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Classroom Support for Faculty

  • Research Skills Training for your Students
    Faculty in the past has discovered that the quality of their students work in "paper" courses can be improved by involving our Reference staff in the process. Reference Librarians will come into your classroom, at your request, to present either a general review or topic specific lesson in legal research. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange for outside research classes for your students in specialized techniques and databases. Some faculty members prefer, especially in Seminar and Perspectives courses, to recommend that their students set up individual appointments with a Reference Librarian at the beginning of the research process.
  • Help with Classroom Technology
    Any Reference Librarian will help you set up an Online Course Page via TWEN site or a Web course. Our IT department has an online request form for AV in the classroom (ext. 7345), and a helpdesk (ext. 7404) for hardware issues, but Reference Librarians are happy to demonstrate techniques in using Power Point or other teaching software programs to you or your students.
  • Teaching Resources
    The library maintains a database of resources for teaching law. The Teaching Bibliography Database is searchable by subject, author, or journal title.

    Faculty members who assign CALI lessons can register with a faculty authorization code, and have the ability to see students' results. In addition, faculty can create their own interactive tutorials by downloading CALI Author. If you or your students need an authorization code, please contact one of the reference librarians via email or at ext. 7299.
  • Syllabi and First Assignments
    Syllabi, readings, and first assignments for the current term are posted on the library website
  • Past Exams
    For each different course taught, a faculty member is required to have on reserve an examination question and either a model answer or outline of issues involved, or an actual graded student answer. 
  • Textbooks
    Texts and supplementary materials for current courses are kept on Reserve at the Information desk, and associated with the Professor and Course in PORTIA. Contact Karen Green,, about textbooks you would like placed on reserve.

    If you are in the process of choosing texts, we can also provide you with publisher's information.