The law library offers research assistance to law faculty, law students and the BU community. Legal Information Librarians with extensive legal backgrounds are available to offer that assistance staffing a reference desk, monitoring chat and an Ask Us service.
The Law Library views the legal research education of the law students as one of its primary missions. The Legal Information Librarians offer basic legal research classes in the context of the first year Lawyering Program and in the LLM Research and Writing program. They also offer advanced and topical legal research classes that students may take for credit. The Law Library also has a Certificate in Legal Research Skills for Practice where law students can advance and refresh their legal research skills. Finally, the Legal Information Librarians also participate in the classroom with research presentations designed specifically for the course. In addition to scheduled training, one-on-one training is available.
Currently scheduled training and orientation programs can be found on the Law Library’s Research Training Calendar.