Faculty Services

The Jameson Law Library provides a variety of specialized services designed to assist faculty with their scholarship and teaching. This page details the highlights of our Faculty Services program. Please contact us if there is any additional service we can provide.


Research Assistance

Research is what we do best! We can assist with small research projects or work with you or your research assistant to plan larger projects and find sources. For research assistance, contact Phil Cousineau at phil.cousineau@umontana.edu or 243-6808.

Scholarly Forum

The Scholarly Forum is administered by Phil Cousineau. To facilitate adding you scholarship the the Scholarly Forum, please retain the following:

    • A clean PDF of your published work (not a copy from Hein Online).
    • A copy of your author agreement in which you retain the right to post your published work in electronic databases such as the Scholarly Forum. An example author agreement can be found here.
    • A citation to your published work.
 Contact Phil Cousineau for assistance at phil.cousineau@umontana.edu or 243-5847.


Faculty can also upload their scholarship to the Social Science Research Network. For SSRN you will also need a clean pdf or your work (again, not from HeinOnline). You will have to create a free account. Click here for submission instructions or to watch a video demo of the submission process.


The law school has an Expresso account to facilitate faculty submission of scholarship to law reviews. Phil Cousineau can assist you with this process. You can contact her at phil.cousineau@umontana.edu or 243-5847 See the Submission Guide for more information about law review submission using Expresso.

Law Review Rankings

Calls for Papers & Conferences


Desk Copies

To obtain a complimentary copy of a textbook you plan on using for a particular class, please contact the publisher.

Copyright & Fair Use in the Classroom

Mansfield Library has a useful guide to copyright for the University of Montana, Course Reserve Copyright Guidelines.  Another source that is very clear and helpful is from Columbia University Library's Copyright Advisory Office.  In particular, you may find their "Fair Use Check List" helpful to use as a general gauge to determine whether or not your purpose for copying materials for the classroom favors or opposes fair use.

Instructional & Teaching Resources

We have put together a list of Teaching Resources for law faculty.  The list includes books in the Law Library collection along with selected websites and other online resources you may find useful.


Self-directed Moodle support is available for Faculty from UMOnline.

For technical issues with Moodle, please contact the Law IT at lawIT@mso.umt.edu or 243-2546. 


Course Reserves

This service is currently suspended. Normally course reserve materials circulate for two hour blocks. However, in   response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the international library community has agreed to a 72 hour quarantine on   returned library materials prior to reloaning or reshelving which effectively undermines course reserves.

Specialized Databases

Special Database Resources for Your Classes: The library has several specialized databases that you may want to direct your students to for research for your courses. See the library's Databases page for a full listing.

Study Aids

The library subscribes the West Study Aids for all students. Students (and faculty) can access hornbooks, nutshells, question & answer guides, Gilbert's summaries, "law stories" series and more. The subscription allows free, full access to over 400 titles in electronic book format. Students can access the books from any computer using their Westlaw passwords and highlight and take notes in the books. To see a list of titles available for your class, http://lawschool.westlaw.com and click on the Study Aids Subscription link. If you have not used the Study Aids Subscription before (or have not updated your password) you will be prompted to create a West Academic Account. After that you will be able to login to the Study Aids Subscription using your Westlaw password.

The library also purchases many of the West titles as well as several other study guide series in print including:

    • Glannon Guides (Wolters Kluwer)
    • Essentials (Wolters Kluwer)
    • Examples & Explanations (Wolters Kluwer)
    • Mastering (Carolina Academic Press)
    • Understanding (LexisNexis)
    • Questions & Answers (LexisNexis)




Library Materials

Library Purchases

The library purchases print, electronic and audio-visual materials in accordance with our Collection Development Policy (currently under revision).  If you would like to make a purchasing recommendation, contact Phil at phil.cousineau@umontana.edu or 243-5847. Materials purchased by the library become part of the library collection but the law school maintains a fund to purchase personal materials for faculty-- contact Hannah Singleton to order personal copies at hannah.singleton@umontana.edu or 243-2694.

TRAILS Consortium

The library is part of a consortium made up of all the academic libraries in Montana. The libraries in the consortium share a catalog and there is a feature in the catalog you can use to request that books from any of the consortium libraries be sent out the law library. For assistance with this feature, see any librarian.

Interlibrary Loan

The library is part of an interlibrary loan network that allows us to borrow books from other libraries on a short-term basis. This is a good option for material you are interested in that falls outside the scope of our collection, especially non-law sources. If you would like to request an interlibrary loan, contact Diane Yancy at diane.yancy@umontana.edu or 243-4847.