When was the last time you spent more than 30 minutes in a law library? If your answer is “within the past month,” you are probably considered “old school” or even a Luddite. If your answer involves dead trees and something about how online research is so much faster and more efficient, then you are probably a bit younger. If you are a managing partner, you may consider the library an inefficient use of square footage. And if you are a summer associate, you figure you won’t be spending much time there.

Law libraries used to be the sole place where written legal information was kept.