Donald E. Pray Law Library

Welcome to the Donald E. Pray Law Library at the University of Oklahoma Law Center. The Law Library provides a comfortable and modern setting for studying the law and conducting legal research. Students, faculty, attorneys, and public patrons have access to all major legal databases, many specialty databases, and an extensive print collections.

Mission

The Law Library's mission is to support the scholarly and instructional activities of the Law Center's faculty and students and to serve the research and informational needs of the University, the legal community, and the public. The Law Library strives to provide our patrons with access to a rich collection of research materials in both print and electronic formats.

Holiday Closures

Regular operating hours are not followed during Holidays, Final Exams and Intersession. The Law Library is closed on the following dates every year: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Winter Break (Christmas Eve to New Years Day), Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day. Please call the Law Library at 325-4311 for questions regarding hours of operation.

The Law Center and Library will be closed May 29th for Memorial Day.

Access Policy

The Law Library is open to the public daily from opening time until 6 p.m.   Refer to the information below for daily business hours.   Access to the College of Law and the Law Library after 6 p.m. is restricted to law students, law faculty, members of the Bar, and patrons who need to use the Law Library collection. For access to the Law Library after 6 p.m., please call the Law Library Circulation Desk at 325-5493.

Summer Hours beginning May 12th

Day(s)Library HoursReference Hours
MON-FRI
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SATURDAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SUNDAY
CLOSED
CLOSED

Fall & Spring Semester Regular Hours

Day(s)Library HoursReference Hours
MON-THUR
7:00 am – 11:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FRIDAY
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SATURDAY
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SUNDAY
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
CLOSED

Extended Hours

Day(s)Library HoursReference Hours
SUNDAY
10:00 am – 12:00 am
CLOSED
MON-THURS
7:00 am – 12:00 am
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FRIDAY
7:00 am – 10:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SATURDAY
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Winter Intersession

DAY(S)LIBRARY HOURSREFERENCE HOURS
MON-FRI
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
SATURDAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SUNDAY
CLOSED
CLOSED
DEC.23-JAN. 2
CLOSED
CLOSED
 

Spring Break Hours

Day(s)Library HoursReference Hours
SATURDAY
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SUNDAY 
CLOSED
CLOSED
MON-FRI 
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SATURDAY 
CLOSED
CLOSED

Federal Depository Library

The Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).   The library provides free access to select U.S. Government documents and publications.

Federal Depository Library Program

Staff Directory

  • Lauren Bardgett, Acquisitions and Government Documents Librarian, lbardgett@ou.edu, (405) 325-4673
  • Lisa Bowles, Senior Law Librarian for Access Services, lbowles@ou.edu, (405) 325-2006
  • Elaine Bradshaw, Senior Law Librarian for Metadata and Digital Projects, ebradshaw@ou.edu, (405) 325-4679
  • Kenton Brice, Digital Resources Librarian, kbrice@ou.edu, (405) 325-5679
  • Darin Fox, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, darinfox@ou.edu, (405) 325-6540
  • Jenny Ham, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, jenny.ham@ou.edu, (405) 325-4841
  • Jared Johnson, Circulation Assistant, jared.johnson@ou.edu, (405) 325-5442
  • Jon Self, Technical Services Assistant, gnome@ou.edu, (405) 325-4834
  • Miranda Thomas, Circulation Assistant, mira_lea@ou.edu, (405) 325-5441
  • Shannon Toth, Assistant to the Director, stoth@ou.edu, (405) 325-4313
  • Joel Wegemer, Deputy Director of the Law Library, jwegemer@ou.edu, (405) 325-7673

CONTACT

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Prof. Gensler Addresses the “War on Boilerplate” at the Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference

Last week, Prof. Steven Gensler spoke at the Judicial Conference of the Fifth Circuit. Gensler sat on a panel with three judges and a practicing attorney. The group provided an update on recent and upcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and to the Federal Rules of Evidence. Judges and lawyers from the Fifth Circuit were in attendance. 

“The topic that seemed to interest the audience most was the recent trend of federal judges cracking down on the use of boilerplate objections in discovery," said Gensler.

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