Friday, November 20, 2015

Study Room Policies for Reading Days and the Final Exam Period

  • Study rooms may be reserved during Reading Days and the Final Exam Period, November 30, 2015 - December 16, 2015.
  • Study rooms are for groups of three or more students.
  • Sign-up sheets for the study rooms will be available at the Circulation Desk beginning Monday November 23, 2015.
  • Students may sign up for a study room up to one week in advance.
  • Each student may reserve no more than two hours of 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 study rooms, regardless of if the room is reserved, may be used by groups of three or more students.  However, reserved study rooms must be immediately ceded back to the individual who reserved the room upon request.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FREE Access to Digital Study Aids

September is upon us and I would like to take a minute to introduce you to a new digital collection at Elon Law Library.  The Elon Law School Digital Library.

 At this initial stage, the library includes a number of the LexisNexis treatises and loose leaves sets from the collection as an added incentive for students the following study aids  are included in the digital library,
                 ALL UNDERSTANDINGS
                ALL Q & As
 We will be adding additional materials in the next few months from additional publishers such as the ABA, NITA and West Academic.  The Elon Law School Digital Library provides access to hundreds of eBooks you can access from anywhere on any computer or mobile devise.  It’s easy to use and available to you now. 
ID:  Elon e-mail address
Password:  Library ID on the back of your Phoenix Card
 Once signed in you can easily search, browse, borrow or place a hold on an eBook as needed to begin using the digital library.  It is recommended that you open an eBook in OverDrive Read (in-browser reading) when accessing from your desktop or electronic device.  Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this online resource that will help you stay connected to the library at any time and from any place. 
If you have questions regarding your ID/password, the library staff will be glad to assist you. Call the Reference Desk (336.279.9206),  e-mail us or chat with the Reference Librarian from the law library homepage .
For late night assistance, the library has completed a LibGuide to provide assistance and information about access and devise compatibility.  The LibGuide can be access directly here or from the library home page under Research Guides.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Phoenix Print Dollars Available

Print Dollars are now available on your Phoenix Card.

Phoenix Cards hold three types of credits and there are restrictions on their use.  Just a quick review of the three types and how they may be used.

Print Dollars are used exclusively for network printing.

Food Dollars are used at Legal Grounds and other food vendors on the main campus. ( Use includes a discount on the food items.)

Phoenix Cash  can be used for anything:  copy machines, printing, food, vending machines, etc.

How do you get them:

Print dollars are automatically added to your account by the Phoenix Office in August and January.  If you run out of  them, you may purchase more from the Phoenix Card Office.

Food dollars are purchased from the Phoenix Card Office.

Phoenix Cash may be purchased from either the Phoenix Card Office (credit card) or from the vending machine in the Mezzanine Level copy room in the library (cash only).

To purchase additional credit go to Phoenix Card Office website and follow the directions.

Friday, May 15, 2015



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Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer & post-graduate access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

Lexis and Bloomberg Law permit unrestricted summer access to both continuing students and law graduatesWestlaw restricts summer access by students and graduates to specific purposes and requires those eligible to apply through their website.

2015 graduates

Lexis Advance
New graduates have access to their school Lexis Advance ID until December 31, 2015.
NEW ASPIRE ID! May 2015 graduates who will be working for a public interest organization (501(c)(3)) can apply for a free one year ASPIRE ID to access Lexis Advance online: http.// See application for confirmation requirements.
Bloomberg Law
Graduates have unrestricted access for 6 months after they graduate. 
May 2015 graduates may register for access through November 2015 here:

Continuing students

Lexis Advance 
Students have unlimited use of their Lexis Advance ID for academic, professional, and non-profit research, subject to the permission of their employer, with no additional registration.
Students may use BLAW during their summer job with no restrictions.  Their access will still be based on their academic account, so docket access will continue to be free.  
Westlaw and WestlawNext will be provided to non-graduating law students participating in a qualifying summer activity:

  1. Summer law school classes and study abroad programs
  2. Law review and journal - including write-on competitions
  3. Research assistant
  4. Moot court
  5. Unpaid internship/externship
Eligible students must register through the “Request a Password Extension” banner located on the home page of the site and agree to use their password for educational purposes. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

The ABA Wants YOU

Hello law students!  Guess what?  Membership to the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division is FREE!  Yes, that's right.  Free.

To join, simply navigate to the ABA website and click on the orange "Join Now" button.  Fill in your Elon email address (and additional information) and you will be on your way to being a student member of the ABA.

Students get great perks of membership, so make sure you take a look at the freebies.  Some examples are access to the ABA Job Board, writing competitions for fellowships, and member-only discounts.

Take advantage of this while you still have the opportunity!