Monday, September 26, 2016

Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Sept. 27th, 10am - 11:30am


Join the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!

Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons

We'll show you the tricks of the legal writing trade--tomorrow we'll be demonstrating how to set the default copy/paste options in Word to strip unwanted formatting!  Tired of copying block quotes into your briefs and notes and ending up with strange spacing and fonts?  We can help you fix it!

Whether you're a 1L new to the study of law or a veteran 3L, these tips and tricks can make your life easier.



Disclaimer: Images in blog do not represent a promise as to the size, type, or quantity of breakfast treats available at Breakfast Bytes events. Treats in image may be larger than they appear in real life.  All standard disclaimers apply.  Treats are not a wholly owned subsidiary of Tasty Breakfast Treats, LLC.  In fact, we're not sure if Tasty Breakfast Treats, LLC is a real company. You should drop by the Commons and find out.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Sept. 20th, 10am - 11:30am


Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons


Join the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!


We'll show you the tricks of the legal writing trade--tomorrow we'll be demonstrating creating a quick table of contents using Microsoft Word's "Styles"!

Whether you're a 1L new to the study of law or a veteran 3L, these tips and tricks can make your life easier.



Disclaimer: Images in blog do not represent a promise as to the size, type, or quantity of breakfast treats available at Breakfast Bytes events. Treats in image may be larger than they appear in real life.  All standard disclaimers apply.  Treats are not a wholly owned subsidiary of Tasty Breakfast Treats, LLC.  In fact, we're not sure if Tasty Breakfast Treats, LLC is a real company. You should drop by the Commons and find out.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Sept. 6th, 10am - 11:30am

By Roozitaa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Fall term is upon us, and while the leaves have not quite begun to change, the Law Library is already cooking up new programs to help you hone your lawyerly skills!

Join us weekly at 10am on Tuesday mornings in the Law Commons for our Breakfast Bytes demonstrations and breakfast bites!  We'll show you the tricks of the legal writing trade--how to format briefs, footnotes, how to set up your word processor so your (c)'s don't become ©, and where to find that pesky squiggle §!  

Whether you're a 1L new to the study of law or a hardened veteran 3L, these tips and tricks can make your life easier.  

Drop by on Sept. 6th at 10am for our first demonstration and learn about our friend the section sign §!


Disclaimer: Images in blog do not represent a promise as to the size, type, or quantity of breakfast treats available at Breakfast Bytes events. Treats in image may be larger than they appear in real life.  All standard disclaimers apply.  Muffins are not a wholly owned subsidiary of Tasty Breakfast Treats, LLC.  In fact, we're not sure if Tasty Breakfast Treats, LLC is a real company. You should drop by the Commons and find out. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Items Available for Check Out

Welcome Back!  The library staff is excited to welcome everyone back for another great Academic Year.  We would also like to remind you of some items available for checkout at the library. 


  • The Library has a table top podium available should you want to practice your oral argument or make an improvised standing desk.  
  • Our over the ear headphones allow you to listen to what you want to hear while helping to block out unwelcome noise.  
  • The library has surge protectors available for you to check out to keep your laptops fully charged.  
  • We have a collection of cables and USB wall chargers to keep your mobile devices powered.
  • Cushions, should you need a boost to sit a little higher in our chairs.
Stop by the circulation desk to check any of these items out.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Study Room Reservations Available

Group Study Rooms are available for reservation if you need to engage in group study.  The rules for the Group Study Rooms are as follows.
  • Group Study rooms are for groups of three or more students.
  • Sign-up sheets for the Group Study Rooms are available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Students may sign up for a Group Study Room up to one week in advance.
  • Each student may reserve no more than two hours of Group Study Room time per day.
  • All reservations will be entered by the Circulation Staff, and all changes to existing reservations must be made in person, by the reservation holder, to the Circulation Staff.
  • Unused Group Study Rooms, regardless of if the room is reserved, may be used by groups of three or more students.  However, reserved Group Study Rooms must be immediately ceded back to the individual who reserved the room upon request.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Charlie Perkins on e-mail cperkins8@elon.edu; by phone x9345; or in his office-- M014.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Library Availability During Graduation Weekend

The library will serve as the venue for the Dean's Reception this Friday, as a result please be aware of the following interruptions to our normal services.

On Thursday May 19 furniture necessary to support the Dean's Reception will be brought into the library.  Normal seating in the library will be disrupted and some noise is to be expected.

On Friday May 20th the library will closed to members of the General Public.  Members of the Elon Law School Community will be asked to leave the library starting at 2 pm as final preparations are made for the reception.

The library will resume normal hours on Saturday May 21.  The library will not be restored to the normal seating arrangement until Monday May 23.  Some noise is to be expected on May 23rd while the library is being reset. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Who Sued Who Regarding HB2?

If you answered North Carolina sued the Department of Justice today, you are correct!

Today a complaint was filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina, Western Division asking the court to provide declaratory and injunctive relief against the United States Department of Justice's attempts to prevent the enforcement of HB2.
You can read the complaint here and track the progress of this case by using the Docket Search function on Bloomberg Law and searching for Docket #5:16-cv-00238 in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina.

Of course if you answered that the Department of Justice sued North Carolina today, you are also correct!

Today a complaint was filed in the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina alleging that North Carolina's compliance with and enforcement of HB2 constitutes discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.
You can read the complaint here and track the progress of the case by using the Docket Search function on Bloomberg Law to search for Docket # 1:16-cv-00425 in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina.