Submitted by Law Library on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:18am
Casey Nygard, '11
Attorney, Corley Law Firm
5&6: How much time did you spend in the library as a law student?
Casey Nygard: I spent at least 15 hours a week in the working library. In my off-hours, though, I usually staked out a spot in the fishbowl for long hours of silent studying next to friends.
5&6: What did you use the library for?
CN: Mostly, the library is where I worked either for the library or for law school. It was a place to learn a skill and I took full advantage of the opportunity. And, in times of desperation, the best chance for osmosis!
5&6: How did the library or librarians help you prepare for work as an attorney?
CN: The biggest advantage of the library is the resources. It could be intimidating, but the librarians made the mound of books and online resources manageable.
5&6: Would you suggest current law students take advantage of the library?
CN: YES, take advantage. The world is moving towards computers and online research but that is still a large firm bonus. Smaller firms still need an attorney who can use the public services that the library offers. Knowing how it works now will be a valuable asset as you enter the work force later.