Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


Regular Fall Hours:

Mon–Thurs 7am - 12am
Fri 7am - 10pm
Sat 9am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 12am

Contact Us:

Ph: (210) 436-3435
Fax: (210) 436-3240
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Upcoming Events: 

Oct. 28 (Tues):
Boo Bash
Oct. 30 (Thurs): Mini Boo Bash
Nov. 26 (Wed):  7am - 5pm
Nov. 27 (Thurs): CLOSED
Nov. 28 (Fri):
Dec. 12 (Fri): 7am-5pm
Dec. 13 (Sat): 9am-6pm
Dec. 14 (Sun): CLOSED




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Announcements and News

Boo Bash is this week

The St. Mary's School of Law will host two family friendly celebrations for students and faculty:

  • Oct. 28 (Tues): Boo Bash , 6pm - 9pm. For more info click here.
  • Oct. 30 (Thurs): Mini Boo Bash, 4pm - 6pm.  For more info click here.


Reduced Hours this weekend for Fall Break

October 7, 2014

October 10 to 13 the law library will have reduced hours for Fall Break.  Library hours are as follows:

  • Oct. 10 (Fri): 7am-5pm
  • Oct. 11 (Sat): 9am-6pm
  • Oct. 12 (Sun): 10am-6pm
  • Oct. 13 (Mon): 8am-5pm


Newly Arrived Books for September 2014

October 1, 2014

The monthly list of new books at the law library is available here.


Library Newsletter is Out!

September 19, 2014

The latest issue of the law library newsletter is available for download from the institutional repository. Click here to download.


Newly Arrived books for August 2014

Sept. 3, 2014

The monthly list of newly arrived books is posted at for your viewing pleasure.

Attention 1Ls: Your Law Library Virtual Orientation Folder

Aug. 21, 2014

1Ls:  You got a blue folder from the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at your 11:15 am Thursday orientation session on "Section Meetings with section members:  What to Expect in Your Classes".  Here's what's inside:


Newly arrived books in July 2014

July 1, 2014

The monthly list of new books at the law library is available at

Blast from the Past! The law student newspapers from the 1950s are now in the Portal to Texas History.

June 23, 2014

A project to digitize copies of the law school's student newspapers from the 1950s to 1970s is nearing completion. SBA newspapers from the School of Law's past can be viewed in the Portal to Texas History.

Library Newsletter is Out!

June 11, 2014

The latest issue of the law library newsletter is available for download from the institutional repository. Click here to download.


Newly arrived books in May 2014

June 6, 2014

All books, videos, and other materials newly arrived at the law libary in the last month are listed at .


New Law Dean: Stephen M. Sheppard

May 30, 2014

The law library welcomes the new dean of the law school, Stephen M. Sheppard. For more information on the Dean, click here. Publications are loaded in the institutional repository and are available at .


New Books at the Library this month

May 1, 2014
A list of newly arrived books at the law library is up at .


Exam Resources

April 24, 2014

Finals are here! The law library has resources to help you through this time:

  1. There is an exam time Stress-Free Zone near the circulation desk on the first floor of the law library. We have board games and punching bags to help release the stress of finals.
  2. The law library maintains an Exam Bank at , where you can find old exams given at St. Mary's. You can use the buttons on each column to sort by date, professor, or course.
  3. The law library has additional exams for Professors Johnson, Liu, and Ariens available in binders at the front desk.  These are the multiple choice question binders.


Newly Arrived Books

April 1, 2014

Click here for a list of books newly available at the law library in the past month.

Federal dockets in Bloomberg Law

March 28, 2014

Once you've registered Bloomberg Law, you can use it to find federal dockets. Anything in PACER is also available in Bloomberg Law. Here's a quick video showing how to use federal dockets in Bloomberg:

Bloomberg Law registrations

March 19, 2014

Bloomberg Law is a comprehensive research tool, similar to Lexis and Westlaw.  You can use Bloomberg Law to do paid work, you can use it over the summer, and you can use Bloomberg Law for 6 months after you graduate.

Here’s how to register a Bloomberg Law account:

  1. Go to .
  2. Activation Code:  Leave this blank.  You do not need an activation code.
  3. Fill out the required information.  You must use your St. Mary’s email address ending in or .
    (For what law school you attend, select “St. Mary’s University School of Law” from the drop down menu.)
  4. Click “Submit”.
  5. Check your email account for the confirmation email from Bloomberg.  Click the link in that email.  If you do not receive a user account within 3 days, then contact the law library for assistance.


Shepardizing in Lexis Academic

March 17, 2014

Lexis Academic is available to alumni and the public from computers in the law library building. Lexis Academic is not the same as a full or Lexis Advance account. The best way to use Lexis Academic is to start with a citation to a case, or law review. Then you can pull the case or law review, download/email/print it, and Shepardize. Here's a quick video showing Shepardizing in Lexis Academic:

New Books at the Law Library Arrived January 2014

A list of newly arrived books at the law library over the past month can be found here:

Texas Law Videos, for winter break extra study

If you are looking for some light productive legal study for your semester break, try podcasting or watching videos of the State Bar of Texas CLEs. CLEs, or Continuing Legal Education classes, are short training sessions for practicing lawyers who want a quick overview of a new practice area. The Texas Bar's CLEs are free-of-charge for current students and employees of accredited law schools in Texas. Instructions for video and audio CLEs are here. Important:  Do not enter your credit card info.  These are free-of-charge for current students.  You add the CLE to your cart, then apply a discount for current law student in Texas.