The 1Ls are putting the final touches on their memos and Thanksgiving is around the corner. That, of course, means it’s time to start thinking about finals. Here in the library we feel your pain, as many of us have experienced it. So, we try to do the best we can to make it a little less painful than it otherwise could be. Here are a few helps we can offer:
CALI – CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, offers over 800 interactive, online tutorials in 33 legal subject areas. BYU law students have access to all of these lessons through the Law Library’s subscription. The lessons are written by law professors across the country and can be helpful in studying for finals. To get access to CALI you’ll need our school’s authorization code, which you can get by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flash Cards – Our Law in a Flash, Flash Cards are a big hit around finals time. Last year we purchased extra sets because of the high demand. Flash cards can be checked out at the circulation desk. Our current sets include Civil Procedure (parts 1 & 2), Con Law (parts 1 & 2), Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Crim. Pro., Evidence, Fed Tax, Future Interests, Professional Responsibility (parts 1 & 2), Real Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Wills and Trusts. These flash cards can also be purchased as an iPhone app if you want to spend your own money on them.
Study Guides – We collect a number of study guides that may be useful as you brush up for finals. They are available in the Reserve Library and can be found by browsing or through the library catalog. The best way to find them is to go to the “new search” link beneath the catalog search box.
Once there, you can select “Study Guides” from the drop-down menu and search for your topic.
Extended Hours – Beginning November 28 the Library will be open until 1am, except for on Saturdays when closing time will remain 11pm. After 1am, law students can still gain access to several study rooms on the 3rd floor by swiping in at the 3rd floor entrance.
Study Rooms – The law library is home to 16 group study rooms that are especially popular during finals. Law students cannull in 2 hour blocks. We ask that you please be respectful of others as groups transition between study rooms.
Quiet Reading Room – A new addition to our finals help this year is the new Quiet Reading Room in the northeast portion of the library’s main floor. This room is for law students only and quiet study will be enforced. We ask that you help us keep the noise down in there.