Faculty research support from the library is available via a variety of avenues, including quick turnaround research projects performed by faculty liaison librarians, 10-hour research projects performed by Pritzker Library Research Fellows, and training of faculty-hired research assistants.
During the academic year, the law library employs and supervises several law students to assist with faculty research projects. These research assistants work under the direct supervision of the Faculty Services Librarian and are available on a first-come, first-served basis to work on short (fewer than 10 hours) faculty research projects.
If you have a research project for the Fellows or any questions about the program, please contact Tom Gaylord, Faculty Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian. The program is open to all residential faculty.
Second and Third Year students with a strong interest in and aptitude for research are hired usually at the beginning of each fall semester. Occasionally openings arise in the spring. The positions are a great way to hone your research skills under the guidance of a librarian, and to work with a number of faculty on a wide range of issues. Fellows receive a stipend during the semesters they work. Calls for applications will go out to students at the beginning of each semester or as needed.
Residential faculty are each assigned a research librarian to act as their liaison. Liaisons can provide faculty with access to library resources or direct faculty or their assistants to the proper party to handle the request. Liaisons can assist with short-term, quick turnaround research requests that fall short of the need for a Pritzker Library Research Fellow or a semester-long research assistant.