Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


THE CATHOLIC AND MARIANIST UNIVERSITY


 

Regular Hours:

Mon–Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat–Sun: Closed

See calendars for holiday hours and for extended hours during exams and bar study.

Contact Us:

Ph: (210) 436-3435
Fax: (210) 436-3240
lawlibrary@stmarytx.edu
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Announcements and News

Library Reopening

We are excited to announce that the library is set to reopen on August 10. Hours for the fall semester will be 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

St. Mary's Face Mask/Covering Policy

St. Mary's Coronavirus Updates and Campus Plans

In order to help ensure student safety and to comply with social distancing guidelines, both the Alumni Room and Law Commons will be utilized as classrooms, which will limit accessibility to these areas. Additionally, the second floor and small study rooms will be closed for the semester, and lockers will not be used. Limited seating options will be available in the reading room on the first floor. Students are encouraged to follow all University health guidelines and to not congregate in the library. Students are also expected to follow University's guidelines while on campus.

At this time, the library will only be accessible by current St. Mary’s faculty, staff, and students. For those needing access to Federal Government information, please visit govinfo.gov.

 

New Book List for June/July 2020

A list of all books received by the law library in June and July 2020 can be viewed here.

 

New Book List for April/May 2020

A list of all books received by the law library in April and May 2020 can be viewed here.

 

Resources Regarding Legal Ethics

The Dean's Research Fellows have compiled a guide for both national and Texas-specific ethics resources available online. More information is available under the Research & Reference tab or on the Ethics Resources Page.

 

Bar Study Collection Now Available in the Law Library

Bar studyis in full swing, so be sure to make use of our collection of materials designed to help you succeed. Materials are available for both the traditional Texas Bar Exam and for the Uniform Bar Examination. Search the library catalog by keyword above for “Bar Prep Materials” for a complete list of resources in this collection.

 

Welcome to the New Semester!

To all new students (1Ls):  You will receive a blue folder from the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library during your orientation. Here's what's inside:

  • Frequently Asked Questions for 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 Lexis, Westlaw, and TWEN.
  • Information on how to print
  • Information on electronic resources available to you

 

Electronic Resources Designed to Help You Succeed in Law School

The Law Library provides you with access to the West Academic digital collection of study aids - including audio and video - to help you succeed in all your courses! Access is available for Nutshells, Hornbooks, Concepts & Insights, Exam Pro, and many other study aids and treatises to help you ace your finals! To take advantage, visit West Academic Study Aids to set up your account today, and don't forget to download the app so you can study anywhere!

Bringing greater accessibility to LexisNexis treatises, study aids, deskbooks, and more, the St. Mary’s University Digital Library provides access to more than a thousand volumes of legal eBooks you can access anytime, anywhere!  Just visit http://skell.law.overdrive.com and enter your school email address. Browse the available materials, and don't forget to access both the Questions and Answers series and Understanding series to help you study! 

The Law Collection from Oxford Scholarship Online offers you access to over 1500 books covering a wide variety of topics related to law - from copyright to environmental law to access to justice and everything in between. Just go to Oxford Scholarship Online and start browsing now!

The Law Library 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.

Any questions or comments? Please contact Professor Stacy Fowler. 

 

Exam Resources

April 29, 2019

The law library has resources to help you through the stress of finals:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

 

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!

Quick Reference
Comprehensive Guide

 

Texas Law Videos Available

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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