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Resource Guide for New Law Faculty: Faculty Services

A guide designed to introduce new faculty to the research and teaching resources available from the MU Law Library.

Faculty Resources

The Faculty Resources page offers information on teaching resources, research and scholarship. 


Assisting Your Assistants


RA Training

We know how important efficient and effective research is to you.  We are happy to train your research assistants in the use of the specialized resources you need them to be proficient with. 

Shook Hardy & Bacon Research Assistants

Do you have  short term research project and need some highly capable student assitance?  The Law Library manages the Shook Hardy & Bacon Research Assitant program providing a cadre of highly trained research assistants available on a first come- first served basis.  Contact Cindy Shearrer at for more information.

Professor Perks

We work really hard to provide the best service possible to our faculty members.   Here are some of our most popular services. 


Faculty\Librarian Liaison Program

Your Librarian Liaison is your go-to person in the Law Library.  They will work with you to ensure that you know all the information resources at your disposal and they'll keep you up to speed on any books and databases that they think you will be interested in for your research.

Document Delivery

Request library materials and have them delivered right to your mailbox within 24 hours.

Scholarship Repository and Faculty Publications Webpage

We want to highlight the scholarship of our faculty!  If you choose, your publications will be included in the University of Missouri School of Law Scholarship  Repository where they will be freely accessible online. Also, your publications will be listed on the MU Law School's Faculty Publications page. Work with your Library Liaison to keep this information up to date. 


Many faculty members want to post research papers in progress on SSRN (Social Science Research Network), particularly in the Legal Scholarship Network. To get started with SSRN, contact Randy Diamond at

SmartCILP Current Awareness Program

SmartCILP is a fee-based service that provides automated personalized e-mail delivery of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP). Electronic subscribers receive the full text of CILP each week. After setting up a SmartCILP profile, subscribers receive an additional e-mail message each week that focuses only on the subject headings and journals they select.  To get started recieving this alert, contact your Library Liaison.