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Teaching Resources

Library Instruction

The Reference Librarians are available to provide library instruction to your students. 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 Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and a multitude of research databases including those outside of the realm of of law.  Please contact your librarian liaison or Tara Mospan as soon as possible to make sure the date is available and to allow for adequate time to prepare. 

Research Guides

Reference Librarians develop research guides on a wide variety of legal topics, with special emphasis on Law Library 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.  Our research guides in the areas of Law & Science, Indian Law, and International Law are especially helpful for classroom support. 

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

The Law Library's subscription to the CALI Library of Lessons includes hundreds of lessons covering a plethora of legal education subject areas.  Faculty can download lessons from CALI's website upon registering for a personal password.  

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 Canvas

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

Course Reserves

Books and other library materials may be placed on Course Reserve for use by students in your classes.  Physical Course Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk and may be checked out by students for 4 hours.  Electronic reserves may be linked to your course site through Canvas or accessed through ASU Library Reading Lists

To place personal copies on Course Reserve, bring the items to the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor.  To place library material on reserve, or for questions about Course Reserves, contact Carrie Henteleff.    

Past Exams

The Law Library maintains a Past Exams database for use by law students.  Releasable exams and sample answers are available online for the past 10 years.  The database is accessible only by Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Older exams are available in hard copy at the Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor. 

To release your exams for inclusion in the database, please contact Tammy Vavra.  For questions concerning the Past Exams database, please contact Carrie Henteleff.

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.