Service for Law Students

Reference and Research Assistance
Remote Access to Databases
Course Reserves and Past Exams
Study Rooms
Circulation and Interlibrary Loan
Instruction and Outreach
Lexis, Westlaw, and Other Online Resource Support
Services for Law Review

 

Reference and Research Assistance

Reference librarians, who have both JDs and graduate degrees in information science, are available to assist students in locating sources, using databases, developing research strategies, and finding a wide variety of information. Students may reach a reference librarian by visiting the Library, calling 895-2420, submitting a request online, or by contacting any of the library faculty directly.

Jennifer Gross - 895-2408 - jgross@unlv.nevada.edu
David McClure - 895-2430 - david.mcclure@unlv.edu
Chad Schatzle - 895-2317 - chad.schatzle@unlv.edu
Matthew Wright - 895-2409 - matthew.wright@unlv.edu
Andrew Martineau - 895-5819 - andrew.martineau@unlv.edu 

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Remote Access to Databases

To access the Library's online databases remotely, use the law school portal's list of Library databases.

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Course Reserves and Past Exams

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Study Rooms

There are 12 study rooms located throughout the Law Library reserved for law student use. During the regular semester, study rooms are available on a first come, first served basis to law students. Two weeks prior to exams and during exams, study rooms should be reserved at the Library's circulation desk.

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Circulation and Interlibrary Loan

Circulating materials may be checked out by law students for three week periods. Students may renew items online for two subsequent three-week periods. Late fees are assessed on materials returned after the due date.

Materials not available in the Law Library's collections may be accessed at Lied Library or other campus libraries. Please consult the University Libraries catalog.

Interlibrary loan requests may be made for materials not available on campus by submitting the online form for books, articles or other materials.

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Instruction and Outreach

From time to time the Library offers informal research instruction. Topics range from transactional practice research to foreign and international law research to cost-effective research strategies. Students may request trainings by contacting Chad Schatzle (chad.schatzle@unlv.edu; 895-2317).

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Lexis, Westlaw, and Other Database Support

For assistance in using any of the online resources made available by the Library, students should contact Chad Schatzle (chad.schatzle@unlv.edu; 895-2317).

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Services for Law Review

Materials needed for law review cite checks may be checked out on the law review account by any law review staff member.

Library faculty are available to provide training to law review staff on a variety of topics, including research methods and strategies, database use, interdisciplinary research sources, Bluebook citation format, and preemption checking.

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