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1L Tool Kit: Start Here

Basic library resources for first-year students.


law library desk

Congratulations and welcome to the library at Temple University's Beasley School of Law.  This research guide will introduce you to resources you'll need to start your law school career. 

The Law Library collection has over 500,000 volumes spread over 11 floors, plus hundreds of electronic resources.  Library staff is available to help you find what you need.  Visit the Law Library desk on the third floor of the Klein Building or use the contacts you see on the right.  Good luck and we'll see you in the library!

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How to Read a Case

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Orin S. Kerr, How to Read a Legal Opinion: A Guide for New Law Students, 11 Green Bag 2d 51 (2007).

Legal Research Tips

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Law Library

Noa Kaumeheiwa
Klein Law Building, 3d Floor
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215 204-7891
Website / Blog Page

Law Library Desk Hours

Summer 2016

Monday:  8 am - 6 pm
Tuesday:  8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday:  8 am - 8 pm
Thursday:  8 am - 6 pm
Friday:  8 am - 5 pm
Saturday:  9 am - 5 pm
Sunday:  1 - 8 pm

Hours vary during term breaks and holidays.


Video Tutorials

Check out the video tutorials on the Temple Law Library YouTube channel.  You find helpful tips to navigate the basic resources in legal research.

View full the Law Library tour here.