Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


A CATHOLIC AND MARIANIST LIBERAL ARTS INSTITUTION


 

Regular Hours:

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

Contact Us:

Ph: (210) 436-3435
Fax: (210) 436-3240
lawlibrary@stmarytx.edu
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Reduced Hours

Please note the upcoming changes to the Law Library's hours of operation.

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday-Friday, May 31-June 3: 8am - 10pm
Saturday, June 4: 9am - 10pm
Sunday, June 5: 10am - 10pm

Newly Arrived Books for April 2016

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in March 2016 is posted here.

Newly Arrived Books for March 2016

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in March 2016 is posted here.

Newly Arrived Books for February 2016

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in February 2016 is posted here.

New Film in the Law Library

Tom Hanks in "Bridge of Spies."

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

Check it out today!

Newly Arrived Books for January 2016

A list of all books that arrived at the law library in January 2016 is posted here.

New Film in the Law Library

Helen Mirren in "Woman in Gold."

Based on the true story of Maria Altman, who sought to regain a famous portrait of her aunt that was plundered by the Nazis during World War II. She wanted not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and art theft perpetrated by the Nazis.

Check it out today!

 

New Study Aids Available

Recently arrived - the latest editions of Lexis' "Questions and Answers" series in all your favorite subjects.

Updated for Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Intellectual Property, Property, Torts, & Wills Trusts and Estates. All are available now for a 4-hour checkout period.

 

Newly Arrived Books for December 2015

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

 

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!

Quick Reference
Comprehensive Guide

 

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:

 

New Carrel Policy

Please read the new carrel policy, available 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.

 

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.

The 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.

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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