The Law Library practice follows the current Washington and Lee University policy and guidelines regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. We will adapt our practice based on the guidelines if there are any changes in the future. This guide will be updated as frequently as needed. Please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, comments or suggestions.
Positivity Board for W&L Law Comes Back!
As a tradition, our positivity bulletin boards will be up again during the final exam period. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we encourage all W&L law students, faculty, and staff to upload positive messages and words of encouragement to Box at https://bit.ly/positivityboard2020 in advance. Our library staff members will then print the messages out and post them on the bulletin boards for you! The boards will be up early next week (week of November 16th).
Professor Andrew Christensen has updated the 1L study guide, Beyond the Text: Study Guides for First-Year Classes. Please feel free to send your suggestions to Professor Christensen (email@example.com) at any time!
Please continue to follow all Covid-19 related guidelines for the rest of the semester. Our staff has made sure that we continue to have sufficient cleaning supplies (cleaning wipes and hand sanitizing stations) in the library for you to use to clean a shared space or an equipment before and after use. If you notice supply shortage, please do not hesitate to let us know immediately either by speaking to a the circulation desk staff or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can restock them in a timely fashion.
A Research Guide on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources (Created and Maintained by University Library in collaboration with the Law Library). For comments or suggestions, please contact Professor Andrew Christensen (email@example.com).
A Research Guide on Federal and State Docket Research. For questions or comments, please contact Professor Alex Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
West Academic Study Aid offers easy online access to the full text of hundreds of study aids, treatises, and audio lectures to help you succeed in law school, including hornbooks, nutshells, Sum and Substance audio, Gilbert guides, Black Letter Outlines, and more. It has just launched a new series on its platform, the Office Hours series. To access all titles available on the West Academic Study Aids, log in here. Make sure to create an account using your wlu.edu email first if you have not done so.
Law.com provides news articles and commentaries on important legal issues covered in multiple ALM publications. Access is available to current WLU law faculty, students, and staff only. WLU law users may register for an account using valid and active wlu.edu email address to access W&L off-campus and receive newsletters and searches directly by email.
A Conversation with Ken Feinberg, W&L Law Dean's Brown Bag Series (September 25, 2020) Please RSVP with Mary Ervin (email@example.com).
Casebook Rental Options:
1. Amazon: Amazon
2. Chegg.com: https://www.chegg.com/books
Open Access Casebooks:
1. H2O (Havard): Open CaseBooks
2. The eLangdell Bookstore (CALI): Free CaseBooks
3. Inexpensive and Open-Access IP and Technology CaseBooks (Compiled by James Grimmelmann)
4. Open Source Property (Open Access Casebook on Property Law)
5. Free and Low Cost Course Materials (Compiled by Duke Law Library)
6. Jeaner C. Fromer & Christopher Jon Sprigman, Copyright Law: Cases and Materials
7. Barton Beebe, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook
8. Open Educational Resources Law Books: https://www.oercommons.org/browse?f.general_subject=law
9. MERLOT Collection: Open Access Law Textbooks