The Law Library invites 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to submit scholarly research papers to be considered for the annual Cornell Law Library Robert Cantwell Prize for Exemplary Student Research.prizelogo

Entries may include, but are not limited to, papers written for a class or journal notes.  All papers must have been written in the time period spanning May, 2013 – May, 2014.  Work product generated through summer or other employment will not be accepted.  Papers must be a minimum of 10 pages in length, must be written in proper Bluebook format, and must be properly footnoted.

First prize is $500, second prize is $250, and both winners will be invited to publish their papers in Scholarship@Cornell Law, a digital repository of the Cornell Law Library.  For submission procedure and selection criteria, please see here:  http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/WhatWeDo/HelpStudents/PrizeStudentResearch.cfm

Papers will be accepted on an ongoing basis through May 1, 2014.  The winners will be announced May 8, 2014.

 

As classes end and we begin the exam period, access to the Law Library is restricted from Saturday, December 7, through Friday, December 20.  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.

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Join the Law Library for pet therapy in the student lounge on Tuesday, December 10.  Four dogs and a llama (that’s right, a llama) will be available to all for relaxing companionship from 11am to 1pm – drop in any time!

This program is co-sponsored by the Cornell Law Library, Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program sponsored by the Cornell University veterinary community, and the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund Club, who will provide refreshments.

All law students are invited to an Open House at the Law Library on Tuesday, August 27, Noon-2pm.

Library resources and services will be featured, including:

  • The Reference Desk and Research Assistance in the Library
  • Research Taught in Lawyering
  • Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Passwords
  • Cool Stuff to Borrow at the Circulation Desk
  • Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan Services
  • After Hours Access
  • A Rare Book  Display
  • Laptop Security
  • And More!

Cornell Law students

As the semester draws to a close, we recommend scheduling a customized research consultation with a librarian to prepare for summer employment.  Tailored advice includes, but is not limited to, specific jurisdictional sources, key resources in substantive practice areas, and advanced research skills and strategies. Consultations can be as short as 15 minutes or last up to 60 minutes. Our registration form allows you to specify your interests and needs, and request a particular Research Services Librarian if desired. Forms are available at the Circulation Desk in the Reading Room.

llama-clipAll Cornell law students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy pet therapy in the Saperston Student Lounge on Tuesday, April 30.  Two dogs and a llama will be available from 11am-1pm for relaxing companionship.  No sign-up required; drop by anytime.  Spouses, partners, and children are welcome.

This program is co-sponsored by the Cornell Law Library, Cornell Companions (a pet visitation program sponsored by the Cornell University veterinary community), and the Cornell Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, who will provide refreshments.

Attention Cornell Law Students:

Are you interested in sharing your opinion about study space in the library?

Consider taking a break next week to enjoy some pizza and weigh in on library space and services.  The library will be hosting a student focus group on Thursday, April 25, 12:30-1:30pm in room 389.  The group is open to the first twenty Cornell Law students who sign up here:

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PwbHGtlfffiyEt

We hope you can join us!

Reading Room_2The Law Library invites Cornell Law 2Ls, 3Ls, and LLMs to submit scholarly research papers to be considered for the annual Cornell Law Library Prize for Exemplary Student Research.

Entries may include, but are not limited to, papers written for a class or journal notes.  All papers must have been written in the time period spanning May, 2012 – May, 2013.  Work product generated through summer or other employment will not be accepted.  Papers must be a minimum of 10 pages in length, must be written in proper Bluebook format, and must be properly footnoted.

First prize is $500, second prize is $250, and both winners will be invited to publish their papers in Scholarship@Cornell Law, our digital repository.  For submission procedure and selection criteria, please see Prize for Exemplary Student Research.

Papers will be accepted on an ongoing basis through May 1, 2013.  The winners will be announced May 8, 2013.

In honor of National Library Week, the Law Library is pleased to announce an amnesty for law library fines.  Return overdue Law Library books to the Circulation Desk before 5pm on Friday, April 19, to receive forgiveness for any fines owed, no questions asked.

Please note the following:

  • Amnesty applies only to Law Library books. We cannot waive fines for other libraries.
  • Fines that have already posted to your bursar account are not subject to forgiveness under this program.
  • Only overdue/late fines will be cleared, not charges associated with lost, damaged, or otherwise missing items. However, if you still have an item for which you have been billed, bring it back to the library and all charges will be waived.
  • Fines that have been paid in the past are not subject to refund.

Contact Amy Emerson at aae25@cornell.edu with questions.

Print and complete the form LawLibraryBookReturn and submit it with your library materials (if applicable) at the circulation desk.

The Law Library will host a book sale in the Reading Room, Monday, February 4 – Friday, February 8. All books cost $1.  Cash only please.  Additional books will be added throughout the week, so be sure to stop by regularly!

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