Saturday, November 23, 2013

Computer Chronicles

Exams are coming, but things could be worse.  For example, it could be 1987, when law students were handwriting all of their exams with pens for three solid hours.  The "portable computer" or laptop of the day, as this amusing You Tube video from the TV series Computer Chronicles (broadcast on PBS stations from 1983 to 2002) clearly demonstrates, would have been a hopeless hindrance, not a help. The Computer Chronicles episodes, while seriously documenting twenty years of impressive progress and innovation, today provide a very entertaining window as well on the earliest years of browsers, laptops, email and video games.  They also make great short study breaks.  Enjoy, and be grateful for the blessings of 2013 technology!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, November 22, 2013

Help with studying

Study Guides handout has been updated - both in print and online.  We have your favorite series, such as Examples and Explanations, Questions & Answers and Understanding . . .  We also list guides by subject and class, such as Contracts and Evidence .

Print Study Guide copies, for easy reference, are located by the Reference desk.  The Study Guide texts are kept on Reserve.

Good luck !!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Warren Commission Report Available On FDsys

On the occasion of the quinquagenary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the U.S. Government Printing Office has made the official digital version of the Warren Commission Report [opens PDF] available on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The Commission was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Helpful Tips During Exam Period

Knowing where to find helpful study guides, the archived exam, and study room policies may prove helpful when preparing for final exams.
Study Guides:

Click here to access helpful study guides. Most current study guides are located in our Reserve collection and can be charged out for three hour periods.

Exam Archive
Knowing the archived exam and study room policies may prove helpful also. To access the Exam Archive:

  • Click here to access the exam bank.
  • You will be prompted to enter the password (contact the reference or circulation desk for the password).
  • Click on “Accept”
  • Click the professor’s folder to access the exams.
Library Study Rooms
Click here to access the Library’s study room policy
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, November 18, 2013

10 Trials that Changed the World

The ABA Journal requested 10 lawyers from around the world to identify and describe one historic trial each.  It is an interesting list and the comments are worth reading for their observations and suggestions. 

This is a thought provoking series of articles.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lexis Case Law Games for Exam Preparation

Lexis recently re-released Case Law Game by popular demand.  The game is designed to help law students spot and analyze issues in preparation for exams. This free fun tool allows students to compete against their friends and compare scores against other law schools.  It includes games for 1L's, upper level courses as well as the bar exam.  Click here to play.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat