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Guide for 1Ls: Home


This guide is designed to help new students succeed in their first year of law school. It contains information about library resources & services including:

study guides, books, and DVDs to help students prepare for class.

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction provides more than 600 interactive computer-based tutorials to assist students in understanding a wide range of legal subjects.

Stop by the reference desk or check your orientation packet for an authorization code.

Law School Success

Contact a Librarian

Request a Research Appointment

Need more help? Reference librarians are available to meet with JMLS students in one-on-one sessions (or in small groups) to discuss research strategies, recommend relevant resources or review specific topics of legal research. 

Fill out a request form and a librarian will get back to you to set up an appointment.   We ask that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance, but remember that you can always stop by the reference desk for immediate help with a quick research question.