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Monday, 12/4 through Wednesday, 12/13

The Library is offering coffee/tea service during the exam period. Please stop by the First Floor Library Student Lounge starting on Monday, 12/4. Fresh coffee/tea will be brought each day at 3pm through Wednesday, 12/13.

Elska is coming!

Stop by the 1st Floor Library Lobby on Monday, Nov. 27, & Tuesday, Dec. 5, between 4-5:30 for some stress relief with Elska (and her owner, Sandra).

and the winner is....

Chelsea Donaldson (aka Wonder Woman)! 

Chelsea Donaldson

Her guess of 83 candies was closest to the actual number of 86.

Thanks to all who participated!

Don't forget to sign up for continued access.

First the good news: you have unlimited summer access to Lexis Advance for all purposes, including any summer job you may have at a private law firm. Just sign in as usual and start researching. If you are a graduating 3L, you automatically have access to Lexis Advance for six months following graduation with your present student ID. Additionally, if you are a graduating 3L going into public interest law Lexis Advance will provide you continued access for 12 months through its ASPIRE program. To be eligible for ASPIRE, a graduate must be engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work, and must document that employment. The documentation can be a letter confirming your start date on the organization's letterhead. If you qualify, you will receive an ID and password for ASPIRE access to Lexis Advance services within a few weeks of graduation.

Westlaw permits the continued use of your student account during the summer for summer classes, work as a research assistant, on a moot court team, in a clinic, non-profit work, or an externship sponsored by the Law School. No commercial use is permitted. 

Graduating 3Ls and LLMs - there is good news for you. The Law Library has negotiated access to Westlaw and Practical Law for 18 months following graduation. In order to get this extended access, click into a pop-up that appears when you log into www.lawschool.westlaw.com and when you agree to enter the program, you're set! If you believe you have not yet seen the pop up, you may click into this link to get the process started:


Any questions? Contact Artie at artie.berns@law.wne.edu.

Learn advanced functions of Microsoft Word

There is a new LibGuide entitled Microsoft Word: How to Guide, which is available to users 24/7 anywhere an internet connection exists. The guide includes video tutorials, handouts, and sample documents with which to follow along while watching the videos.  The most foreseeable use of these tutorials is to help students format competition briefs and to help format documents created in internships or clinics. For a complete listing of tutorials available please view the guide by following this link

Access current legal news in audio format.

The Law Library is participating in ModioLegal's Fall Semester Law School Pilot Program. ModioLegal partners with legal publishers to convert news and current awareness content to a same-day audio, human-narrated format that subscribers can access through any web browser including the browser on your smart phones. Unfortunately the product does not support offline listening.

 Their website has now been configured to allow Western New England University School of Law students and faculty to sign up for a free trial starting immediately.  The free trial includes audio versions of:

  • The Tax Lawyer Audio Edition (American Bar Association)
  • ABI Journal Audio Edition (American Bankruptcy Institute)
  • Litigation In Practice Audio Edition (by Curtis E.A. Karnow, Twelve Tables Press)

 You can register for free access by:

 Going to www.modiolegal.com

  • Clicking the Law School Portal button (right side of the screen)
  • Entering the requested information 
  • Login credentials and instructions for account access will be sent via your law school email.

Who won the fabulous prizes:

Congratulations to Mitchel Renfrew and David LaJeunesse! Mitchell and David had the winning entries of the 1L Legal Research Contest!

Each won a fabulous $10 gift card to the campus bookstore!