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1L Survival Guide: Home

This LibGuide is designed to help first year law students as they begin their legal education.

Welcome to the Chickasaw Nation Law Library at the Oklahoma City University School of Law!


The Chickasaw Nation Law Library at Oklahoma City University School of Law would like to welcome the entering class of Fall 2020!  The purpose of this LibGuide is to help first-year law students as they begin their legal education. There are tabs for the Law Library hours of operation, the physical layout, circulation desk policies, student services, databases, legal research training, the Law Library catalog, and resources to help first-year law students, including a list of helpful study aids and law school survival guides.

Library Hours

Library Student Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10:00pm

Friday: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Reference Assistance is available from 7:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

The Law Library is currently closed to the public

Video Tutorials for Library Services

Where should I study? How do I reserve a study room? What's CALI? How do I find books or check them out? We know you have a lot of questions your first week in law school, and we are here to help you. 

We've included some videos below that highlight how to use some of our library resources for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Searching the Law Library Catalog

The law library catalog is a great place to start if you are looking for a book or journal article. 

Law Library Databases

The Law Library subscribes to various databases that you can use to search for cases, statutes, treatises, and more! 


Digital Study Aids

The Law Library provides access to two digital study aid platforms. With these, you can access ebook versions of popular study aids at any time, without due dates or renewal subscriptions! 

West Academic Study Aids offer series such as Nutshells and Hornbooks


Wolters Kluwer Digital Study Aids include Examples and Explanations and Glannon Guides. 

CALI Lessons

CALI Lessons cover a multitude of legal topics and are written by law school professors. They can help you grasp and practice legal concepts. 

Research Guides

The Law Library has created research guides on almost every topic covered in law school! They can point you in the right direction to find resources and other information. 


Legal Research Award

The Law Library offers the Legal Research Award, a voluntary Award program where students can learn more about legal research topics and earn a credential in legal research. 


800 N. Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405.208.5271