Help Faculty

Helping CLS Faculty


Each Cornell Law faculty member is assigned a library liaison to provide personalized assistance with research and library needs. Library liaisons are professional law librarians with J.D. and advanced library degrees who specialize in both legal and interdisciplinary research using the full services and resources of the Law Library and Cornell University Library.  

Library liaison support of faculty scholarship and teaching is provided by:  

  • Creating topical bibliographies
  • Training student research assistants
  • Demonstrating any Lexis, Westlaw, or other online database features
  • Providing specialized research training to seminar students writing papers
  • Current awareness updates
  • Quick access to requested books and articles
  • And more

You are encouraged to contact your liaison with any library questions, although you are welcome to deal directly with any of our staff. Throughout the year, your library liaison will contact you with offers of assistance and with information relevant to your work.