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Paul L. Boley Law Library

Final Exams at the Law Library

April 12, 2017

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Now that exam time has returned, the Boley Law Library again provides the study-friendly services you have come to depend on.

Exam Study Hours

The library remains a fine and quiet place to study during exams. View the full listing of library and reference hours.

For those who study best under the pre-dawn fluorescent glow of artificial lights, never fear: Wood Hall remains open to students even after the library has closed for the night. Just make sure that you have your ID card with you – the library doors and all entrances are locked when Boley shuts down, but you may enter using your card at the main Wood Hall entrance.

Another late-night study option is Watzek Library on the CAS campus. Watzek Library is open 24 hours most Mondays through Thursdays, but check their hours page before you go.

Leaving late? Please be sure to walk with a companion. Campus Safety reminds all students, faculty, and staff that officers are available 24 hours a day to escort individuals between campus locations; call extension 7777 (503-768-7777) for this service.

Study Aids

A variety of study aids for a variety of classes are on reserve at the Library Desk, available for 3-hour checkout. Among your choices are items from the Nutshell series, Emanuel’s Outlines, Gilbert’s Law Summaries, Roadmap Law Course Outlines, the Understanding series (Understanding Civil Procedure, Understanding Remedies, etc.), the Concise Hornbook series, and the Examples and Explanations series.

Coffee & Snacks

The library will be providing free coffee on weekday evenings after 5pm and all day on the weekends for the duration of finals in the Boley Library lobby. Look for the coffee to flow from Friday, April 21st, to Tuesday, May 9th.

We will be supplying delightfully healthy snacking opportunities each day beginning Monday, April 24th, through Monday, May 8th, at the Library Desk. Snacks are available weekdays at 7pm, weekends at 3pm.

Exams Database

Law School exams from past years are available online for viewing and printing. The collection consists of the actual exams given to students in previous years. Sample answers are available for a few exams; links to these are provided following the exam link. Whether and which exams and answers to post is up to the individual professor.

The exams database is located here.

Remember, access is granted via your L&C Email username (everything before the and password. Only current Lewis & Clark Law students have access to past-years exams.

Forgot your password? No problem.

  • Go to the L&C IT Reset Your Password page and create a new password. Once created, try the database link again.
  • If you still cannot access the exams please contact the Boley Reference Desk at (503) 768-6688 or email and we’ll troubleshoot the problem.

In a crunch and don’t yet have access? Ask the staff at the Library Desk – they’ll be happy to print out an exam for you.

CALI Lessons

The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 900 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 40 legal education subject areas available to students at member law schools like Lewis & Clark. Provided by CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, the lessons are written by law faculty and librarians, are regularly reviewed and revised, and are presented both online and on CD-ROM.

Go to our CALI Lessons page for shortcuts to the CALI Lessons online, the easy three-step registration instructions, and our secret Access Code available to students with valid L&C Law School email passwords only.

Time to Be Kind

As exams loom, here is our semi-annual, gentle reminder about noise in the library and in Wood Hall. Please remember that everyone is feeling a little anxious this time of year. You can help each other reduce some of those stress levels by demonstrating the following courteous behaviors.

Turn your cell phone to silent; everyone will appreciate your thoughtfulness if you do.

If you find yourself involved in a conversation that lasts more than a couple minutes, move your discussion to a public area.

And finally, although the study rooms are designed for group use, please be aware that they are not soundproof and loud discussions may make your fellow students studying quietly at nearby tables a little grumpy. 


As always, keep an eye on your laptops, phones, backpacks, jackets and other personal belongings. When spending much of your day in the library it is natural at times to leave your belongings on a desk in the library or in the Wood Hall study area or study room. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for those items to be quickly taken.

Good luck on exams!