Join Us for Our Annual Halloween Fright Fest on Monday 10/31!

Be sure to join us in the Law Library on Monday, Oct. 31st from 12:30-4:00 for our annual Fright Fest extravaganza! The festivities will begin at 12:30 with lunch, followed by an SBA costume contest at 1:00 pm. While you’re here, be sure to stop by our informational tables to pick up some tasty treats and learn about all of the helpful resources available to you through the Law Library, including research help and more. There will also be tables with our friends from IS, Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law. Be sure to pick up some raffle tickets from the tables; prizes include free print credit, movie tickets, assigned study carrels, and more! We will also have a special snackless Halloween Happy Hour from 3:30-4:30 with spooky drinks.

See you there and Happy Halloween!

Welcome to the Fall Semester!

The Pepperdine Law Library welcomes new and returning students! As you settle into your classes, be sure to stop by and check out all the services we have to offer. These include:

  • Free coffee! (Bring your own mug, or purchase one for $5)
  • Study room reservations
  • Discount movie tickets
  • Course reserves
  • DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games
  • Study aids (print & online)
  • Research help
  • An online exam archive

We also check out much more than just books! Continue reading

Welcome to Law School from the Reference Librarians!

Welcome to law school from the Law Library Reference Team! We look forward to seeing you in the Law Library. The Law Library is located on all three floors of the law school, with the main entrance located on the second floor.  The Reference Office, Public Services Desk, and Information Services (IS) support desk, along with most of the materials you will need as a first-year student, are located on the second floor.

We have a LawGuide that includes useful law school survival resources as well as tips for places to study and places to take a break from studying:

New Student Guide:  http://lawguides.pepperdine.edu/firstyearlawschool.

Some other LawGuides that you will find useful as first-year law students are:

  • Using the Law Library:  The Law Library provides services for circulation, technology support, reference assistance, and special events.  In this guide, you will find basic information on the Law Library’s policies and services: http://lawguides.pepperdine.edu/usethelibrary
  • How to Find Books and Articles: The classes you take at the Law School or at the Straus Institute are likely to involve writing a research paper or a similar assignment.  This guide is designed to help you find the books and articles you’ll need to complete your assignment: http://lawguides.pepperdine.edu/findingbooksandarticles
  • Directions and Maps:  This guide contains campus and library maps, and parking information:  http://lawguides.pepperdine.edu/directions

Best wishes for your Law School Career!

Updated: New York Times Bestsellers in the Law Library

July has arrived! Time for surf, sand, and a good book. The first two are a short walk or ride away. For the third, come check out the newest additions to the Law Library’s collection of New York Times fiction and nonfiction bestsellers.

Fiction

  1. End of Watch by Stephen King
  2. Foreign Agent by Brad Thor
  3. Girls by Emma Cline
  4. Tom Clancy: Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood
  5. Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  6. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  7. After You by Jojo Moyes
  8. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  9. Last Mile by David Baldacci
  10. Emperor’s Revenge by Clive Cussler

Nonfiction

  1. Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies: Patriots by David Fisher
  2. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  3. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  4. Grit by Angela Duckworth
  5. Five Presidents by Clint Hill
  6. Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
  7. Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  8. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  9. Every Little Step by Bobby Brown
  10. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

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Updated: New York Times Bestsellers in the Law Library

Looking for a good beach read? Check out the newest additions to the Law Library’s collection of New York Times fiction and nonfiction bestsellers.

Fiction

  1. Fireman by Joe Hill Morrow
  2. 15th Affair by James Patterson
  3. Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
  4. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. Last Mile by David Baldacci
  6. Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  7. Beyond the Ice Limit by Douglas Preston
  8. Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo
  9. Extreme Prey by John Sandford
  10. Highwayman by Craig Johnson

Nonfiction

  1. Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  2. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  3. Grit by Angela Duckworth
  4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  5. Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
  6. Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper
  7. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  8. Five Presidents by Clint Hill
  9. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  10. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

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Updated: New York Times Bestsellers in the Law Library

As finals come to an end and summer begins, why not take a break and enjoy some non-legal reading. Here’s a list of new additions to the library to get you started.

Fiction

  1. Last Mile by David Baldacci
  2. Obsession by Nora Roberts
  3. Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  4. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  5. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  6. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
  7. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  8. Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
  9. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  10. As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark

Nonfiction

  1. Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper
  2. Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
  3. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  4. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  5. Third Wave by Steve Case
  6. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  7. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. First Women by Kate Anderson Brower
  9. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  10. Love That Boy by Ron Fournier

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Updated: New York Times Bestsellers in the Law Library

A new crop of New York Times bestsellers has just arrived! Check out our most recent additions in fiction and nonfiction.

Fiction

  1. Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
  2. Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  3. Private Paris by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan
  4. Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
  5. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  7. Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  8. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  9. Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel
  10. Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury

Nonfiction

  1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  2. Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
  3. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
  4. Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein
  5. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  6. Dark Money by Jane Mayer
  7. Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
  8. Immortal Irishman by Timothy Egan
  9. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  10. Spain in our Hearts by Adam Hochschild

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Try the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. There will be live music, author talks and signings, food trucks, art on display, artists making art as you watch, and of course books. Comic books, travel books, children’s books, fiction, nonfiction – whatever you’re interested in, with several dozens of exhibitors in attendance you’re bound to find something that excites you.

The Festival of Books will be held on the campus of the University of Southern California on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th. The fun begins at 10 am on both days.

Attendance at the Festival of Books is free, though there are some ticketed events. There is also limited amount of free street parking. Visit the event link for more information.

Updated: New York Times Bestsellers in the Law Library

Looking for some light reading over spring break? Check out our most recent additions in fiction and nonfiction.

Fiction

  1. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  2. Girl’s Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomber
  3. Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  4. Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  5. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  6. Cometh the Hour by Jeffrey Archer
  7. Wedding Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  8. My Name is Lucy Barton: A Novel by Elizabeth Strout
  9. Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb
  10. NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson

Nonfiction

  1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  2. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  3. Playing to the Edge by Michael V. Hayden
  4. A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold
  5. Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
  6. Originals by Adam Grant
  7. The Name of God Is Mercy by Pope Francis
  8. And Then All Hell Broke Loose by Richard Engel
  9. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  10. Dark Money by Jane Mayer