Check out this new book, Making Law Review 2d Ed., by our very own Wes Henricksen!

Are you thinking about Law Review? Do you want to understand the “write-on” process and strategies for creating winning submissions? Carolina Academic Press (CAP) will be publishing the second edition of, Assistant Professor of Law, Wes Henricksen’s book Making Law Review this week. CAP published the first edition in 2008, and it was well received and carried by most law-school libraries. The book discusses strategies for winning Law Review “write-on” competitions. Copies of the book are on order for the Barry Law Library and will be added to the collection and available for check out as soon as they are received!making-law-reivew-2d

CAP provides a brief synopsis of the book on their website, where you can also purchase your own copy of the book if you would like. Here is a portion of CAP’s synopsis and a link to their website: “Making Law Review explains how the competition works, and reveals the surprising and innovative techniques students have used to excel in it. Author Wes Henricksen interviewed dozens of current and former law review members at many of the top law schools to learn their secrets to success in the write-on competition. This book synthesizes those students’ experiences into a comprehensive body of valuable advice on topics such as how to best prepare for the competition, how to effectively allocate your time throughout it, and how to write a winning submission paper.”

Barry Law Review Symposium THIS FRIDAY, 2/24

The Barry Law Review would like to extend an invitation to all faculty, students, and practicing attorneys to attend the 2017 Barry Law Review Symposium to be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 8:30am – 1:45pm in Orlando, Florida. 

The Symposium, entitled “Justice in the Unanimous:  The End of Florida’s Unsalvageable Death Penalty,” is approved for 4.5 CLE Credits and 4.5 Certifications Credits in the areas of Criminal Appellate Law, Criminal Trial Law, and Juvenile Law. 

Registration is free and includes a continental breakfast and a luncheon in Room 311 after the event.  For more information and to register please click HERE.   

Please also feel free to share with colleagues and students who may wish to attend.  We hope to see you there!

Best of luck to all our alumni taking the Bar Exam next week!

A message to all our recent Barry Law alumni:
I’m not even sure if you’ll see this until after you’ve taken the Bar Exam (even though we’re still a few days away), but we wanted to wish you all the best of luck on the exam next Tuesday and Wednesday, and the best of all things that follow.
It has been a pleasure getting to know you all in the Library, talking to you during your rare moments of down time, and hearing about everything you’ve accomplished already and everything you plan to do on the other side of law school. For those of you who took one of our Advanced Legal Research classes, we know you’ll be well-equipped to handle anything your future employers throw at you, and we appreciate you giving us a chance to show you some new stuff.
If we can ever be of any help to you, research-related or otherwise, do not hesitate to call on us. All the Reference Librarians would be happy and honored to help you on your paths, wherever they lead, or make you look that much better once you get there.
Meanwhile, you’ve planned and prepped and practiced hard for this. You know more than you think you do, and this will go better than you think it will. I doubt it will be easy or fun, but we know you can handle the Bar Exam, followed by whatever comes next.
Let us know when you have some good news to share, and take care of yourselves and the people most important to you in the meantime. They will be thrilled to have you back in their lives!
Good luck. You’ve got this. Everyone at the Law Library — everyone in your lives — is rooting for you, praying for you, and wishing you well.

Congratulations to Barry Law 3L Shont’a McCord on her recent publications!

Congratulations to our very own Shont’a McCord, one of our wonderful 3L students and Law Library student workers, who had her award-winning essay “Growing Gains to Growing Pains: The Ongoing Plight
of Children in Entertainment” published across two separate issues of Friendly Passages: A Publication of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library.

Here’s the direct link to the September/October 2016 issue with Part 1:
And here’s a link to the November/December 2016 issue with Part 2:

Best of luck on midterm exams next week!

Best of luck to all our students taking midterm exams next week! The Law Library will be closed to all non-Barry students, faculty, staff, and alumni from Monday, February 13th through Wednesday, February 15th, excluding people studying for the February Bar Exam.
In the meantime, students, feel free to ask the Reference Librarians and Circulation Desk staff for any study aids you might need, and remember you have access to 24-hour checkouts of e-book versions of the Q&A and Understanding series on the LexisNexis Digital Library: