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JFK Law Library

Everything you need for the JD and BALS programs in the JFK School of Law including textbooks, study aids, legal databases, research services, workshops, guides and more.

Welcome!

Welcome to the JFK School of Law Library at NCU!

Note: This guide is specific to the JD and BA Legal Studies programs in the JFK School of Law. Master of Legal Studies (MLS) students, please see the Legal Studies Library Guide. 

On the left menu, please find specific tabs such as:

  • Legal Databases 
  • Textbooks
  • Study Aids
  • Past Exams
  • Bar Prep Resources (Including Bar Prep OnDemand videos)

If you have questions about content in this guide, or how to navigate to something in particular, please reach out to library@ncu.edu

July 2022 Bar Exam Information

Important Announcements

Exam Skills Workshop Recording - February

By: Prof. Ryan Johnson

https://zoom.us/rec/share/iUBF76F5ke1yUE4yXsi3s22zN44_1oKUdE6sYlbLzH3krAExyGPT87x-Y8KtZxGG.sGbexBsVi57ApgBP 

(Passcode: *E75EK1P)

All times are provided using Pacific Time (PT)

Power Hours

Power Hours are open sessions that do not require an appointment. Attendees can come and go as they wish.

Sunday

Session: JFK 1st Year Forum

Day and Time: Sunday at 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Session Type: Power Hour

Power Hour Link: https://zoom.us/j/99516701832

Description:

It’s not your imagination, law school is REALLY hard.  Come spend a couple of hours in this safe space where we will discuss various issues that arise for typical 1L students, including time management, tackling difficult concepts related to course assignments, and addressing potential barriers to success.  

Join our live legal writing power hours session for support, guidance, and accountability! This is an open Zoom session where you can come and complete your coursework without interruption with an accountability buddy, or two!

Join legal writing coach, Gehrrie Bellamy any time within the 2-hour block. The session begins at 8 am Pacific / 9 am Mountain / 10 am Central / 11 am Eastern.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99516701832

Wednesday

Session: Hypo Happy Hour (Starting Wed. March 16)

Day and Time: Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m. PT

Session Type: Power Hour

Power Hour Link: https://zoom.us/j/91337988369

Description:

There’s nothing hypothetical about this happy hour! Spend this time analyzing various hypos based on succinct rules of law. This is an open forum to allow students to focus on not getting a “right” answer, but merely on issue spotting based on either law given or what laws students have learned.

Join our live legal writing power hours session for support, guidance, and accountability! This is an open Zoom session where you can come and complete your coursework without interruption with an accountability buddy, or two!

 Join legal writing coach, Gehrrie Bellamy any time within the 2-hour block. The session begins at 4 pm Pacific / 5 pm Mountain / 6 pm Central / 7 pm Eastern.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/91337988369

 

Group Sessions

Group Sessions require the attendee to schedule an appointment via the ASC Coaching Scheduler. Review the Scheduled Coaching pages of the Academic Success Center website for detailed information on how to register and schedule an appointment.

Saturday

Session: Issue Spotting 101

Day and Time: Saturday 8:00 a.m. (Starting March 19)

Session Type: Group Session

Description: The “I” in IRAC, the ever-elusive “issue” is the necessary component in assessing facts to determine the rule of law. This session will break down legal fact patterns to identify relevant information used to formulate the issue.

Session: Analyzing the Issue with the Rule

Day and Time: Saturday 9:00 a.m. (Starting March 19)

Session Type: Group Session

Description: Now that you’ve conquered spotting the issue, it’s time to analyze for legal sufficiency! Analyzing the Issue with the Rule merges potential issues with the learned rule of law to formulate a clear and concise legal analysis.

Individual Sessions

Individual sessions are available by request. Students are encouraged to speak with Gehrrie regarding their individual session requests during a group session or Power Hour. Students can also use the Ask a Coach or ASC Chat platform to request an individual session with Gehrrie.

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