Library Materials for Summer Starters

The Goodson Law Library welcomes our new summer starters! The materials on this page will help orient you to the library and its services.

Orientation Packet

  • Where to Begin: Quick guide to library services and collections.
  • Law School Success: Want an edge in the competitive game of managing course loads and taking exams? Check out our recommended books on the law school experience, studying and exam preparation.
  • First-Year Treatises: Listing of study aids available in the library for all 1L courses, including your summer classes.
  • Practicing Professionalism in the Goodson Law Library: Important notes about standards and policies in the library, including use of carrels, quiet study zones, and security.

Looking for Computing Orientation?

The Goodson Law Library comprises one-half of Duke Law School Information Services (DLSIS). For computing orientation material from our sister department, Academic Technologies, visit

Related Links

  • The Goodson Blogson: Announcements, legal news, and the latest research links.
  • Library Facebook Page: News, research links, live help, and occasional prize giveaways for fans!
  • Maps & Locations: Quick guide to navigating the library, including printable maps.
  • Research Help: Frequently-asked questions about finding materials in the library and online.