On behalf of the entire law library staff, I extend a warm welcome to Mercer Law School and the Furman Smith Law Library.

Students have an opportunity to become acquainted with our research librarians at the Law Library through the required first year Introduction to Legal Research course, taught by dual-degreed (MLS & JD) law librarians. Many students, choosing to learn more sophisticated research skills, elect to take Advanced Legal Research courses in their second or third years. These courses are also taught by experienced legal research librarians. Additionally, law librarians are here to assist students, faculty, and members of the public through designated hours at the reference desk and in their office by appointment. Law librarians work closely with faculty through our faculty liaison program. Please contact a librarian for a full range of services.

We are committed to providing you with a comprehensive collection of essential resources. Students, faculty and attorneys have access to a rich and varied collection of print and electronic resources, both legal and nonlegal. All of our resources are accessible from the law library’s Web pages and are easy to find by using our online catalog, LawCat. We invite you to explore the law library’s Web site, with its extensive collection of annotated links to Georgia and federal legal research materials.

The law library welcomes students with comfortable research and study areas for quiet study or for collaborative work. The law library and technology lounge have seating for more than 400 students, including carrels, tables, soft seating, and “smart” study rooms, all in a wireless environment. You may visit our Web site or come by in person to learn more about our services and resources. Please let me know how we can better serve you.

Leslie Street
Director of the Law Library and
Associate Professor of Law