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Keywords – December 1, 2022

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Why, hello there! It’s the first Thursday of December, the last day of classes, and the final regular edition of Keywords for the Fall ’22 semester. In the immortal words of Buddy the Elf, “You did it! Congratulations! World’s Best Cup of Coffee!” Alas, this is no time to rest on your laurels. Exams are coming. Let’s get to those handy dandy Law Library study tips, shall we?

Exclusive Access

Twice a year, Cornell Law students are granted exclusive access to what has been rated “a 12/10 library” by TikTok influencers (skip to 1:08). So, if you have been wishing for the Law Library to become “more exclusive, more VIP”, you’re in luck because your wish is about to come true. Beginning this Friday, December 2, use of the Law Library will be limited to the law school community. And, how does one show that they are a member of the law school community? Glad you asked…

Get Carded

Very Important Tip: Be sure to always keep your Cornell ID with your Law School sticker with you while you are in the Law Library this reading/exam period. We even recommend keeping your ID sticker side up on your desk so we can easily verify your VIP law student status. We are loathe to interrupt your exam prep just to run your card. We are fully aware that you do not have time for this. You are a scholarly masterpiece.

Aid Your Studies

Twice a year, Cornell Law students are confronted with the same enervating existential challenge: how to survive exam period. Gone are the days when these dazzling minds delighted – nay, reveled – in the legal knowledge they amassed since the beginning of the semester. These weary scholars now wander the halls worried – nay, anxious – about all the legal information they think they may not know. But, help is just a study aid away. Make use of the hundreds – nay, thousands – of study aids available to you either online or on reserve at the circulation desk.  

We will be here cheering you on every day this exam period. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the library materials you need from the circ desk, get help selecting the right study aid for your study needs at the ref desk, and take a moment or two to breathe and imagine yourself in a calm, quiet place…like in the snow on the beach. You got this!  

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