Exams Got You Spooked? Check Out Our Study Aids!

LAW STUDENTS BEWARE! Exams are already on the creep this Halloween… But don’t let that haunting feeling get the best of you. Look for a study aid from the Library’s Reserve Room Collection to help put a nail in the coffin on your finals preparation.

Our Reserve Room (third floor, diagonal from the Circulation Desk) offers a wide range of popular study aids in print, including Examples & Explanations (E&E’s), Nutshells, Sum and Substance Audio CDs, Gilbert Law Summaries, and Law in a Flash cards. Items can generally be checked out for 48 hours, after which return or renewal is required.

Dozens of these titles and many more are also accessible and downloadable online, free of charge for W&L Law students, through the Library’s West Academic Study Aids subscription.

Stop by the Reserve Room on Thursday 10/31 for special Halloween treats, and 1Ls: Browse for Contracts, Civil Procedure, and Torts guides anytime online in Beyond the Text: Study Guides for First-Year Classes.

Law Library Hosts Celebration of W&L’s Legal Scholarship

On October 15, the Washington and Lee Law Library hosted the third bi-annual W&L Law Fall Scholarship Celebration. The event was co-sponsored by the Frances Lewis Law Center and took place in the Law Library’s main reading room from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Faculty, librarians, staff, and administrators mingled with law students over hors d’oeuvres and wine to peruse the formidable scholarly output of the W&L Law community. Spouses, alumni, faculty from W&L’s undergraduate campus, and others with ties to the University were also in attendance.

On display were the 12 books, 33 chapters, and 72 articles, speeches, and notes authored by the W&L Law faculty and student body during 2018 and 2019. Also accessible via interactive screens was the W&L Law Scholarly Commons, the Law School’s open-access online repository of over 18,400 academic works, archival records, and institutional documents. It has gained over 770,000 downloads from 221 countries and territories in 2018 and 2019 alone.

Brant J. Hellwig, dean of W&L Law, and Christopher B. Seaman, director of the Frances Lewis Law Center, provided welcoming remarks introduced by W&L Law Library director Alex Zhang.

The event brochure, which includes a list of the scholarship on display, is available to download in PDF. Additional photos from the Celebration are available in the W&L Law Scholarly Commons.