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Law Library

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Law Library

WELCOME TO THE OLIVER B. SPELLMAN LAW LIBRARY

The Oliver B. Spellman Law Library at the Southern University Law Center is a friendly, comfortable, and well-equipped legal research library that supports the curriculum, programs and clinics of the law center. The law library has an impressive print collection of books and manuscripts, as well as access to pages of online documents. For research assistance, legal reference librarians are available at the Reference Desk during the following hours (with the exception of Holidays and breaks between semesters):

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Reference assistance is also available by calling (225) 771-2146. The law library welcomes SULC students, faculty, and staff to delve into its rich collection and turn to the library’s service-oriented staff for help with their research needs.

HOURS OF OPERATION

ONLINE DATABASES

Fall/Spring Semester Hours
M-TH: 7:00 AM – Midnight
F: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fall/Spring Exam Period Hours
M-TH: 7:00 AM – Midnight
F: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun: Noon – 10:00 PM

Semester Break Hours
M-F: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat-Sun: Closed

Summer Session Hours
M-TH: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Legal Research
FastCase
Lexis-Nexis
Westlaw

Find the Law
HeinOnline
Internet Legal Resource Guide
LegalTrac
Law.com
Law Library of CongressLouisiana Resources
Louisiana Laws & Legislation
Louisiana Administrative Law
Louisiana Supreme Court
Louisiana Department of Civil Service
Louisiana Department of Revenue
Louisiana State Bar AssociationFederal Resources
Government Documents

Legal Dictionaries
Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law
Nolo’s Law Dictionary

News Sources
The Advocate
The Times Picayune
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
The Los Angeles Times
The Washington Post
The Chicago Tribune


The Oliver B. Spellman Law Library is a Federal Depository Library.