Official Online Version of the President’s FY2018 Budget Proposal

The Government Publishing Office provides the print and electronic publishing services for the federal government. Yesterday it released the official publication of President Trump’s proposed budget. The official online version can be found here (along with associated documents) https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/budget/2018.

Congratulations are in order, and our Research Smarter workshop is this Thursday!

Yaaaaay, finals are over, and one of our best classes of students ever walked across that stage this past Friday. Congratulations to all of you, whether you just graduated or you’ll be back for more. We’re thrilled for you, proud of you, and relieved on your behalf. Either way, we hope to see you over the summer and beyond, whether you’re studying for the Bar Exam, taking summer classes, or even just hanging around this week before you leave for Spain, home, or parts unknown.
 
But for any of you who are around this week, your Law Librarians want to invite you to a series of three intensive research refresher workshops this Thursday, May 18th:
Research Smarter: Foolproof Tips for Summer Interns
It will be a day-long series of three research workshops to get your research skills in shape for the summer.
 
About to start that summer job?
Registered for a summer internship?
Writing your upper level next semester?
 
These sessions will help refresh what you need to know to help you succeed.
 
You can register for one, two, or all three sessions, and each session provides TWO HOURS of professionalism credit!
 
All workshops are on Thursday May 18th in ALC 109.
 
Schedule:
9:00am-11:00am Secondary Authority & Practice Materials
11:10am-1:10pm Case Research Intensive
2:15pm-4:15pm Statutes & Regulations
 
Go to http://barry-law.libcal.com to register. If you want to register for multiple sessions, make sure to submit a separate registration form for each.

Get ready to Research Smarter on Thursday, May 18th!

Guess what! You’re already over halfway through final exams, you brilliant, hard-working Barry Law student, you. Hopefully you just have one or two more at this point, and you’re feeling confident and ready.
 
Even though it’s almost time for a well-deserved summer break, your Law Librarians want to invite you to a series of three intensive research refresher workshops on Thursday, May 18th:
 
Research Smarter: Foolproof Tips for Summer Interns
It will be a day-long series of three research workshops to get your research skills in shape for the summer.
 
About to start that summer job?
Registered for a summer internship?
Writing your upper level next semester?
 
These sessions will help refresh what you need to know to help you succeed.
You can register for one, two, or all three sessions, and each session provides TWO HOURS of professionalism credit!
All workshops are on Thursday May 18th in ALC 109.
Schedule:
9:00am-11:00am Secondary Authority & Practice Materials
11:10am-1:10pm Case Research Intensive
2:15pm-4:15pm Statutes & Regulations
 
Go to http://barry-law.libcal.com to register. If you want to register for multiple sessions, make sure to submit a separate registration form for each.

Classes are ending, so you know what’s next!

Well, here we are at the end of another semester. Congratulations to all of you, students and faculty alike!
 
Our reading period begins this coming Tuesday, April 25th, and final exams begin a week from today on Friday, April 28th. The Law Library always extends its Friday and Saturday hours to midnight during exam periods, so that means we’ll be open late on Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th, and again on May 5th and 6th. (We’re open until midnight Sunday through Thursday as well, as always.)
 
Students, please remember we have a wide variety of study aids available to you as you wrap up your outlines, get together with your study groups, and tie off the loose ends of your semester-long study plans. Most of them are in our Reserve collection behind the Circulation Desk and can be checked out for four hours at a time. Our collection includes the Q&A, Understanding, Nutshell, ExamPro, Acing, Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guide, Siegel’s, and CrunchTime series, as well as Law in a Flash flashcards.
 
If you’re off campus, you can access e-book versions of the Q&A and Understanding titles from the LexisNexis Digital Library through our Law Library website. These are 24-hour checkouts, but you can always return them sooner so one of your colleagues gets a chance to use them too.
 
When in doubt, please seek out our Reference Librarians. We have our JDs, and we empathize so much with the stress you’re under right now. Our wonderful student workers may also be able to help you, especially if they have advice for studying for particular classes and professors. Remember that none of you have to go it alone. Your success is OUR success, and we’re all cheering for you. We always will.
 
Good luck on your exams, and let us know what we can do for you here at the Barry Law Library!

Featured Database: Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases

The Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases has been published since 1973. It is now available electronically on HeinOnline. For those tracking Court activity, this is an invaluable resource. Click the “Create eTOC Alert” button to get each new issue emailed to you upon release (contact your Barry law librarian if you need assistance).

Published monthly from September through April, each issue provides a summary of the procedural history of each case that will be heard by the Court in the month to come, and presents an analysis of the legal issues, including a summary of the arguments by both sides. The most recent issue was released March 20; the table of contents is pictured below, and lists the cases previewed.