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Here in the CWSL Librar we are extremely proud of one of our new collections.  These dictionaries are all found in a single location in the Library’s Reference Collection on the first floor of the library and are great for International LLM students.  Most of these dictionaries are English to Native Language and reverse but there are quite a few that are also legal specific.

This collection is helpful to students because it contains dictionaries from many areas of the world and Bill (before he retired) made it a point to try and obtain at least one dictionary from each language spoken by our student body.  Naturally this includes the classic Western European based languages such as French, German, Spanish and Italian but also some of the more rare ones such as Portuguese. In addition we have many Eastern European and Asian languages such as Russian, Armenian, Macedonian, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Cambodian, Tagalog and Vietnamese as well as Hebrew and Arabic. We’ve also tried to include other, more “rare” languages such as Hindi, Farsi (Persian),  Somali, Haitian Creole, and recent additions based upon our current LLM students such as Amharic (Ethiopian) and Kyrgyz (the language of Kyrgyzstan).

If you ever have any questions, concerns or recommendations about any of the dictionaries in this collection, feel free to stop by the Reference Desk and the Reference Librarian on duty would be happy to help.

BillBookheim Collection1

BillBookheim Collection2

BillBookheim Collection3

Library Guides

September 17th, 2014 by

The library provides guides to assist in using library resources as well as researching specific areas of law. The newest addition is the Immigration Law Lib Guide but there are many more available.  They are an invaluable tool and can be found here.

September 16th, 2014 by

Check out this month’s CWSL 90th Anniversary displays



Study Room Rules and Policies

September 11th, 2014 by


  • A group of 2 or more current CWSL students, CWSL bar study graduates, or 1 or more CWSL students viewing course related video/DVD on study room equipment
  • A reservation, in-person, on the same day or room usage
  • A reserved time limit of 2-hours per group/viewer per day.


  • Study room use is exclusively for current CWSL students and graduates.
  • Who may reserve:
    • Groups of 2 or more currently entrolled CWSL students
    • Groups of 2 or more CWSL bar study graduates
    • One or more CWSL students/bar studiers viewing course related video/DVD on room equipment. (Individuals may only reserve a study room for course video viewing purposes.)
  • Each group/viewer may reserve for a maximum of 2 hours per day. Groups/viewers may use the room beyond this 2 hour period, but must yield the room to those with a valid reservation.
  • Individual CWSL students/graduate bar studiers may use the rooms if otherwise unoccupied, but must yield the room to groups with a valid reservation.
  • Reservations must be made in person, on the same day as the room use, at the Circulation/Reserve desk.  The reservation notebook is available beginning at 7 a.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m. on weekends.  Phone call reservations are not accepted.
  • During reading/exam days, the notebook must be requested from the Circulation desk staff.
  • A room reservation expires 15 minutes after the beginning of the time requested.  After this time, if the reserving party has not arrived, the room may be reserved by others.
  • Belongings left unattended in an unreserved room or after the reservation period are subject to removal by staff.
  • Eating and any use of tobacco products are not permitted anywhere in the Library.  Non-alcoholic drinks are permissible only if in covered containers.
  • Noise must be kept to a minimum, and all trash placed in trash/recycling bins.
  • Courtesy and civility in the use and yielding of the rooms to others is required.

Please contact a Reference Librarian with any questions or issues that arise regarding study rooms.


290 Building Study Rooms: There are 8 study rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors of the 290 Library.  Four of these rooms are equipped for DVD/video viewing.

350 Building Study Rooms: Additional study rooms (not under Library management) are available in the 350 building.  Reservation sheets for these rooms are located at the Security station on the 1st floor of the 350 building lobby.

September 8th, 2014 by

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Welcome new students and welcome back to our returning students!   Please review the following essential information from the library to help you through the school year. Click on the hyperlinks below for more detail.



Reference Hours!

Monday-Thursday:   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday-Saturday:      8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday:                    1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Reference Desk is THE place to ask questions!It is staffed seven days a week by librarians waiting to assist you with questions on research or anything related to the library. Stop by and say hello, we would love to meet you, or call us at x1419. 

The Library’s Website: Selected features from the Library’s webpage include:


The Reserve Desk is where you check out materials (and  renew them – call x1418).You can check out many things you might not expect, including: 


SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW  CWSL Library News to receive regular updates!  Follow the links below to do this:


Please contact a Reference Librarian with any questions on the above!

August 21st, 2014 by

All Library fines/pay printing charges will need to be paid by Friday 9/5 by 3pm. Cash and checks only. Please note that if your accounts are not settled by the time grades are mailed out, your GRADES WILL BE HELD. Graduates, please note, transcripts will also be held. Click here to find out more.

August 20th, 2014 by

New Student Orientation is Wednesday (8/20) and Thursday (8/21)! That means students touring the library. If you’re studying for finals, the tours DO NOT go to the 3rd floor so you can find some quiet study space up there.

August 19th, 2014 by
The library will be closed on Labor day, so you can go out and relax without worrying about studying before the new trimester.

The library will be closed on Labor day, so you can go out and relax without worrying about studying before the new trimester.

August 7th, 2014 by

Summer Exams

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