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Instructional Support

The Library maintains a research collection of print and electronic resources and provides law faculty with research, instruction, and publication support.


The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) lessons, multimedia computer exercises designed to enhance class teaching, add an element of interactivity to traditional classroom education. Approximately 300 CALI lessons are available, covering a large topical array. Registration instructions are located on the law school intranet. For further assistance, email their helpline, calitech@cali.org.

Faculty Request Portal

Faculty and staff members can receive training and assistance in setting up and maintaining a web-enhanced course.

Instructions for Westlaw TWEN can be found here. Instructions for LexisNexis Web Courses can be found here and here. For more support, please contact the vendor representatives:

UNM Learn training and support are available from UNM's Department of Extended Learning.

UNM JD students are required to take the one credit hour Introduction to Legal Research the second semester of their first year and the two credit hour Applied Legal Research as 2Ls.  In addition, librarians are happy to provide one-on-one assistance to your students with the research for seminars, drafting classes, Clinics, and other law school courses.

Please advise students to use the librarians! Research demonstrates that when a professor tells their class that the librarians can help them (find a paper topic, create a research plan, locate resources, etc), the number of students who seek assistance increases dramatically, and the final product the student produces improves. 

Faculty Request Portal

The Library’s course reserve service makes course materials readily available to students with a two hour checkout period. Faculty members are encouraged to place material on reserve as early before the beginning of the semester as possible. Items will be removed at the end of the designated semester and all personal materials returned unless other instructions are provided .

Faculty Request Portal

Law faculty members frequently release past examinations. In addition to providing an historical record, these documents may be useful to law students who are preparing for their exams. The exam archive is located on the law school intranet.

Exams from the years 1982-2004 are available in print on the lower floor of the Library at call number KF292.U54 A2. The years 1999-2004 are available in both paper and electronic versions and the years 2004-current are exclusively electronic.

Reuse of Essay Examinations

Faculty members may not use a released essay examination question more than once.

Faculty Request Portal

The Library creates and maintains electronic research guides on selected topics. New guides are created as time permits.

Legal Research Guides

Faculty Request Portal

Law Library Contacts

Reference
(505) 277-0935
libref@law.unm.edu

Circulation
(505) 277-6236
Maintenance Request