Blog: Academic Success Program

Law school is a unique learning experience, different from any schooling you’ve ever had before.  As you evaluate your options, one important consideration should be the academic support that your school will provide you.  Here at Santa Clara Law, we

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Life before law school

I’m living proof that you can go to law school and find your passion there.  I actually took the LSAT at Santa Clara (Bannan Hall 127) and as I looked at the portraits of former deans, I thought to myself, “Being

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New research guide on the Fisher v. University of Texas case

If you’ve been following the U.S. Supreme Court this year you’re likely already familiar with the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case regarding the consideration of race in undergraduate admission processes.  The law librarians at the University of

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Software training for the student journals

Are you serving on one of our three student journals? If so, please view this short video tutorial on the software used to manage submissions, cite-checking, author communication, and issue design. If you have any questions, please swing by the

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Need help creating a table of authorities?

Many first and second-year students are working on their Advocacy briefs which are due soon. If you need help creating a table of authorities consider using one of the following options. Creating a TOA by hand really isn’t a skill

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Quick tutorial in the library on legislative materials

Come to the library at noon today for a quick series of tutorials on how to locate legislative documents and compile a legislative history. This is an important legal research skill that employers expect from recent graduates. The tutorials will

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All Eyes on Legal Research Tutorial Series

Beginning on Wednesday, October 10th, please join us in the Heafey Law Library at noon or 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday during the month of October, for legal research presentations and demonstrations. Check this site — — and the

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The book scanner is working again

The book scanner located in the Heafey Law Library has been repaired and is working again. If you have a cite-checking assignment due and need to scan bound materials (books, journal articles, etc.) you may now use the book scanner.

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LexisNexis eBooks now available via the Amazon Kindle Store

 LexisNexis ebooks are now available from the Amazon Kindle Store. Titles include the "Understanding" and the "Question and Answer" exam prep series. List of titles available via Amazon – Amazon Kindle Store Full catalog of titles – LexisNexis

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Federal Rules available on mobile app

For today only, the federal rules (including FRCP and FRE) are available for free via a mobile app (works on iPhone and iPad). The application can be downloaded here:

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