Property Law courses for 1Ls are all scheduled for the Spring 2014 semester.
Your professor may assign readings before the first class session. Check the law school bulletin board, ClaraNet, and your email account for details. At the first class session, law professors will distribute a syllabus. This syllabus, including any subsequent revisions, will usually be available online via ClaraNet, LexisNexis, TWEN, or other courseware. Your professor will supply the information you need to access it there. Any one in the law library reference department can help you with ClaraNet access. Our Westlaw and Lexis representatives, student representatives, and our Lexis and Westlaw liaison, Ellen Platt, can assist you with TWEN and LexisNexis.
This research guide is a supplement to, not a substition for, any materials which your Property Law professor recommends. It identifies materials available in the Heafey Law Library and via law library susbcriptions which you may find useful in studying property law throughout the semester and in preparing for your exam. Don't be alarmed at the volume of materials. They may be helpful if you are confused about a concept and when you are preparing for exams, but no one expects you to read through all of them for your first-year property course.
Please keep in mind that the law library does not purchase law school textbooks. We will only have the textbook for your Property Law class if your professor has put copies on reserve for the class or if previous students have donated their textbooks after finishing the class. In the latter case, the textbook may already be out of date. If you want to check on our holdings, use OSCAR -- the law library catalog -- to search by author or title for the texts and supplements listed on your syllabus.
Stop by the reference desk, email the reference librarians, or use Chat with librarian if you have questions that aren't answered by this guide. Use the Feeback form in the left-hand column to suggest changes to the research guide. We hope you enjoy your Property Law class, your 1L year, and Santa Clara Law.