Thursday, March 17, 2022

 Spring Break  Suggested Reading

I know, you have done nothing but read all trimester and you are going to have to do it again for the Spring term.  How about spending time reading for pleasure?  Don't want to read a romance novel.  How about reading a banned book.  

Did you know 46 of Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the subject of an attempted ban.  Be controversial, read one of them or check out a film based on the controversial literature like Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men or Grapes of Wrath, JD Salinger's Cather in the Rye or Alice Walker's Color Purple.

The American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom compiles list of the most frequently banned books in the U.S.  by category, decade and year.  Categories include age group (children's or young adult); topics and format.  Go to ALA list of most frequently challenged book list pick a title, check it out from a local library and settle down to for a good read.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Library of Congress Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series

The Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series is designed to explore current research and "hot topics" in the realm of foreign and comparative law.  This weeks topic is Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media in Egypt and Pakistan

This Thursday, September 23 at 2:00 PM EDT, join foreign legal specialists Tariq Ahmad and George Sadek for the next installment of our Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series, this time focusing on Free Speech and the Regulation of Social Media in Egypt and Pakistan

In recent years, there has been an increased global focus on the governmental responses to the dissemination of hate speech and false information online. This webinar will focus on current and proposed legal frameworks for regulating unlawful/harmful speech on social media platforms in Egypt and Pakistan. The presenters will address the obligations (e.g. content removal) and liabilities of social media companies, the criminalization of certain online content, and the free speech implications for these limitations on online platforms. 

Register here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Study Room Reservation System

The Elon Law Library has purchased an online Seating Reservation system. Study rooms and carrels can be reserved up to 24 hours in advance throughout the year. It is available and active now.

Study Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours per person per day. Carrels may be reserved for a maximum of 4 hours per person per day.

Occupancy Rules:

Ø Students may leave their belongings in their study room or carrel while the study room or carrel is in use.

Ø The law library is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Ø The student must remove all their belongings when they vacate or their reservation ends, whichever is earlier.

Ø Students MAY NOT leave their belongings in the study rooms or carrels overnight or past their reservation time.

Be considerate leave study rooms and carrels neat and clean for the next occupant. Trash, particularly perishable food items, wrappers, or containers should be properly disposed of in the trash and/or recycling bins.

Any damage or issues to the study room and/or carrel (i.e. lights not working, safety issues, etc.) should be reported to the library staff promptly.

Making a reservation:

You can make a reservation by: 1. Going to the Elon Law Library webpage, go to the right-hand side of the page and click on the “Reserve a Study Space” link and fill out your reservation information OR 2. Going to and fill out your reservation information OR

3. Scanning the QR Code that is on the window of the study room or on the right-hand side of the carrel you would like to reserve and fill out your reservation information.

After making the reservation, you will receive an email CONFIRMING your reservation. The email will contain a code that you will need to check into the study room.

Checking into the Study Room/Carrel:

When you arrive at your study room or carrel (at the time of your reservation) make sure you check in. You can check in by two methods:

1. Go to your email that confirmed the reservation, there is a link in the email that will allow you to check in and enter the check in code OR

2. Scan the QR Code located at the study room or carrel and enter the check in code you received in the email confirming the reservation.

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN! Failure to do so will result in the system canceling your reservation and will allow another student to reserve that space.

Also note: This is a new system for everyone so it will take some time for people to get accustomed to it, please be patient with you fellow students as we navigate this new system.

Lego Highlighters in the Law Library

 CALI (Computer Assisted Learning Institute) has sent the Law Library a bunch of Lego highlighters. Come down to the Reference Desk to help build something (or grab a free highlighter!!)  Note: Supplies are limited until we run out 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Year, New Software?

Did you get a shiny new Mac for the holidays, but not a new copy of MS Office?  Are you still making do with the version of Office you got your freshman year in college?  If so, don't forget that Elon has teamed up with Kivuto to provide free and low cost access to several software packages including Microsoft Office.  To learn more visit the technology wiki page: