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New Film in the Law Library
2014 film "Big Eyes" starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Check it out today!
New Book in the Law Library
The Law Library has added a new title dealing with Judicial Clerkships in both Federal and State courts.
This book is described as "your go-to source on judicial clerkships, focusing on what clerkships are, what kind of work clerks do, why you should apply, how to find and apply for the type of clerkship that would be right for you, how to give a strong interview, and why clerkships give you stellar credentials that prospective employers will actively seek out" (from Amazon).
It is available in our 2nd floor general collection at call number KF 8771 .S77 2017.
Check it out today!
Newly Arrived Books for February 2017
A list of all books that arrived at the law library in February 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 January 2017
A list of all books that arrived at the law library in January 2017 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.
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.
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.