Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library

With more than 200,000 shelved volumes and 96,000 volumes on microfiche as well as 16 conference rooms and 474 study spaces, the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library is an extraordinary facility, created for serious study, deliberation and the development of great ideas. Learn More

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The Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library will reopen for faculty, students, and staff of the Cumberland School of Law on Monday, August 17. The law library will continue to remain closed to all other patrons until further notice.


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Spring 2021 Semester Hours 
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Resource Highlight: The Centennial of Cumberland Women
March 29, 2021
As Women’s History Month nears its end, the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library would like to highlight a resource that explores the contributions that women have made to the foundation of Cumberland School of Law. The Centennial of Cumberland Women: A Narrative Account of the Progress of Education of Women in the South, written by B. Frank Burns, presents information about the roles of women at Cumberland University between the years of 1893 and 1993. 
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How to Start Your Legal Research: Finding Secondary Sources at Beeson Law Library
March 22, 2021
Secondary sources are those legal materials which provide commentary, explanation and analysis of primary law (court and agency decisions, statutes, and regulations) in various formats and levels of authoritativeness. Librarians and legal research instructors alike recommend using secondary sources to begin research of a legal problem to gain the necessary background information to effectively understand a topic’s primary law and the issues surrounding it.   
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Coping with Stress and Anxiety
March 15, 2021
In addition to coping with the stress and anxiety that goes along with being a law student, the pandemic and the current political climate can add stresses that require extra attention. By searching the library’s online catalog, books about overcoming stress, anxiety, and burnout can be found. Also, there is useful information about spirituality, meditation, and finding work-life balance. Articles about self-care and wellness can be found by searching within the law library’s online databases.  
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