As classes end and we begin the exam period, access to the Law Library is restricted from Saturday, December 1, through Friday, December 14.  During restricted access periods the law library is open to law school affiliates, university faculty, and non-law students conducting legal research.  The law library continues to be sensitive to the needs of the university community during exams, and non-law students who need to retrieve books or obtain research assistance are welcome to visit the library for those purposes.

On Monday, December 3, 2012, the Law Library will host Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program sponsored by the Cornell University veterinary community.  From 11:00am to 1:00pm, three dogs and a llama will be available to law students in the Student Lounge.  Interested students are invited to sign up for this event at the Circulation Desk in the Library starting at 8am on Monday, November 26, until slots are filled.  Up to 25 students may attend each twenty-minute session.  The animals are vaccinated, free of parasites, trained in obedience, and screened for the proper temperament.  Enjoy this opportunity to relax before exams in the therapeutic companionship of an affectionate pet!

Co-Sponsored by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and GPSAFC.

Yesterday, November 19, Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate & Business Law at Cornell University Law School, gave a talk about her new book, The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public.  William W. Bratton (Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School), James Cox (Duke Law School), and Todd Henderson (Univ. of Chicago Law School) spoke with Professor Stout.

We have posted a video of this event on our YouTube channel.  Read more about The Shareholder Value Myth in Cornell Law School’s Spotlights.

The Law Library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 21.  It will also be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 22-24, and then reopen on Sunday, November 25, during regular Sunday hours.

Law community, if you need travel reading, we have e-books and audiobooks available for checkout to your mobile device.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re pleased to announce the publication of our annual report, Cornell University Law Library: A Year in Review 2011/2012.  It includes a Message from the Director, reports on Collections, Information Management, Reference and Research Services, and Access Services, an in-depth discussion of our digitization of the Trial Pamphlets Collection, and a list of our librarians’ professional activities.  Some of the highlights from the past year that you can learn more about in the annual report include new librarians and staff, a new popular reading collection (both print and online), library materials on the move, added Sunday reference desk staffing, increased circulation of library materials, and a visit from Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program sponsored by the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (a picture of the llama is in the annual report).

For graphs, pictures, and more, visit Cornell University Law Library: A Year in Review 2011/2012.

The new books list for October 16-31 has been posted.  This list includes all the books that are new to the library plus any books that are new to other Cornell libraries that are classified as “law” books.

Some of our new titles this time:

Law’s evolution and human understanding. By Laurence Claus

Regulating multinationals in developing countries : a conceptual and legal framework for corporate social responsibility. By Edwin C. Mujih

Called to justice : the life of a federal trial judge. By Warren K. Urbom

The U.S. Supreme Court and new federalism : from the Rehnquist to the Roberts court. By Christopher P. Banks and John C. Blakeman

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