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From the Archives: Reading Period

While the seats are packed, it’s pretty quiet here in the Law Library, as students are taking full advantage of the Reading Period to prepare for final exams.

Law students have long taken refuge in the library for quiet study. Before 1993, the ASU Law Library was housed in the basement and other areas of Armstrong Hall. Without a free-standing building with dedicated study rooms (which, by the way, are in high demand this time of year – reservations are recommended!), students hunkered down at study carrells or nooks and crannies throughout the space.

To commemorate this Reading Period, we thought you’d enjoy these photos of … Continue Reading

Lily Yan ’13 and Tim Forsman ’14 Honored for Exemplary Student Research

The Ross-Blakley Law Library at the Sandra O’Connor College of Law is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Ross-Blakley Law Library Award for Exemplary Student Research. Lily Yan is the first place award recipient for her paper Uncharted Domains and the New Land Rush: Indigenous Rights to Top-Level Domains, while Tim Forsman earned second-place honors for What the QSA Means for the Salton Sea: California’s Big Blank Check.  Yan and Forsman’s papers demonstrate sophistication and originality in the use of research materials, exceptional innovation in research strategy, and skillful synthesis of research results into a comprehensive scholarly analysis.

A … Continue Reading

Group Study Room Reservation Times Extended April 19-May 7

Group Study Room reservation times will be extended during the exam period, April 19-May 7, 2013.

3 to 4 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of six hours per day
5 to 6 person groups may reserve a room for a maximum of eight hours per day
Individuals and people studying in pairs will be required to use 2 person study rooms and may reserve a room for a maximum of 4 hours per day

You may reserve rooms up to one week in advance. Reserved rooms will be held for 15 minutes.  Please stop by the Law Library Circulation desk … Continue Reading

How to Find Happiness in the Practice of Law

While searching the College of Law Archives for items to include in Professor Feller’s upcoming memorial service, I came across a gem in the Spring 1989 Forum (a former periodic publication of the College of Law): The Commencement Address, given by Paul F. Eckstein, to the graduating class of 1988.

Good speeches stand the test of time, and 25 years later, Eckstein’s advice is still solid.
How to Find Happiness in the Practice of Law:

1. “(A)lways be respectful of those who are your adversaries and understand that your role as an advocate or negotiator deles not require you to assume the demeanor of those you represent…

2. (Do) what … Continue Reading

Finals Fun: 1L Peeps Study Group

In 2009 the Law Library won the ABA Journal’s Peeps in Law contest for our 1L Peeps Study Group.  Our winning entry is below.  The Law Library staff wishes you luck studying for your finals.


A diligent group of law student peeps study for their upcoming final exams in the Arizona State University Ross-Blakley Library. All are wannapeep  Peep Masons and Ally McPeeps. They are studying hard, hoping to learn it all before their brains turn to marshmallow. Alas, too late for 1L C. Little – he has had a meltdown! Since … Continue Reading