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‘Twas the Night Before…

If you’re missing the legalese you’ve been learning but enjoying Christmas nevertheless, check out this retelling of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” from the “Law is Cool” blog.


Library Intersession Hours

During Intersession (December 15 – January 7), the Law Library hours are:

Monday – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

We will be closed on Saturday, December 24, Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2 in observance of the holidays.

Have a great break!

The Bar Exam Cometh

The Law Library has a slew of bar exam preparation materials available for those taking the upcoming February Arizona Bar Exam.  We know that your studying is probably well underway, so be sure to check out some of the following study materials:

Past Arizona bar exam essay questions (Feb. 2011 back to Feb. 1995)
Bar Prep Series
– videos reviewing bar exam subjects, prepared by College of Law faculty

Materials in the Study Skills Collection

The Arizona Bar Exam: Pass it Now
Acing the Bar Exam: A Checklist Approach to Taking the Bar Exam
Scoring High on Bar Exam … Continue Reading

ASU Alert System and Campus Safety

Last night we had a little excitement in the vicinity of the Law Library, and police advised everyone to stay indoors until things settled down.  Fortunately no one was harmed.

During this situation, the ASU Alert System sent out important updates to keep us apprised.

While these kinds of events are rare, it never hurts to be informed. So we want to take this opportunity to remind you of some safety resources.

ASU Alert

Anyone can sign up to receive important alerts from ASU Alert via text and/or email.
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Highlighting new books at the Law Library, part 12

Today is the last day of exams! Because you probably have not done much pleasure reading for the last five months, this semester’s final installment of the New Book Series features a book you may enjoy reading over winter break.

Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
By John Paul Stevens
Law Treatises KF8745 .S78 A3 2011

In his new memoir, Justice John Paul Stevens reminisces about his tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court, and his experiences with five chief justices.  Justice Stevens opens with a brief discussion of the twelve chief justices who came before him, and then transitions to speaking about … Continue Reading

Research Guides at the Law Library

Did you know that the Law Library has a number of research guides and portals on its webpage?  These guides and portals are meant to help individuals researching specific areas of law find the materials they need.  They provide both explanation of subject matter and direction for locating resources.   The guides and portals may be particularly useful to you as you research for a paper or prepare materials for your externship or summer job.

Library research guides cover Arizona-specific subjects, such as state legislative history and Arizona public records, as well as federal subjects, including  federal bills … Continue Reading

Animal Shelter Donation Drive Reminder

We know you are really busy studying right now but why not take a break this weekend and pick up few cans of food for the Law Library’s donation drive for the Arizona Animal Welfare League.  You can click below to read an earlier post about the donation drive.
Law Library Annual Donation Drive for Pets

Thank you for your generosity!


CALI Can Help You Study for Exams

Don’t forget that CALI lessons are a free way to help you prepare for exams.

CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials published by the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI, www.cali.org).

CALI publishes over 800 CALI lessons in 33 different legal subject areas listed at cali.org/lesson.

Please note that you must register to use CALI lessons on the Web. Registration will allow you to create your own password to use the lessons. In order to register, you will need an authorization code. The code can be found in the Law Library’s CALI Guide.  You will need to login to … Continue Reading

Puppy Day at George Mason Law

We love animals here at the Law Library, and thus were very excited when we heard about Puppy Day at George Mason University School of Law.

Yesterday, Forever-Home Rescue Foundation volunteers brought four litters of recently-rescued puppies to George Mason for stressed-out law students to play with and enjoy.  The puppies’ visit came the week before exams, and provided a welcome study break for students.

Read more about Puppy Day at the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.  A brief video featuring some adorable puppies and more photos of the event are available at this Washington Post website.

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