Welcome, Fall 2010 students! Here are answers to some of your unspoken questions.
“Law school is like a new language…HELP!”
Don’t worry, we’ve listed below a couple glossaries that break down commonly used law school terminology:
- A Glossary of Terms for First Year Students by George Mason School of Law
- Legal Glossary by University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
- Glossary of Terms used in Legal Research by Westlaw (West Thomson)
“What should I be reading?”
And if you see any books that you’re interested in reading, see if it’s available in our online catalog.
“Can I come visit before school?”
Sure, stop by any time between 9-5 during the week. We would love to meet you and give you an individual library tour. Just swing by the reference desk.
“What is TWEN?”
The West Education Network® (TWEN) is an online extension of the law school classroom and is similar to Blackboard (which some of you may be familiar with from your undergraduate programs). You use TWEN to access your course materials (such as your syllabus and reading assignments for the 1st day of class), participate in class discussions, receive and submit online assignments, complete quizzes, exchange e-mail messages with your instructors and classmates, and more. To participate in TWEN, you need a Westlaw password (which you will receive during Pre-Orientation) and you need to add a course created by one of your professors. For more information review the Student’s Guide to TWEN.