The library has a beta current awareness services homepage at http://members.dslextreme.com/users/meyerpat/current.html. From this page, you have access to subject-specific current news as well as subject-specific recent case law summaries. Faculty will find these pages of particular relevance for article topics, or to keep their courses up to date. Students will find these pages particularly helpful when pondering topics to write about in their paper courses.
Currently there are over forty Web page feeds. Nearly every current news page consists of headlines from three Web sites and these pages are set to automatically update with the most recent information, making this the one stop legal update service. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions.
Free Westlaw Access for Alumni at the TJSL Campus Library!
The library is happy to offer free alumni access to Westlaw. The program, called Westlaw Patron Access, allows alumni to access case law, statutes, and regulations from all fifty states and all federal jurisdictions, as well as major federal, multistate and California secondary sources. Some California secondary sources include the full range of Rutter Group and Witkin practice guides and treatises, and the Miller & Starr sets. This service also includes access to KeyCite, which allows researchers to determine whether a case or statute is still good law.
TJSL Library Offers Reference Services
Have you ever had trouble knowing how to tackle a new research assignment? Or maybe you need help remembering resources available in a particular area of law. Whatever your reference request is, keep in mind that you may call on the expertise of the reference librarians. We offer a wide range of reference services. Our only limit is that we cannot perform research for you (by law).
Give us a call or e-mail us at:
Patrick Meyer Jane Larrington
Associate Library Director Reference Librarian
619-297-9700 x1102 619-297-9700 x1101
Drop by the Library and look over our lobby display of materials that can help you to succeed and enhance your first year experience. Materials include advice on how to study for your law school exams, coping with stress, understanding legal reasoning, and mastering the basics of legal writing. Get off to a good start in law school and visit the Library today!
Drop by the Library and look over our display of books and videos celebrating the achievements and contributions of African-Americans in U.S. history and law. This year’s celebration is especially exciting with the inauguration of Barak Obama as the first black President in U.S. history.