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1L Library Resources and Information: Home

Information and Services for 1Ls

WELCOME!! Here is information about our library and resources to help you get started in law school.

Password Information

Westlaw (with TWEN access), Lexis Advance, CALI, and Bloomberg Law passwords and information are emailed to students in the first week of June. Contact Stephanie Wilson if you did not receive the email.

Need help registering for Westlaw /TWEN and Lexis Advance?

These short videos will help you register for Westlaw, set up TWEN, and register Lexis Advance.

Online Study Aids

These sources provide online tutorials to help with law school courses.

Quimbee

Quimbee provides case briefs, course outlines, videos, and practice questions for law school course topics. For access, go here and create an account using your Seattle University email.

CALI

Short for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, CALI provides online study lessons and podcasts about all law school course topics. You will need a registration code to access CALI. Send an email to lawreference@seattleu.edu requesting the CALI code to register.

Public Services Law Library Staff

Reference Librarians

Our three reference librarians have practiced law and spent many years teaching students, alumni, and lawyers how to research. We love working with students! Contact us at lawreference@seattleu.edu. We are generally available on weekdays. Check our hours for specific service hours and closures.

Read about us here:

Kerry Fitz-Gerald

LeighAnne Thompson

Stephanie Wilson

Circulation Staff

Our circulation staff also love working with students. They will help you check out materials, troubleshoot database problems, and connect you with services within the law library (printing, study rooms, finding a book in the collection) once we are open to students.  Contact them at lawcirc@seattleu.edu.

Other Online Resources

Library Homepage and Catalog

Our library homepage is the access point to find e-books, online resources, and print materials in the SU Law Library, SU's Lemieux Library, and libraries in our inter-library loan systems.  Online items can be checked out with your SU email address and password. 

Law Library Research Guides

We maintain 37 unique online guides about researching specific topics and to help you research successfully in externships, summer jobs, and as law journal staff. Be sure to check and bookmark our newest guide: library services during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will use this guide to keep you informed about any changes to library access and services. 

Law Databases

The Law Library also provides you with specialized research databases. View the complete list on our databases page.