Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


A CATHOLIC AND MARIANIST LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTION


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

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Fax: (210) 436-3240
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Reduced Library Hours for Summer Break

Wed., Aug. 5 - Fri., Aug. 7: 8am - 5pm
Saturday, Aug. 8: 9am - 6pm
Sunday, Aug. 9: 10am - 6pm

Mon., Aug. 10 - Fri., Aug. 14: 8am - 5pm
Saturday, Aug. 15: 9am - 6pm
Sunday, Aug. 16: 10am - 6pm

Mon., Aug. 17 - Fri., Aug. 21: 8am - 6pm
Saturday, Aug. 22: 9am - 6pm
Sunday, Aug. 23: 10am - 6pm

Monday, Aug. 24: First Day of Classes; Regular Hours Resume

Newly Arrived Books for July 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in July 2015 is posted here.

New Film in the Law Library

Australian comedy "The Castle."

A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Check it out today!

Newly Arrived Books for June 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in June 2015 is posted here.

Newly Arrived Books for May 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in May 2015 is posted here.

New Film in the Law Library

"Delivery Man" starring Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt.

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago (from IMdB).

Check it out today!

Newly Arrived Books for April 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in April 2015 is posted here.

New Carrel Policy

Please read the new carrel policy, available here.

New Film in the Law Library

"The Judge" starring Robert Duvall and Robert Downey, Jr.

A successful lawyer returns to his hometown for his mother's funeral only to discover that his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before (from IMdB).

Check it out today!

Newly Arrived Books for March 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in March 2015 is posted here.

Newly Arrived Books for February 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in February 2015 is posted here.

Newly Arrived Books for January 2015

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in January 2015 is posted here.

The 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.

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:

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.

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 http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/publications_sheppard_stephen_m .

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 http://lawlib.stmarytx.edu/exambank.html , 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.

 

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 http://bloomberglaw.com/activate .
  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 stmarytx.edu or @mail.stmarytx.edu .
    (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 Lexis.com 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:

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.

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