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!

Welcome to Law School from the Reference Team

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

Best wishes for your Law School Career!

Library Stacks Sessions-Learning Legal Research Using Books

Concerned that you will need to do legal research using books in your summer employment?  Curious about all those books in the law library?  The law library will be offering “Stacks Sessions” from March 25-April 11 where students will work through a written legal research exercise using print materials.  Each session is limited to no more than 10 students and will last from 45 minutes to an hour.  The sessions will be led by a reference librarian, who will review the various print sources and answer questions.  For session times and to sign up, please go to the Law Library Scheduler at: http://law.pepperdine.libcal.com.lib.pepperdine.edu/ and click on the Stacks Session that you would like to attend.   For more information, contact Don Buffaloe at donald.buffaloe@pepperdine.edu.

The Reference Team Welcomes You Back to Pepperdine!

We would like to give the warmest of welcomes to returning students. We will continue to be here to answer your questions, give instruction on finding print and online legal resources, and provide you with food and soft drinks at the weekly Law Library happy hour on Thursdays at 3:30. The reference office is staffed by knowledgeable and experienced reference librarians seven days a week during the semester, and we look forward to seeing you!