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LRAW Research Fall 2024

Circulation Desk

The Circulation desk is where you check out and return materials.

For example, you can borrow study aids for free! These may help you study for your other classes.

Study aids include audio CDs, flashcards, and books such as E&E (Examples and Explanations) and Q&A (Questions and Answers) that contain different types of outlines and sample questions.

The most current edition of each study aid is "on reserve" in the library. You can ask at the Circulation desk for items "on reserve."

You can also access a collection of online (ebook) study aids by choosing the link for the LexisNexis Digital Library from the law library's database page and conducting a keyword search for your topic of interest. (You'll need your law school email credentials to access.)


Circulation sign on textured wall

Ask at the Circulation Desk about useful items including earplugs, bookrests, charging cables, colored pencils, and more.  You can also get dry-erase markers and erasers from the Circulation Desk.

Lexis Printer

The LexisNexis printer lets you print legal material such as cases, statutes, restatements, and more, for free.

First, login to Lexis and find the material you want to print. For example, we will learn how to find cases using Lexis in the State Case Law unit.

When you have found a case on Lexis, click the Print icon.

Lexis+ Bailey v. S.C. State Election Comm'n, 2020 S.C. LEXIS 77 Print icon highlighted

Select the LexisNexis Printer in the Student Commons as the Printer Type.

Printer type [not selected - Attached printer] [selected - LexisNexis Printer 701840 Student Commons]

Pick up your print job in the Student Commons alcove, behind the trophy case.

Print cases for free using the Lexis printer, behind the trophies in the Commons

The other printers in the Student Commons area are supported by Academic Technology, not by the library.

Instructions for Academic Technology's printers are under Print & Scan here:

Reference Desk

The librarians at the reference desk all teach LRAW. You can ask any of them your questions about the Research portion of LRAW.

The Reference desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 9-5. You can drop by in person on the first floor of the law library, send an email, or chat.

Reference sign on textured wall

One question you could ask a librarian at the reference desk is: what is the CALI registration code? Once you have the CALI registration code, you can use it to register for a free account at CALI is the abbreviation for The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. CALI is an association of law schools, including USC Law, whose professors contribute online lessons that students from all CALI member institutions can access. For example, here are the 1L CALI lessons.

Reading Room

Quiet study space is in the Coleman Karesh Reading Room on the 2nd floor of the law library.

Learn more about the portraits and exhibits in the Coleman Karesh Reading Room.

framed portraits: a gentleman in colonial era wig, a professor in a tweed jacket, a judge in a black robe, and a gentleman in a 19th century suit

Study Rooms

The study rooms in the law library are freely available to current law students on a walk-in basis, unless there is a prior reservation.

To reserve a study room, use the LibCal online booking system.

Reservations are typically needed in the weeks just before finals, or any time you want to be sure a particular room will be available for you.

Dry erase markers can be used on the red wall only in each study room. Ask at the Circulation Desk if the dry erase markers in the study room aren't working or if you need an eraser.