Student Services @MacMillan
The Law Library takes its committment to our students very seriously. We provide not only material support and collections to help students during their career at law school, but we have a department dedicated to meeting student needs. From research support to stress busters and outreach, want to make sure we're doing everything we can to keep our students happy and successful here at Emory Law!
The MacMillan Law Library has eleven study rooms for students to use for uninterrupted study time, either alone or in a group. These rooms are for Law Students only, and can now be reserved online!
How it works:
- Students may request up to 2 hours per day. Hours may be consecutive or not, in the same room or not, but only 2 hours per 24 hour period.
- Students may request rooms for today and the next day, but no further out than that.
- Only users with Emory email address can request rooms (during summer this restriction may be loosened due to lessened demand).
Need a space for a phone or video interview with an employer? Fill out this Videoconferencing Request Form to work with AV Services to set up equipment based on your potential employers' software needs and sign up for a room here.
The Law Library does not provide designated space or other resources for religious practices or observances; doing so would divert increasingly scarce library resources in an unsustainable way. MacMillan Law Library’s primary mission is to support the academic endeavors of the Law School. Recognizing that student well-being encompasses far more than merely academic support, we have compiled a list of services, resources or other amenities that Emory University offer to support students’ spiritual lives.
The Emory University Student Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Emory University. These services include:
- Counseling (individual, couple, group)
- Psychiatric services for medication management
- Stress management and relaxation training
For more information, visit the Counseling Services at http://studenthealth.emory.edu
As a diverse religious community, Emory University offers a wide range of resources to support students’ spiritual lives. The Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life has two locations, at Cannon Chapel and the Dobbs University Center. The office offers the following services/resources:
- Chaplaincy services
- Campus ministry groups for many religious traditions (Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim)
- Safe space for prayer (at the Dobbs University Center and Cannon Chapel)
- Space for worship (Cannon Chapel)
- Inter-religious council (students promoting inter-religious dialogue and understanding)
For more information about the religious life at Emory and resources available to students, visit the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life at http://www.religiouslife.emory.edu/
In addition to university-wide resources, Emory School of Law provides additional student support through the Office of Student Affairs, headed by Dean Katherine Brokaw. The office serves as a liaison between law students and law faculty and administration. In addition, it provides the following services:
- Support for student organizations
- Assistance with student disability accommodations, including exams
- Referrals to university resources
- Study Smarter series to enhance study skills
For more information, visit the Office of Student Affairs at http://law.emory.edu/student-life/index.html
The Library Conference Room (501) is available for staff use 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday and may be reserved via 25Live. All other study rooms' availability may be viewed by visiting our reservation form; to request these spaces for uses that directly benefit students (exam accommodations, on-campus interviews) staff may email us.
List of Requestable Spaces in MacMillan:
- King and Spaulding (3rd floor)
- Blackmun (3rd floor)
- Elsas (4th floor)
- Robitscher (4th floor)
MacMillan’s reference librarians are available to assist Emory law students (AJD, JD, JM, LLM, or SJD), research assistants, graduate students, undergraduates or staff members with identifying print and electronic resources, utilizing legal databases, or creating a research strategy. A law librarian specializing in your subject area will contact you to arrange an appointment. Please provide as much information as possible so that the consultation can be tailored to meet your needs. For immediate assistance, you may visit the reference desk during regular hours.
Every year the law library looks for students to join our Student Library Advisory Council (SLAC). Each year we aim to find 2 reps each from the 1L, 2L and 3L classes, and 1 rep each from our AJD, JM, LLM, and SJD groups. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, lunch will be provided by the library.
SLAC is a great way to help the student community make itself heard by the library and to talk through policy questions and issues. In past years, we have covered topics such as library furnishings, student activities (including our exam stress busters), standing workstations, and electrical outlets for student laptops, as well as addressing IT and Operations concerns.
Below is our meeting schedule with notes included from past meetings. Even if you're not a current SLAC representative, please feel free to have a look and see what topics we're discussing. Feel free to submit comments or questions to our committee.
Law school can be a high pressure environment, especially during exam season. That's why every semester the library provides some special events aimed at helping students relax and recharge. Activities change from semester to semester, but past activies have included:
- Evening coffee and snack break the week prior to finals (to help students fuel up for that last week of cramming)
- Chair massages
- Biofeedback and relaxation therapy sessions
- Visits with therapy dogs
So look for our announcements as the semester progresses towards finals - and as always, we'd love to hear from you if you have new ideas to help with stress management during finals!