Saturday, April 26, 2014

Exam Tips 101

Viewed from my napping spot near the Reference Desk, it is obvious that final exam study has started in earnest.  One of my favorite pages of exam tips is "Law School Exam Prep 101" from the Law School Toolbox site.  Because often there's an aspect of studying for or writing exams that concerns a student most, this page links to focused tips on a wide range of topics from "What Makes a Law School Exam Answer "Good"?" to "The Key to Law School Exam Success? Think Like Your Professor." The tips are clear and straightforward; one or two of them may make the difference in your exam performance this semester.  Check them out.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, April 25, 2014

We will be here for you

Starting Monday, April 28, our ever-friendly, ever-helpful Circulation staff will be here until 11pm in case you need a study guide, flash cards or other Reserve material.  During exams, the Library will be open and staffed:

Mon. 4/28 - Wed. 5/14
Mon-Fri    8am - 11pm
Sat-Sun    10am - 11pm

For Reference librarian availability, see Reference hours.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Recent U.S. Supreme Court Criminal Procedure Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on several criminal procedure cases recently. For a brief discussion of the latest, the White v. Woodall habeas case, as well as a quick overview of several others, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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 on "Past Exams."
  • 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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Book: The Little Book of Fitness Law

The Little Book of Fitness Law is a short, but interesting read through some of the most significant cases in fitness law.

Do you want to know more about the Sports Drink Wars? Read through the chapter on Sands, Taylor & Wood Co. v. Quaker Oats Co., 34 F.3d 1340 (7th Cir. 1994).

You can find The Little Book of Fitness Law on the new book table in the Hofstra Law Library (KF 2402 .P49 K84)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 21, 2014

CALI lessons for subject review

Have you ever tried CALI lessons for class review?  CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) creates online interactive tutorials in legal subjects.  There are often multiple modules in certain subject areas so you can review the same topic using different lessons. 

Ask at the Reference Desk for the information to create your own online account.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat