Friday, May 6, 2016

Are you traveling to the Schengen area over the summer?

European countries participating in the Schengen agreement will allow you to stay for no more than 90 days in any 180-day period. Adam Bard has created a free online calculator to help you determine if you have exceeded this limit. 

Find the calculator here, and a list of countries participating in the Schengen agreement here.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Access to LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law and Westlaw over the summer.

If you are NOT graduating in May:
LexisNexis and Bloomberg Law both have no restrictions on use over the summer, and you do not have to do anything to extend your password. You can use both of these resources in the course of paid employment over the summer.
Westlaw requires that you extend your password for the summer to have full access to Westlaw. If you don’t extend your password, you will only have access to Westlaw for 10 hours in June and 10 hours in July.
Summer password extension is available only if a student has a permissible academic use for the password this summer (a summer associate position is not considered a permissible use). Permissible uses include:
·         Summer classes / study abroad
·         Law review and journal, including write-on competitions
·         Moot court
·         Research assistant positions
·         Unpaid internships / externships
Information on access to Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and Westlaw for students who ARE graduating in May:
Lexis gives full access to students graduating in May 2016 for six months through the Lexis Law School Graduate Program. Graduates working for a public interest organization may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program, which permits job-related access to Lexis Advance for twelve months.
Bloomberg Law allows access to graduating students for six months after graduation. You do not need to do anything to extend your access.
Westlaw allows graduating students to extend access while studying for the bar by registering for its Grad Program. Registered May graduates will retain access to Westlaw for a limited number of hours through November. Graduating students who do not register for the Grad Program will have their access limited to the West Legal Directory.

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.