Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Law Library

Teaching Resources

Library Instruction

The Reference Librarians are available to provide library instruction to your students.  Using print and electronic resources, librarians can provide an overview of legal resources or provide instruction on specific areas of law.  Librarians are also available to instruct you and your students in the effective and efficient use of LexisNexis, Westlaw, the Internet and other research databases.  Please contact your librarian liaison as soon as possible to make sure the date is available and to allow for adequate time to prepare. 

Research Guides and Portals

Reference Librarians develop research guides on a wide variety of legal topics, focusing on print and electronic resources available to College of Law Students.  We post general guides on the Law Library's homepage and can tailor a course-specific research guide for you to use on your own course page or as a handout for your class.  We currently have three research portals on our website in the areas of Law & Science, Indian Law, and International Law.

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

The Law Library's subscription to the CALI Library of Lessons encompasses over 600 lessons covering more than 30 legal education subject areas.  Faculty can download lessons from CALI's website upon registering for a personal password.  The Library can also provide a CD that contains all current lessons.

Library Orientation and Tours

Reference Librarians offer tours of the Law Library for you, your research assistant, your class, or your visitors.  Tours can provide brief overviews of the collection and services or can provide a more instructional focus on particular topics or materials.  Your librarian liaison will arrange tours for you.

Library Resources in Blackboard

As a service to faculty and students, a Library Resource page is added to all College of Law Blackboard courses.  This page contains links to the following frequently accessed library resources:  Course ReservesPast Exams, the Library catalogResearch Now, Ask a Librarian, and Study Room Reservations.  

Course Reserves

Law Faculty may request that materials be placed on reserve for a specific class.  Course reserve materials may come from the Law Library collection, personal collections of the faculty, items from other ASU libraries (certain restrictions may not allow for full semester use), or photocopies of cases, articles or chapters.  The library staff will manage all Course Reserve materials in compliance with federal copyright law. 

Course Reserve Service Guidelines Course Reserve Submission Form Copyright Guidelines Sample Copyright Permission Letter Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education, published by the Center for Social Media at American University. For questions about Course Reserves or to place materials on reserve, please contact Carrie Henteleff at 480-965-7114.

Past Exams

Past exams and sample answers may be placed online for use by law students, if they have been released by the faculty member for such purpose.  Past exams are kept online for 10 years.  Older exams are available in hard copy at the Law Library Circulation Desk.

Online past exams are password protected and accessible only by Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Questions concerning Law School Past Exams should be directed to Leslie A. Pardo at 480-965-3579.

Ordering Review Copies of Law Books

Most legal publishers will provide you with review copies of course textbooks at no cost to you.  The Law Library has prepared a guide for obtaining review copies from various legal publishers.  You may find the guide on our website, or ask your liaison for assistance.


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