Services for Law Faculty

Course Reserves & Exam Reserve

Faculty are able to place any texts or other materials on course reserve at the service desk on level one.  Before each semester begins, Alicia Brillon will email faculty with information about placing items on course reserve.  At the end of the semester, materials are taken off of course reserve and returned to faculty if they are not library owned.  Faculty can place past exams in the library’s online Exam Reserve database by sending copies to Valeri Craigle (valeri.craigle@law.utah.edu).

Faculty Publications Exhibit

Current faculty publications will be exhibited in a display case on level 6.  Faculty members are encouraged to give copies of law review or other articles and books to Alicia Brillon (alicia.brillon@law.utah.edu).

Instructional Support

Librarians are available to guest lecture in law classes on how to do course specific legal research. The library’s J.D. librarians all have teaching experience and are happy to work with students in a particular class either in or out of the classroom.  Suzanne Darais coordinates this service and can be contacted at suzanne.darais@law.utah.edu.

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

The Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) is part of the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). Through the library’s site subscription to LSN, faculty can receive any of the Legal Scholarship Network’s eJournals which contain the latest research from the world’s foremost researchers. Faculty can customize which eJournals they receive based on research interests.  Faculty will also receive LSN Professional Announcements which is distributed weekly and includes announcements including conferences, professional meetings, calls for papers, and Professional Job Openings. To sign up for this service, please contact Suzanne Darais (suzanne.darais@law.utah.edu).

Research Assistance

Each semester the library has 2-5 Quinney Student Fellows working under the direction of the Head of Faculty Services performing research projects for law faculty.  Faculty should request research assistance through their faculty liaison librarian who will coordinate with the research fellows.  The library also provides training for research assistants assigned directly to faculty.  Please contact Ross McPhail (ross.mcphail@law.utah.edu) to set up a time for him to meet with your research assistants.

Serials Routing

The library will route paper or electronic serials and periodicals to faculty.  Please contact Dan Burn (dan.burn@law.utah.edu) in the library to request any materials to be routed to you.

SSRN Postings

The Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the dissemination of scholarly works in the social sciences. Many law faculty use SSRN to deposit law review articles and book chapters pre or post publishing in order to gain greater visibility for their scholarship. Faculty wishing to deposit their working and accepted papers and book chapters in SSRN can submit these materials themselves at http://www.ssrn.com. Creating an account is free and the submissions process is very simple. For faculty who would like assistance in the submissions process, please contact Valeri Craigle (valeri.craigle@law.utah.edu) who can walk you through the process or submit materials on your behalf.