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Facilities

LAW LIBRARY


The law library houses approximately 345,000 volumes and microform equivalents to support the common law and civil law programs of the College of Law. Statutes, reporters, digests, treatises, looseleafs, journals, and foreign and international materials can all be found on the library’s three floors. A staff of 18, including eight librarians, are ready to assist students and faculty in locating the materials they need.

Special effort has also been made in acquiring materials to support scholarly research, particularly materials from civil law jurisdictions. The library is a depository for federal, Louisiana, and WTO documents. Audiovisual materials and microforms also help supplement the collection.

LEXIS and WESTLAW are available for students’ educational use. Both LEXIS and WESTLAW offer students personal passwords providing access to the systems from home computers.
The library has ample table, carrel, and lounge seating available for library users. In addition, six group study rooms and seven audiovisual rooms are located on the third floor of the library. Photocopiers, divided between the three floors, accept copicards which can be purchased in the library.

COMPUTER AND INSTRUCTIONAL LABORATORIES


The computer lab is housed on the first floor of the law library and provides ample computer access to law students. It is equipped with 46 personal computers on a network and three printers. The computers are loaded with word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software, and provide students with access to the Internet, e-mail, and the two primary computerized legal information research services—Lexis and Westlaw. All Loyola students are given a Loyola e-mail account as well as passwords for the Lexis and Westlaw during their first semester. Computer assisted legal instruction exercises are also available to students. Computer lab assistants are on duty during posted hours.

The second floor of the law library houses an instructional laboratory with 13 student workstations. Students and staff receive instruction in the use of various computer-based systems in this lab. When this facility is not being used for instructional purposes, it serves students as a secondary computer lab.

 

PHYSICAL FACILITIES


The College of Law is housed in a 111,000-square-foot facility on the Broadway campus. The four-story building includes a combination appellate moot court room-auditorium, a trial court room, five lecture rooms, seminar-meeting rooms, placement interviewing facilities, a student lounge, faculty and administrative offices, and student activity offices. An extensive system of built-in audiovisual equipment has been installed for the use of students, faculty, and staff. The facility also houses the Loyola Law Clinic, an operational law office providing legal services to those who might not otherwise be served.

Updated April 3, 2006