This is the "Start Here" page of the "One-L Tool Kit" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

One-L Tool Kit  

Basic library resources for first-year students.
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

Start Here Print Page

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.


Law Library Desk Hours

Summer 2014

Monday-Friday:   8 am - 5 pm
Saturday-Sunday:  Closed

Semester hours resume August 18.

Hours vary during term breaks and holidays.


Legal Research Tips

Browse this collection of links of interest to law students.  Click on the website link to see more results.

Loading Loading...
blank padding

How to Read a Case

New to legal literature? Get expert advice on reading cases from this article.

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



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!


Law School -- Users' Manuals

These books help you adjust to law school -- it may be a new way of studying for you.

Cover Art
Bridging the Gap Between College and Law School - Ruta Stropus; Charlotte D. Taylor
Call Number: KF285 S76 2001
ISBN: 0890899452
The context, the process, and the problems in law. This book is written by two law school professors as a guide to what really works in law school.

Cover Art
Law School Survival Manual - Nancy Rapoport; Jeffrey D. Van Neil
Call Number: KF283 R37 2010
ISBN: 9780735594906
From LSAT to Bar Exam complete coverage--the authors give advice on how to cope with stress, manage your time, study efficiently, nurture new friendships, write a paper, prepare for exams, and make sound decisions - in law school and beyond.

Cover Art
Succeeding in Law School - Herbert N. Ramy
Call Number: KF283 R36 2006
ISBN: 1594601895

Cover Art
Reading Like a Lawyer - Ruth Ann McKinney
Call Number: KF283 M398 2005
ISBN: 1594600325
In the first semester of law school alone, for example, it is not unusual for law students to read well over 2,500 pages (Ooof!) in their assigned casebooks. Learn how to read like an expert.

Law Library

Profile Image
Law Library
Contact Info
Klein Law Building
3d Floor
215 204-7891
Send Email

Loading  Loading...