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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Reading Period and Exams

It is that time again in the library.  The 2L and 3L classes are in Reading Days preparing for their Spring Semester Exams, while the 1Ls are hard at work crossing the midpoint of their Spring Trimester.  Please be respectful of everyone by keeping noise in the library to a minimum.  Group Study Rooms are available for reservation if you need to engage in group study.  The rules for the Group Study Rooms remain the same.

  • Group Study rooms are for groups of two 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 two 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.
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Sunday, April 24, 2016

April 27: Final Brown Bag Research Series session of Spring

The final session of our Brown Bag Legal Research series is this week! Bring your lunch to the library and join us for an introduction to form books and practice manuals--a huge time-saving resource for legal practitioners. Light refreshments (cookies and juice) will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please sign up for the next session using the form below!

April 27 @ 12:45pm in the Computer Lab
Practice-ready: An Introduction to Form Books and Manuals


Friday, April 22, 2016

Summer Access Policies

Summer Access Policies

HBO may be reminding you that “Winter is Coming” and while the “night is dark and full of terrors” spring exams and summer jobs are more likely to be keeping you awake than White Walkers and Dothraki hordes.  Don’t let visions of your summer supervisor looking at you disapprovingly while muttering “you know nothing” concern you.  You are not being sent out to your summer positions unarmed.  We have received from Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg their access policies for the summer and copied them below.  Please take a moment to review the policies and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask your local maester of the Citadel — I mean librarian.
  
WESTLAW SUMMER ACCESS:

Students must extend their passwords for the following academic uses:
  • Summer law school classes and study abroad programs
  • Law Review and Journal, including write-on competitions
  • Research assistant
  • Moot Court
  • Unpaid internship/externship
Students with summer employment in law firms, corporations, government agencies and alike should not use their academic password for research and must use their firm issued password.

Here’s the link to the extension page within lawschool.westlaw.com: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/marketing/display/MI/473

LEXIS SUMMER ACCESS:

1.    Summer Access:  All law students will have free and unlimited access to their Lexis Advance IDs this summer.  No need to register for summer access.  Accordingly, whether you will be working in a law firm, government agency, courthouse etc., you can use your law school Lexis Advance IDs without worry.   NOTE:  Your employer may require that you use your firm Lexis ID.
2.       Graduate ID:  All graduating 3Ls will have access to their Lexis Advance IDs until December 31, 2016 [or 7 months after graduation].  No need to register for summer access.  Rewards points expire on June30, 2016.  More info: http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/
3.       ASPIRE ID:  All graduates who will be working for a public interest organization can apply for the “ASPIRE ID.”  The form is easy to complete and we simply ask that the student submit a confirmation from their employer that the entity is a 501(c)(3), the graduate is employed by the entity and dates of expected employment.  This ID is free for an ENTIRE YEAR and the content on this ID is really robust!  APPLY online:  http://www.lexisnexis.com/grad-access/

BLOOMBERG SUMMER ACCESS:

Students have unlimited access to Bloomberg Law during the summer and six months after they graduate.