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Faculty Services: Other Services

Displaying Faculty Publications

Members of the faculty are invited to provide a copy of their newly published work to Rebecca Lutkenhaus for display in the lighted glass display cases in the hallway near the east entrance. Contact Rebecca at ext. 2051 or

Recommend a Purchase

The Law Library encourages faculty participation in collection decisions. Your expertise strengthens the collection. To recommend an item for purchase, please contact David Hanson (ext. 2077, or John Edwards (ext. 2142, The ability to respond to a purchase request depends on the adequacy of the acquisitions budget in any given year.

Routing of Library Publications

If you would like a library publication routed to you, contact Michael Spoerl at ext. 2051 or

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Library Instruction & Consultations

Librarians are available to:

  • create customized, course-specific research guides to support student research for course assignments
  • provide in-person research instruction on specific law subject areas during class time.

Contact Rebecca Lutkenhaus at ext. 2053 or for more information or to request these services.

Please encourage students to schedule one-on-one research consultations with a librarian to learn about library resources specific to their individual research interests.

Does your scholarship (or the scholarship you support) ever cite freely accessible web pages that disappear during the publication process somewhere between conducting the initial research and checking the final page proofs?

The library has access to a tool that can help: archives web pages so that they are permanently available. It fits the definition of reliable archival tool referenced in Bluebook rule 18.2.1.

Contact Karen Wallace at ext. 2989 or for more information about how you or your RAs can create permalinks using

Faculty Study Room

The Law Library's Faculty Study Room, 284, provides an alternative spot for research. Depending on accommodation needs, the room might be unavailable when law students are taking final exams.

The key may be borrowed from the Information Desk and must be returned to that desk when you leave the library. Permanent Drake Law faculty have priority use of this private room, however visiting international scholars are also given the option to use it. 

Any library materials stored in this room must be checked out to you.

Note: While Drake Law hosts Ambassador-in-Residence Terry Branstad, this room is reserved for his staff.

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