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Exam Preparation Resources

Exams start December 1, and while you’re getting into your outlining, what else might you be doing to prepare? One of the most helpful ways to practice answering exam-type questions is to check out the Academic Success collection on the 6th floor of the library. It contains a number of materials like Examples & Explanations…
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New York Times Online Available to JMLS Community

The JMLS library has joined a consortium of law libraries to provide access to the New York Times online. Access is now available to current students as well as full time faculty and staff. For more information, visit the reference desk during normal reference hours in person on the 6th floor, by phone at 312-427-2737 x729, by…
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Library Book Sale Continues – Now a Giveaway!

We need to get rid of these books! Come snatch ‘em up for free.

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Summer Use of Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

Both continuing students and spring 2017 graduates can continue to access Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg. Here is a breakdown of what, if anything, you need to do to make that happen: Westlaw Continuing students may continue to access Westlaw for non-commercial purposes through the summer, and unlike last year you do not need to take any…
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Student Circulation Assistant Position Available for the Summer

Would you like to make some walking around money this summer? Consider applying to be a circulation assistant for 10-20 hours per week, $12 per hour. The position runs from June 12 to July 28 with an opportunity to reapply at the end of the term. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Phyllis…
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Finals Snacks!

Need some snacks? The library will be providing noshes at the following times over the next week: Monday, May 8 (8 a.m.) Tuesday, May 9 (2 p.m.) Wednesday, May (10 a.m.) Thursday, May 11 (2 p.m.) Monday, May 15 (8 a.m.) Depending on the day we’ll have bananas and doughnuts or cookies, and coffee all…
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The John Marshall Library Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, so please stop by the library and enjoy the display on the 6th floor by the elevators. The display, curated by Phyllis Finney, features a variety of books, images, and quotes highlighting the important role of women in the law and in a more general context.

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The John Marshall Law School Celebrates Black History Month

Each year Phyllis Finney, the library circulation coordinator, heads up Black History Month for the Louis L. Biro Library at the John Marshall Law School along with Professor Kevin Hopkins. Phyllis commemorates and celebrates the contributions of people of African descent to our nation.  This year Finney chose the theme of African American chefs, their…
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Finals Snacks!

The library wants to help make things at least a little easier for you during exams. With that in mind, we’ll be providing snacks at the following times (there until they’re gone): Thursday, December 1 (8 a.m.) Monday, December 5 (2 p.m.) Tuesday, December 6 (2 p.m.) Wednesday, December 7 (8 a.m.) We’ll have donuts…
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Detours and Frolics: Week of 11/7

Need a distraction? Catch up on some of last week’s legal news and miscellany: Only parliament (not the prime minister) can trigger the Brexit (The Guardian) An impending SCOTUS ruling will likely have a large impact on the fashion industry (NY Times) What is going on with the Library of Congress and the register of…
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