Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


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Regular Hours:

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

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Ph: (210) 436-3435
Fax: (210) 436-3240
lawlibrary@stmarytx.edu
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Faculty Services

The law library supports faculty members in the classroom and with their research needs. Choose a topic:

Contact the Faculty Services Librarian

The Faculty Services Librarian is the primary contact for all faculty reference and research requests. This position is currently vacant. In his absense, contact Charles Finger at cfinger@stmarytx.edu or (210) 436-3589 with your research needs. Requests may range from preparation of preliminary research and subject-specific bibliographies, to sourcing statistical data, historic or archived works, and preparation of research memoranda and citation assistance.

Classroom Resources

In-class Presentation & Legal Research Lectures

Librarians will create customized classroom presentations at the request of the faculty for any course at the School of Law. Presentations may focus on resources for selecting and researching a paper topic, advanced legal research techniques in specialized areas of law, and other subjects as requested. To request a classroom presentation for your class, please contact Charles Finger at cfinger@stmarytx.edu .

Librarians are also always available and willing to assist students one-on-one with class assignments through our reference appointments. We encourage you to send students to us for research assistance!

Subject-Specific Research Guides & Bibliographies

Faculty members may also request customized research guides and bibliographies on specific legal topics to guide student research. A law librarian can compile a list of resources, create links directly to articles and database, and load that guide into TWEN for you.

To request a research guide for your course, please contact Charles Finger at cfinger@stmarytx.edu.

Course Reserves

The Law Library makes available copies of course texts for all law school courses for 4 hour checkout to students. We encourage you to check that your course materials are up-to-date, by checking here: Course Reserves. If something is missing or out of date, or if you wish to make any other material available to students (ie. faculty-owned texts, photocopied cases, articles, etc.), please contact Stacy Fowler at sfowler@stmarytx.edu, or ext. 3435 . The Law Library assumes that photocopied materials meet federal copyright law guidelines.

Exam Bank

The Law Library keeps an exam bank for students. Exams are donated by professors. Exams can be posted for open download, posted so that a login is required, or made available only at the law library desk.

If you have any old exams, which you are willing to share, please let the Law Library know.

Electronic Course Management: TWEN and Blackboard

If you need a TWEN or Blackboard sites setup for your class, the librarians are happy to help with your course management. Please contact Charles Finger at cfinger@stmarytx.edu.

CALI: Online quizzes and practice exercises for students

CALI, the Computer Aided Learning Institute, is an online study platform for legal materials. It contains instruction modules, recorded lectures and quizzes. CALI is a good resource for exam study and extra practice outside of class. CALI can be a great way for students to review for exams, and you can integrate CALI lessons into TWEN. So, show this to students. (A student registration code and instructions, which you can share with a class, are posted here. For a faculty CALI registration code, contact Electronic Services Librarian, Wilhelmina Randtke wrandtke@stmarytx.edu .)

Current Awareness: Keep up-to-date in your field

New Acquisitions List: New books at the law library

Every month the law library makes a list of all new library books and materials which have come in during the month. This list is sent to all faculty members via email, and is available on the library s website at the new acquisitions page. We can deliver anything on this list to your office.

Serials Routing: Have law reviews and journals delivered to you, hot off the presses

Law faculty members may request that the Library route its copies of current issues of periodicals to their office for review. If you are interested in this service, please send the list of titles you would like routed to you to Stacy Fowler at sfowler@stmarytx.edu.

SmartCILP: Track New law review articles

SmartCILP is a service that delivers tables of contents to recently published law reviews and journals. The email comes out once a week, and will include only the journals you select. You can select by topic or by journal name. To subscribe: complete this enrollment form and return it to Stacy Fowler at sfowler@stmarytx.edu.

Library Resources

The Law Library owns and/or has electronic access to a wide array of electronic databases. These include CCH Intelliconnect, Congressional Universe, U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, numerous HeinOnline libraries, Lexis Congressional Universe, and the United Nations Treaty Collection. Please visit our databases page for a more complete list, or view our Faculty Guide to Databases. Additionally, you may search for the electronic availability of any publication by using the Library s E-Journal Locator.

We are happy to provide individualized training to faculty members on any of our electronic databases, whether from a brief intro, to a more specialized orientation for specialized research. Please contact the law library if you are interested in a training session.

Publication Resources

ExpressO Law Review Submission: Accounts for Faculty:

ExpressO is online at http://law.bepress.com/expresso/ This is the on-line submission website used by most law reviews (for some it is the exclusive method). St. Mary’s School of Law has an account with Expresso. Unlimited submissions may be made at no additional charge to staff and faculty.

Instructions for the first time you use ExpressO only: To register with ExpressO, under the St. Marys account:

  1. Go to http://law.bepress.com/expresso
  2. Click “My Account” in the top right corner.
  3. Click the link to “Create a New Account”. Register using your St. Mary’s email address ( ends with stmarytx.edu ). For “Institutional Affiliation”, enter “St. Mary’s University”. The system may not locate and automatically fill this field, because the St. Mary’s account was only created in October 2012.
  4. Log in to your St. Mary’s email, and click the link in the confirmation email.

Instructions for how to submit a paper under the St. Mary’s account:

  1. Go to http://law.bepress.com/expresso
  2. Click “My Account” in the top right corner.
  3. Log in using your St. Mary’s email address and the password you created for this account.
  4. Go tohttp://law.bepress.com/expresso/
  5. In the top right corner, click “Start Your Submission”
  6. Follow the instructions on your screen. If you have any problems, refer to instructions here: http://law.bepress.com/expresso/how_to_get_started.html

 

Scholastica Law Review Submission:

Scholastica is online at https://scholasticahq.com/law_reviews Scholastica is a new online submission website. Some schools have started moving to this over ExpressO, partly because higher fees thin the submissions. Scholastica charges $5 per submission made through Scholastica (the law library does not cover this fee).

Washington & Lee Journal Rankings:

Contact Information for US Law Reviews

Contact Information for US Law Reviews: Allen Rostron, and Nancy Levit, Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals (2012).

This directory is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1019029 It contains an alphabetical listing of (almost) every law review in the U.S., including contact information, formatting guidelines, and instructions on how to expedite a submission.

Submission Guide for Online Law Review Supplements, Version 6.1 (8/30/2012)

This paper is available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1410093 It lists the submission guidelines for many on-line journals.

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