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Keywords – February 17, 2022

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back to Keywords, the only weekly law library newsletter that provides answers to your most thought-provoking questions like, “If a student walking through the Reading Room at 3.5 mph suddenly realizes that they don’t know how to get to the Moot Court Room, what time will they finish writing their legal research paper?” Ok, say we may not have the answer to that exact question. But we can help you with your legal research questions AND get you to the Moot Court Room. What can we say? “Helpful” is our middle name – we’re law librarians!

Right This Way

Looking for a front seat at the law school winter Olympics (aka the Rossi Moot Court Competition) only to find yourself in the Reading Room? Again? No, you’re not stuck in a time loop where you must live out the rest of your days in the library. Take a right at the circulation desk, exit through the doors, and walk down the very echoey hallway until you reach a short staircase on the left. Go up those steps, turn right, and walk down the short, non-echoey hallway and voila – you’ve reached the Moot Court Room. Believe me. You’ll know it when you see it.

Write This Way

So, you still haven’t started on that 738-page legal research paper and your fervent wish to fast forward to graduation still hasn’t come true. *Begins to panic in legalese.* Don’t panic! Plan to check out the scholarly legal writing research guide. And then actually check it out because it’s full of more tips than a sports commentator explaining the difference between a double axel and a triple salchow.  

Do Not Fear. Help is Here.

Ok, so you’ve pored through the scholarly legal writing research guide and your head is spinning from all the search tips, research tips, and resources you’ve already memorized. What can we say? We’re really good at giving legal research tips. We’re also really good at helping you ensure you’re making the best use of these resources and research tips. Stop by the reference desk Mondays – Thursdays between 3 – 5pm to speak in person with a research librarian.

We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, wear your mask in all library spaces, check out our legal writing research guide, and send your research questions to

The Law Library. Myron Taylor Hall. Ithaca, NY 14853.