The exam period has arrived and access to the Law Library will be restricted from Wednesday, April 29, through Tuesday, May 12. 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.



Just a friendly reminder that it’s time for pet therapy! Stop by the Student Lounge tomorrow, April 28, from Noon-1pm, to unwind with therapy dogs and a llama.

This is also the perfect opportunity to enter a drawing to win Lloyd the Llama, pictured to the right.

No RSVP required.

This event is co-hosted by the Cornell Law Library and Cornell Companions.

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

The First Amendment Bubble:
How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press – Amy Gajda


The Consequences of Possession – Edited by Eric Descheemaeker


The Law of Truth in Lending – Edited by Alvin C. Harrell


Join the Law Library for pet therapy with the Cornell Companions in the student lounge on Tuesday, April 28 from noon to 1pm. llama

This program is co-sponsored by the Cornell Law Library, Cornell Companions, a pet visitation program sponsored by the Cornell University veterinary community. Spouses, partners, and children are welcome.

prizelogoThe 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.

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, 2014 – May, 2015.  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:

Papers will be accepted on an ongoing basis through May 1, 2015.  The winners will be announced May 8, 2015.

We’re running a Before They Were Stars edition of our repository highlight series with a publication by 1954 Cornell alum and future Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.ginsburg paper

The paper, appearing in the Winter 1963 edition of the Cornell Law Review, is titled “The Jury and the Namnd: Some Observations on Judicial Control of Lay Triers in Civil Proceedings in the United States and Sweden.”

Ginsburg wrote the paper while working as an Associate Director for the Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure and she spent a great deal of time studying the Swedish civil procedure system during this period, even co-authoring a book on the subject in 1965.

For more historical Cornell Law Review articles and for the latest publications from the law school faculty visit the repository at Scholarship@Cornell Law.
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