Services for Law Part-Time Faculty: Reference Services

Contact the legal information librarian on duty for research requests related to the teaching of courses at the law school: via email, using LiveChat, texting 617-383-4111 or calling 617 353-3151 (ask for reference).

During the academic year, the librarians are available:  

Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
8:30am - 8pm
8:30am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
Noon - 8pm

 

During the summer, the librarians are available during all hours the library is open: Monday-Friday, 9:00am  to 5:00pm. 

Research Guides

The library provides research guides with helpful tips for finding and using legal and non-legal resources. Should you want a customized page for your course, please contact a legal information librarian (617 353-3151; ask for reference). Please also contact our legal information librarians for assistance with any of the library's electronic resources.

Classroom Legal Research Instruction and Support

The librarians teach basic and advanced legal research.  We enjoy teaching and we would be happy to teach a research component in conjunction with any law school course or seminar.  Our research instruction integrates print and electronic research and teaches students the most efficient resources to select for their research topics. 

Please contact Stefanie Weigmann (sweig@bu.edu, 617-358-4997) to request a research session for your class.

Librarians also offer research appointments for students writing seminar papers.

If you would like to use any library materials in the classroom, these may be retrieved on the day of the class.  Materials used for class should be returned before the library closes on the day of the class.

CALI Lessons

As a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, the library offers the complete CALI library of research exercises to complement classroom instruction.  Please contact a legal information librarian (lawlib@bu.edu, 617-353-3151) for authorization codes needed to register and access materials from the CALI website

Updated: August 2014