Services for Law Faculty

Course Reserves & Exam Reserve

Faculty are able to place any texts or other materials on course reserve at the library circulation desk.  Before each semester begins, Maura Fowler, Circulation Manager, 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 Maura Fowler (maura.fowler@law.utah.edu).

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

CILP is a current awareness tool which indexes over 570 legal publications and sends out weekly emails with information on the most recent legal publications.  Information in CILP is available 4-6 weeks before commercial legal periodical indexes such at the Index to Legal Periodicals and the Current Law Index.  Electronic subscribers receive the full text of CILP each week. After setting up a SmartCILP profile, subscribers receive an additional e-mail message each week that focuses only on the subject headings and journals they select. SmartCILP profiles can be changed at any time as research needs change. As part of the CILP email, complete tables of contents of all journals indexed are included.  Items published are organized within 100 relevant subject headings.  To set up a profile, please contact Librarian Suzanne Darais (suzanne.darais@law.utah.edu).

Faculty Publications Exhibit

Current faculty publications are exhibited in the display case located directly across from the circulation desk.  Faculty members are encourage to give copies of law review or other articles and books to Librarian Linda Stephenson (linda.stephenson@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  seven 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.  Librarian 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 Librarian 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 Faculty Services Librarian 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 Faculty Services Librarian Felicity Murphy (felicity.murphy@law.utah.edu) to set up a time for her 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 Librarian Valeri Craigle (valeri.craigle@law.utah.edu) who can walk you through the process or submit materials on your behalf.