Student Assistants in the Library – what exactly do they do? The students working in Access Services are law students and undergraduates who perform many crucial tasks. They assist at the Circulation Desk, checking books in and out retrieving reserve materials. They also do shelf-reading to make sure every book is where it should be, and search for books that aren’t. Meet the Students Read More
It’s always nine-o’clock at the north end of the Main Reading Room just outside Associate Dean, Ed Edmonds’ office. Hanging there on the wall is an old clock from the United States Supreme Court donated by Professor Roger F. Jacobs. Read More
Stop by the Circulation Desk to give Holly Klejeski a warm NDLS welcome. Her position is Access Services Library Specialist for evenings & weekends. Holly started in the Access Services department on Monday, August 29th. Holly graduated, cum laude, from Notre Dame in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Welcome Holly! > Read More about Holly Read More
Following past practice, attached please find the library’s public service hours for the Fall Semester. Read More
The library’s collection of popular magazines has expanded! In addition to the familiar “serious” news (e.g., The Economist, The National Review, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Time) and professional titles (e.g., Chicago Lawyer, National Law Journal) that have been a regular feature in the soft seating area, we’ve added some brain candy for you! Read More
Through the generosity of the Regelbrugges, three additions of rare books were recently made to The Roger and Dorcas Regelbrugge Family Endowed Collection in Natural Law of the Kresge Library. The books span the dates from 1592 to 1760. Read More
Biolchini Hall Dedication: A Special Edition of the Law Library Newsletter.
Through the generosity of the Biolchini family and many other great benefactors to this building project of such great importance to the advancement of legal education at Our Lady’s University, the Kresge Law Library within the Biolchini Hall of Law, is a grand place for “reading, study, or reference.” In fact, we have over twenty study rooms, 150 carrels, and seating ranging from plush couches to desk chairs, providing spaces of many varieties for our library patrons and other guests. We also have great rectangular tables in the middle of a Main Reading Room surrounded by circular ones in alcoves that recreate the signature space within the 1930 Law School. For our many graduates, the Main Reading Room will look somewhat familiar, although the chandeliers replicate ones long gone from the space. Beyond that, most of it will look modern and quite different. We want to extend an invitation to all of our alumni to return to our campus and especially to this room. It cannot be truly experienced any other way. -Ed Edmonds Read More
Summer jobs, internships, and bar review courses have begun! Whether you find yourself needing more sources for your paper, want to move beyond Lexis or Westlaw for your research this summer, or simply want to avoid studying by catching up on current legal news, this review of former “Off the Shelf” columns is for you! Read More
Located within the Access Services Department is the Circulation desk, an impressive focal point of
the department and the first thing a patron sees upon entering Notre Dame‘s Kresge Law Library.
As the welcome and information center where all patron services are coordinated, the primary goal
is to create an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming while providing the best possible public service
to faculty, students and other patrons. Read More
Study rooms will be left unlocked from Monday, May 23 through Friday, August 19. Reservations for the study rooms will resume on Monday, August 22. Research assistants who have a special need for a study room are to speak with Carmela Kinslow, Rm. 2313 Biolchini. Read More
Hello students! Need research assistance or one-on-one resource training this summer? If so, be sure to visit your friendly research librarians. Classes may not be in session, but we‘re still here (Mon- Fri 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and eager to assist you. Read More
Congratulations to all graduating students! It has been our pleasure to help you during the past 3 years.
We would like to ask one favor of you… please remember to return all law library books to the circulation desk before you leave campus. For all of you who will be returning in August, we make the same request to please return all library books. Read More
The Law Library News will be recognized this year at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting as the 2011 recipient of AALL‘s Excellence in Marketing Award (Newsletter division). Four of the photos Susan Good and Beth Klein submitted for the American Association of Law Libraries‘ (AALL) 2011 ―Day in the Life photo contest were selected as finalists! Read More
This award, which was presented to Starr at the Annual Student Worker Appreciation Breakfast on May 4th, honors a graduating student who has provided exemplary service to the li-brary. Starr, a 3L at the Notre Dame Law School, joined the Access Service department in August 2009. Read More
Whether you‘re a student clerking for the summer or a recent graduate about to enter a yearlong clerkship, be sure to check out Westlaw‘s free publication: The Law Clerk‘s Guide to Success. Read More
The law library website provides a convenient way to link to past exams of current law faculty who have chosen to provide electronic access through the law library for their materials. Through individual faculty agreement a number of faculty have made past exams available and it is possible to directly view them online Read More
Due to anticipated high demand, you may not reserve a study room from Wednesday, April 27 through Friday, May 13 more than one day in advance. On any day during this period, you may reserve a room for that day or for the following day, but not beyond that. You can make same-day or next-day reservations online Read More
Beginning Monday, April 25th, the Circulation Desk will take reservations for laptops that are on Reserve. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. During the exam period, May 6 through 13, laptops will be available only for Electronic Bluebook and there will be no overnight circulation of the laptops. Because of the limited number of loaner laptops available, we request that you do not reserve a laptop as back up for your personal laptop. Read More
Followings past practice, please find the library’s public service hours for the Easter Break. Read More
Hesburgh Library is a great alternative place to study on campus for law students. It offers thirteen floors of mostly quiet study space and some great window views of campus. Additionally, tons of books and other library resources are available for law students to check out. > Find Out More Read More
Come join the research librarians for Research Redux sessions to prepare you for your summer jobs! Read More
The Presidential Libraries Act and the Establishment of Presidential Libraries Report published last month by the Congressional Research Service expands on the role of presidential library foundations and the federal government. The report highlights the legislative history of the Presidential Libraries Act (PLA Read More
From 1952 to 1987, Father Hesburgh and Notre Dame made headlines and history as he guided, pressed, and pushed the institution to fulfill his vision for creating a truly great Catholic university for the modern world.
A respected voice in the Catholic Church, he also became one of the most influential forces in American higher education and the civil rights movement as well as a global advocate for peace and justice.
Edmonds’ luncheon talk, “A Look at Baseball’s Handling of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ – MLB’s System of Salary Arbitration,” focused on the recently completed 2010-2011 cycle that involved 119 players who filed for arbitration. Read More
The first professional library school in the United States was founded by Melvil Dewey at Columbia University in 1887. For many years thereafter, it was difficult for women to hold librarian leadership positions and even more so to become law librarians, but it was extremely difficult and rare to be law library directors. In contrast, Notre Dame proved itself to be an equal opportunity employer for women law library directors as early as 1942. Read More
An exhibit featuring woodworking pieces created by Head Research Librarian Dwight King will be featured at the South Bend Museum of Art. Read More
Sick of reading case law, statutes and regulation? Give these a try! Reading suggestions by 3L Elizabeth Adams. Read More
How do you like law school? What kinds of classes are you taking? Have you decided what kind of law you would like to practice yet?
If you are a law student, you can bet you will be answering these types of questions in abundance. Usually they come from the distant family member making conversation at the holiday get together or from an old friend you happen to see out when visiting your hometown. Sometimes, however, this small talk is merely a prelude to get to the bigger question: Can I ask your legal advice on something? Read More