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Orientation

Welcome

Welcome to the Fowler School of Law! The Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library staff is here to help you have a productive and pleasant law school experience. Here are some things we thought you might want to know.

Contact Information

Research Help Desk: (714) 628-2548 or lawlib@chapman.edu

Circulation Desk: (714) 628-2552

Library Hours

The Library is normally open during the following hours:

          Monday - Thursday:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

          Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

          Saturday:  9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

          Sunday:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Research assistance is available at the Research Help Desk during the following hours:

          Monday - Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

          Sunday:  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

On weekdays after 9 p.m. and on weekends, you must swipe your student ID to enter the Law Library.

The Law Library is generally closed during official Chapman University holidays, and hours may change during Law School exam periods and breaks. For current hours and information regarding holiday closures, please visit the Law Library Homepage.

Database Passwords

You received paperwork detailing how to register for Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law during Orientation. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Heather Joy at joy@chapman.edu.

Past Exams

Some professors have made past exams available to students as study tools. To access these exams, follow these steps:

1. Go to the Law Library website. You can search by instructor name and title of course.

2. Click "Reserves by Instructor" or "Reserves by Course."

3. Enter your professor's name or title of course and click "Submit."

4. Select the appropriate name or course.

5. If the exam is available at "Law Course Reserve," you can check out a copy at the Circulation Desk.

If it is available at "Law Electronic Reserve," click the title of the exam and proceed to Step 6.

6. Enter your name and your Chapman ID number and click "Submit."

7. A pdf of the exam will open in a new tab.

Printing

How do I print?

Wireless printing is available from three locations in the Law School. To print a one-sided document, compose an e-mail to mobileprint@chapman.edu, attach your document, and click send. To print a two-sided document, compose an e-mail to duplex@chapman.edu, attach your document, and click send. To print multiple documents, simply attach them to your e-mail. You can release your print job from the first or second floor of the Law Library or the computer lab on the third floor of the Law School.

Is color printing available?

Color printing is available in the Leatherby Libraries Rotunda. The cost is 50 cents per side.

Where can I make copies?

There are copiers on the first and second floors of the Law Library. Copies cost $0.12 per page. You can pay with your Chapman ID card (if you have funds available), cash, or a credit card. You can add funds to your Chapman ID card by visiting the Cashier's Office in Bhathal Hall.

Is there a scanner available in the Library?

Yes. There is a scanner available in the Microfiche Room on the first floor of the Law Library.

Study Aids

We have a variety of study aids in print and e-book format for all first year subjects that offer detailed explanations, outlines, and/or practice questions and answers. All can help you organize your studying, enhance your understanding, and review for exams. A complete list of study aids in print and online is available here. Print study aids are available at the Circulation Desk and may be checked out for three hours.

Study Rooms

We have 11 study rooms for groups of two or more. Some rooms hold up to eight students. All rooms include whiteboards; markers are available at the Circulation Desk. Reservations can be made online up to one week in advance by visiting libcal.law.chapman.edu/booking/rooms or by making a reservation in person at the Circulation Desk.