The library offers assistance with copyright clearance. If you plan to place materials on Electronic Reserve or use materials in a course-pack (print or electronic), please contact Jim Mumm (85351) or your library liaison. They will identify potential copyright issues, explain other options for your students to easily access necessary material or help obtain any needed permissions.
The Law School offers several options for instructors who would like their courses to have an online presence. Faculty may create a web course page through the University's D2L system, TWEN from Westlaw, or Web Courses from Lexis. All of the courseware systems offer numerous features, such as the ability to post materials (syllabus, assignments, presentations, etc.), host online discussions, and provide an electronic drop box to which students may submit completed assignments. In many instances, the chosen system is in large part personal choice.
If you intend to use Lexis Web Courses or TWEN, you will need a law school-associated password from Lexis or Westlaw (depending on the product you choose) and will need to register that password. If you do not already have one, please contact Elana Olson (414-288-1696) to request a password. This process may take two days to two weeks, depending on the timing of the request.
D2L is a course management system that is used by many Marquette University departments and schools. Students may be familiar with D2L from their undergraduate experiences. A course page is automatically created for all classes at Marquette University, with access based on instructor and student enrollment as recorded in CheckMarq. You must be listed as an instructor for a particular course in CheckMarq to access that course page.
The West Education Network (TWEN) is an electronic extension of the classroom, integrating academic tools, Westlaw research, and other resources in an online environment.
To access TWEN, sign on to Westlaw with your Marquette-affiliated Westlaw log in information. After signing in, select TWEN from the options on the upper bar. To create a course, select Create Course and follow the course creation wizard (or contact your library liaison for assistance). To access an existing course for which you are listed as an administrator or participant, click on the name of the course.
For more information about TWEN, visit An Administrator's Guide to TWEN. Additional help functions are available within TWEN. Select TWEN Help from the support options in the left side navigation menu. Click on Using TWEN and subsequent headings to expand the menus within the help guide.
Lexis Web Courses
Lexis Web Courses uses the Blackboard platform. Among other features, this course management system offers the option to host one or more threaded discussion groups with your students, post your syllabus and class materials, and links to the LexisNexis research system.
To access Lexis Web Courses, log in using your Marquette-affiliated Lexis log in information. Click on Web Courses in the middle of the screen. To create a course, use the creation/deletion form by selecting Create a New Course (or contact your liaison for assistance). To access an existing course page for which you have enrolled or created, select Access Web Courses and select the course from My Courses.
For more information about Lexis Web Courses, visit Instructor's Quick Guide. Help features are available under the heading Web Courses Help after logging in to Lexis. Additional help options are provided within the course pages. Select Control Panel from the left side navigation menu and then choose HELP.
Course Tools on the Law School Website
Course Pages: After logging in to the law school intranet, faculty may access the Course Materials page and post and edit assignment information, readings, and other class comments.
Email lists for classes: Email distribution lists are available for any course. These lists are intended for more frequent email distribution, with an archive for students to review.
Class Rosters for courses: A class roster with photos of students enrolled in your courses can be reached through your faculty biography page. These may only be viewed by faculty when logged in to the intranet.
Borrowing privileges are extended to Law Faculty at Raynor Memorial Libraries. You will need your Marquette University ID card to enter Raynor and to check out material.
You may authorize circulation staff to check out and retrieve items for you from Raynor by completing a Raynor Authorization Form and returning that form to the law library circulation desk. This authorization form remains on file at the library. You may contact your library liaison or the law library circulation staff to request material from Raynor. Faculty remains responsible for all materials checked-out. Circulation staff will retrieve and return items you request from Raynor.
Teaching librarians are available to present specialized legal research instructional sessions for any law school course, particularly those in which students are expected to perform significant research. Please contact your library liaison or the faculty services coordinator, Elana Olson (81696), to discuss options.
At the beginning of each academic year, the Library assigns every full-time faculty member a librarian who serves as that person's liaison with the Library. The liaison program envisions a cooperative and collaborative professional relationship between faculty and librarians. Please keep in mind that lengthy research projects are best accomplished by research assistants. Liaisons aid research assistants with such projects through training sessions and assistance in identifying research methods and sources. Please contact your library liaison or the Faculty Services Librarian, Elana Olson (81696), with questions.
Your liaison can provide research guidance to you or your research assistants, perform literature searches, answer reference queries, compile short bibliographies, and provide instruction on various research resources and methodologies. For research queries, you should also feel free to contact the Reference Desk in person, by phone at 83837 or via e-mail using the e-reference service.
Faculty may authorize their research assistant ("RA") to check-out materials for them by completing the Law Library Form and/or the Raynor Library Form. Each form must be returned to its respective library.
Introductory or specialized research sessions are available for RAs through each faculty's library liaison. Please contact your library liaison to make arrangements.
The Law Library maintains a Reserve Area for placing materials for student use, whether books, printouts, software or other media. Digital items may also be placed on electronic reserve, providing access to students via the Internet. Please contact Marva Coward (84145) to place items on reserve. You may also contact your library liaison for assistance.
The law librarians capture, preserve, and disseminate the scholarly output of the Marquette University Law School community through an institutional repository, the Marquette Law Scholarly Commons. The repository’s reach is worldwide with downloads from Australia, Japan, India, Brazil and China, among others. To ensure inclusion, please contact Elana Olson, Faculty Services Librarian, or your library liaison.