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.
The law library circulation desk will be staffed according to the following schedule during Thanksgiving break:
Saturday-Sunday, November 18-19, Closed
Monday-Tuesday, November 20-21, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, Closed.
Saturday, November 25, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
This year’s Reserve Room Open House will be on Thursday, September 27th. Stop by to see what is available to borrow from the reserve room, take a tour of the law library, or just say hello! Donuts from Dunkin Donuts will be served at 10:30 AM and a sweet treat in the afternoon at 1 PM.
See you there!
The law library circulation desk will be staffed according to the following schedule during fall break:
Friday, September 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, September 30-October 1, Closed
Monday, October 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, Regular Schedule Resume
Lewis F. Powell Jr. is justifiably identified with Richmond, Virginia. Aside from his U.S. Army service in World War II and his time on the Supreme Court of the United States, he spent his entire life there — with the exception of his first two months of life. As you can read in the clipping below, an accident of family history resulted in his birthplace actually being Suffolk, Virginia.
In a short time, however, he was ensconced in the house (see below) in the Forest Hill district of Richmond that would be his home until leaving for college.
At any event, he appeared to have been a happy baby.
The numbers are in for July 2017! During the month of July Scholarly Commons had 24,286 full-text downloads and 46 new submissions. This brings the total works in the repository to 13,401. W&L Law scholarship was read at 2,501 institutions across 159 different countries!
Welcome to the Library at Washington and Lee School of Law!
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.
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
The Law Journal Rankings Project is now available at http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ/index.aspx. Thank you for your patience.