1L Guide for Orientation

This guide is designed to assist first year students, and transfer students, navigate through the orientation process.

Research Services

The law librarians at the Mabie Law Library provide extensive legal reference services.  If you need help locating materials, or assistance with your research projects, the librarians here at Mabie are available to help.

You can reach us in a variety of ways:

Phone: 408-554-4472

Email: lawref@scu.edu

IM: sculawlibrarian

The reference desk is staffed seven days a week, or you can stop by our offices to speak with us, or make an appointment.

Information Services

The Information Desk is located on the first floor just inside the main entrance to Mabie Law Library. Some of the services we provide include checking out library material, placing holds and searches, reserving conference rooms, collecting fines and selling library cards. Information staff can also answer general and directional questions about the library and campus as well as other services available to you. The Information Desk is staffed during regular business hours and can be reached at (408) 554-4072 or lawcirc@scu.edu.

Research Guides

Research Guides have been created for all the first year classes and on several other topics that may be of help.

Locating the Law

The law librarians at the Southern California Association of Law Libraries have created a wonderful, and concise, guide to legal research that includes California, Federal, and International legal materials.  All of these documents are in PDF format.   You will need Adobe Reader to view them.

These are selected chapters from this e-book.  If you would like to view the entire book you can access it via the SCALL website.

Heafey Law Library Research Team