This guide provides links to and descriptions of many of the Library's most important and popular resources regarding all aspects of trial advocacy, from preparing for trial to closing arguments. Most of these sources exist in print. If the Library has the title in print, the call number and location is provided. Otherwise, the user will see links to the corresponding database. Access to LexisNexis, Westlaw and Loislaw databases is limited to those with valid JMLS username and password. Presently, access to the Mauet Trial Practice Library and Evidence Library via Loislaw is restricted to use at JMLS.
Not every source is listed in this guide. one can also locate resources on specific topics via a subject search. Some of the more pertinent subjects are:
Need more help? Reference librarians are available to meet with JMLS students in one-on-one sessions (or in small groups) to discuss research strategies, recommend relevant resources or review specific topics of legal research.
Fill out a request form and a librarian will get back to you to set up an appointment. We ask that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance, but remember that you can always stop by the reference desk for immediate help with a quick research question.