Students are reminded that they are not to engage in loud or disruptive behavior in the library. With final exams approaching, more students are using the library as a quiet place to study. Please show courtesy to classmates by not talking above a normal conversational tone, or engaging in prolonged conversations. The tables in the reading room on the library's first floor is suitable for group study. Quieter study areas are located on the second floor and lower level.
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's (CALI) Library of Lessons contains over 900 interactive, computer-based legal tutorials covering more than three dozen legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction. Many of your classmates have found them helpful in preparing for their exams.
Free copies of the DVD are available at the library's Circulation Desk and outside of Kimberly Ballard's office. You may also view the lessons online. The student authorization code and instructions are available at the library's website. You must register with your "@louisville.edu" email address.
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New books have arrived just in time for the holidays, including titles by Bill Bryson, Elizabeth Gilbert, James Patterson, Amy Tan and more.
The Washer Lounge contains a mini-library of recreational books funded by the late Judge Ben Washer. It's located at the east end of the building in the Professional Development wing. The books are available exclusively to students, staff, and faculty and are checked out on the honor system--just fill out the card in the back of the book and leave it in the box on the shelves.
This issue also includes:
- "The Mighty Walk: Selma to Montgomery, 1965" by Stephen T. Porter, 2013 Alumni Fellow (page 24)
- "Dream' Speech Continues to Impact Today's Youth" by Jamitra Fulleord, a Central High School Law and Government Magnet Program student (page 18)
- "A tribute to Lee A. Webb, Class of 1997" (page 23)
- "A Lawyer's Guide to Relaxing" (page 4), which may be of interest to students
Both publications are available in the law library.
Legislative History Resources at the UofL Law Library: ProQuest Congressional and HeinOnline Historical Statutes Databases
Wednesday, October 30, 1:30-2:30 PM, Basement Lab, Law Library
Just in time for Halloween, chocolate candy will be offered to everyone who attends!
Attention Law Review Editors: Professor Metzmeier will be available for personalized research assistance following his presentation.
Researching the legislative history of a statute (or trying to finding older versions of a law) is a necessary but oftendreaded part of legal practice. If an attorney has a case that turns on a disputed passage of a state or federal law, it’s likely that he or she—or the newest law clerk in the office—is doomed to a long day amidst piles of dusty books. Or not. This session will introduce researchers to two valuable services for which the Law Library subscribes that can be used in legislative research: ProQuest Congressional, a professional data service that covers the U.S. Congress, and the state statute databases of HeinOnline, which contain session laws and old statutory codes for all the fifty states.
This is a friendly reminder that there is a new self-service scanner available in the Law Library's Reading Room for students. Please do not use the mailroom Xerox, especially during exam period.
Now that the self-service scanner is available for students to use, the Law Resource Center will no longer provide this service.
If you have a smartphone, CamScanner is a useful app for scanning and managing documents as well as the library's scanner.
September 27, 2013, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Basement Lab, Law Library
Most of us carry a smartphone everywhere we go. We use apps to get directions to the closest pizza place, check sports scores and update our Facebook status. With the proper apps, your smartphone can also serve as a personal copier; an invisible, portable hard-drive; and—if you can find your files—as a document storage and management device. These apps harness the same built-in functions you use to take pictures of your friend and post them to Instagram, but instead use them in the boring business of legal practice.
Join librarians Virginia Mattingly and Kurt Metzmeier, along with the law school’s Jim Becker, in a short program on how to use the powerful computer in your iPhone or Android to get a little work done--when you are not checking Twitter or playing Candy Crush. The program is informal and there will be plenty of time for questions.
See: "Is that a Copier in Your Pocket? Using Your Smartphone for Smarter Legal Research and Practice" by Kurt Metzmeier (Louisville Bar Briefs, September 2013, p. 18).