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Bar Study Access

Starting July 6th, May 2020 alumni may access the Law Library Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm to study for their bar examination.  Students must make a seat reservation before coming to the Law Library to study.  For further information, please review the procedures and restrictions at our seat reservation page:

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Impeachment Resources

By Catherine Bye, Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian According to the 5th edition (1979) Black’s Law Dictionary, impeachment is “a criminal proceeding against a public officer, before a quasi-political court, instituted by a written accusation called “articles of impeachment.” Recently, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, announced that the House of Representatives will be moving forward with […]

Mental Illness and Homelessness

By Keiko Okuhara, Bibliographic Services/Systems Librarian Harvard Health Newsletter reported that hundreds of thousands of Americans spend the night in shelters or on the streets, and a high proportion of them have serious mental illnesses. About 600,000 people are homeless on any given night, and 2 million at some time in any given year. Over […]

Free Court Dockets on DocketBird

DocketBird is a large repository of federal court cases and documents. They profess to have millions of cases and documents in their database, including nearly every pending case. Usually, DocketBird charges a fee to access its services. However, DocketBird has decided to make its services free for law school libraries, university libraries, and public libraries. DocketBird […]

Selecting Your SYS Topic

Formulating a viable SYS topic that interests you and that you would want to commit to for an entire semester is more difficult than it sounds, so please join us this Thursday (Nov. 21) at 11:45 a.m., in the law library, for some food and refreshments and a discussion about the resources that can help […]