March 1 - Cleanout Deadline for August & December graduates
Aug 1 - Cleanout Deadline for May graduates
First three days of fall semester - LLMs & 3Ls can request a new or first carrel reservation at Information Desk
First Thursday of fall semester, 3 p.m. - 2L & 2nd year MJ Carrel Lottery
Early Sept. - 1Ls and 1st year MJs should check library signage for information about remaining carrels
Carrel reservations are taken the first week of classes each fall semester on a tiered basis, with LL.M. students and 3Ls having the first opportunity, followed by 2Ls and second-year M.J. students, and then, if any carrels remain, 1Ls and first-year M.J. students.
Carrel reservations extend through a student's Drake Law School enrollment. For May graduates, carrel reservations end the following Aug. 1; for December and August graduates, carrel reservations end the following March 1.
Students must remove all items from their carrels by the last day of their reservation. Library staff will dispose of items left in carrels after that time. Graduates who do not need to keep their carrels through the bar examination are encouraged to contact Information Desk staff to release their carrel reservation, making the carrel available for another student.
The reservation of Law Library carrels is a privilege. To retain carrel privileges, students must follow the carrel usage guidelines, including keeping carrels in good order, only using Post-It Notes or Blu-Tack to affix items to the finished wood, and properly checking out all library materials kept in the carrel.
Lockers in Cartwright Hall are available to all law students to secure personal belongings. The Law Library is not responsible for the loss of any personal items from carrels.
Note: Textbooks and laptops left in carrels are among items that have been stolen in the past, so you are advised to secure your belongings. Laptop locks are available for check out at the Information Desk.
For more information, ask the Information Desk staff or see the Carrel Reservation Policy.
LLM students and 3Ls may reserve carrels for immediate use during the first three days of classes of the fall semester (Aug. 21-23, 2017) by asking at the Information Desk during library hours.
Note: If you were on the 2016-17 waiting list, that was only for last year. You will need to request a reservation.
LLM students and 3Ls who currently have a carrel but want a different one should make these arrangements with Information Desk staff during this same time period. If you want to keep your current carrel reservation, you do not need to do anything.
2Ls or second-year MJ students who want to keep a current carrel reservation do not need to do anything. All others should follow these instructions.
Students, or a proxy, must attend the carrel lottery meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. in Opperman Hall, Lower Level 19 to enter their names and select a carrel.
If this is not possible, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 p.m. on Aug. 24, and library staff will put your name in the lottery and randomly assign a carrel to you when your name is drawn.
There are still carrels available, so we will run a TWEN lottery for 1Ls/M.J students. Sign up for the TWEN course First-Year Carrel Lottery (Fall 2017) and follow the instructions. The last day to sign up is Sept. 5. The results will be determined on Sept. 6.