Massachusetts School of Law has a state-of-the-art computer research lab. The school’s electronic research facility is equipped with 32 computers that provide students and faculty with instant access to the Internet, and to WestLaw and Lexis, the two major legal databases containing case law, statutes, law reviews, periodicals and other legal documents.
Copying & Printing
The Computer lab contains two high-speed printers. Copying and printing require the purchase of a copy card, which are available in various denominations at the Reference Desk. Each copy costs 12 cents and cards may be purchased at the Reference Desk. You may also download the wireless print driver to print remotely from your laptop. Unfortunately, there is no Apple driver for the Pharos system as of yet.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Please note that hours are subject to change. If you are planning a trip from some distance, call ahead to confirm. To contact the Reference Desk, call the switchboard at 978.681.0800 and ask for the library.
The following tour is an audio tour designed to be listened to on an mp3 player as you walk through the library collection. You can download the individual mp3 files using the link below. You may want to pause the tour to examine the books and resources more closely.
(introduction to the library, the reserve desk materials, and the reference collection)
(the Massachusetts collection, including Massachusetts statutes, regulations, and cases)
(the public access catalog, American Law Reports, regional reporters, law reviews)
(the federal collection, including federal statutes, regulations, and cases)
CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction)
CALI.org – CALI is a a nonprofit consortium of nearly every US law school that welcomes membership from law schools, paralegal programs, law firms, individuals, or any organization that wishes to learn or teach the law.
MSLAW’s library also provides patrons access to materials contained in microforms. All students receive training in internet and computer-assisted legal research as a part of MSLAW’s legal research program.
CALI also awards the highest scoring student in each law school class at many law schools with a CALI Excellence for the Future Award®.
About half of CALI’s 200 member law schools distribute CALI Awards, and most of them post award recipients here.
Ask at the Reference Desk for a CALI Password.