Faculty Services

Faculty Services Librarian

Cynthia Condit is the Head of Faculty Services. Faculty can request research assistance or inquire about any of the services described below by emailing the faculty services email queue at law-refdesk@list.arizona.edu , or contacting Cynthia by email at: cbcondit@arizona.edu, phone (621-9314) or stopping by her office, Room 105, main level of the Law Library.  

Book Purchases

The Law Library tailors much of its current collection development to expressed or perceived faculty need and interest, but will also purchase materials at the specific request of a faculty member. To make a suggestion for a general library purchase or to request an item be purchased from your faculty allotment, please submit a request to the faculty services email queue at: law-refdesk@list.arizona.edu.

Classroom Presentations on Legal Research

Librarians will provide tailored classroom presentations at the request of faculty. Presentations may focus on the course research pages, resources for selecting paper topics, and other subjects as requested. Please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.edu to schedule a librarian to present a session for your class. 

Complimentary Copies of Course Textbooks

Faculty members may request their own complimentary copies of materials under consideration for course use. A handful of legal publishers who offer faculty copies free of charge are listed below, along with their contact information. Note that policies differ among publishers: in some cases, the faculty member must use the text in the course in order to receive the complimentary copy.

Faculty members are encouraged to try obtaining free copies for review before requesting office copies be purchased by the Law Library. If you have questions or problems regarding contacting these sources, or if you have suggestions for publishers we have not included, please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.edu.

  • Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer- you will be required to set up an account here in order to request a review copy.
    800-950-5259 (Legal Education) WK also has these teaching aids free for downloading. Finally, the Law Library has many Aspen/WK treatises available here (click on Subscribed Content A-Z for a list of titles, including Aspen titles).
  • West Academic / Foundation Press- Professors should set up an account on the West Academic page. Once logged into your account, search for a specific title and then select either Request Print Copy or View Digital Copy. Note that if you already have an account on the West Academic Law School Exchange site you may use that same login to set up the West Academic/Professors site account.
    West Account Managers: 800-313-9378
    Email: accountmanager@westacademic.com
  • LexisNexis Digital Library — LexisNexis has ceased offering print copies for review and instead offers digital copies through the LexisNexis Digital Library. Options are to view the book online or to download to your computer or mobile device e-reader (after installing software such as Adobe Digital Editions). Loan period is either 28 or 60 days depending on the type of material. After that time the book is automatically deleted unless renewed. You must register for an account. Note that your Lexis Advance login credentials will not work to access the LexisNexis Digital Library.
  • Carolina Academic Press
    919-489-7486
    Contacts
    Titles by Subject — View a specific title to access the faculty complimentary request form via a link at the bottom of title description. Supplements are free to view or download.
  • Oxford University Press
    800-280-0280
    Email: highered.us@oup.com
    Titles by discipline — View a specific title and select the "Request Examination Copy link"; titles without link may not be available.
  • Cambridge University Press
    800-872-7423
    Email: orders@cambridge.org
    Titles by Subject — View a specific title and select the "Request Examination Copy link"; titles without link may not be available.

Course Reserves

The Law Library maintains a temporary Course Reserves collection that contains a copy of current law course textbooks used during a semester. Students may check out these books for two hours use in the library or in a class. Circulation develops the collection through a working list received from Faculty Support. If you find you need a book added to this collection, please contact Tim Blackburn, Circulation Manager, at blackburn1@arizona.edu to add an item to the temporary Course Reserves collection.

Current Awareness

The Law Library offers a number of general and topic-specific current awareness services to help faculty stay abreast of new developments in their areas of research (e.g. CILP and SmartCILP, Law 360 and SSRN/LSN abstracting journals).

In addition to these services, the library has a site license to the New York Times as well as single-user access to the National Law Journal. For information on how to subscribe to New Your Times or to obtain login credentials to the National Law Journal, please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.edu

If you have interests in areas that you would like us to monitor for you, just ask!  We can check sources for you on a regular basis and send along the results (e.g. GAO and other government agency reports). In addition, Westlaw and Lexis offer monitoring services. We can help you structure these alerts for email delivery on a weekly, monthly or other delivery timeframe.

Document Delivery

If you need a copy of an article or pages scanned from a book, you can submit your request to the Circulation department through our AskCirc email at: circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com. Articles and scans will be sent by email as attached pdfs, unless you specifically request a print version. Staff generally turn around a request within one day. Additionally, the library will place requested books and other items in your faculty mailbox.

DVDs/Video Streaming to Classrooms

The Law Library doesn't actively collect DVDs/videos for classroom use. However we will try to obtain hard copies of DVDs/videos requested by law faculty for use when the item is not too expensive and when the material can be physically held in the Law Library.

Options for Video Streaming to Classrooms.

  • Netflix
    • While Netflix does not offer institutional subscriptions, it does have a limited educational use policy for certain Netflix Original documentaries. Permitted titles carry the words "GRANT OF PERMISSION FOR EDUCATIONAL SCREENINGS" in their description. A list of available titles, in addition to some others that are not permitted under education policy, may be found here. To be sure the documentary is permitted under educational use, click on the film title and look at the description on the left of the page for permission language.
    • Beginning April 2020, Netflix began to offer a free selection of documentaries on the Netflix YouTube Channel. Each documentary includes a link to educational resources for both student and instructor. 
    • You can review the Netflix educational use policy at: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/57695.
  • UA Main Library
    • UA Main Library provides dozens of streaming video databases for course use. You can browse video databases here.
    • Because contents of these databases can change and licenses can expire, do not reuse links.  For each semester session, for each film you wish to show or assign for a course, please submit a request using the Main Library's request a streaming video form
    • For more details about Main Library's streaming video services, please review their "About streaming video" page. 

If you have any questions about the above please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.edu.

E-book Collections

The Law Library provides access to some Aspen Guide e-Books via the Wolters Kluwer Cheetah platform. Topics include: evidence, drunk driving defense, e-discovery, family and medical leave, judgement enforcement, jury selection, litigation and professional responsibility, motion practice, practice under Federal Sentencing Guidelines, 50-state guide to proving and defending damage claims, Section 1983 litigation-jury instructions, Section 1983 litigation-statutory attorney's fees, state by state guide to human resources law, and state class actions practice and procedure. 

Interlibrary Loan & Requests from Main Campus Libraries

For materials that are not owned by the Law Library or that are not available from main campus libraries, we will make a request through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for these materials. Be sure to request ILL materials directly from the Law Library rather than using the links embedded within the catalog records.

  • To request an ILL, please contact the ILL department at: Law-ILL@law-arizona.libanswers.com. Please include the following information: book/article title, author(s), publishing year, and your first and last name.

Library staff routinely retrieve and return materials from main campus libraries on your behalf, and the Law Library's holdings are included in the campus-wide online library search page. 

Note: If you receive an automated notice from UA Main Library regarding items that are overdue, recalled, or that are being held for you, please contact us for assistance at  circulation@law-arizona.libanswers.com or call the Circulation desk at 626-8023.

Publications Display Case

The Law Library displays recent law faculty scholarship (article reprints and books) in a publications display case in the library. We encourage you to send two copies of each article reprint to the library so that we can add them to the display case and to our Special Collections. We also purchase copies of faculty-authored texts for Special Collections. Please send article reprints to Jaime Valenzuela at jaimev@arizona.edu.

Research Databases

In addition to the many multidisciplinary databases available to us from UA Main Library, the Law Library has consistently added to its own print collections with important online materials, such as:

All of these, and more, are included in the Research Databases list. We can provide individualized orientation and training on specialized databases at your request. We can also set up one-on-one sessions with the Westlaw and Lexis academic reps if you want to refresh your skills in those databases.

Routing of Materials

The Law Library's active collecting of print journals and newspapers has decreased in recent years due to online availability but if you would like to receive a specific title in print and are not sure if we hold it in the collection, please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.eduknow and we'll route it to you.

Sample Exams

The Law Library has created an online, password-protected database of past faculty exams for students to access remotely. Faculty members may choose to contribute past exams to this database. To view a list of exams you currently have online, go the Law Student Intranet and click on Documents >Library > Sample Exams and select your name. If you would to like to make your course exams available to students, please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.edu.

Specialized Bibliographies

In addition to the list of new library acquisitions that is sent to all faculty on a monthly basis, librarians can create annotated bibliographies on specific topics at your request. Please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.edu with your request.

Student Research Assistants & Law Library Fellows

We can, and often do, work closely with your research assistants. We encourage you to let us know when you are using law student (or graduate student) RAs in your research. We also recommend that you send those students to us for an initial visit to discuss research strategies and suggest resources they may not be aware of, thereby making them more efficient researchers for you.

The Law Library also employs Law Library Fellows who may assist with your research needs. Fellows work at the Law Library part-time while pursuing a graduate degree in library and information science. All Fellows’ research projects are assigned and supervised by librarians. Generally, the Fellows are assigned short-term research projects only. For example, Fellows focus on projects which allow them to explore both legal and non-legal databases they will encounter in their future employment at other law libraries. More time-consuming projects such as data-entry, cite-checking, and empirical research are examples of projects that are generally beyond the scope of the Fellows in their limited time here (and outside the scope of the Law Library). Please contact Cynthia at cbcondit@arizona.eduwith requests or questions.

Working Papers & Scholarship

Please contact Jaime Valenzuela at jaimev@arizona.edufor assistance with posting your scholarship to SSRN/LSN,questions about SSRN/LSN, or to update your faculty publications.

 

Last updated 07.31.2021