About the Law Library

The Law Library is a research facility designed to support the work of students and faculty of the University of Miami School of Law. With over 630,000 volumes and volume equivalents (microforms), it is one of the largest legal research libraries in the Southeast. The law librarians and staff are committed to providing a high level of service to the students and faculty of the School of Law, as well as to assisting the University of Miami community, the local bar and the general public. The full-time staff of twenty-five includes ten professional librarians.

Resources

The Library houses group study rooms, carrels with computers, and wireless access throughout the building. Students have access to the Law School network and to the Library's electronic resources, including the Web-based library catalog, uSearchsubscription databasesresearch guides and selected internet resources. A complete list of library services to students is available on the Library Services page.

Strengths of the Collection

Taxation and estate planning, labor law, ocean law, environmental law, and foreign and international law are among the special subject strengths represented in the collection. The foreign law collection is comprehensive in the law of Caribbean and Latin American states. The special collections and rare books section of the Library includes documents from complex Everglades litigation.

QUICKLINKS

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ACCESSING DATABASES FROM OFF-CAMPUS OR USING WIRELESS
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HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Library Reference: 305-284-3585
Library Circulation: 305-284-3563
Automated Operator: 305-284-2250
Copy Center: 305-284-3272
Computer Help Desk: 305-284-5297

 

QUOTE
"Perhaps the two most valuable and satisfactory products of American civilization are the librarian on the one hand and the cocktail in the other."
- Louis Stanley Jast, Librarian