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The Law Library at the University of New Mexico School of Law has been ranked in the top 25 in the nation by National Jurist magazine. First and foremost, the magazine considered the service level provided to students.
In determining its rankings, the magazine also considered the ratio of librarians to students. At the UNM School of Law, it noted that there is one librarian for every 52 students.
Librarians quoted in the article discussed the expanded role that law librarians play in the student experience in law school. In the past, they would serve a primarily reference role, but in today’s libraries, they teach courses and reach out to students through a variety of social media.
Leading the list under these ranking criteria of best law libraries was the University of Hawaii at Manoa – William S. Richardson School of Law, followed by Liberty University School of Law, University of LaVerne School of Law, University of Alabama School of Law and Yale Law School.
Read the article: What Makes a Great Law Library Today?
November 7, 2012