OASP and Sum & Substance- Circulation Changes for Finals

The circulation period and overdue fines for OASP and Sum and Substance materials will change for Reading Period and Finals. Starting on Saturday, April 26, these materials will circulate for only 1 day (instead of 72 hours) and no renewals will be allowed.  Overdue fines for these materials will increase from $1.00 per day to $5.00 per day.

These changes provide access to the materials for a greater number of students. If you have questions regarding these changes please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask to speak with Ms. Nevins or a librarian.

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Shhh! Law Students are Studying . . .

It is the time of the semester when students are writing papers and preparing for exams.  Please be courteous of your fellow students and help control the noise level throughout the Law Library.  Please put your cell phones and pagers on vibrate and conduct quiet phone conversations either outside of the Law Library or near the Law Library restrooms.  If you listen to any form of audio, use headphones and keep the volume low.  Please limit conversations in open study areas and if you want to work in a group, please use a study room.  When using group study rooms please be respectful of your neighbors and keep discussions under control, the walls are not soundproof.  Thank you.

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Law Library resources to help you prepare for finals

Law Library Guides to help you prepare for finals

To help you prepare for finals, take a look at these library guides:

First Year Courses

Upper Division Bar Courses

Elective Courses

The guides link to information about study aids, course materials, audio lectures, flashcards, CALI lessons and AudioCaseFiles.  All these resources are available to University of Akron law students.  All Law Library Guides can be accessed here.

Don’t forget…you have access to West Study Aids on Westlaw!  See this posting for more information.


School of Law Sample Exams

The University of Akron School of Law sample exams are available online through Springboard. Log on to Springboard using your UANet ID and Password and follow the link for Law School Sample Exams – Ongoing.


CALI Authorization Code for the University of Akron Law Students

The Computer Assisted Legal Instructions (CALI) lessons are a valuable resource that you may wish to use to review or reinforce material covered in class.

“The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 900 interactive, computer-based lessons covering most legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and can be assigned as supplemental study material or integrated with other course materials. ” (Source: CALI web site)

To use the lessons you will need to register on the CALI site and enter our law school’s authorization code.  Here are the instructions for obtaining the School of Law CALI authorization code and accessing the CALI lessons:

1. Click on this link and enter your UAnet ID and university password.

2. A PDF document will open with Akron’s CALI authorization code and additional instructions on accessing the CALI website.

3. Go to CALI’s website (http://www.cali.org ) and click on “Create New Account.”   Follow the instructions on that web page and enter the CALI authorization code when prompted. Use your University email address.

You will need to use this authorization code the first time you register.   During the registration process you create a custom password. In subsequent visits to use the lessons, you will just enter your email address and your custom password.

Please do not give The University of Akron School of Law CALI authorization code to anyone outside of this law school.  The University of Akron is a member of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction and therefore has a license to the CALI exercises.

Questions? Please contact Lynn Lenart at llenart@uakron.edu or call 330-972-6357.

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Law Library end of semester giveaway

Check out a study room during April 21-May 1 and be entered into a drawing to win an iTunes or American Express gift card .  The winners will be chosen May 2.  Good Luck!

 

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Please be careful and protect your belongings

We would like to remind law students to never leave your valuables alone anywhere in the School of Law.  Your textbooks, book bags, purses, laptops and other belongings can be easily taken in just “30 seconds.”

We welcome visitors to the School of Law and to the Law Library, both those associated with the University and those who are not.  Having open doors, however, also means anyone can come into the building.  It would be wise to always be careful and make it a habit to never leave your belongings unattended.

If you see suspicious behavior, please notify law school employees right away.  You can call the University police yourself by dialing 330-972-2911 (if using a cell phone) or 911 if using a campus phone.

More information about campus safety is found here.

Thank you.

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