like a silly reason to stop coming to the library, you’ll need to know our Fall Break schedule. The library will be open the following hours:

  • Friday, October 2nd:   7:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday, October 3rd – 4th:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Monday – Thursday, October 5th – 8th:   8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday – Saturday, October 9th – 10th:    8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, October 11th:   8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Reference Librarians will keep regular hours during Fall Break, because they are regular people. They are here to help you between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday.


Spring Break 2015 Hours

Spring Break is just around the corner, and while you all stay home to study or vacation someplace colder (we’re looking at you, Ms. Visiting-family-in-Chicago and Mr. Skiing-in-Utah), the library will be opening a little later and closing a little earlier. Here are our hours for the break:

Friday, March 6:   7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday, March 7-8:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday – Thursday, March 9-12:   8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Friday – Saturday, March 13-14:   8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 15:   8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Reference Librarians will be here from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, as usual.

Intersession and Holiday Hours

Intersession has started at the Law School, and our hours have been heavily pruned to reflect that.


From Wednesday, December 17 – Saturday, January 10th, our hours will be as follows:

Monday – Saturday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with Reference Librarians available Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.


To celebrate the holidays, the library will be closed on the following days:

Thursday-Sunday, December 25-28th

Thursday, January 1


We will be open until 8pm on Sunday, January 11th to allow incoming students to prepare for the beginning of the semester.

Extended Hours for Finals

Starting today, December 3, the Ross-Blakley Law Library will be open until midnight so that you can study just a little bit longer.  Why don’t you stay, work on an essay, look at some law books, seek hiding nooks, and watch our tweets so you can get some treats?

We open at the usual time (7 am on weekdays and 8 am on weekends), and the reference librarians will be on duty during their usual hours, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays.  This schedule will continue through Monday, December 15, the day before finals end.  Say you will join us at the library during our extended hours.

Library Faculty Display Case

There are two new items in the Library Faculty Display Case this week.

First is the cover of Sandra Day O’Connor’s newest book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court.  The book itself is available for check out from the Law Library.

Second is an article from Professor Adam Chodorow called “Death and Taxes and Zombies,” which was published in the Iowa Law Review this month.  If you would like to read the article, it is available through SSRN online, or the journal is available at the Circulation Desk for temporary use.

Faculty Display Case Roundup

Our Faculty Display Case just got a new addition: the book International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage : Legal and Policy Issues, which features an article by Professor Rebecca Tsosie titled “International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: An Argument for Indigenous Governance of Cultural Property.”  If you’re interested in reading this chapter or the entire book, it is available for check out.

Faculty Display Case Roundup

2013’s first new item in the Faculty Display Case is a chapter by Professor Ira Ellman from Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families entitled “Should Marriage Matter?”  Professor Ellman co-wrote this chapter with Professor Sanford Braver of the ASU Psychology Department.

If you are interested in reading the chapter, a copy of it is available at SSRN.  If you would like to read the entire book, you can check it out from the Faculty Display Case by inquiring at the Law Library Circulation Desk.

New in the Faculty Display Case

This week saw a new addition to our Display Case: a book called New Global Frontiers in Regulation: The Age of Nanotechnology.  This book features a chapter from Professor Gary Marchant, Dean Doug Sylvester, and Professor Kenneth Abbott.  The chapter, “Nanotechnology regulation: the United States approach,” is one of a number of articles these three faculty members have written together.

If you would like to read “Nanotechnology regulation: the United States approach,” it is available through SSRN, or you can check out the book from the Display Case.

Display Case Round-Up

Did you know that ASU Law professors are pretty prolific writers?  As their articles and books are published, they often have us place copies of their works in the display case in the library lobby.

Starting this week, on Sundays we’re going to do a weekly round-up of all of the new publications that are put in the display case, complete with information on how you can read them.

To start us off, we have a book chapter by Professor Charles Calleros  and an article by Professor Linda Demaine.

Professor Calleros’s chapter, “Hernandez V. Texas: A Milepost on the Road to Civil Rights for Latinos” is found in Readings in Persuasion: Briefs that Changed the World.  Although it is currently on display, this Study Skills book is available for check out.

From Professor Demaine, we have “Seeing is Deceiving: The Tacit Deregulation of Deceptive Advertising,” which was recently published in Volume 54, Issue 3 of the Arizona Law Review.  We have a copy of this issue at the Circulation Desk if you’re interested in reading the article, or you can go to the ASU catalog for online access options.

Register to Vote Today

If you’re planning to vote in this year’s elections, now is the time to make sure you are registered, as tomorrow, October 9, is the last day to register to vote in Arizona.  To register, go to the Voter Registration and Education page from the Arizona Secretary of State, Tom Horne.

Once you have registered check out Arizona’s page at for a list of such information as what ID is necessary for identification at the voting booth, the requirements for time off to vote, upcoming debates and forums, provisions for voters with disabilities, and more.

For those curious about ballot measures, the League of Women Voters of Arizona have put up a voter guide here, including summaries of each proposition, arguments for and against, and a list of supporters and opponents of each issue.

Not an Arizona voter?  No problem.  You can simply enter your voting address in the side form of or scroll down and choose your state to find out about voting there.