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Have you visited the Law Library’s renovated computer lab? The previous computer lab layout was designed during a time when many students did not have their own computers, so it was important to fit many computers into the room. Unfortunately, this made for computers with small screens lined up closely to one another. With most students now having their own laptops, the computer lab renovation, completed in June 2019, is meant to provide students with a place to go for something more than they get from their laptops. The computer lab now houses eight computers with dual monitors on large desks. The desks raise and lower, so students can alternate between...

To help you become efficient and effective researchers, and to help you meet your experiential credit requirements, there are several courses being taught by librarians during Intersession and Spring Semester 2020. Intersession: Advanced Legal Research Methods in Specialized Subjects: Corporate & Business, a 1-credit topical course taught by Mr. Don Ford (January 6-10) Intersession: Advanced Legal Research Methods in Specialized Subjects: State Legal Research Iowa, a 1-credit topical course taught by Ms. Ellen Jones (January 7-10) First eight weeks: Advanced Legal Research Methods in...

The Law Library has a number of study aids available to help students prepare for exams. The online package of West Academic Study Aids includes outlines, summaries, hornbooks, Legalines, and ExamPro preparation materials. The LexisNexis Digital Library of Online Study Aids includes the Mastering series, the Questions & Answers series, and the Understanding series. Each platform allows access via multiple devices and provides tools for taking notes and testing your knowledge of the subject. Some of the same...

We are excited to begin the new academic year. The Law Library’s dedicated staff and extensive collection are here to help with your legal research needs. Our collection – in print, electronic format, and microform – is one of the nation’s finest. We have the largest public university law library collection in the country and one of the top three university law library collections, public or private. Our resources span domestic, international, comparative, and foreign law. To borrow materials or access reserve items, please visit the Circulation Desk,...

Dr. Kwanghyuk Yoo

Dr. Kwanghyuk Yoo, SJD and MLIS candidate at the University of Iowa, has won the AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers, Student Division Award for 2019. The title of his paper is: “Behavioral and Structural Remedies for Cognitive Bias on Legal Information: The Evolving Role of Law Libraries and Enhanced Integrated Library Systems Design.” The award will be conferred at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) in Washington, DC in July, along with a monetary prize. The selection...

The Law Library staff hope you’re having a productive summer. We also want you to know that the Reference Librarians are available all summer long to assist you with your research projects and questions. We’re available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 to 5:30 pm, either via our Reference email address or via telephone. As a reminder, for those of you who are off-campus, you continue to have access to many of the databases and e-books linked from the Law Library web page or from...

The Law Library has a number of study aids available to help students prepare for exams. The online package of West Academic Study Aids includes outlines, summaries, hornbooks, Legalines, and ExamPro preparation materials. The LexisNexis Digital Library of Online Study Aids includes the Mastering series, the Questions & Answers series, and the Understanding series. Each platform allows access via multiple devices and provides tools for taking notes and testing your knowledge of...

To help you become efficient and effective researchers, and to help you meet your experiential credit requirements, there are several Advanced Legal Research courses being taught by librarians during academic year 2019-20:  Fall Semester Semester-long: Advanced Legal Research, a 2-credit survey course taught by Ms. Ellen Jones Semester-long: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Advanced Legal Research, a 2-credit survey course taught by Mr. Don Ford...

This database is a collection of courtroom and case recordings, as well as training videos, for use by students and faculty in a variety of educational settings. Courtroom Cast consists of three collections: AudioCaseFiles, a video collection, and a training collection. AudioCaseFiles contains edited versions of the most commonly assigned cases for first and second year law students. Students may read or listen to the cases, and may make notes through the “Case Notes” feature of the database. One may browse by subject or by casebook title, and when found, the item may be...

To help you become efficient and effective researchers, and to help you meet your experiential credit requirements, there are several courses being taught by librarians in Spring Semester 2019: Intersession: Advanced Legal Research Methods in Specialized Subjects: Solo Practitioner, a 1-credit topical course taught by Mr. Don Ford (January 7-11) Intersession: Advanced Legal Research Methods in Specialized Subjects: State Legal Research Iowa, a 1-credit topical course taught by Ms. Ellen Jones (January 8-11)...

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