Faculty Library Research Assistant Program
Each year, the library hires a small team of highly qualified law students for its Faculty Research Assistant (RA) Program. The Library's Faculty RA program was established to both assist faculty with short-term research projects and to provide law students with the opportunity to work with faculty in different legal disciplines. Reference librarians provide support and advanced research training as needed, and the program is funded by the library. Our program was started over a decade ago and it serves as an important way to connect our faculty and our students.
If you have any questions about using the library's faculty RA program, please contact Julie Wooldridge or Jane Bahnson.
The library's faculty RA program generally accepts projects anticipated to take as little as one hour to as long as 10-20 hours to complete, and that are focused on legal issues. For longer projects, or for long-term research assistance, consult your faculty handbook for information on hiring RAs with your faculty account. Some examples of past projects are listed below.
- Nation-wide surveys of laws
- Historical & interdisciplinary research
- Annotated bibliographies
- Cite checking
- Preemption checks
- Literature reviews