Finding the Law

Performing Legal Research

As you begin your legal research, remember the legal research process. First, perform a quick preliminary analysis: What are the material facts? What jurisdiction are you in? Is it civil or criminal law? Is it a substantive or procedural area of the law? What is the subject area of the law? What are some search terms and terms of art? What sources of law do you need / could you use?

New Building Access Rules Effective 11/19/2013

The law center will be open to the public:

  • All outside doors: 7:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Loading dock entry: 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Members of the law school community will have to swipe their ID cards at entrances with card readers to get into the building at all other times not mentioned above.
Note that the building may be closed to the public on holidays and days when the library is closed.