Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Effective January 6, 2010 the University will institute a pay-for-print system.
  • WESTLAW and LEXIS printing will continue to be free on the dedicated Lexis and Westlaw printers in the labs.
  • All copies and prints will cost 12¢ per page.
  • Each law student will receive 100 complimentary copies from the law library.
  • Complimentary copy cards will be dispensed at the Circulation Desk beginning Jan. 6, 2010.
  • The printers and copiers will operate by using a copy card which may be purchased from the Card Dispenser located on the first floor of the law library.
This is a university-wide policy, not just for law students. There are several reasons:
  • The main reason for changing to a pay-for-print system is that vendors no longer service copy machines without a full university-wide contract that covers the copy machines and computer printers. It's all or nothing. Changing to a university-wide system saves the university money by combining all the service contracts.

  • The University is going GREEN. Free printing in the computer labs has gotten out of hand as cost of printing has dramatically increased in the past few years . We have often collected reams (that is 500 sheets per ream) of unclaimed or unplanned printing, multiple copies of large print jobs (the student took only one copy), copies of recipes, screen plays, pornography, and other items for which the law library never intended to provide free printing.
Please print wisely and be mindful of the environment!! Thank you for your understanding.
~The Law Library Staff

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Health Care Bill

"Affordable Health Care for America," H.R. 3962 is here:, all 1990 pages of it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Search all our Law Journals at once!

You can now search all of our law journals at once, including those on Hein Online. Go to and search by keyword, or pull up a full list of our law journals by title. Direct links to those that are on line.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Taxation and Economic Reform in America, A Historical Archive

Taxation and Economic Reform in America, A Historical Archive 1789-2009, a new library in the Hein Online database, is now available!

Loads of legislative histories. Check it out by going to, scroll down and click on Hein Online.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Updates to the CCH Databases

CCH has migrated to a new platform, and all of our subscribed databases are accessible via one window. Click on any CCH database link here to access Omnitax, the Pension library, and Business and Finance networks. Please contact any reference librarian if you have a question about using the databases.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

ACLU Report on Judge Sotomayor

The ACLU has published an 88-page report "on the Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court."

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Due to security issues, ALL LEGAL DATABASES now require users to login with their last name and GGU Law ID number. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Don't cite to Wikipedia!

Reported from . . .

Case reversed for allowing Wikipedia entry as evidence

By Paul Lomio

From the

Bergen judge reversed for allowing Wikipedia entry as evidence

By Jerry DeMarco

North Jersey Crime Examiner

A Bergen County judge mistakenly let a collection company lawyer cover a gap in evidence against a credit-card holder by using a Wikipedia page, a state appeals court has ruled.
. . .
“Such a malleable source of information is inherently unreliable and clearly not one whose accuracy cannot reasonably be questioned,” they added.

Easy Access to Federal Documents

The GPO (Government Printing Office) has released their new database of federal documents. "FDSys" as it is called, provides quick and easy access to:
  • Compilation of Presidential Documents (1993 to Present)
  • Congressional Bills (103rd Congress to Present)
  • Congressional Documents (104th Congress to Present)
  • Congressional Hearings (105th Congress to Present)
  • Congressional Record (1994 to Present)
  • Congressional Reports (104th Congress to Present)
  • Federal Register (1994 to Present)
  • Public and Private Laws (104th Congress to Present)
Go to and give it a try!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

CEB's OnLaw Database Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that the law library has subscribed to CEB's OnLaw, their online database that provides access to all of their current treatises and section reporters. OnLaw includes forms and links to referenced codes and cases, and provides access to the CEB Business Law Library, Criminal Law Library, Estate Planning Library, Family Law Library, Litigation Library and the Real Property Law Library.

You can access OnLaw by going to our page here:, scroll down and click on "CEB OnLaw." If you are accessing this from off-campus, you will be prompted for your name and GGU user id.

OnLaw is available to current law faculty and students only.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Stimulus Watch

To see where stimulus money is going in California, check out the web site here.

Monday, January 12, 2009


All three levels of the newly renovated Law Library are open for business. We have a new Walking Tour Guide to help you find your way around at the reference desk.

We truly thank our students for their patience during this renovation period, and hope that you enjoy the new digs! There will be an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate on Wednesday, January 14 from 2-6PM. Please drop by and celebrate with us.