Welcome to the Univeristy of Florida Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center! It is our pleasure to assist you through your law school career.
This guide will help you in studying and preparing for your first year of law school. Make sure to explore every page, you never know what you might find!
CALI Lessons are interactive, computer-based lessons, written by law faculty and librarians. Lessons can be found at: www.cali.org.
If you have not already registered for CALI, you can get the authorization code at the reference desk. You only need the code once. After you set-up your account, you sign-in with the email address and password combination you created.
You also received CALI cards in your library orientation gift bag.
Locating Books (Using the Catalog)
The catalog for the Legal Information Center can be found at: http://uf.catalog.fcla.edu/uf.jsp.
This catalog is comprehensive for the University of Florida Libraries.
Searching is possible by title, author, subject, call number, or keyword ("anywhere"). The call number area for books about success in law school are located at KF 283.
Requesting a Book
If the book or other item you want is currently checked out, you can request it to be returned.
When you see a catalog entry for a book that is checked out, a small box will appear that says "request." If youa re not already signed in with your UFID, you will do so when you click the box. The request will be placed at that time.
You will get an email notification with the item is available for pick-up.
Books on How to Be Successful
There are 12 group study rooms on the second floor of the library available to be checked out for 2 hours at a time. Currently, only law students are eligible to check out study rooms.
Library staff will retain 2 UFIDs and check the room out to one group representative.
Study rooms are available for reservation only once per study group per day.
All study rooms have wireless connections, wall outlets and dry erase boards.
Any violation of study room policy may lead to a suspension of study room privileges.
Study room keys and markers kits that are returned late will be fined at the rate of $1.00 per hour.
The Legal Information Center keeps past exams, and items your professor puts on reserve, on ARES. Items are placed there voluntarily by professors for the purposes of providing students with access to past exams or for the use of class materials for use throughout the semester, and not all professors place items on ARES.
Finding Study Aids Research Guide
We have multiple research guides on varied topics, but as an FYI, there is a specific guide on study aids. It gives an overview of the different types of study aids, and lists them by legal topics.
You can find it at: Study Aids.