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Faculty Services

Faculty Services

The faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School are renowned scholars in their discipline, examining critical contemporary and historical issues in the law, employing cutting-edge methods of inquiry, and furthering the advancement of interdisciplinary scholarship.

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How Can we help?

The Biddle Law Library offers a full range of faculty services to support all stages of scholarly research and publication.The library also provides curricular and instructional support to the Law School’s faculty. Each faculty member is assigned a librarian liaison.

Suggestions or ideas for the library’s faculty services should be shared with Amanda Runyon, Associate Dean and Director of Biddle Law Library.

Scholarly Repositories

The library posts all faculty working papers and articles to the Penn Law Legal Scholarship Repository, SSRN, and other digital archives.

For questions about the repository or to submit a publication, contact Bill Draper.

Course Support

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Legal Research Instruction 

Library liaisons identify course reading materials, create online research guides tailored to a course, and provide instruction on specialized topics and research tools. They also provide individualized research consultations for upper-level students enrolled in seminar courses.

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Course Reserves

The library maintains a closed course reserves collection to ensure that students have access to required course materials. Faculty can also request electronic reserves for their Canvas course site, providing students easy access to e-books, electronic articles, and other digital materials.

To request course reserves, contact your librarian liaison or send an email to Biddle Law Library Reserves.