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1L Resource Guide: Research Help


Library Essentials
     Hours and Access
     Study Spaces
     Your Library Account
     Requesting Library Materials
     Interlibrary Loan

Research Help
     Reference Librarians
     Make an Appointment with a Librarian   
     20-Minute Training
     Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Access

Study Materials
     Online Study Aids
     Print Study Skills Collection

     Course Reserves

Class and Exam Prep
     Past Exams
     Exam Preparation Guides
     Class Preparation Materials

First Year Legal Writing
     Legal Writing Guides
     Legal Writing Web Resources
     Oral Argument Guides
     Oral Argument Recordings
     Law Reviews and Journals
     News and Blogs

Stay in the Know
     Law Library Blog


In Person
The law library's reference librarians are here to help you find or navigate research resources. The Reference Desk is located on the 3rd floor, in the reading room. The reference librarians are available 9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday.

Meet with a Librarian
The Meet with a Librarian service is for ASU law students. We offer one-on-one expert help that works around your schedule. You can meet with a Ross-Blakley Law Librarian at a time which is convenient for you. Librarians prepare ahead of time for your appointment based on your questions and needs. We can help you with the following and much more:

  • 1L memo & graduation paper assistance
  • Bluebook guidance
  • How to conduct a preemption check
  • Help choosing a paper topic
  • Feedback on your research strategies

You may make an appointment to Meet with a Librarian by filling out this form: Meet with a Librarian

By Email
Use our email reference service to ask any question you might ask at the Law Library. Replies are usually sent within 24 hours.
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By Phone
Give us a call  at (480) 965-6144.


College of Law students can make an individual appointment with a librarian for one-on-one research assistance.  Librarians can help you develop a research strategy, locate or navigate research resources, and use subject-specific materials. To make an appointment, submit the online appointment request form and include a description of your topic and times you are available to meet.  A librarian will contact you to set up an appointment. Appointments typically last 30 minutes.


The Law Library provides Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students with access to Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law. Passwords for each platform are distributed to new students at orientation and are also available from the library staff. Please contact Electronic Resources Librarian Sean Harrington with any questions on gaining access to these legal research platforms.