Sarita Kenedy East Law Library


THE CATHOLIC AND MARIANIST UNIVERSITY


 

Regular Hours:

Mon–Thur: 7:30am-10:00pm
Friday: 7:30am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-10:00pm

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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Faculty Services

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

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 Professor Mike Martinez.

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 Stacy Fowler at sfowler@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 If something is missing or out of date, or if you wish to make any other material available to students (ie.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. 8073. 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 Canvas

If you need a TWEN or Canvas site setup for your class, the librarians are happy to help with your course management. Please contact Mike Martinez at mmartinez17@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 easily integrate CALI lessons into TWEN.

Current Awareness: Keeping up to date in your field

New Acquisitions List: New books at the law library

Every month, the law library produces a list of all new library materials that have come in during the month. This list is sent to all faculty members via email and is available on the library's website on the New Books page. We can deliver anything on this list to your office.

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, visit HeinOnline's page here for setup instructions.

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. 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

Scholastica Law Review Submission:

Scholastica is online here. Scholastica charges $5 per submission made through Scholastica (the law library does not cover this fee).

Washington & Lee Journal Rankings:

  • Journal Rankings
  • This resource is useful for placements, how to submit, and getting information on how to submit electronically.

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 here. 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 here. It lists the submission guidelines for many online journals.

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