Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby awesomepossum » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:40 pm

Michigan.

That's not our library. We have a separate library but that's our reading room where lots of folks study.

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Mr. Matlock
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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Mr. Matlock » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:46 pm

awesomepossum wrote:Michigan.

That's not our library. We have a separate library but that's our reading room where lots of folks study.

On a typical day, how busy does it get? I guess I'll take it one step further and ask if it's ever filled to capacity as well?

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby gatorlion » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:50 pm

TKO99 wrote:I sneak into the UCLA Law library :lol: Love the tables and chairs

You basically need to present an ID before they let you in...they prohibit non-Law students from studying there when it's near the end of the semester so Law students can study for their finals (which messes everything up for us undergrads who are on the quarter system :( )


UCLA Law Library FTW. Absolutely beautiful. To top it all off, the security guard wished me luck during finals!

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby gatorlion » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:52 pm

Haven wrote:
joebruin2.0 wrote:OK- I'm just going to put my 2 cents in...
What the F&*% does it matter.
Law libraries are a thing of the past- a relic of the bygone days of opening books to look-up cases and statutes. Today, just need an internet connection and a Westlaw/Lexis password. My school has a new (2nd year it has been open) 14 million dollar 3 story law lib with everything from 60 inch flatscreen tvs to dozens of computer rooms, reading rooms, carals, meet rooms, etc, etc, etc.

Guess what- After the first few weeks of school- NO ONE IS IN THERE (in relation to the 600+ student body). It is used to wow would-be students and alumni (I guess).. but otherwise a total waste of space.

Worry about the type of faculty and students... the size and quality of the law library is (or should be) about as low on the priority list as possible.

Rant ends... now


Please dont ruin my romantic fantasy of spending my hours in a gothic-style library... curled up in my sweater with a cup of coffee and reading cases.


Nice to know there are others who share the same law school fantasies!

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby awesomepossum » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:54 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
awesomepossum wrote:Michigan.

That's not our library. We have a separate library but that's our reading room where lots of folks study.

On a typical day, how busy does it get? I guess I'll take it one step further and ask if it's ever filled to capacity as well?




the reading room is typically never even near capacity unless it's near finals. At that point half of the reading room is closed and reserved for law students only. Even in those times, I've never been completely unable to find a seat if I wanted one.

the library itself is pretty much never at capacity even during finals.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby JazzOne » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:59 pm

UT has a pretty ugly law library. I think it looks like a prison from the outside. I couldn't find any pics of the outside, so here's a taste of the interior:

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Edit: Found one of the exterior:

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby philip.platt » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:02 pm

awesomepossum wrote:Michigan.

That's not our library. We have a separate library but that's our reading room where lots of folks study.



looks similar to the rose reading room in nyc

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby philip.platt » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:04 pm

These don't say "Law" specifically, but I bet birds of the Library feather stick together.

http://www.ivygateblog.com/2009/08/ivyg ... ists-2010/

Best

1. Harvard
2. Princeton
3. Columbia
4. Duke
5. Loyola University - New Orleans
6. Cornell
7. William & Mary
8. Furman
9. Colgate
10. Wesleyan University (CT)
11. Chicago
12. Mount Holyoke
13. Emory
14. Hampden-Sydney
15. Texas
16. Brigham Young
17. The College of New Jersey
18. Case Western
19. Whitman College
20. West Virginia


Worst

1. Clarkson
2. Coast Guard
3. Bradley
4. Spelman
5. Bard
6. University of Dallas
7. College of the Atlantic
8. Duquesne
9. Eugene Lang
10. Wells College
11. William Jewell
12. Tuskegee
13. Centenary College of Louisiana
14. SUNY - Purchase College
15. Salisbury University
16. Wagner College
17. Merchant Marine
18. Catawba
19. Stevens Tech
20. Catholic University of America

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Bosque
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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Bosque » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:51 pm

I love Duke's law library. The giant windows and natural light really help.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Whatisthis » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:03 am

I think USC has to have one of the most underwhelming libraries of the T20. The first time I was in there I didn't even realize I actually was in the library. It was just a series of large rooms with a lot of books.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Kohinoor » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:16 am

Whatisthis wrote:I think USC has to have one of the most underwhelming libraries of the T20. The first time I was in there I didn't even realize I actually was in the library. It was just a series of large rooms with a lot of books.

So naturally you assumed it was the cafeteria?

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Whatisthis » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:38 am

Ha Ha... I guess what i described does sound a lot like a library, but I personally think a good library should feel like a library, and this requires more than just books and space. At USC it seems more like a book storage area than a library.

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Gunz353
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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Gunz353 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:50 am

For library lovers in general...http://curiousexpeditions.org/?p=78 Some of the most beautiful libraries in the world. I think the only law library shown on here is Cornell.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby legal_penguin » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Gunz353 wrote:For library lovers in general...http://curiousexpeditions.org/?p=78 Some of the most beautiful libraries in the world. I think the only law library shown on here is Cornell.



...wow. Once you factor in the Europeans, blows ours out of the water. I would happily spend my day in any of the Italian libraries. Damn.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby dutchstriker » Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:53 pm

Michigan may have a beautiful reading room, but the carpet in the actual library is a serious turnoff. It looks like a Florida grandmother's fake lawn.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby XxSpyKEx » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:30 pm

dutchstriker wrote:Michigan may have a beautiful reading room, but the carpet in the actual library is a serious turnoff. It looks like a Florida grandmother's fake lawn.


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Bosque
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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Bosque » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:13 am

Ya, that's pretty bad. They need to replace that carpet.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby starstruck393 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:23 am

Yea, I guess. Oh well. For U of M, I can deal with it...

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby starstruck393 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:27 am

Gunz353 wrote:For library lovers in general...http://curiousexpeditions.org/?p=78 Some of the most beautiful libraries in the world. I think the only law library shown on here is Cornell.


Michigan's is in there too...

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby Blindmelon » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:52 am

Whatisthis wrote:I think USC has to have one of the most underwhelming libraries of the T20. The first time I was in there I didn't even realize I actually was in the library. It was just a series of large rooms with a lot of books.


BU is TCR. I love BU, but their library is just 2 floors of the massive ugly tower. My UG library was considerably nicer.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby forza » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:18 am

Gunz353 wrote:For library lovers in general...http://curiousexpeditions.org/?p=78 Some of the most beautiful libraries in the world. I think the only law library shown on here is Cornell.


Wow. The "Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura" in Rio de Janeiro is breathtaking.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby mpar » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:19 am

JazzOne wrote:UT has a pretty ugly law library. I think it looks like a prison from the outside. I couldn't find any pics of the outside, so here's a taste of the interior:

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Edit: Found one of the exterior:

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It's super functional, and super ugly. Actually, our facilities as a whole are underwhelming aesthetically.

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Re: Best and Worst -- Law Libraries

Postby JazzOne » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:42 am

mpar wrote:It's super functional, and super ugly. Actually, our facilities as a whole are underwhelming aesthetically.

Meh, whatever keeps the tuition down. I'm super happy. I'm up late briefing cases and all that shit. It's fun. How could anyone hate this?




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