WELCOME BACK ALUMNI!
LMU Duncan School graduates may use the law library by showing a current Tennessee Bar card to the front desk receptionist or the Security Guard on duty. Law librarians are available to assist our graduates with legal research questions. Although the law librarians cannot conduct legal research for our graduates or their clients, we are available to assist in directing graduates to authoritative and cost-effective legal research sources (please see our contact information on the Librarians page).
WESTLAW AND LEXIS PATRON ACCESS
The law library provides access to WestlawNext and Lexis Advance from the computer terminal located on the third floor. Graduates can log in to the terminal from the desktop shortcut and access primary federal sources (statutes, regulations, and federal case law) and primary and secondary sources (forms, TN Practitioner’s Series, etc.) for Tennessee. In addition, Lexis Advance provides access to Shepard’s citation service. The computer terminal is not connected to a printer, but documents can be emailed or saved to a flash drive.
The majority of our print collection is also available in a digital format and installed on the third floor computer (see below). Law library books circulate ONLY to current law students. If you need to borrow a book from our collection, please contact one of the librarians.
Legal forms and Tennessee secondary sources have been saved to the computer on the third floor. The computer is not connected to a printer, but documents can be sent via email or saved to a flash drive. Follow the shortcuts on the computer’s desktop to access the following:
*LexisNexis epub accessible through the Adobe Digital Editions library
**Requires disc for access -- please contact a librarian
Additional resources will be added as new materials are received.
The LMU Duncan School of Law Library provides access to our graduates to the following databases from off-campus:
May 2016 graduates and beyond have access to Fastcase for two years after graduation. Contact a Librarian for a password. Fastcase is available to all graduates with a Tennessee Bar Association Membership. Click here for more information.
All LMU Law graduates have access to the Law Journal Library which contains more than 2,100 legal periodicals covering more than 90 subject areas. Links to case law cited in any article are highlighted in blue and connect directly to Fastcase. Contact a Librarian for a password.
The Tennessee Court system offers two RSS feeds to make it easier for you to receive updates. There is a daily feed of all Appellate Court opinions, a Supreme Court weekly discretionary appeals list, and a feed of all Court News items. You may choose to sign up for one or all feeds via email or you may subscribe to the RSS feed directly.
If you use the Google Chrome browser,consider adding the Google Scholar button to your browser. Set the default settings to search Case Law, then narrow by court or jurisdiction.