Yes, finals are here and I know what you’re thinking, “What can the law library do to help me with finals?” (Just work with me here.) So here’s a short list:
- Study space – We have plenty of places to study in the library. Don’t forget our study rooms on the 3rd floor.
- Longer hours – During finals we are open until 2 AM every night.
- CALI lessons – Have you tried CALI lessons? You should. CALI quizzes you on legal topics. If you need the authorization code, just pick up a card from the reference desk or email me, Janet Lindenmuth.
- Study aids – For your last minute studying needs we have study aids like, Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides and the Understanding the Law series. Check them out in the study aids room right behind the reference desk.
So visit the library for everything you need to study!
Along with Lexis and Westlaw, Widener Law Library now also has access to new competitor Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law provides access to statutes, case law and administrative law, as well as legal news. It also includes access to federal and selected state court dockets plus Bloomberg’s famous business information. Widener students can sign up for Bloomberg here or clicking on “Law Schools” on the Bloomberg Law web page. Be sure to use your Widener email address when you register.
The Widener law library will be closed December 22nd to January 1st. Enjoy your holidays and we’ll see you next year!
Here are our complete semester break hours.
- December 21st 8 AM to 6 PM
- December 22nd – January 1st CLOSED
- January 2nd – 3rd 8 AM to 8 PM
- January 4th 8 AM to 6 PM
- January 5th 9 AM to 5 PM
- January 6th 12 PM to 10 PM
The law library’s hours have been extended during exam time. The library will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m everyday until Thursday, December 20th. For a full list of library hours see our webpage.
Our Widener faculty produce interesting and varied scholarship. From Jules Epstein’s latest on eyewitness identification to Laura Ray’s recent paper on Supreme Court opinions there’s a lot to keep up with. Sign up for the Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series at SSRN. Just create a free account with SSRN and you’ll get the latest Widener faculty scholarship emailed straight to your inbox.
If you are looking for an online, interactive study aid, the CALI lessons have what you are looking for. CALI has lessons on all law school topics and can be used on PCs, Macs and even iPads and smartphones. Check their website for a list of lessons by topic, by subject outline, or even by casebook. CALI also produces Lawdibles, a series of short podcasts on legal topics.
The first time you use CALI you’ll need to register for an account. You’ll need the Widener authorization code. To get the code just contact the law library reference desk. If you have any trouble registering contact the reference desk. Or you can watch this hand how to register video on YouTube.
It’s another new school year! We’re happy to see our new and returning students back in the law library. Please stop by for studying or research. Why not check out some of our study aids? We have plenty of computers, carrels, tables and comfortable chairs for studying. Our reference librarians are waiting to help you, so please ask us any questions you may have.
The law library and finals time just naturally go together. Starting April 23 through May 14 we’ll be open until 2:00 AM.
We also have a large collection of study aids. Located just behind the reference desk on the second floor of the library, the collection includes popular study aids such as Examples and Explanations, the Understanding Series, Glannon Guides, Black Letter Outlines and more.
If you haven’t already tried CALI lessons, now’s the time to check them out. CALI has interactive lessons on many legal subjects. If you haven’t used CALI before you’ll have to register at their website, using the Widener CALI activation code. Call the reference desk or email Janet Lindenmuth for the code.
The Delaware campus law library will be open until 2 AM most nights during exam period. Be sure to check the schedule below.
- Monday, April 23 through Monday, May 14
- Tuesday, May 15 through Thursday, May 17
- Friday, May 18
- Saturday, May 19 (Graduation)
- Sunday, May 20
Check our website for a full list of hours.
National Library Week is held every April, it is the perfect time to celebrate and explore your library. This year it will be held 4/8 – 4/14, and we encourage you to visit the Law Library during this time. Investigate all that it has to offer the busy, overworked and overwhelmed law student. We hope you will help us celebrate National Library Week, not only by visiting the law library but by participating in the contests we have planned. The contests will run concurrently, please see below for details.
The first contest: “Like us” on Facebook and you could win a prize!
Follow the above link and “like us” that’s all there is to it. By liking the Widener Law –Delaware Library Facebook page you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card to the Widener Law Bookstore (Delaware Campus). The contest will run from Monday 4/9 to Friday 4/13 (until 12 noon) and is open to Widener students on the Delaware Campus. We will draw the name at 2 pm on Friday, 4/13 and announce the winner on the Facebook page. The winner must come into the library to pick up their prize. Don’t worry if you’re a Delaware Widener student and you’ve already “liked us” those names will be included in the drawing!
The second contest: Facebook Scavenger Hunt (kind of)
Each day (Monday 4/9 – Thursday 4/12) we will announce a clue on our Facebook page. All you have to do is come into the library and check the location given in the clue (it’s going to be easy!). The first five people (you will only be able to win one time) to find the “golden ticket” (replaced at random during reference hours 9am to 9pm) each day win! If you’re the lucky winner – bring the “golden ticket” to the reference librarian to claim your prize. Be on the lookout starting Monday, April 9th for a clue to lead you to a “tasteful” treat. We will announce on Facebook and place a sign at the reference desk each day when the last “golden ticket” of that day has been redeemed.
This contest is open to the Delaware Widener Law Community, however you must be able to come into the library, collect the “ticket” and claim the prize in order to win (Legal Information Center Staff are ineligible to win).