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.