W&L Law Community Read is back!

The law library is hosting the 4th annual W&L Law Community Read in 2018!  This year’s book will be announced on Tuesday, December 5th at the law library’s exam study break.  Join us in the law library for soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and leave with a fantastic book to read over the winter break.  An event will follow in February 2018.


In anticipation of the book announcement we are having a contest!  A series of clues will be released starting today, November 28th.  View the clues on the magazine wall monitor, Twitter, and the law library homepage each day.   Submit your final guesses via Twitter, @wllawlib by December 5th at 8 AM.  The first three W&L Law students to submit the correct book title will win a $25 gift certificate.

Welcome to W&L!

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Our a physical collection contains over 490,000 volumes and equivalents.  While our focus is U.S. legal materials, our collections include international and foreign law titles, significant materials for research in human rights, legal history, law reviews and legal journals, and study aids.  Our “fun and function” collection provides laptops, iPads, headphones, chargers, puzzles, games, and other items to entertain.  Use the online catalog to search the collections of the both the Law Library and the University Library.

The Law Library provides access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other databases and electronic resources both on and off campus.  Electronic resources are accessible via the Law Library website.

Information about hours, borrowing, and services is also available on the Law Library website. Check out our YouTube and Twitter accounts for the latest information on research and the library.

The law librarians and staff in the Law Library are pleased to welcome you to W&L!  Find us on the second and third floors of the law library.

Caroline L. Osborne
Assistant Dean for Legal Information Services and Professor of Legal Research