Consider CALI for Exam Review

Now that reading days are here, you may be seeking opportunities to put your knowledge to the test before exam time.

Don’t forget CALI!

W&L Law’s trial of CALI, the nationally popular, self-directed online tutorial platform for law students, runs through the end of June and we’d love for you to try it.

It’s quick to sign up and get started: Access the authorization code and then visit to engage with interactive lessons by experts on topics like Property, Corporate and Individual Tax, Administrative Law, Evidence, Professional Responsibility, and many more.

Let your librarians know at if we can help with use or recommendations, or just let us know how you feel about CALI. We want to hear from you — and want you to be prepared and do your best!

Good luck on exams!

Exam Period Circulation Hours, 4/15 – 4/25

The Law Library is pleased to offer extended staffed Circulation Desk hours for Reading Period and Final Exams (Monday, 4/15 through Thursday, 4/25):

  • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hours on Friday, 4/26 will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. When the desk is not staffed, you may always check out materials using the self-service terminals at the Circulation Desk and Reserve Room, and return materials in the Book Return drop box.

Now at W&L: Thomson Reuters ProView eBooks

The W&L Law Library is pleased to provide the University community with access to the Thomson Reuters ProView eBooks platform.

Our new ProView subscription includes over 140 major legal treatises and analytical publications, court rules, topical codes, practice guides (such as Virginia Practice), and more. Many jurisdictional and practice area-specific titles are also available. Materials are presented as paginated reproductions of print versions, and can be highlighted, annotated, bookmarked, and downloaded in PDF for offline use. Free apps for iOS and Android also allow full access on mobile devices.

W&L Law community members with Westlaw access may log in using their Thomson Reuters OnePass ID, from the menu at the top of the TR Law School page. Non-law W&L community members should visit while on campus or follow this link for access off campus.

Updates to Case Files For Two Important Powell Opinions

New versions of Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr.’s case files for Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc. and Regents of the University of California v. Bakke are now available. The new Gertz file is in color and is of much better resolution. Some newly discover documents have been added to Bakke. These include 1978 memoranda from June 17 and 21; additions to the “Subject Files”; and some new draft opinions from Justices Brennan, Marshall and White.

New Database: Westlaw China

W&L Law Library is pleased to announce access to Westlaw China, Thomson Reuters’ premier platform for legal, business, and news information relating to China.

Westlaw China offers primary and secondary Chinese legal materials compiled by attorney editors to help you understand key legal issues and news. Legal content is updated daily, while news/current awareness content is updated several times daily to provide up-to-date information. Content is available in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

To access Westlaw China, visit while on the W&L campus network. When using mobile devices or off campus, log-in with your WLU credentials is required.

Before exploring, you might consult the official Westlaw China Introduction and User Guide documents online. For in-person guidance, feel free to reach out to a librarian at