The Michigan Law librarians and staff are here to help you navigate the vast landscape of legal resources. Whether you have a quick question, or need help digging deeper, there are a variety of ways to get your research started on the right foot.
Have a Question? Ask the Experts
Get your question directly to a reference librarian by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our lawyer librarians will get back to you between 8 A.M. and 6 P.M., Monday through Friday.
One-on-One Research Consultations
Meet virtually with a JD degree holding reference librarian to discuss your research question. Schedule a time that works for you using our online scheduler. Appointments may be online or in person, though all students attending an in-person appointment should follow university guidelines on masks, vaccinations, and any other public health and safety precautions. Read more about the University of Michigan's current policies on their Campus Maize & Blueprint website.
Every reference librarian in the MLaw Library has a JD and most have passed the bar. That means they know what you're going through, and they know how to help.
Get to the Research Consultation Scheduler from the Ask a Law Librarian button on the Law Library homepage. You can also learn about all other contact methods here.
Call us at 734-764-9324
Text us at 734-329-5606
Email us at email@example.com. Emails are answered by Librarians during standard business hours, Monday-Friday. Patrons may expect a response within 1-2 business days for most emails.
Consult with us. Schedule an appointment to meet with a Reference Librarian.
Visit us at the Information Desk on Sub-1 for immediate in-person assistance. Open 8 am - midnight, Sunday-Thursday, and 8am - 10pm, Friday-Saturday*
The chat service is available to all of our patrons but is designed to meet the legal research needs of U-M students, staff, and faculty.
Chat is monitored from 1-7 pm Monday-Wednesday and 1-5 pm Thursday-Friday on days when class is in session.
*Excluding University holidays and semester breaks--check library hours for more information. The Building and library are available to law school community ONLY after 6 pm, and are closed to all but law school community on home football Saturdays.