Help With Finals

The countdown to finals begins in earnest this week.  We know it’s a stressful time and we wish you all the best of luck.  But, because we know luck isn’t all that matters we want to make sure you know about all the resources the Law Library has to offer in the way of finals prep.  Without further ado:

Sample ExamsWe offer a number of professor-specific sample exams on a  TWEN page.  Find directions for accessing the TWEN page here.  For the password email me at neverss@law.byu.edu.

CALICALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, offers over 800 interactive, online tutorials in 33 legal subject areas. BYU law students have access to all of these lessons through the Law Library’s subscription. The lessons are written by law professors across the country and can be helpful in studying for finals. To get access to CALI you’ll need our school’s authorization code, which you can get by emailing me at neverss@law.byu.edu.

Flash Cards – Our Law in a Flash, Flash Cards are a big hit around finals time.  Last year we purchased extra sets because of the high demand.  Flash cards can be checked out at the circulation desk.  Our current sets include Civil Procedure (parts 1 & 2), Con Law (parts 1 & 2), Contracts, Corporations, Criminal Law, Crim. Pro., Evidence, Fed Tax, Future Interests, Professional Responsibility (parts 1 & 2), Real Property, Secured Transactions, Torts, Wills and Trusts.  These flash cards can also be purchased as an iPhone app if you want to spend your own money on them.

Study Guides – We collect a number of study guides that may be useful as you brush up for finals.  They are available in the Reserve Library and can be found by browsing or through the library catalog.  The best way to find them is to go to the “new search” link beneath the catalog search box on our home page.

Once there, you can select “Study Guides” from the drop-down menu and search for your topic.

Extended Hours – Beginning tonight, April 2, the Library will be open until 1am, except for on Saturdays when closing time will remain 11pm.  After 1am, law students can still gain access to several study rooms on the 3rd floor by swiping in at the 3rd floor entrance.

Study Rooms – The law library is home to 16 group study rooms that are especially popular during finals.  Law students can reserve study rooms in 2 hour blocks.  We ask that you please be respectful of others as groups transition between study rooms.

Quiet Reading Room – The new Quiet Reading Room in the northeast portion of the library’s main floor is also available for study.  This room is for law students only and quiet study will be enforced.  We ask that you help us keep the noise down in there.

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