Faculty Services - John E Jaqua Law Library
The Law Library catalog is integrated with the UO Libraries. Law faculty borrow freely from the Law Library. Contact the Circulation Desk [firstname.lastname@example.org; 346-3088] to have Law Library items checked out and delivered to your mailbox.
Request items to be delivered from Knight Library and its branches (AAA, Science, Math, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, and Portland Architecture Library) by clicking on "Request Item/Place Hold" in the catalog. Check for borrowing policies of the UO Libraries.
We also deliver Interlibrary Loan, Summit, and WorldCat books when you designate the Law Library as your pickup location.
To enable a research assistant to borrow on your behalf, complete a proxy form.
Law faculty can have print journal articles scanned and delivered to their desktop. This service is available for articles held only in print by UO Libraries.
To request an article, enter the citation in Findtext. (You can also find a link to FindText from the UO Libraries homepage.) If FindText indicates the article appears only in a print journal owned by the UO LIbraries, you may request delivery by selecting the "UO Faculty and Distance Ed" link.
Borrow from other libraries
CALI (computer-assisted legal instruction)
Faculty and their students have access to CALI lessons. Each user must create their own username and password. The faculty authentication code for registration is OREGONfac161.
Classroom use of video
Law faculty are encouraged to book items from the Law Library or Knight Library video collections for classroom use. Booking should be done as far in advance as possible, but at least four business days before the expected use. See Video Collection: Booking Information to either self-book (faster) or fill out a staff-mediated booking form.
Law Library items will be delivered to your mailbox in advance of your class. Knight Library items must be picked up at the Knight Library's Reserves and Video service desk (Room 101). Faculty who ask a student to pick up a booked video must send the student with a completed "Faculty Authorization for Video Collection Checkout (Classroom Use)." Faculty may also ask their library proxy to pick up the video.
Videos have a 3-day checkout with one renewal. Knight Library videos must be returned to the Knight Library's Reserves and Video service desk.
CLE Credit Support
The Law Library has many CLE credit items recognized by the Oregon State Bar. For more information see the Law Library's Oregon CLE page.
See your faculty support person or the Campus Cash Office website for more information on obtaining a departmental copy card, or loading money to your account for personal copies.
The course reserve collection gives your students ready access to materials that supplement your teaching, such as books, articles, notes, assignments, sample tests, old exams, and AV. To put material on reserve give the item(s) to your assigned faculty support person. Support staff will process the materials and give them to the library. You will be asked by staff to sign the appropriate form below. If you have questions or need help with a course reserve, please contact the Law Library Circulation Desk [email@example.com; 346-3088]. You may also contact the Law Library Manager [firstname.lastname@example.org; 346-8271. Please allow 48 hours for the library to process your reserve materials.
You can create a website for your class with Blackboard. Blackboard helps you share information with your class, track students, and manage assignments without using HTML. For more information contact Dennis Bishop [email@example.com; 346-3877] or UO Libraries CMET Consulting [firstname.lastname@example.org; 346-1942].
Many options are available to help you keep up.
CILP/SmartCILP. Sign up for automatic updates from the Current Index to Legal Periodicals. Authorization code is 6989. You'll receive weekly emails citing new articles about the topics in the journals you select.
WestClip/KeyCite Alert. Monitor news and legal developments with Westlaw's WestClip. Sign onto Westlaw and click on the WestClip link. To track changes in a particular case or a statute, choose KeyCite then set up a KeyCite Alert.
Lexis Eclipse/Shepards Alerts. Lexis users can run periodic predefined searches. Do your search then click the Save as Alert link on the results page. To track changes in a particular case or a statute, choose Shepards Alert.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Post your work, or get email abstracts of working papers, accepted articles, job postings, calls for papers, and conference announcements. To subscribe, contact Angus Nesbit [email@example.com; 346-1673]. For help posting a paper, contact SSRN technical support at 585-442-8170.
New Books in the UO Libraries. Sign up for email alerts of new titles in all the UO Libraries.
In addition to posting on SSRN, you can publish your work in Scholars' Bank, an open access archive for University of Oregon research and publications that includes preprints, technical reports, working papers, presentations, student terminal projects, data sets, and more.
Library faculty develop expertise and liaison with law faculty teaching in related areas. This partnership helps us provide collections and services that support the academic program. Library faculty can:
- provide reference services for faculty research
- teach research skills in your class
- identify materials for research and teaching
- train your research assistants
- find current awareness services
- assist with interlibrary loan requests
Faculty Publications Display
We want to display your publications. Give a copy of your latest article, book, or magnum opus to Mary Ann Hyatt for prominent placement.
Thank you for your support! We welcome gifts of materials and funds. To donate books, contact Marcie Stout [firstname.lastname@example.org; 346-0798]. For other gifts, see Mary Ann Hyatt [email@example.com; 346-3097].
Want something that's not in Summit or WorldCat? Request an Interlibrary Loan using the appropriate UO Libraries form. We can help you make a request, verify a citation, or locate sources. Contact the Reference Desk [firstname.lastname@example.org; 346-1654].
Scores of websites provide email alert services. Look for links on the websites you use. A sampling:
Findlaw. Get opinion summaries by court or topic.
Cornell's Legal Information Institute. Email bulletins preview cases currently before the US Supreme Court.
GPO Listservs. Join GPO lists for everything from the Federal Register to new public laws.
Blogs. Blawg Republic digests the latest news and commentary from the legal blogging community. Law Professor Blogs provides resources and news to help law professors in their scholarship and teaching.
Jurist. Scoop legal news in real time with Jurist.
Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law passwords are administered through the law library. To obtain passwords, contact reference librarian Stephanie Midkiff [email@example.com; 346-1661].
Library faculty help students learn the research skills they need for law practice and scholarship. To schedule a classroom session contact your faculty liaison. For LRW contact Angus Nesbit [firstname.lastname@example.org; 346-1673].
UO Libraries Services
There are other UO Libraries services you can receive as a UO faculty member.