Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Welcome back and Happy New Year, Barry Law community! Stop by the Barry Law Library and check out our January display introducing the Law Library staff and study aids at your disposal.  #barrylaw #barrylawlibrary#newyearnewsemester #lawlibrary

We’re back to our regular hours and ready to help you in any way we can, whether you are new 1Ls going through Orientation this week, December alumni studying for the February Bar Exam, or current students facing new classes, new assignments, and new opportunities to excel.

Don’t forget to follow our Barry Law Library Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/barrylawlibrary/ and our Barry Law Library Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/barry_law_library/ .

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The Law Library will be closed until January 7th.

The Barry Law Library (and the rest of the school) will be closing for Winter Break this afternoon, and we will reopen on Monday, January 7th, at 7:30 AM.

Congratulations on getting through another semester and another round of final exams. Our Law Library staff wishes you the happiest of holidays, and we hope you enjoy some well-deserved down time. Congrats are also in order for our December graduates. Best of luck studying for the Bar Exam! We know you’ll make the most of your time, but always let us know how we can help you in the months to come.

Today is Love Your Lawyer Day!

Since 2001, the American Lawyers Public Image Association (ALPIA) has designated the first Friday of November as Love Your Lawyer Day: a day to show love, appreciation and thanks to lawyers and judges everywhere.  The goal is to highlight the good that lawyers do, often thanklessly.  So today, Friday, November 2nd, we think the love should be extended to law professors, law librarians, and law students as well!

Read all about Love Your Lawyer Day here:

And more about the American Lawyers Public Image Association here:

In addition, to Love Your Lawyer Day, ALPIA’s efforts extend to “community activities, pro bono work, educating attorneys on practicing with integrity, lobbying the media and anti-lawyer groups, recognizing lawyers and judges for excellence, and, in general, creating awareness for lawyer image issues.”

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LexisNexis Courtroom Cast (AudioCaseFiles) is back!

You spoke, and we listened!  The Law Library has resubscribed to the LexisNexis Courtroom Cast database, featuring AudioCaseFiles.

This unique resource includes audio files of the actual cases our students have to read for class, which you can stream through the website or download in mp3 format to listen to on your computers or mobile devices.  This can be hugely helpful for students who commute, students who spend time working out, or students who are auditory learners.

Click on our Barry Law Library Databases page: http://eguides.barry.edu/LawLibraryDatabases

Scroll down to “A” for AudioCaseFiles or “L” for LexisNexis Courtroom Cast.  They are also both listed on our “Quick Links to the Most Popular Databases” list:

Those links will take you to http://courtroomcast.lexisnexis.com/, and from there, click “Login & Register” in the top right:

Select “Sign Up” to register for your free account, first selecting Barry from the list of schools, and then using your Barry e-mail address.

Once you have registered for your LexisNexis Courtroom Cast account, you can browse the lists of cases at the bottom of the website, organized by casebook and by subject.

Even if your casebook isn’t available yet, the cases you need may still be available if you search by subject and then by the case name.

Then you can read along with the case while listening to it being read to you.

Right-click on the “Download Audio Opinion” link at the top and select “Save link as” to save the mp3 file in the directory of your choice on your computer:

Remember — AudioCaseFiles is NOT an excuse to stop reading for class, but it is an extremely useful supplement to your assigned reading.  Use it wisely, and use it well!