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 620,000 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- eight includes thirteen professional librarians.
The Library houses group study rooms, computer labs and carrels with computers and connections for laptops as well as 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, Baron, subscription databases, research guides and selected internet resources. A complete list of library services to students is available on the Library Services page.
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.
The University of Miami School of Law Library is also open for use by alumni, all University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and other guests doing legal research, although some restrictions are observed during exam periods.
"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
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