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.

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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:


Join the Law Library for pet therapy in the student lounge on Monday,December 8.  Several dogs and a llama named Deacon Blue will be available to all for relaxing companionship from noon to 1pm – drop in any time!

This time there’s an added twist, attendees can enter into a prize drawing to win the gentleman in the picture that we’ve named Lloyd the Llama. Who doesn’t need a stuffed llama in their life, right?!

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.


Lloyd the Llama

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horrible bossesOriginally our DVD collection focused on feature films and television series, with an emphasis on law, lawyers, public policy, and government.  However we’ve also kept current with popular movies and television shows, and with the upcoming release of the comedy Horrible Bosses 2, we figured it was time to highlight the the original 2011 movie starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day.

From the summary:

“For Nick, Kurt, and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few too many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers, permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.”

If you’re interested in this or any of our other DVD titles take a look at our guide where you can see our current titles and link to the catalog record to see if the DVD is available or checked out.  You can also browse the collection in person in the study area directly outside the Law Library’s Reading Room.

Do you have a suggestion for the collection? Contact Nina Scholtz, Digital Resources Librarian.

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