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Collection Policy: Graduate Programs, Clinical Programs, JD Concentrations, and Specialized Centers

A. Graduate Programs

The law library selects materials in tax law, banking and financial law, and intellectual property law to support the LL.M. programs offered by the law school. Major sets of primary tax materials are housed together in the Tax Library within the Pappas Law Library.

B. Clinical Programs

Books and materials to support the clinical programs are collected as part of our regular collection development process. In addition, the law library, in coordination with the clinical programs, purchases materials for a small library of practice materials in the clinical offices in the law school and their offices in downtown Boston. Selection of titles is done by clinical faculty and the program directors in conjunction with library staff.

C. JD Conccentrations

The law library supports subject concentrations available in the J.D. program by acquiring substantive material more comprehensively, as reflected in the Scope of Coverage: U.S. Law By Subject.

D. Specialized Centers

The library supports the various centers and institutes at the law school, including the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, the Institute of Jewish Law, etc. The specialties of these centers, along with the research needs of affiliated faculty, students, and journal members, are factors considered in determining the collection emphases outlined in Scope of Scope of Coverage: U.S. Law By Subject.