Beatrice A. Tice has a nice essay in the U.C. Irvine Law Review titled The Academic Law Library in the 21st Century: Still the Heart of the Law School.  Tice, the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services at U.C. Irvine School of Law, traces the history of the academic law library as the heart of the law school and examines how that remains true even in our information age.  “Simply put,” she concludes, “the law library is–and will always remain–the heart fo the law school.”