The Furman Smith Law Library, named to honor a distinguished alumnus, is the center for legal information and research in the Law School. Law students have access to a rich and varied collection of print and electronic resources, accessible from the law library’s Web site and easy to find by using our online catalog, LawCat. The law library’s Web site features an extensive collection of annotated links to Georgia and federal legal research materials.

Legal research is an essential lawyering skill and an integral part of the curriculum at Mercer Law School. Mercer’s highly qualified law librarians/legal research faculty have law degrees and are among the best at delivering expert instruction in the required Introduction to Legal Research course and the popular elective, Advanced Legal Research. Our law librarians provide expert reference assistance and work closely with the law faculty through our faculty liaison program. Our experienced and helpful staff provides the full complement of library services.

In the law library, students find comfortable research and study areas conducive to quiet study or to collaborative work.  Carrels, tables, soft seating, “smart” study rooms and a technology lounge are available to law students, all in a wireless environment.


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This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. Government documents. Public access to the government documents collections is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code).

Justia US Law is now providing free daily opinion summaries for all federal courts and select state supreme courts. You can also freely subscribe to a weekly newsletter for updates in a specific area of law, e.g., Environmental Law.