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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2020 Fall Hours 
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Interesting Facts about Citators: Five Things to Know
October 26, 2020
Citators (also known as citation services) are an extremely important part of legal research generally used to determine how often a source has been cited by other sources. The following are five facts about citators that can help the legal researcher in the quest for good information. 
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Using Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge to Research Judges and Attorneys
October 19, 2020
In order to, successfully, engage in litigation practice, it is often helpful to evaluate the histories and past actions of the judges and the attorneys who are associated with particular cases. Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge are subscription databases that provide useful tools that can be used to research judges and attorneys. The following is information about those platforms. 
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Do You Have a Research Plan?
October 12, 2020
Before beginning a legal research project, it is always important to have a plan which will allow the researcher to be more effective and efficient in their search. This efficiency saves time and money, two important things when it comes to legal research.  
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