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Newly Arrived Books for January 2017
A list of all books that arrived at the law library in January 2017 is posted here.
The Latest John Grisham Novel Now Available
The story revolves around Lacy Stoltz, a lawyer leading an investigation into a Florida judge who’s stealing millions of dollars of cash from a casino on Native American land. Grisham got inside an actual Indian casino to learn how it operates as part of his research for the novel.
Check it out today!
Newly Arrived Books for December 2016
A list of all books that arrived at the law library in December 2016 is posted here.
Newly Arrived Books for November 2016
A list of all books that arrived at the law library in November 2016 is posted here.
New Film in the Law Library
2005 film "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" starring Laura Linney and Jennifer Carpenter.
Based on a true story, this film depicts a lawyer who takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.
Check it out today!
Newly Arrived Books for October 2016
A list of all books that arrived at the law library in October 2016 is posted here.
New Legal Research Tool Now Available: Fastcase
The Law Library now has on-campus access to Fastcase, a legal research database whose libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. The collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions.
Federal dockets in Bloomberg Law
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:
Welcome to the new semester!
1Ls: You got a blue folder from the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library during your orientation. Here's what's inside:
- Frequently Asked Questions for Law Students
- Scanning Books: Students and Faculty
- Selected Readings for First Year Law Students
- 1L Database Guide
- Legal Research Registration Codes - These are your personal passwords. Make sure to register these today. This is how you get Bloomberg, Lexis, Westlaw, and TWEN.
State Statutes Online
Statutes for all fifty states are available online. Click here to find out more information.
Hein Online Guides
Need help trying to navigate Hein Online? Check out their two new reference guides, specifically designed to make you a Hein expert in no time!
August 11, 2016
The law library has resources to help you through the stress of finals:
- 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.
- 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.
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:
- Go to http://bloomberglaw.com/activate .
- Activation Code: Leave this blank. You do not need an activation code.
- 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.)
- Click “Submit”.
- 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.
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.