Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Collection Spotlight - How to Succeed in Law School

by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog Librarian

Now Appearing in the Library!

We have pulled a collection of books for
our new students and placed them
on TOP of the low Reference shelves
nearest the elevators on the main 2nd floor.
Topics include study skills, outlining, legal writing, 
exam preparation, and coping with stress.
The collection is designated with a sign,
"How to Succeed in Law School".

The Library also has a Student Study Aids
channel under the Library Tab on STANLEY
(center column, scroll down to the bottom),
which includes links to West Study Aids, CALI,
and other resources.

The Librarians and library staff are here to help
-- if you have any questions about resources,
services, the Law School, the downtown area, 
or anything else, just ask us!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Fred Parks Law Library Holiday Hours

As a reminder the Fred Parks Law Library will close at 5:00pm Tuesday, December 22, 2015 and re-open at 8:30am Monday, January 4, 2016. 

The library staff at the Fred Parks Law Library would like to wish all our students, staff, faculty alumni and friends of of the library Happy Holidays. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Photo courtesy of Melissa Brawner

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Collection Spotlight - Exam Study Aids

by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog Librarian

Now Appearing in the Library!

The Library has many resources
to assist you in preparing for exams.
Many of them can be found in
KF 283 (Reserve and Main4).

There are also online aids -- see
the Student Study Aids Channel
on the Library Tab on STANLEY.

Good luck!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Construction edition

by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist

Given the amount of construction in downtown Houston, I thought it fitting that this week's photo is of the library as it was being built in November 2000. Next year is our 15 anniversary!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Collection Spotlight : National Pro Bono Week

by Barbara Szalkowski, Senior Catalog Librarian

Now Appearing in the Library!

This is National Pro Bono Week.
The Library has materials on incorporating pro bono work
 into legal practice, including these representative titles.
You can find other materials by
searching STELLA by keywords or
by subject (Legal assistance to the poor
OR Public interest law), or by browsing the
Main 4th Floor materials
at KF 336 and KF 299 .P8 respectively.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Library Catalog Down Wednesday

The Fred Parks Law Library online catalog (STELLA) will be down tomorrow, Wednesday 10/14/15 from 2-4pm for scheduled maintenance.  STELLA Plus+ will still be available to use during this period.

Selfies with Stanley Halloween Contest!

Need a break? Need a great Halloween profile picture? Do you like winning things? If the answer to any of those questions is 'yes', then you should take part in the Fred Parks Law Library's Selfies with Suddenly Headless Stanley contest! All you have to do to enter is email your picture to We will post all entries on our Facebook page where the winners will be chosen by you! The picture with the most 'likes' wins. Pictures will be posted started Monday, October 19 and voting will end at noon, Friday, October 30. The winner will be announced via our Facebook page at 12:30, October 30. Winners will be emailed with details on how to collect their prizes.