Use of the Law Library
Use of the Rittenberg Law Library is generally restricted to St.
John’s Law School students and faculty, Law School alumni, and
other St. John’s University faculty and employees.
Occasionally, St. John’s faculty teaching law-related
undergraduate or graduate courses (for example, certain courses in
criminal justice, paralegal studies, Constitutional law, or law and
economics) find that their students need to conduct research or use
materials that are available only in the Law Library. The faculty
member teaching the law-related class must request permission for
his/her students to use the Law Library for a particular semester
prior to the students first visit by inter office mail or emailing
to Dorothy Attridge email@example.com, Access
Services Manager, Rittenberg Law Library (room 1-24). Faculty
contact information and a class roster must be included with the
Certain privileges and limitations apply to the use of the Law
Library by students in these classes:
- The privilege ends with the start of the Law School
Study/Examination Period. The Law School exam period does not
always coincide with the University exam period, and usually begins
earlier. For example, Fall Semester study/exam period begins
December 1, 2008. Faculty should keep this in mind when
assigning projects and papers to students.
- Students may not use the Law Library Computer Lab, which is
restricted to St. John’s Law School students.
- Students may borrow circulating books from the Law Library
collection during the regular semester (2-week loan).
We have found it important when helping students in law-related
classes for our reference staff to be aware of the types of
problems they will be researching and the categories of resources
you expect them to consult. Library Tours can also be
For a Law Library tour please
Undergraduate courses: Rosemary LaSala, Reference/Government
Collections Librarian at ext. 1896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate courses: Arundhati Satkalmi, Senior Research Librarian at
ext. 6769 or email@example.com.
For More Information
For further access information, contact Dorothy Attridge at