December 5, 2010
Are Undergraduates Welcome at the Academic Law Library?
Ah, the usual conflict, especially around finals: as an undergraduate, why can't I use the law library to study? It depends on the institution. This installment comes from the University of Arizona, where rules prevent non-law students from using the law library. It's another one of those quirks in how academic law libraries are managed. Traditionally, they are independent from the rest of the university library system because of ABA rules. Not all law schools, though, operate their library independently from the rest of the university system. That, and the ABA is known to let some "problems" slide when it comes to enforcing their rules. To each their own. The story out of Arizona is in the Arizona Daily Wildcat. [MG]