Archive for September, 2015|Monthly archive page

Library News: Past Exams and Please Recycle!

In Check This Out on September 24, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Schmid Law Library Update:

Past Law School Exams
Past exams are now available to current law students via Blackboard. Simply log into Blackboard with your regular credentials, find “College of Law Resources” in My Organizations and click on “Content” to access past exams by academic year.”

Be Responsible: Recycle!
On a daily basis, there is a lot of printing, including cover pages that are thrown away and wasted. Please plan your printing responsibly and don’t print what you don’t need or intend to use. When you do end up with unwanted printing, please recycle it, don’t trash it.

recycle bin


Mini-Golf in the Law Library

In Check This Out on September 17, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Schmid Law Library hosted our 11th annual Mel Shinn Day mini-golf course on Friday, September 11th as part of the Mel Shinn Day events at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Over 90 people (some more than once) played the nine-hole course set on two floors of the library. A big THANK YOU to the law library staff for helping set up the course. See you next year!

Hole 1

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Hole 9

Resource of the Week: Casemaker

In Check This Out on September 14, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Resource of the Week: Casemaker
Known in Nebraska as the free online resource available with NE State Bar membership, few know about it’s hidden strength: state statutes. Surprisingly, Casemaker actually has faster, cleaner and more accurate access to state statutes than any of the other services including the “big three,” Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg. In fact, some of these other companies license their state code materials from Casemaker!

Getting access to Casemaker is easy, too. Students merely need to navigate to the NE Sate Bar’s website at and click on the Join NSBA button at the top of the webpage. Follow the instructions to join as a student member, which is free. As a member of the state bar, you will now have free access to Casemaker.

In addition to excellent state code resources, Casemaker is also developing access to many hard to get secondary materials, case citators and is continuing to develop its search engine for doing case law research.