Meet the Students Who Staff the Library’s Circulation Desk!

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

A New face in Access Services: Holly Klejeski

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

Need a Break? Popular Magazines Now Available in Soft Seating Area in Library!

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

Rare books added to Natural Law Collection

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

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

Off the Shelves: A Review

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

Access Services: The Circulation Desk and 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 Open for Summer

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

Summer Research Assistance!

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

End of year book return

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

Library wins awards at AALL

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

The Law Clerk’s Guide to Success

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

Past Exams Available at the Law Library

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

Reserving Study Rooms During Exams

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

Laptop Reservations for Exams

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

Hesburgh Library Resources for Law Students

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

The Future of Presidential Libraries

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

Don’t Have Time to Read Fr. Hesburgh’s Autobiography? See the DVD!

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.
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Library Profile: Lora Lashbrook and Marie Lawrence; Notre Dame’s First Female Law Library Directors

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

NOLO: Law for All

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