Monday, November 11, 2013

Law Library Extended Hours

The Law Library Hours have been slightly amended to as follows:

Fall 2013 Exam Extended Hours - November 4 - December 15*
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

*Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29

Monday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 17: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18 - Thursday, December 19: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 20: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed - Holiday Break: Dec. 21 - Jan. 1

Monday, November 4, 2013

Law Library Extended Hours

The Loyola Law Library has now begun its extended study hours.

November 4 - December 12*

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 13: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 14: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 15: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 16: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 17: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

* The Law Library will be closed November 27-29 for Thanksgiving.

The Interim Break Schedule begins Wednesday, December 18th.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Law Library Suggestion Box

Some of you may have noticed our new suggestion box - we installed it last month adjacent to the main elevator, on the first floor near the circulation desk. (That’s it in the picture at the right!)

Its already getting use - we’ve had about two suggestion cards filled out and dropped in during each of the three weeks we’ve had it. As the sign says, if you have any suggestions, comments, or complaints - and you’d rather let us know in writing - take a card, fille it out, and drop it in the box. If you want a response, you can include your name and e-mail or phone number, or you can be completely anonymous! Any common question we get might be addressed in future postings on this blog and we promise - all comments left in the suggestion box are taken seriously.

 Of course, if you have any questions or concerns about the law library, you can always talk to any of us - we’re here to help in any way we can!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Upcoming Closure

The library will be closed October 12, 13, & 14 for Loyola Fall Break. The library will reopen for regular hours at 7:30 Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hollywood South is a name that New Orleans has easily adopted in the past few years do the large amount of filming now done in the city. As you drive around town you can often see signs such as this:

This is one is actually a little more explanatory than most as they are often adorned with cryptic letters that can become a fun guessing game. To help figure out what is going on in town (and remember many of these movies filming are new so you won't know them) there are also site such as onlocationvacation . A note for those that live close to the school, at times Treme films quite close to the school (on Hurst, I believe).

I will also mention that while you are in school, and perhaps notice an opportunity to need to learn a bit about entertainment law the library does have some print resources (in the KF 4290 area) in addition to the online resources provided by Westlaw and LexisNexis. Maybe you know a budding star, a home owner that has a movie company wanting to rent his home as a set, or just want to know more; use our materials to be prepared.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Weekend Reference Change, This Weekend

The normal Sunday Reference on 9/22 will be moved for this week to Saturday 9/21 to assist students who prefer working on Saturday to Sunday. We may sporadically do this through the academic year dependent on demand.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Loyola Law - Tulane Law Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

Many student already know about the Loyola-Tulane agreement that we have started this Fall semester but I wanted to make sure and put a plug in for it on the blog and Facebook. Basically, Loyola Law students can check out materials at the Tulane Law Library if a Tulane student could check out said item. Tulane Law students have the same privilege to check out materials at the Loyola Law Library. There are a few clarifications that this post will highlight: 1. Loyola Law students are not admitted to the Tulane Law Library after 7 on weeknights and on the weekends. If Loyola Law students are in the library during those times the checkout reciprocal agreement cannot apply. 2. The agreement basically only applies to physical materials. It does not apply to study rooms, electronic databases, interlibrary loans, or computer lab usage. 3. Fines and checkout period lengths are determined by the library that owns the book/material (regardless of the school you are enrolled in). As always if you have any questions please ask a librarian.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Recent Faculty Publications on SSRN

The latest issue of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law Faculty Legal Studies Research Paper Series, distributed through the Social Science Research Network, was recently distributed to all our subscribers.

The RPS highlights recent publications by the law school faculty, and is available for anyone to subscribe to through our page on SSRN.

You can access the most recent issue of our RPS on SSRN, but they don’t permanently archive past issues. The articles themselves are always available on SSRN, but for posterity, a copy of the current issue, in PDF, is available here:

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Now Open on Labor Day

Despite previous notices of the Law Library being closed on this upcoming Monday, Labor Day, the Library will now be open from 10-6.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Law Library Cell Phone Chargers

You’ve seen them in airports, you’ve seen them at music festivals, now the Loyola New Orleans College of Law Library has them - cell phone charging stations!

Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Westlaw, both computer labs in the Law Library now have a KwikBoost® cell phone charging station.

These full-speed, multi-device charging stations can accommodate up to eight devices simultaneously. The KwikBoost® technology intelligently identifies your type of device and quickly delivers a full speed charge, specifically configured to match your device’s individual power needs. And with four Apple, three Micro USB and one Mini USB connections, the stations will work with nearly 100% of all mobile communication devices.

Thank you, Westlaw!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Expanded Reference for RE1

With awareness that Legal Research Exercise 1 is due next Tuesday the law library is expanding their reference schedule to the following

Tuesday, 8/27: 9-5
Wednesday, 8/28: 9-12, 1-9
Thursday, 8/29: 9-9
Friday, 8/30: 9-5
Tuesday, 9/3: 9-5

The library will be closed this upcoming Saturday, Sunday, and Monday since Labor Day is a University Holiday.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Reference Desk Hours for Fall 2013

With personnel changes in the law library, we've changed the hours when the librarians are available at the Reference Desk on the second floor. Schedule Reference Desk Hours for the Fall 2013 Semester are:

         Monday & Tuesday                

         Wednesday & Thursday        



We plan to add additional hours when you 1L students are working on your Legal Research and Writing homework. And we hope to hire a new staff person this Fall to help out. When that happens, we will post new, expanded hours for the Reference Desk.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Welcome ...

The law library offers a huge welcome back for our returning students and a first welcome to our new 1L's. If you need any assistance in the law library please ask and we will try and help.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Proposed 5th Circuit Rule Change

Please see the below text which has been released as notice to a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals rule change:

Notice is hereby given that the court, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071 and Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 47, proposes an amendment to Fifth Cir. R. 28.2.2. The current rule requires parties to cite to the record on appeal but does not prescribe the format for such citation. A standardized citation format for single record and multiple record cases will aid both parties and the court. The court also proposes this change consistent with Fifth Cir. R. 25.2.15, to incorporate changes in technology. Proposed change is underlined: 28.2.2 Record References. Every assertion in briefs regarding matter in the record must be supported by a reference to the page number of the original record, whether in paper or electronic form, where the matter is found, using the record citation form as directed by the Clerk of Court. The Clerk presently favors the following as the citation direction: or consolidated or multiple record cases, parties will cite “ROA” followed by a space, the Fifth Circuit appellate case number of the record they reference, followed by a space, followed by the page of the record. For example, “ROA 13-12345 121”. In single record cases, parties will cite the short citation form, “ROA,” followed by a space, followed by the page number. For example, “ROA 123.” The same proposed citation format will be used for cases where the record on appeal is generated by a governmental agency. The Court will accept written comments for consideration on the proposed change and format through September 13, 2013. You may send written comments to: Clerk of Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, ATTN: Rule Changes, 600 S. Maestri Place, New Orleans, LA 70130. Alternatively, you may submit comments electronically to

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Food and Drink Policy Change in the Law Library

Beverages will now be allowed in any container. Food will also be allowed as long as it is not disruptive to others in the library. Food with strong or pungent odors is not permitted.

This policy is effective as of August 1, 2013.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Collection Highlight: Legal Decisions That Shapped Modern Baseball

This 2012 title from Patrick K. Thornton is a recap of the history of legal decision that have influenced America's Pasttime and at times influenced American law in substantial ways. Legal Decisions That Shaped Modern Baseball, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, tells its story based on specific cases including Curt Flood's challenge of the Reserve Clause, Ownership of Barry Bonds' 73rd Home Run Ball, and major arbitration decisions regarding John Rocker and Dave McNally. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 3989. A52 T46 2012.

Chapter 1 - Popov v. Hayashi - The Battle Over the Barry Bonds 73rd Home Run Ball
Chapter 2 - Metropolitan Exhibition Company v. Ward - Baseball's First Significant Legal Case
Chapter 3 - Philadelphia Ball Club v. Lajoie - Napoleon Lajoie Bolts to the American League
Chapter 4 - O'Connor v. St. Louis American League Baseball Co. - The Legendary Dispute Over the 1910 American League Batting Title
Chapter 5 - People v. Cicotte - The Black Sox and Baseball's Most Famous Trial
Chapter 6 - Rose v. Giamatti - The All-Time Hit Leader is Banned from the Game
Chapter 7 - The Arbitration Case of John Rocker - John Rocker Speaks His Mind About Race Relations
Chapter 8- New York State Division of Human Rights v. New York-Pennsylvania Professional Baseball League, Postema v. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs - Bernice Gera and Pam Postema Try to Break Baseball's Glass Ceiling
Chapter 9 - Flood v. Kuhn - Curt Flood Takes His Challenge Over Baseball's Reserve Clause to the U.S. Supreme Court
Chapter 10 - Andy Messersmith / Dave McNally Arbitration Case - Players Win Their Freedom in Arbitration
Chapter 11 - Baseball's Collusion Cases - Free Agents Take On the Owners
Chapter 12 - Schentzel v. Philadelphia Baseball Club, Benejam v. Detroit Tigers, Inc. - A Day at the Ballpark Isn't Always a Can of Corn
Chapter 13 - CBC Distribution and Marketing v. Major League Baseball Advanced Media - Baseball's Battle for the Box Score: A Constitutional Question

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Collection Highlight: from Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market

This 2012 title from Richard L. Hermann proposes job search strategies for entry-level attorneys. From Lemons to Lemonade in the New Legal Job Market, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, is written with the recent graduate in mind and discusses possible places to search for jobs (generally), how to get started in the process, and proactive strategies to implement this search. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 297. H437 2012

Ch. 1 - 12 Legal Lemons: An Introduction
Ch. 2 - JD-Preferred: Looking Outside the Mainstream
Ch. 3 - Law Jobs Aren't Always Where You Think They Are
Ch. 4 - Leapfrog the Competition
Ch. 5 - The Upside of Small Town Law
Ch. 6 - Teaching in Non-Traditional Environments
Ch. 7 - Doing Nothing is Not an Option
Ch. 8 - Understand the Hierachy of Employer Needs
Ch. 9 - Shope Where There is Demand
Ch. 10 - Don't Take the Job Ads at Face Value
Ch. 11 - How to Dissect a Job Ad
Ch. 12 - The Legal Job Hunter's 13 Biggest Mistakes
Ch. 13 - What Mobile Job Search Apps Can Do For You
Ch. 14 - Enhance Your Law Credential
Ch. 15 - Think Career, Not Job
Ch. 16 - Prepare Your Contacts Roadmap
Ch. 17 - Differentiate Yourself From the Competition
Ch. 18 - Extenuate and Mitigate Your Resume Weakness
Ch. 19 - Emphasize Your Intangibles
Ch. 20 - Accentuate the Positive
Ch. 21 - Write Your Way to a Job
Ch. 22 - Understand the Cosmetics of Legal Job Hunting

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Collection Highlight: Reading Like a Lawyer

Reading Like a Lawyer: Time-Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert is a 2012 release by Ruth Ann McKinney that provides valuable and researched strategies for becoming a more efficient reader and additionally, at times, provides exercises to help put these new techniques into practice. This title, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, is written generally with a law student in mind to help them more efficiently deal with the massive reading load that law school entails. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 283. M398 2012.

Chapter 1 - Reading in Law School
Chapter 2 - Basic Briefing: Developing an Initial Strategy for Managing Cases
Chapter 3 - Advanced Thinking Leads to Advanced Reading
Chapter 4 - Expert Reading: A New Take on a Familiar Skill
Chapter 5 - Engage with Energy
Chapter 6 - Monitor Your Reading and Read for the Main Idea
Chapter 7 - Always (Always!) Read with a Clear Purpose
Chapter 8 - Get Oriented and "Own" Your Prior Knowledge and Experience
Chapter 9 - There's More to the Five W's (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) Than Meets the Eye
Chapter 10 - Evaluate What You're Reading - Your Ideas Matter
Chapter 11 - Review, Rephrase, Record
Chapter 12 - Casebook Reading: A Summary
Chapter 13 - Reading Statutes
Chapter 14 - Reading Cases Outside of Casebooks
Chapter 15 - Reading on a Screen
Chapter 16 - Conclusion

Monday, April 29, 2013

Special Finals Notice

The Loyola Law Library is open ONLY to Loyola Law Students, Faculty and Staff through May 6, 2013 due to final examinations.

If you require access to depository information please see the Circulation Desk and they will contact a librarian to assist you.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Unlimited Lexis Use For Students This Summer

Earlier today I received the following email that I want to make sure and share with our students:

Unlimited Access to Your Lexis Advance® ID this Summer
We are happy to announce that your law school Lexis Advance ID will remain active during the summer and that you will have unlimited access to the content available to you in law school to be used for your academic, as well as any summer associate or internship/clerkship purposes*. Whether working in a firm, government agency, any of the courts, or brushing up on your cost effective research skills, you will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance.
We understand that as a law student, your legal education does not stop during the summer. In fact, some of your most valuable and practical legal education occurs during your participation in summer associate and internship or clerkship programs. In recognition of this, for the months of June, July and August of this year, we are expanding the permissible uses of your law school Lexis Advance ID to include use by you in these programs, including all research or other work you perform for the firm, agency, or court. You simply need to be registered for Lexis Advance.
Registering for Summer Access
  • If you're already a registered Lexis Advance user, you don't need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Your current ID is all you need.
  • If you aren't a registered Lexis Advance user yet (or aren't sure), click here for assistance from your Account Executive.
Support throughout the Summer
Your school's LexisNexis® Account Executive is available to you during the summer for training and support. Feel free to contact him or her early to let them know your summer research goals.
You also have access to 24/7 customer support for help with Lexis Advance, summer access or research questions at 1-800-45-LEXIS (53947).

Enjoy your "All Access Pass" to Lexis Advance this summer!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sandra Day O’Connor, The Supreme Court, and Laughter

Today’s New York Times has a review of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s latest book, Out of Order. The Times reviewer noted the many things covered in this compendium of Supreme Court miscellany included humor at the Supreme Court and that “[a] law professor’s 2005 study of “laughter episodes instigated,” she notes, suggested that Antonin Scalia was the funniest justice, with Stephen Breyer coming in a faraway second.”

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New to the Collection: Learning From Law Firm Leaders

This 2012 title from Susan G. Manch with Michelle C. Nash is a short but fairly comprehensive for the subject new addition to our collection. Learning From Law Firm Leaders, Amazon Link & Catalog Link, is written with the young attorney in mind and has a dual focus of instructing on how to understand firm leaders and how to propel and prepare one's self for seeking a position in firm leadership. Below is a condensed version of the table of contents. The book can be found at the call number - KF 318. M28 2012

Chapter 1 - Followership: Looking at Leadership Through a Different Lense
Chapter 2 - Motivation to Lead
Chapter 3 - Paths to Leadership
Chapter 4 - The Core Competencies of Leadership
Chapter 5 - Knowledge and Skill Mastery and Openness to Learning
Chapter 6 - Effective Communication and Interpersonal Style
Chapter 7 - Mentorship
Chapter 8 - Vision
Chapter 9 - Leadership and Diversity
Chapter 10 - Succession Planning
Chapter 11 - A Model Leadership Development Program
Chapter 12 - Advice for Next-Generation Leaders and Their Firms
Chapter 13 - Concluding Thoughts

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New Faculty Publications on SSRN

Four more recent articles by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law faculty were distributed earlier this through with the most recent issue of our SSRN Research Paper Series. These articles, and other publications by the College of Law faculty, are available on The College of Law's SSRN Page, where you can also subscribe to our Research Paper Series and receive links to new articles by our faculty. The current issue is also archived, below:

Monday, February 4, 2013

BLSA and the Law Library Celebrate Black History Month

The College of Law’s A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the Black Law Student Association, together with the Law Library, are celebrating Black History Month with a special display that chronicles some of the history of African-American law students and faculty here at Loyola.