Our experienced and talented research librarians provide numerous services to faculty, students, and staff members. In addition to helping with basic legal research and reference questions, our librarians are available to assist faculty and students with research assistant training, short-term research projects, and individualized research lectures in substantive courses. During the first-year Communication and Legal Reasoning (CLR) program, the librarians also collaborate with the faculty in this program to provide basic legal research instruction to first-year students.
Students are also invited and encouraged to schedule research appointments with librarians to provide guidance for their research in coursework, such as seminar papers or law review articles. For student groups such as the law reviews and the Moot Court teams, librarians are happy to provide instructional training sessions to orient new members with law library resources and legal research strategy.
The research and instructional services department also provides training sessions on law library print and electronic resources for staff members. Finally, the research and instructional services librarians offer legal research instruction (for-credit courses) for second and third-year law students, such as Advanced Legal Research, and other specialty legal research courses like Researching the Scholarly Paper.
Recent Instructional Materials:
Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business Research Orientation
Comparative Corporate Governance -- Research Resources
United States Treaty Research
Comparative Intellectual Property Law -- Research Resources
Comparative Securities Regulation -- Research Resources
Introduction to International Human Rights Research
Research Resources for Jessup Competition Team: Selective List
International and Comparative Labor Law--Research Resources
Human Rights Treaties and Jurisprudence--Selected Resources