About the Library

The Law Library respects each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality regarding information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted, or services provided. The Law Library is available to law faculty, staff and students; other members of the W&L community; the legal profession; and the general public. Computing resources are supplied for the use of W&L students, faculty and staff. Scanners may be used subject to the copyright warning posted at the copy machines.

Burks Scholars Program

The Martin Parks Burks Scholar Program brings third-year law students into the first-year legal research and legal writing curriculums as teaching assistants.

Collection Development

The Law Library's collections support and enhance faculty and student research, scholarship, and the educational experience.

History of the Law Library

The Law Library has existed within the School of Law since around 1881 when annual additions were established alongside donations from generous alumni, attorneys and judges within the greater legal community.

Legal Research Certification

Offered each spring, this program reinforces the skills necessary for students to be successful in their upcoming summer endeavors.

Student Library Advisory Committee (SLACers)

The W&L Law Library Student Library Advisory Committee (SLACers) provides valuable input to the Library, serving as a sounding board for new services, policies, programming, equipment, collection items, databases, and more.

Library Floor Maps

Information regarding the location of library materials, office space, and study space please see the highlighted portions of the floor maps.


For more information regarding the circulation of materials, electronic resource access, and use of facilities within the Law Library.