To schedule a consultation with a law librarian to discuss a research project or for assistance accessing library resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your availability. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule or find a mutually workable time to meet.
All appointments will be scheduled using Zoom.
The Law Library has secured a 60-day subscription to the online Bluebook.
For access to this resource send an email to email@example.com requesting a registration key. To expedite processing and verification, be sure to email us from your HUSL email address. The 60-day period starts on the date the key is registered.
Access past exams on TWEN (search for Howard Law School Past Exams). Faculty members determine whether to make past exams available. To inquire about exams that aren't currently included, reach out to the faculty member directly. If you're having trouble accessing exams in general, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUSL Book Store:
On Monday, August 17, 2020 the store will open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. The bookstore will resume regular store hours beginning Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00am to 5:00pm. Books can be ordered and shipped from the bookstore as well.
For textbook purchase or rental inquiries, you will want to reach out to Ms. Forney (email@example.com), who manages the law school bookstore. She can be reached at 202-806-8108 or by requesting information using the form on their Customer Service website.
In response to university and library closures around the world, some vendors have made their online resources accessible at no cost. The resources listed below include information about how to access this content while it's available. Please note that these resources have only been made available on a temporary basis and are subject to change without notice.
If you have any questions about access generally, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST ACADEMIC and FOUNDATION PRESS
The West Academic suite of study guides and other online materials is temporarily available to all current HUSL students. Students will be automatically approved after they verify their HUSL email address. West Academic is different from Westlaw, and requires separate credentials. Some students conflate West Academic with Westlaw because their names are similar, but the platforms are unrelated and each one provides unique content.
To set up your West Academic account:
To learn more about how to use the assessment feature for students, West Academic has made information available here.
These materials are available to all HUSL students through June 1. Additional extensions may be available to select students.
Students who purchase directly through the West Academic web store will receive a 15% discount on all print and electronic casebooks with a HUSL discount code. Please reach out to email@example.com for the code.
Graduating 3Ls: West Academic Study Aids access for new graduates will be available through October 1st to cover delayed bar administration.
Hotshot is free to law students for the next few months to help students transition into a remote learning environment. This resource offers simple explanations to complex legal concepts. The platform includes interactive quizzes, exercises, and outlines. Students can sign up for a free trial using their HUSL email address and will be upgraded to full access.
All materials on the NCLC Digital Library are temporarily accessible using a dedicated username/password for the HUSL community. Coverage includes Consumer Arbitration Agreements, Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Class Actions, Fair Debt Collection, Mortgage Lending, and Student Loan Law. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for the login. To expedite processing and verification, use your HUSL email address when requesting the login. Tips and tricks to navigate the Digital Library can be found online.
Before the Bar, ABA Law Student Division blog, has collected COVID-19 resources and information for law students including online learning tips, financial assistance available to students, and mental health resources. Selected entries are included below.
Online Learning Tips
A Student Remote Learning Toolkit outlines tips for students who "suddenly need to learn online." Modules include:
Another guide written by a student offers practical tips in a streamlined, conversational approach.