Library News

ABA e-Journals

The following journals are now available electronically as part of the ABA Library Package Plan. A few of the journals are indexed in the Index to Legal Periodicals, Current Law Index, and HeinOnline. Please contact Virginia Mattingly or someone at the library's Circulation Desk to request a copy. 

  • Antitrust Litigator
  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation
  • Business Torts Journal
  • Children's Rights Litigation
  • Class Actions Derivative Suits Report
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Condemnation, Zoning & Land Use
  • Conflict Management
  • Construct!
  • Consumer & Civil Rights Litigation
  • Coverage
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Digital Matters
  • Employment & Labor Relations Law
  • Energy Litigation Journal
  • Environment, Energy and Resources Law: Year in Review
  • Environmental Litigator
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Family Law Litigation
  • First Amendment & Media Litigation
  • Franchise Lawyer
  • Health Law Litigation
  • Immigration Litigation
  • In-House Litigator
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Litigation Quarterly
  • IRR News Report
  • Judicial Division Record
  • LGBT Litigator
  • Mass Torts
  • Minority Trial Lawyer
  • PP&D
  • Pro Bono & Public Interest Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Proof
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities Litigation Journal
  • Solo & Small Firms
  • Trends
  • Under Construction
  • Verdict
  • Woman Advocate
  • Young Advocates

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Find New Books on Twitter

Did you know the Law Library has a Twitter profile @lawlibnewbooks that you can follow to alert you when new items have been added to the collection?



There are two convenient ways to access this feature.

1) Log into your personal Twitter profile, then visit and click the Follow button.

2) If you don't have a Twitter profile, you may still subscribe to the RSS feed by visiting and clicking on the orange RSS icon in the top right hand corner.



If you're interested in learning more about social media, attend the Social Media Workshop for Faculty and Staff on April 11.

If you have any questions about social media, contact Virginia Mattingly. If you have questions about the Law Library’s collection, contact Scott Campbell.

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CALI Lessons for Students

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. 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 "" email address.

How to Connect from Home

Some of the library's electronic journals and databases are restricted to campus use only. However, many of the law school's digital collections and the University of Louisville Libraries' resources may be accessed remotely from your home computer or mobile device.

Visit the library's website and click "Connect from Home". On the next page, enter your ULink ID and password. Contact a librarian if you’d like assistance.

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Marcus Walker Named KLA Scholarship Recipient

Originally published in the November 2012 issue of IN-FO-CUS, the Kentucky Library Association's monthly newsletter.
Submitted by Judith Gibbons, Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students Chair

The 2012 recipient of the Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students is Marcus Walker. Marcus is a Circulation and Technical Services Assistant at the University of Louisville Law Library. He is using the $1,000 grant to continue studies at the University of Kentucky School of Library and Information Science.

Walker received glowing recommendations from his UofL colleagues. Virginia Mattingly noted that "Marcus is an incredibly thoughtful person who takes great pride in his work...He is passionate about pursuing a career in librarianship."

Robin Harris stated, "Librarianship needs dedicated diligent people like Marcus to fill its ranks in the coming years - bright, young and well-read, with excellent computer skills and a wide knowledge of many facets of library work."

In reviewing the applications, committee member Mark Adler commented, "…his recommendations speak highly of his intellect as well as his interpersonal skills, both of which will be called upon on a daily basis no matter what type of library he works in and in what capacity.” Marcus Walker was the unanimous choice of the committee as the 2012 scholarship recipient.

The Kentucky Library Association Scholarship for Minority Students was created in 2007 for the purpose of increasing the number of minorities pursuing careers in the library profession in Kentucky. The scholarship is for minority candidates who show excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in librarianship. The parameters of the application were recently changed to give the recipient more choices in pursuing higher education. The scholarship will now be granted to a Kentucky student entering or continuing their library education in an American Library Association (ALA) or National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited library school.


Congratulations Marcus!

Law Library Acquires "Other People’s Money"

In commemoration of the 156th anniversary of the birth of Louis D. Brandeis, law librarian Kurt Metzmeier, has donated a rare first edition copy of Brandeis’ famous 1914 best-seller Other People’s Money to the law library. While the law library has other copies of this work, including one once owned by Brandeis himself, the donated version is particularly rare because it still has the original dust-jacket.

“In years of book collecting,” Metzmeier notes, “I have only seen one copy of this work that still had its simple utilitarian dust-jacket—and this is it.”

Dust jackets in this era were often discarded so they always add to the monetary value of a rare book, but their greatest value is the historical feeling of seeing them as they first appeared in book stores.

“I was especially excited to pursue and purchase this book and I think our visitors will also enjoy seeing it.”

Everyone deserves a birthday present, even Louis Brandeis.

Law Library Improvements

Recent improvements to the law library include the installation of new carpet tiles in the Reading Room and rubber tiles in the stairwell.

New computers and a CanoScan LiDE210 have been installed in the Reading Room as well. The scanner is a free and easy to use alternative to the Xerox copy machines. Scanned images and documents can be stored on a USB thumb drive or attached to email messages.

More photos have been posted on the Law Library's Facebook page.

Virginia Mattingly: 2012 Outstanding Chapter Member SLA

Congratulations to Virginia Mattingly, Cybrarian and Associate Professor of Legal Bibliography, who is the recipient of the Special Libraries Association's "2012 Outstanding Chapter Member" for the Kentucky Chapter. Her achievement was acknowledged at the SLA's Fall Business Meeting, Awards & Program on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Jonathan at Gratz Park restaurant in Lexington, Ky.

New Carpet Installation

On Monday, November 5, contractors will begin re-carpeting the reading room, the stairs, and part of the new addition on the main floor of the library.  Work will continue on Tuesday the 6th, when the law school is closed for election day, and is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday the 7th.  The library will remain open on Monday and Wednesday, but traffic may be directed into the library through alternative entrances.

Reading Room Carpet

Guidebooks For Surviving Law School

New Books The newest exhibit in the law library features a collection of books to assist you during your first year of law school.

Each copy currently on display is available for check out. Similar items can be found by browsing the contents of the bookshelves labeled KF 281-283 in the treatise section on the library's lower level.