Holiday Hours

Dec. 21, 2013 – Jan. 18, 2014*

Monday – Friday:           8am – 5pm

Weekends:                    Closed

 

*Closed:  December 25, 2013- January 1, 2014

consultationWhether you are working on a looming project or paper, or simply want to get a jump on developing the skills you might need for summer employment, research consultations are a great way to get prepared.

Get advice tailored to your research needs on:

  • Advanced research skills and strategies.
  • Jurisdictional sources.
  • Key resources in substantive practice areas.
  • And more!

Appointment forms are available at the circulation desk.

title page report

Check out what we’ve been up to the last 12 months with our 2012/2013 annual report. The report includes a message from our director, highlights of our Collections, Information Management, Reference and Research Services, and Access Services departments as well as updates on the professional activities of the staff and of various projects. Some of the features include the visit of Bitner Research Fellow Priya Rai, the return of ever-popular therapy animals, an update on the law school construction project and the award-winning Trial Pamphlets digitization project.

The law library has a new resource available designed to help researchers navigate international legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artwork.

Art Law & Cultural Property from the International Foundation for Art Research contains resources and information covering legislation that governs the export and ownership of cultural property from dozens of countries with primarily a European focus. Additionally, it covers case law and hard-to-find out of court settlement documents pertaining to art ownership issues in the United States.

The database is available to all Cornell students, faculty, and staff both on and off campus with the link given above.

 

The Law Library is pleased to announce that it now has four additional laptops (total of six) available for students, faculty and staff to borrow.

All laptops are equipped with wireless internet access and the full Microsoft Office Suite.  Laptops may be checked out for 24 hours.

The Law Library will have reduced hours during fall break from October 12 -18.

Monday – Friday:   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Reference Hours:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Weekends:             Closed

As  job interview season approaches, Rooms B20A and B20B in the basement of the Law Library are now available to students for the purpose of conducting phone and Skype interviews in a private space.

Reservations can be made in advance at the Circulation Desk, and keys may be picked up at your allotted time from the same location.

Please contact Janet Gillespie with questions at jmg32@cornell.edu or 607-255-5854.

Carrel signups will be next Tuesday and Wednesday, September 3 and 4.  Carrels located on the first, fourth, new ground, and basement floors may be reserved for one semester at a time by 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, and exchange students. Carrels located on the second floor may not be reserved and are available daily on a first-come, first served basis. All carrels are numbered.  A carrel map will be made available with the signup form for easy identification. Each carrel must be shared by two students.  Students may select a carrel partner or choose to have the library assign one.

Students may reserve carrels in person at the Law Library on a first-come, first-served basis. The signup period will span two days:

  • Tuesday, September 3: Reserved for students who are serving on journals, moot courts, or working for a professor.
  • Wednesday, September 4: For the remainder of the students identified above.

Please see Janet Gillespie in room 352 between the hours of 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm on the appropriate day. Questions may be directed to Janet at jmg32@cornell.edu or 607-255-5854.

Since classes begin next week, the Law Library will have new hours starting tomorrow.  Fall semester hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday, 8am-8pm
  • Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, 10:30am-5pm
  • Sunday, 10:30am-8pm

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!
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