Monday, November 10, 2014

Nov. 17th - Library Opens 24/6+ for Finals Reading Period

In order to maximize your opportunities for quiet study, Gould Law Library will be open as a study hall almost around the clock beginning Monday, November 17th, through the end of final exams (Friday, December 19th). These special hours are for Law Center Students ONLY. There are only a few exceptions to this round the clock availability through the end of finals, which are:

Thursday, November 27th, 2014:
The library is closed for observance of Thanksgiving.  No entry to the library is available.

Friday, November 28th, 2014:
The Library will open as a study hall only from 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Library services are not available during this time.

EVERY Friday from 2:45 p.m. to Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
This closure is in observance of the Jewish Sabbath. Saturday access is subject to special conditions: You may use the 1st floor only; you must have your Touro ID and use the special access door to enter; and you cannot bring any food. 

Please note that library services will not be available during the overnight periods and on Saturdays, although a security guard will be on duty. Students using the library during this time must sign in and out at security. 

The entire library (except for the Circulation Desk, the Reference Office, and enclosed study rooms) is a quiet zone during the 24/6+ period in to maximize available study space. In order to keep the quiet zone as quiet as possible, please take care to remember:

* No cell phone use is allowed in the library at any time.

* Conversation should be taken outside the library to the atrium.

* If you encounter any noise issues, please see a member of the library staff, or during overnight periods, a member of the security staff.

If you are not a TLC student and would like to visit our Library, please visit our Access Policy page to learn when you may visit the Gould Law Library.

We’ll be back to post again soon.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Legal Education Reform Bibliography

The Gould Law Library has put together a Legal Education Reform Bibliography, a comprehensive survey of literature and news regarding the current state of, as well as suggested and upcoming innovations in, legal education reform in the United States. Law journal articles, news articles, and other written pieces about this topic are all made available in one easy to use resource.

This project was undertaken at the request of our Dean Patricia Salkin, and it is currently compiled and maintained by our own Reference Librarian Laura Ross. It was originally presented by Dean Salkin, as co-chair, to the NYSBA Committee on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar, but it has since been made available to anyone interested in this topic via SSRN.

The bibliography was discussed and highlighted in several recent blog posts: A. Burchfield, Legal Education Reform Resources in One Place, CM Law Library Blog (Sept. 30th, 2014); Dan Filler, Interested In Reading About Legal Education Reform?, The Faculty Lounge Blog (Sept. 30, 2014); Scott Fruehwald, Legal Education Reform Bibliography, Legal Skills Prof Blog (Sept. 30, 2014); Kelly Maloney, Bibliography on Education Reform, Courtesy of Patricia Salkin, Best Practices for Legal Education Blog (Sept. 29, 2014); John Steele, Bibliography On Legal Education Reform, Legal Ethics Forum (Sept. 30, 2014). It has also made over ten SSRN Top 10 lists.

We encourage anyone with an interest in legal education reform to check out the bibliography on SSRN.