Saturday, August 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!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Urban growth and renewal edition

by Heather Kushnerick, Special Collections Librarian & College Archivist

Today is the first day of orientation here at the Houston College of Law. The halls are filled with eager students, ready to embark on the next phase of their lives. All around downtown Houston, the sights and sounds of myriad construction projects let us know that when this class graduates in three years, downtown won’t be the same. Like our entering class, it will have grown and flourished.  It is with change and renewal in mind that we start off the 2016-2017 academic year, and give you this photo, taken in 1976, from our student lounge of the corners of San Jacinto and Polk St. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Possible Service Interruptions on Saturday, 7/30. Library Closed Sunday, 7/31.

Our Service Desks are getting some resurfacing done starting Friday afternoon, and continuing Saturday. This may result in some service interruptions due to noise and fumes.

The Library will be closed Sunday, July 31st.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

For your Information

The telephone system will be unavailable this evening (Tuesday, June 19) from approximately 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for maintenance and repair.

 We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Attention all members of the Houston College of Law community with Westlaw, LexisNexis, and Bloomberg Law access

Since our email domain has changed to, there are certain updates that will need to be made to your research database accounts. Please remember that emails will only be forwarded from email addresses for up to six months. After that, if you do not have a working email address in your account, you will not be able to do password resets, or get password assistance from technical support. If your account has your email address with the old domain, it will have to be updated.

Bloomberg Law and LexisNexis have agreed to do this update for us. Your Bloomberg Law account will be updated this Friday, July 15th. We expect that LexisNexis will be able to complete this update sometime over the next few weeks.

You will have to update your Westlaw account yourself. Emailed instructions on how to do this were sent to all community members on Wednesday, July 13th

If you have any questions, please email, or

Saturday, June 25, 2016

No Printing from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26

Update Saturday, June 25, 2016: Thanks to the speedy work of our carpet installers, printing is now available for  students using webprint. A set of instructions for using webprint is available at the Patron Services Desk.

Carpet on the Library's 3rd floor will be replaced next week starting Friday, June 24th. The work will take three days, ending on Sunday, June 26th. This will prevent access to the Library's 3rd floor north.

While this work is going on, all of our printers will be inaccessible. Patrons will still be able to scan to email or USB, and make copies.

The Fred Parks Law Library apologizes for the inconvenience.