During the Summer, GMUSL students have the following legal database access:
- Bloomberg Law: Unlimited, unrestricted access.
- Lexis: Unlimited access for work (paid or unpaid) and academic purposes using a Lexis Advance ID.
- Westlaw: Limited access June 1-July 31. Students retain access to all TWEN courses and materials. Students may apply for a password extension here for the following acceptable uses: Summer law school classes, law journal work, projects for faculty, moot court, and unpaid, nonprofit public-interest internship/externship work required for graduation. Summer passwords may not be used for research for law firms, government agencies, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school coursework.
During the Summer, students continue to have full access to all other Law-Related Databases and databases available from the GMU Libraries Database Portal.
Reference Librarians will be available throughout the Summer to answer any research-related questions. Please feel free to call, email, or stop by the Reference Office. Full contact details are available from the library Staff Directory
Friday, April 19 – Thursday, May 9
- Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – Midnight*
- Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12
- Friday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
- Sunday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Monday – Tuesday, May 13 – 14
*Note: In order to use the Law Library between 11 p.m. and midnight, you must be in Hazel Hall PRIOR to the time when the building locks at 11:00 p.m. If you leave the building after 11 pm, you will not be able to get back in.
In honor of National Library Week, the law library’s circulation department is once again forgiving fines. Patrons who return all overdue books during National Library week (April 14-20, 2013) will be forgiven for up to $10.00 in fines. Please see Rob, Maya, or Mark if you would like to have your fines forgiven.
First sponsored by the American Library Assocation in 1958, National Library Week celebrates the important contributions of the nation’s libraries and librarians to our communities and educational institutions.
The Law Library will be open the following hours:
- Saturday March 9: Noon – 6pm
- Sunday March 10: Noon – 8pm
- Mon.-Thurs. March 11-14: 8am – 9pm
- Friday March 15: 8am – 6pm
- Saturday March 16: Noon – 6pm
The Reference Office will be open Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm.
February is Black History Month. The theme for 2013 is ”At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.” This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28, 1963).
GMUSL’s Chapter of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) and the Law Library have partnered to honor these important events in American History. Please take a moment to view a special presentation in the library display case near the atrium.
Black History Month was founded by the Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH) at Howard University. For more information, visit the ASALH website.
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Law Library will closed on Monday, January 21.
The MLK holiday became federal law fifteen years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death. The holiday was first observed in 1986, but it took another 17 years for nationwide recognition. In 1994, the holiday was designated a day of service under the direction of the Corporation for National and Community Service. For resources about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit the King Center Website.
Thursday, January 3 – Saturday, January 5
- Thursday & Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Reference Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday – Friday
The law library will be closed Friday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 2.
Please note that the Reference Office will be closing at 5:00 PM on December 19 & 20.
Law Library exam/makeup hours:
Through December 16:
Sunday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
December 17 – 20:
Monday-Tuesday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Best of Luck on Exams!!
The Law School Library is collecting books and media for Turning the Page, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting District of Columbia Public School students by making “education a family affair.”
Turning the Page hosts activities including workshops, author visits, and museum trips focused on helping parents and children develop a love of learning. To raise funds for their programs, Turning the Page partners with local businesses and schools to collect and sell books to the public.
Please look for the donation bin in the Hazel Hall atrium.