Beginning July 5, 2022 the Law Library will be open for alumni Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am until building close. The Law Library also offers an annual membership program (July 1 – June 30) for alumni. This program allows members to borrow circulating print materials from the library’s general collection.
Westlaw for Recent Graduates
The Law Library provides 18 months of free Westlaw access, starting right after graduation, to its alumni. The package includes Practical Law, Drafting Assistant, Practice Point, Document & Form Builder, and more! Commercial use is allowed and encouraged! To take advantage of this program, you must enroll in Grad Elite. To enroll, click on this link: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/authentication/gradelite. To find out more about the Westlaw tools that are now available to you, go here: https://lawschool.westlaw.com/marketing/display/PR/4
The Law Library does not provide Westlaw Access after that 18-month period; however, the San Francisco Law Library provides free online access to a wide range of California and general legal treatises via the LexisNexis Digital Library. They also provide online access to Fastcase and Westlaw. Visit their website to find out more.
Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of the Reference Librarians’ expertise! Feel free to call or email us with your research questions. The Reference Librarians can help you formulate your search strategy and point you toward relevant resources. And don’t forget the wealth of information available on the Library website, including our research guides and links to free online resources.
Bar Study Materials
The library has prepared an online study guide with links to California bar exam questions organized by subject. We also have past California bar exams going back to the 1930’s, as well as bar study books and flashcards.