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Library Resources for Michigan Law Students: Non-JD Students

Non-Traditional Michigan Law Students

Not every student taking classes at Michigan Law is here for the JD program. The Law Library also serves LLM students, students in Problem-Solving Initiative classes, Master of Advanced Corporation Law students, and other U-M students doing legal research. This page has information on what resources are available to these students.

Non-Law Students Taking Law Classes

Non-law students enrolled in LAW courses will have law student-level access to Law Library spaces and most services during the semester you are enrolled in a LAW course. Access to Law Library spaces is provided using student UMIDs, so please have your MCard with you at all times when working in the Law Library and other Law School spaces. You may also use your MCard to check out books and equipment at the Info Desk on Sub-1 of the Underground Law Library, and access databases and past exams through the Law Library catalog.

If you need assistance accessing Law Library spaces and resources, please contact us at

Non-Law U-M Students, Generally

Students in other departments across the University of Michigan may only use the Underground Library in limited situations. If you have a legal research need, please email the Law Library to determine whether you are eligible for a research pass. 

Please note that the Law Library cannot provide Westlaw or Lexis accounts to anyone outside the MLaw community.

Need Help?

  Call us at 734-764-9324

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  Email us at 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 1-6 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.