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A Welcome to the Library: Law Students

A basic orientation to services in the Jenner Law Library

STUDENTS

The Law Library supports students' academic and professional success by:

  • Instructing students on legal research techniques
  • Developing programs and tools such as LibGuides for all types of research endeavors
  • Creating a collection that includes:
    • Tools to research potential employers
    • Current information of practice of law
    • Core legal research tools, practice skills and study aids
  • Training individuals, groups and student organizations on specific legal and non-legal resources

​Providing loaners for wish-I-had situations such as phone chargers, power cords, umbrellas, games, etc


To request additional support or suggest new services, email your request to law-refdesk@illinois.edu

LibGuide Resources - General & Practical Skills

Research Resources

  Bloomberg Law

  Lexis Advance™

  Westlaw™

Other Resources:

Overview of Services for Students

  CLASSROOM

  • Teach legal research for 1L core and in Advanced Legal Research
  • Offer Certificated in Legal Research that allows students to develop further understanding of topics such as Legislative History, Advanced Case Analysis, and Regulations

  REFERENCE

  • Offer reference and point-of-use instruction at Reference Desk
    • In person: drop-in hours posted on Library Hours of Operations
    • In person: one-to-one consultation to discuss seminar papers and research projects, by appointment
    • Via email: law-refdesk@illinois.edu

  RESEARCH

  • Train individuals, groups and student organization on specific legal and non-legal resources
  • Provide collections that support study of core and topical subjects, job searches, writing competitions

Practical Skills Books

     In Our Practical Skills Collection we have books and guides for:

  • Bar-related topics such as Business Organizations, Estates & Wills, Secured Transactions, etc.
  • Core courses such as Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Torts, etc.
  • Job Seeking and Interviewing
  • Law Practice or Firm Operations
  • Professional Ethics
  • Research Approaches, Sources and various forms of Legal Writing
  • Research resources by subject matter including treatises, Nutshell series, encylopedias, etc.
  • Writing Competitions