Bounds Law Library

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Tour of an Unusual Book: The Black Spot
Posted on Wednesday January 30, 2019

Our “Preserved in Amber” series of posts seeks to celebrate unique and interesting objects, usually but not always a particular volume. The uniqueness typically comes from one striking feature—such as the correspondence between Hannis Taylor and J.B. Bury, pasted in Bounds’ copy of Taylor’s Science of Jurisprudence and featured in our October 12, 2016 post. To the law review spader or other casual user, there would be nothing particularly arresting about our Shepherd’s Digest. Further investigation, however, reveals a book that is interestingly signed and tantalizingly inscribed.

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Online Catalog

The online catalog allows you to search the library’s physical collection and online articles.



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Visiting the Library

The Bounds Law Library is open to the public; reference assistance is available during normal operating hours Monday through Friday.

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Sample Exams

A database with a selection of sample exams and best answer files available to current law students.


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Special Collections

Access to our archival collections including finding aids for select holdings.


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Online Databases

Links to various databases avaialable at the law library.



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Albritton Lecture

The Albritton Lecture series was established by Judge William Harold Albritton III, a 1960 Alabama Law alumnus.