In Memorium: Henry G. Manne

Professor Henry G. Manne died on January 17. Manne served as Dean of George Mason Law School from 1986 until 1997, and George Mason University Foundation Professor until 1999. The school’s Henry G. Manne Moot Court Competition for Law & Economics and the Henry G. Manne Program in Law and Economics Studies are named for him.

Professor Manne was designated one of the founders of the field of law and economics by the American Law and Economics Association. He launched the Law and Economics Center at Emory University and the University of Miami before bringing it to George Mason. Lauded as a cultural laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, he was the driving force behind the many innovations in legal education implemented at George Mason.

Please take a moment to browse the law library’s memorial exhibit in the atrium display case.






New Print Study Aids: ACING SERIES

By popular demand, we have purchased nine titles in the Acing Series: Business Associations, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Property, and Torts.

These books, and many other print study aids, are on Reserve at the Circulation Desk.

Prefer e-books?  Our West Study Aids subscription includes fifteen Acing Series titles.


Our HeinOnline subscription now includes expanded coverage of ABA publications. GMUSL patrons have access to more than 100 periodicals including the most recent editions.

Students may find several titles of general interest:

  • Student Lawyer
  • Young Advocates
  • Young Lawyer

More information about ABA publications available with this new subscription is available here.


“Wait. The information I need to research this topic isn’t on Westlaw or Lexis? Google isn’t helpful either.  #$@&%*!” 

No need to despair. Instead, attend a short seminar at 5:00pm on Thursday, January 22, in Room 120. We’ll focus on the resources you need to know about to conduct academic legal research.  ​

Take a few minutes now—save time later!!!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2015

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 19.

The Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. became a federal holiday (5 U.S.C. § 6103(a)) fifteen years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death. The holiday was first observed in 1986, but it took another 17 years for nationwide recognition. In 1994, the holiday was designated a day of service under the direction of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For resources about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit the The King Center Center Website.




The library has just received notice from Thomson Reuters that all WESTLAW Passwords (created before October 7, 2O14) ) MUST be changed IMMEDIATELY.

If you do not change your password by January 13, 2015, then your access to WestlawNext and TWEN will be suspended.

Here’s what to do:



If you have any questions, please stop by or call the Reference Office 703.993.8076.