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Reference

Information about Reference Services at the University of Virginia Law Library.

Reference Services

Need help locating a few resources for a cite check or paper? Reference librarians are on duty to assist students five days a week when the Law School is in session.

The hours of the Reference Desk, on the second floor of the Law Library, are:

Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During the summer and between semesters, reference hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reference librarians can also be reached by telephone at (434) 924-7465 or by e-mail at lawlibref@virginia.edu

Services for the Public

The Law Library can provide research guidance, but we cannot interpret the law or provide legal advice. We cannot, for example, find statutes applicable to a particular subject or a specific set of facts. This is an inquiry that requires you to exercise your own legal judgment. Persons needing assistance in analyzing a legal problem are advised to consult an attorney.

Email reference service is intended primarily for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Virginia. If you are not affiliated with UVA, we will reply to your inquiry only if it relates to the School of Law or to a resource unique to the Law Library.

Research Consultation Services for Students

Every successful in-depth research project begins with a solid research plan. Our research librarians are available to help students develop research plans and to guide students through successful use of the library's extensive collections. Students are welcome to schedule a consultation with a librarian at any point in their research process. 

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with a specific librarian, their contact information is listed below.

Research Librarians

Leslie Ashbrook
Leslie Ashbrook

Research Librarian
 

243-2493

la3z@virginia.edu

WB235

Jon Ashley
Jon Ashley

Business and Empirical Research Librarian

924-4730

Ben Doherty
Ben Doherty

Head of Instructional Services

924-7726

Kristin Glover
Kristin Glover

Research Librarian
 

243-2494

Micheal Klepper
Micheal Klepper

Senior Reference Librarian
 

924-3495

mtk@virginia.edu

WB209

Xinh Luu
Xinh Luu

Foreign and International Law Librarian

924-3970

Kent Olson
Kent Olson

Head of Research Services
 

924-4734

kolson@virginia.edu

WB233a

Cathy Palombi
Cathy Palombi

Access Services Librarian
 

924-3519

John Roper
John Roper

Administrative Services and Research Librarian

924-4327

Amy Wharton
Amy Wharton

Research and Emerging Technologies Librarian

924-1816