For University of Minnesota Law Students
We're Here to Help
Your reference librarians welcome the opportunity to assist you with your research questions and assignments. Whether it’s finding the answer to a quick reference question, providing a refresher on how to research case law, or devising the most efficient research strategy for an in depth research assignment in law or other disciplines, we’re here to help.
How to Contact Us
In person: (office hours), Phone: 612-625-4309, Chat Reference Service, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Law Library's reference librarians are available to assist you with your research needs. Feel free to contact any of these librarians directly by telephone or email if you would like to arrange an individual consultation for assistance from a specific librarian.
- Legal Writing Course
Students enrolled in the First Year Legal Writing Course receive legal research instruction from the reference librarians. Reference librarians also coordinate instruction sessions provided by our school's LexisNexis and Westlaw representatives.
- Advanced Legal Research Seminar
This seminar is offered in the fall and spring semesters and is taught by Reference Librarian, George Jackson.
- Foreign & International Legal Research Seminar
This seminar is taught by Foreign, Comparative & International Law Librarian, Mary Rumsey.
- Law Library Brown Bag Research Session Series
The lunch hour programs offered in this series cover a variety of topics from basic refreshers on case law and statutory research to more advanced or specialized areas of legal research such as legislative history and administrative law. Power Point slides & handouts from the most recently completed research sessions series are available available here.
- Bloomberg Law (https://www.bloomberglaw.com/lawschool/index.html) (Registration Required)
Our Bloomberg Law Representative is Jed Lewin (phone: 212-617-3893, email: email@example.com ).
Training: In addition to the Bloomberg Law instruction provided to students in the 1L Legal Writing course, Jed also offers various Bloomberg Law training sessions throughout the school year.
Student Representatives: Jed hires several law students to assist students with issues in accessing and using Bloomberg Law. Check the Law Library Reference Office for information on contacting a Bloomberg Law Student Representative or drop by the Bloomberg Law table on the Subplaza during lunch.
- LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool/) (Registration Required)
Our LexisNexis Representative is Sarah Bigler (phone: 651-216-3780, email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Training: In addition to the LexisNexis instruction provided to students in the 1L Legal Writing course, Sarah also offers various LexisNexis training sessions throughout the school year. Check the My School web page for more information, our drop by the LexisNexis table on the Subplaza during lunch.
Student Representatives: Sarah hires several law students to assist students with issues concerning LexisNexis such as access and printing. Check the My School web page for student rep hours and more.
- Westlaw (lawschool.westlaw.com) (Registration Required)
Our Westlaw Representative is Dennis Elverman (cell phone: 414-397-9748, email: email@example.com).
Training: In addition to the Westlaw instruction provided to students in the 1L Legal Writing course, Dennis also offers various Westlaw training sessions throughout the school year. Check the lawschool.westlaw.com web page for more information.
Student Representatives: Dennis hires several law students to assist students with issues concerning Westlaw use including access and printing. Check the At Your School web page for student rep hours and more.
- CALI - Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org) (Registration Required)
CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials provided by the non-profit Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (www.cali.org). There are over 625 lessons available to help you study 32 different legal subject areas at www.cali.org. Lessons are completely free for our law students. They are great for mastering material during the semester and for studying for exams.
cali.org in order to access CALI lessons.