New Databases on Slavery and the Law

If you are writing a paper that touches on slavery and the law, you should take a look at this newly acquired databases from HeinOnline:

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law – Every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.  Numerous books and pamphlets.

As a reminder, HeinOnline also has databases on the following topics:

Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights – Titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, legislative history materials, regulations, law review articles & more.

Religion and the Law – Includes titles on Canon Law, Islamic Law, Jewish Law, Church & State, Religion & Freedom.

Hein Online Intellectual Property Law Collection – Includes legislative histories, federal agency decisions, scholarly articles, classic treatises, historic copies of codes and regulations, historic copies of Official Gazettes, Index of Patents Issued and Manual of Patent Examining Procedure.


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Where are the Online Study Aids?

Besides all the great print study aids in ASP, students can also access ebook study aids.  If you go to the Library Homepage, click on  Law Databases.  From there, you will see links to:

  1. Akron Law Digital – contains titles published by Lexis, including the Questions and Answers and Understanding Series
  2. West Academic Study Aids – includes Gilbert Law Summaries, Sum and Substance titles, Black Letter Outlines and High Court Case Summaries.

Don’t worry about a particular title being checked out – there are plenty of copies for everyone! Contact the library if you need help accessing these titles.

You may also want to take a look at the following library guides:

Study Aids for First Year Courses

Study Aids for Upper Division Bar Courses & the Bar Exam


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Helpful Resources for Writing Your Memo

1-Ls working on memos for LARW may want to consult the following sources for help:

Of course, the reference librarians can help with any research questions.  Call (330)972-7330, Email the Library or one of the librarians or stop by Central Hower Room 322.

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Laptops Now Available for Checkout at Central Hower Law Library

Laptops are available for checkout in Central Hower Room 322.   You can check out a laptop for eight hours at a time.  They can not be used for ExamSoft purposes.  More information on checking out a laptop is on the library homepage.

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The Lexis Printer is in Transit to Central Hower

The Lexis printer is currently in transit to Central Hower, and is no longer available at the Law Center.  We will post a notice on this blog when the Lexis printer is up and running.  In the meantime, the library staff at Central Hower Room 322 will print out documents from Lexis for law students at no charge.  The library staff may, in its discretion, deny enormously excessive requests for printouts.

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