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Researching the Law in the United States for LLM Students

Resources for LLM students for research, the U.S. legal system, and studying at law school

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Law librarians and library staff are available to help you find your way around the library and its legal materials, provide research support, and assist you in locating materials that are not in our library. You can find the latest information about our hours and services on the library homepage. There are several ways to contact us:

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In Person: The Borrowing Services Desk and Reference Office are on the main floor of the law library. Online and in-person appointments with the reference staff can be made from the library homepage

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Borrowing Services Desk: (650) 723-2477
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This guide is designed for LLM students studying at the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School. It provides resources for those seeking an introduction to U.S. law, starting points for U.S. legal research, and information about studying at the law library.

Immediately below this introduction, we've provided a list of frequently-used resources available to you.

The remainder of the guide is divided into the following sections:

Library Resources Overview

During your time at SLS, we hope you take advantage of the myriad resources available to you through the library. Some of the most frequently-used resources are: