"The accessibility of the faculty really sticks out, both regarding class material and outside interests. Whether it was playing a round of golf with Professor Chris Pietruszkiewicz or talking college football with Professor Bill Corbett, I always felt at ease in my interactions with the faculty."
On the front of the law school building, above the frieze, are three sculpted life-sized figures: a lawyer in the center, a soldier representing those who have fought to safeguard rule by law, and a laborer symbolizing the role of the masses in support of the law.
The legal research portion of LRW is taught by law librarians who have been trained both in the law and in information science. The legal research instructors introduce students to a variety of electronic and print resources in LRW, with an emphasis on the tools most often used in the practice of law: Lexis, Westlaw, and BloombergLaw. Research instruction in LRW is aimed at providing students with an introduction to the sophisticated legal research tools that will be mastered with practice, time, and further instruction throughout the three years of law school. Legal research is learned by doing, so research class sessions and assignments are designed to replicate the "real world" experience found in law practice. In addition, all legal research classes are designed to support the research necessary to complete LRW writing assignments.