Research & Scholarship Support

Research & Instructional Services

Assistance with Faculty Research

Reference librarians will be glad to work with you to address your research needs.  Contact the Reference Desk (443-9572 or reference@law.syr.edu) or make an appointment with your Liaison Librarian to meet to discuss your research project. We encourage you to bring your Faculty Research Assistant (FRA) with you as we believe it is essential for the librarian, the Faculty member, and the FRA to discuss and agree upon research project goals, strategies for completion, and deadlines.

Faculty Research Assistants' Program

The Law Library has a training and orientation program for Faculty Research Assistants to help them conduct more efficient and effective research.  Sessions may include instruction on Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law or a review of traditional research methods.  Please encourage your FRAs to take part in Law Library programming, and feel free to join us.

Research Support for Your Classes

The librarians will work with you to devise a customized instructional program for your course.  Some of the possibilities are listed below. The librarians would also be happy to discuss your ideas and suggestions for programming not listed here.

Program options:

  • Law Library tours and basic Law Library skills training
  • Hands-on research sessions in the Law Library for small groups (best for classes of 20 or fewer)
  • Print and electronic resource guides and FAQs
  • Classroom presentations
  • Customized Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law training
  • Research consultation service for students with special needs or for project teams
  • Consultation service for Faculty and FRAs who wish to develop their own research problems and programs

For more information, please contact your Liaison Librarian.

Law Library Research Guides

Numerous legal research guides have been developed by law librarians to assist law students and other patrons in conducting print and electronic legal research at the Syracuse University College of Law Library.  The guides address general topics in federal, state, and International law as well as research in specific topical areas of law.

Scholarship Support

Copyright Information & Services

Syracuse University Copyright and Information Policy Office
This website provides educational information to the Syracuse University community about copyright and other laws, policies, and regulations that govern information creation, use, retention and adaptation for scholarly purposes.

Law Library Catalogs

The Washburn School of Law has compiled a list of Law Library Catalogs which links to law library catalog web pages and provides contact information for each individual library.

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