Format: 2016-12
Nov 22, 2016
The message below is posted on behalf of the Office of Student Services and Advising: Cardozo Study Space We are pleased to inform you that building hours before and during the fall exam period will be extended as follows:
Nov 17, 2016
Please note there will be no access to Banner, Luminis, Canvas, and Pharos (printing) Thursday evening through Monday morning. For printing assistance, please see Circulation.
Nov 3, 2016
The library is offering the following training sessions the week of November 14th: Locating Sources Monday, November 14 at 12:15 This session will cover how to locate materials (books, journal articles, etc.) using the library’s catalog and databases Federal Legislative History Thursday, November 17 at 12pm
Nov 2, 2016
ExamSoft sent the following message: We are excited to announce that a new version of SofTest v11 will be released on the evening of Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. With this new version, we will be announcing support of macOS Sierra. Please note that students must download the newest version in order to use SofTest with the new operating system. The new version numbers have been included below: Mac: 11.0.743.95011Windows: 11.0.4946.36233
Oct 31, 2016
Beginning tomorrow, November 1, Cardozo students will be able to book study rooms online! Go to http://cardozolaw.libcal.com/booking/studyrooms to select your room and time. When it’s time for your reservation, go to the Circulation Desk to pick up the key. Please note that the keys will be checked out just like books—and like books they will also accrue a fine if they are returned late. A few things to note:
Oct 13, 2016
Sep 27, 2016
Please note that the Special Reading Room on the 7th Floor of the Law Library will be closed from 8am-6pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Sep 20, 2016
Sep 15, 2016
In order to make the Library more accessible to students, staff, and faculty with limited mobility, we have a new access policy to share. Alarm door keys can be checked out and used independently by patrons who follow the following procedure:
Sep 14, 2016
Please don’t leave your things unattended in the Library. The Law Library is not responsible for any lost or stolen property, though we do encourage everyone to look out for each other. Please check the lost and found at the circulation desk or downstairs with security if anything goes missing.
Sep 6, 2016
With the semester underway, it seems like a good time to have a gentle reminder of the food policy in the Law Library. Yes, you may bring in food, but there are limitations. Please take note of the following:
Sep 6, 2016
Below is a notice that was sent from ExamSoft:
Aug 29, 2016
The Law Library has transitioned to a new printing system. Due to the limitations of this new system, only current Cardozo students have the ability to print at the Law Library. We apologize for the inconvenience and encourage you to bring a USB drive with you when visiting the Law Library. You will still be able to use our computers and scanners while conducting your research.
Aug 25, 2016
We appreciate your patience as we are getting our new printing system up and running. Here’s some important information about printing to get you through the next few days. Please check back for updates. Costs It costs $0.07 per image. All students have been given a $10 credit. If you need to add more money to your account, you can request it from the Student IT Help Point until Pharos is fully operational (cardozostudentsupport@yu.edu) (212-790-0460) How to Print
Aug 18, 2016
Hello, Cardozo Students! We hear that some of you are having a hard time with technology. Let’s see if we can point you in the right direction.
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 16, 2016
Beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, be on the lookout for the new Student IT Help Point in the Library. The Help Point will be staffed by student workers trained by ITS to help with your issues from YUWireless to computer troubleshooting and will be backed up by ITS staff members. Assistance will be provided via phone (212-790-0460) and email (cardozostudentsupport@yu.edu) as well as in person Monday - Thursday - 9am - 6pm, Friday - 9am - close (4pm, 5pm, or 6pm, depending on the month).
Jun 1, 2016
May-entry students will be using the CANVAS learning management system. Your username is your @law.cardozo.yu.edu email address and the password is the same as your YUWireless account.   An instruction video can be seen here.
May 10, 2016
Bloomberg Law: Access remains the same year-around. You can use your Bloomberg Law account for any purpose. Lexis Advance: Your account can be used throughout the summer for any academic, professional or non-profit research. WestlawNext: You can extend your lawschool account throughout the summer for one or more of the following purposes -
Aug 17, 2015
Please "accept" or "trust" the new certificate issued for YUWireless. The certificate will be labeled either ae-clearpass.net.yu.edu or wilf-clearpass.net.yu.edu.
Jul 31, 2015
The Office of Career Services is using 8 of the study rooms on the 6th floor for on-campus interviews from August 3 through August 5. OCS is using 2 rooms for interviews on the morning of August 6.
Jun 5, 2015
At this time SofTest is not compatible with Windows 10.  ExamSoft has blocked the download of SofTest for users using Windows 10, however it is still possible for those who already have SofTest installed to update their OS and attempt to take an exam on Windows 10.
May 19, 2015
The law school building is closed on May 24, May 25 and July 3. Summer library hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 am - 10 pm; Friday, 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday 10 am - 10 pm. Email inquiries sent to lawref@yu.edu may be answered during times the physical library is closed.
May 11, 2015
On April 28, the U.S. Copyright Office launched the Fair Use Index.
Apr 30, 2015
The law library is open until 7 PM on Friday during May.
Apr 30, 2015
All Windows and Mac users: remember to close all other applications on your laptops before starting SofTest. Yosemite (10.10) users: be especially careful to make sure that Spotify and Skype are not running.
Apr 7, 2015
ANGEL will be offline one more time during this spring week for scheduled maintenance. The work on ANGEL is expected to last from morning until late afternoon.
Apr 7, 2015
ANGEL will be unavailable on Tuesday, April 7 for part of the day. Updates are being applied to the server that hosts ANGEL.
Apr 2, 2015
The library follows its normal schedule on most days during spring break. The only departures from the regular operating hours follow: The library closes at 1 PM on Friday, April 3 and is closed on Sunday, April 5. The library closes at 5 PM on Thursday, April 9 and is closed on Friday, April 10.
Mar 13, 2015
March 17 is first date for the spring Practice Ready instruction with WestlawNext. Sign up at lawschool.westlaw.com for one of the 40 minute workshops.
Feb 23, 2015
New from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is a single, searchable source of the recommendations and findings issued by the UN’s treaty-based bodies that monitor the implementation of the core internatio
Feb 23, 2015
ShredX has arrived on the 7th floor by the elevator bank. Toss printed sheets (not newspapers or magazines) with your sensitive (or otherwise private) information into the locked bin.
Jan 29, 2015
Westlaw is requiring law school users to change our login passwords for WestlawNext. To change your password now, simply log in to Westlaw and click "update" next to your name in the upper left of the page, then click on "manage OnePass Profile" and enter a new password, re-enter it again, and click "save." See this screen for more detailed instructions.
Dec 2, 2014
Freenters is here! Up to 100 free pages of color printing per month.
Oct 10, 2014
You might find Bestlaw, a new browser extension, helpful. Right now it works only with Chrome and WestlawNext, but its creator, a law student at UC Berkeley, says that support for both Firefox and LexisAdvance is coming.
Aug 29, 2014
What rules? Of course, the 2015 versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure. These books are powered by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School and distributed by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's eLangdell Press.
Aug 27, 2014
Pre-2010 filings from the Second Circuit are no longer obtainable through PACER. Effective August 11, 2014, a document from a case commenced prior to January 1, 2010 can be acquired by emailing a request to the Clerk's Office at
Aug 19, 2014
Two more tours are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week at 9:15 am. Not free? Next week you can join a tour scheduled to start at the 7th floor Ciculation desk at 12:15 pm on Monday.
Aug 1, 2014
During the daytime hours from August 4 through August 7, the Office of Career Services is using the 6th floor group study rooms as on-campus interviewing spaces. Watch out for the men and women in black.
Jul 18, 2014
Because of a building-wide power shut down, the e-resources (like HeinOnline and JSTOR) that are accessed through BEN will not be available from 6 PM Friday until 10 AM Sunday. ANGEL, Banner, email, Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw will all continue to work.
Jun 11, 2014
A must-read is Adam Liptak's piece "Final Word in US Law Isn't: Supreme Court Keeps Editing" that appeared in the NY Times in late May. He writes about revisions made in SCOTUS opinions without public notice and the publication cycle of bench opinions, slip opinions, preliminary prints and official versions.
May 29, 2014
Because of a building-wide power shut down, the e-resources (like HeinOnline and JSTOR) that are accessed through BEN will not be available from 6 PM Friday until after 8 AM on Monday. The library (and building) will not be open on Sunday, June 1.
May 15, 2014
Please see the Law School Library Bar Access Chart posted on ANGEL in Cardozo Community > Library & Technology folder.
May 15, 2014
The law library begins its summer hours of operation on Sunday, May 18. Instead of closing at midnight, the library closes at 10 PM throughout the summer. The library (and building) will be closed on May 26, June 4 & 5, and July 4.
Apr 23, 2014
Studying with your group for finals? Pick up a "Room is in Use" sign from the Law Library's Circulation Desk in order to use a group study room on the 6th or 8th floors.
Apr 10, 2014
The law library and law school will be open regular hours on Sunday, April 13. Con Ed has postponed the expected electrical work.
Mar 20, 2014
ExamSoft is releasing an update for SofTest during the week of March 23. To trigger the update on your laptop, see these instructions. Be sure to update before your next exam!
Mar 6, 2014
Bloomberg Law and SCOTUSblog are holding the third Supreme Court Challenge to predict how the US Supreme Court will decide 6 merits cases and 6 cert. petitions in April 2014. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team. Cash prizes are being awarded. For details, go to http://scotuscompetition.com/.
Jan 17, 2014
BEN, the library catalog and authentication server, will be taken offline at 3:45 PM on January 17. It will be put back online at some point, hopefully on January 20, after power is fully tested and restored to the law school building. While BEN is offine, there is no access to HeinOnline, JSTOR, or other electronic materials.
Dec 30, 2013
December 31: open 8 AM - 3 PM. January 1: CLOSED.
Oct 31, 2013
Express your views regarding helpful improvements in The Bluebook at the user feedback survey before November 8.
Oct 23, 2013
As of October 22 ExamSoft is not supporting Mavericks; the company currently is testing SofTest’s performance on this new OS for Macs. ExamSoft will make an announcement at some point in November about its ability to run on Mavericks for the December exams. Early adopters - stay tuned.
Oct 11, 2013
According to a post on EvidenceProf Blog by Jeffry Bellin
Oct 4, 2013
Your iPhone, iPad or iTouch can now sport the New York Law app (cost: $2.99). The app from KosInteractive LLC offers full text access to NY statutes and rules of procedure, the federal rules of procedure, and local rules for the federal courts sitting in NY, as well as access to the directory of NY attorneys, a directory of courts, PACER and more from the NY court system's website.
Sep 26, 2013
NYSBA members have free access to Fastcase’s New York libraries at www.nysba.org > Practice Resources > Fastcase. Access includes judicial opinions from New York State courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. It also offers access to New York State Consolidated Laws; New York Codes, Rules and Regulations; and the New York Constitution.   
Sep 13, 2013
Thinking about your writing? Watch Bryan Garner's video interviews about legal writing and advocacy with 8 U.S. Supreme Court justices on LawProse.
Sep 12, 2013
Law School News gathers news items from the feeds of US law schools and presents them in an easy-to-read fashion. It offers basic search functionality. Check it out!
Aug 15, 2013
Not enough charge left on your iPad or phone? Power up at the mobile device quick charging station located just inside the entrance to the sixth floor. To get from the red zone to full power should take 30-60 minutes. The Kwikboost station is presented courtesy of Thomson Reuters. 
Jul 26, 2013
Casetext provides free access to court opinions and offers registered users the ability to add descriptions and annotations to the cases. Users can edit the description of the case, add tags, add links to secondary sources, add related cases and indicate their treatment of the case, add items from the court record, and add annotations (or reply to and comment on annotations posted by others.)
Jul 3, 2013
Oyez, known for its archive of transcripts, audio recordings and news and analysis of proceedings in the U.S. Supreme Court, plans to add access to the proceedings of the highest state courts beginning with California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.
May 30, 2013
 Ravel is a new search visualization, analytics, and annotation platform of United States Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases decided from about 1950 until the present.
May 10, 2013
These three legal research vendors are offering extended access to their services after graduation. BLaw accounts expire 6 months after graduation. LA accounts can be extended through December if you apply for the extension before the end of June. Westlaw is extending access through November if you log in to the home page for your account, click on the image for "Need your password for the summer" and fill out the information for extension as a graduating student.
Apr 21, 2013
ExamSoft released updated both SofTest versions again in late April: Mac = 11.0.184.93679; 
Apr 15, 2013
Summer associate / prepare-to- practice type training sessions from Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw are all now underway. BLaw training takes place at noon and again at 4 pm April 15 through 17; Lexis is at noon on April 17, 18 and 24; Westlaw sessions begin at 11am on April 15 and 22. Check on ANGEL for details about summer use policies.
Apr 11, 2013
The Dag Hammarskjold Library of the United Nations has released two new research guides with links to UN resources: UN Documentation: Overview and UN Resources. When searching for UN materials, it is often best to start with UNBISNET and then try ODS. Google does not search these UN servers.
Apr 5, 2013
The American Law Institute wants to draft Fair Information Practice Principles that will be published as The Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles. The goal is to bring more consistency to state and federal privacy laws.
Apr 5, 2013
Ten copies of Burt Lipshie's "New York Practice Update," used for an April 3 CLE event at Cardozo, are being given away. Until the supply is exhausted. you can pick one up at the 7th floor Circulation Desk.
Mar 29, 2013
To see if a Twitter feed, or other social media post, you are reading is actually from the U.S. government, visit a page on USA.gov to verify its address.
Mar 22, 2013
Day & Date Hours of Service Sunday, March 24 10 am - midnight Monday, March 25 8 am - 1 pm Tuesday, March 26 closed Wednesday,March 27 closed Thursday, March 28 8 am - midnight Friday, March 29 8 am - 6 pm Sunday, March 31 10 am - 4:50 pm
Mar 22, 2013
3 Judicial Opinions that Rhyme from Sam Glover at lawyerist.com
Mar 22, 2013
This 11 minute video demonstrates lots of features in Lexis Advance that you can use to fine-tune your research strategies. 
Mar 20, 2013
In its Kirtsaeng v. Wiley decision this week, holding that the First Sale Doctrine applies to all non-pirated goods, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Second Circuit holding that the doctrine applied only to materials manufactured in the U.S. With this SCOTUS decision, libraries can keep lending books, and students can continue to buy and sell used books.
Mar 15, 2013
Watch a 39 second video  - at all familiar?
Mar 15, 2013
The law library closes at 6 pm on Friday, March 15.
Mar 8, 2013
  The Council of the European Union announced the adoption of a Regulation  that makes the electronic version of the OJ appearing on Eur-Lex authentic and gives it legal effect. Currently only the paper version is authentic and has legal effect.    
Mar 6, 2013
  Open States is a non-for-profit, non-partisan public resource for searching current legislative data in all 50 states, the District of Columbia. and Puerto Rico
Mar 6, 2013
LexisNexis, Bloomberg, and Westlaw training sessions begin in just a few weeks. Registration is open for LexisNexis' Think Like a Lawyer classes on the Training Calendar at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool.
Mar 6, 2013
Summer associate trainings offered by Westlaw, LexisNexis and Bloomberg begin in a few weeks. Registration is now open for the Westlaw sessions. To register for a Westlaw training session, sign in to lawschool.westlaw.com and select "Training > Training at my law school" at the top of the toolbar.
Mar 6, 2013
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