On behalf of the entire staff of the Mendik Library, I want to extend my welcome and congratulations to the entering classes of 2015/16. We are all looking forward to meeting you as you embark on a challenging and exciting journey.
For most law students, the law library quickly becomes a constant feature of their lives, a second home if you will. We have worked hard to make our home a comfortable study and learning environment and you can be assured that you are getting the benefit of an outstanding library collection, an extensive offering of services, and an excellent library staff.
We describe our collections and our services in great detail on our web pages and numerous handouts. What you might not realize from these publications is the outstanding quality of the Mendik Library Staff and why that is important to you. Our staff of twenty-two includes fifteen professionals with master’s degrees, eight of whom also have J.D. degrees from law schools around the country. Your librarians have many years of experience working in law libraries and teaching legal research. Many also have years of legal practice experience and most have been at New York Law School for several years. They can all help you with your library and research needs, of course, but their value to you goes far beyond that. Do not hesitate to ask your librarians questions about the law school, particular courses, or any of the extracurricular activities available. We can help you, or we will direct you to the best person to give you the help you need.
We all realize that law school is a new experience for each of you, and we are committed to making that experience a rewarding one. We welcome the opportunity to work with you throughout your law school career.
Professor Camille Broussard
Library Director & Associate Dean