Law Library is open until MIDNIGHT on Friday 7/21 and Saturday 7/22

For those of you studying for final exams or the Bar Exam next week, the Barry Law Library will be extending its hours TOMORROW (Friday, July 21st) and Saturday, July 22nd, until midnight, just so you can spend as much time preparing here as possible.
If you stay late tomorrow or Saturday, please be sure to thank our diligent student workers keeping the place open into the night!
Our entire staff wishes you the best on your finals and on the Bar Exam!
We will also be closed to outside visitors starting this Monday, July 24th, until Tuesday, August 1st.

Best of luck on the Bar Exam next week!

Well, the Bar Exam is next week, so on behalf of our entire Barry Law Library staff, I want to wish all of our graduates taking the Bar Exam the best. We’re all sending out hopes, thoughts, wishes, and prayers in your direction. We’ve seen most of you studying in the Library all summer, commiserated with you, encouraged you, and tried to buoy your spirits. We know you can do this. Your success is our success, and you have a bunch of people rooting hard for you. We look forward to hearing the good news from each of you in September!
And in less than a week, you’ll have your lives back — your friends and families and significant others, all the fun times and distractions and hobbies you’ve been missing out on all summer. You deserve some YOU time, and it’s almost that time.
You’ve got this, Barry alumni. We know you do. Good luck!

Law Library display for July 2017: Popular Culture and the Law

It’s the summer, and that means time to read for pleasure (maybe at the beach, poolside, or on your way to some vacation destination), go to the movies, or catch up on your favorite shows.*
With that in mind, the Law Library’s July display case is dedicated to Popular Culture and the Law, so please come by and check it out.

If you’re taking the Popular Culture and the Law course with Professor Simpson-Wood this summer or in the fall, we have several of the books in the display case in our Reserve Collection, and we also have a wide selection of legal-themed movies on DVD for you to check out.

Pop quiz time! What are YOUR favorite legal-themed movies, TV shows, novels, documentaries, podcasts, etc.? Let us know!

* Unless you’re studying for the Bar Exam, that is. In which case, keep doing what you’re doing, know we’re rooting for you, and remember you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on pop culture in a few more weeks!

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)

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.
9:00am-11:00am Secondary Authority & Practice Materials
11:10am-1:10pm Case Research Intensive
2:15pm-4:15pm Statutes & Regulations
Go to to register. If you want to register for multiple sessions, make sure to submit a separate registration form for each.