You have probably received a notification from Westlaw prompting you to change your password. Westlaw is requiring that all academic account holders change their password.  Starting February 1 users will be directed to change their passwords before being allowed to log in.

TO CHANGE PASSWORDS NOW:  Sign on at  On the left side of the page under Welcome, you’ll see an Update link next to your name.  Click the link and your OnePass information will pop up.  Click the Manage OnePass Profile link.  You’ll now be on the General Settings page.  Scroll down and type in your new password and re-enter in the Confirm field.  Then click Save.  Password requirements will pop up—you must follow these!

We encourage you to be proactive in making the change prior to the deadline. Please contact Faculty Services Librarian Matt Morrison at if you have any questions.

Today the Law Library is launching two new services for faculty and students.  ScanIt is a free document delivery service through which copies of library materials are delivered electronically within two business days of a request.  For information about how to place a request and for more details regarding the parameters and restrictions of this service, please see our website here.

The Law Library will additionally be offering paging services for materials located in the Law Library stacks.  Faculty and students may request materials from the stacks and have them delivered to the circulation desk by simply locating the item in the library catalog and then clicking the “Request Item” button.  (See below.)  The materials will then be delivered directly to faculty offices. Students may pick up materials at the circulation desk.


ScanIt and paging services are being offered on a pilot basis. Questions may be directed to Melissa Littlejohn at

Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for January 2015 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below.

eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities - Peter Blanck


NAFTA at 20 -  Michael J. Boskin, Ed.


Trade, Food Security, and Human Rights - Ying Chen


Carrels are available for signup on a first-come, first-serve basis for 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs ONLY.

Students working on journals or as research assistants for professors receive priority and can sign up for a carrel a day early on January 21st from 8am- 4pm. Regular signups will be on January 22nd from 8am – 4pm. 

Two students are assigned to each carrel and students are encouraged to know who they want their carrel partner to be ahead of time.  Click HERE to learn more about the library’s carrel policies.

Spring semester regular hours will begin this weekend:

Saturday, Jan 17- 10:30am-5:00pm

Sunday, Jan 18- 10:30am-8:00pm

We will be closed on Monday, Jan 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

NOTE: The library will also be closing at 2 pm on December 24.

winter break 2015




Every month the Cornell Law Library adds new titles to its collection. The most recent additions for December 2014 are posted, here. A few highlights from this month’s additions are featured below.

The Internationalisation of Legal Education - Edited by William van Caenegem and Mary Hiscock


Natural Human Rights: A Theory - Michael Boylan

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A Transatlantic Community of Law:  Legal Perspectives on the Relationship Between the EU and US Legal Orders - Edited by Elaine Fahey and Deirdre Curtin


Once again we had a great time with the Cornell Companions therapy animals this week as you can see from this photo gallery. Thank you to everyone who attended and to the Cornell Companions and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club for making this semester’s event possible!

llama - FALL 2014

Effective Saturday, Dec. 6th – Friday, Dec. 19th use of the Law Library during exams is restricted to Law School students, faculty, and staff.

Law students not wishing to be disturbed by staff are advised to leave their IDs out with after-hours stickers showing. Non-law students may access the Law Library to retrieve books and ask reference questions.

Please see here for a list of alternative places to study on campus:


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