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MacMillan Law Library Services and Response to COVID-19: Virtual Reference Desk

MacMillan Law Library Reference Desk

Now you have three ways to get help from a Law Librarian!

1. For quick questions, send us an email.

2. To talk with a librarian, join our zoom meeting (video optional).

3. To request a one-on-one research consultation, submit a consultation request.

1. Send us an email

Do you have a quick question for he library?  Submit your question here and we will reply as soon as we can.

Question(s) for the Law Library?

Use this form for quick questions such as:

Is the "Torts in a Nushell" study aid available for check out?

What is the best study aid for Constitutional Law?

Can you help me find an article online if I have the citation?

Virtual Reference Desk QR Code

Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

General Questions? 
Please complete this Questions for the Law Library? form.

Faculty Research Question?
Please complete our Faculty Request form.

Student Research Question?
Please complete our Student Research Request form. 

MacMillan Library Virtual Research Services (January 4, 2021 - May 14, 2021):

          Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

MacMillan Library Building Hours (January 19, 2021 - May 14, 2021)

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 6:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Noon - 6pm

Virtual Reference Desk (Zoom Meeting ID: 930-5184-4067) 
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

IT Virtual Help Desk
Email us at lawstudent-help@emory.edu and we'll reach out to you via Zoom.

Have something checked out from us?

And need to return it but you haven't been cleared to return to campus or are not in the Atlanta area?  Please see our Returning Library Materials guidelines for additional information.   

If you are graduating in December, please return all library materials by December 1st.  If you are not in the Atlanta area, see Returning Library Materials guidelines for instructions for self-shipping your library items.  

Please contact lawcirc@emory.edu for additional assistance.

2. Talk with us in Zoom (video optional)

     Talk with a Law Librarian via zoom!

          Monday - Thursday: 10am - 2pm
          Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

   Join Zoom Meeting 
                     (Video Optional)

 

So, how does this Virtual Reference Desk work?

Our six dual-degreed law librarians take turns hosting our Virtual Reference Desk zoom meeting.  Wonder who is hosting the zoom meeting at the moment?  Here's our weekly schedule:

This is our target schedule and may vary week to week based on our staffing levels.  The Waiting Room feature in Zoom has been enabled, so if we don't click you in right away, we are likely working with another patron and will admit you to the Zoom Meeting as soon as we are finished helping them.  Please be patient.  Thank you! :) 

This recurring zoom meeting will be available during virtual Reference Hours and will be staffed by one of our six dual-degreed Research Librarians.  Our Research Librarians have all earned their JDs as well as Masters degrees in Library and Information Science, and are standing by to answer any question you may have about legal research, the law library, or law school in general.  We're here to help! 

Meet our Research Librarians

Elizabeth Christian, Law Librarian for Research Services

Elizabeth Christian is a Law Librarian for Research Services at MacMillan Law Library. Prior to becoming a law librarian, Elizabeth practiced intellectual property law at a large firm in South Carolina. She is also the former Director of the IP Law Clinic at Franklin Pierce Law Center and the former Director of the NH Inventors Assistance Program.  Elizabeth holds a JD from the University of Georgia College of Law, a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (Phi Beta Kappa).

Courses Taught:

  • Mastery of Case Law Research (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
  • Advanced Legal Research (Spring 2013; Spring 2014; Fall 2014; Fall 2015; Spring 2016, Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
  • Intellectual Property Law Research (Spring 2017)

Abby Deese, Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Research Services

Abby Deese is the Law Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Research Service at the MacMillan Law Library. Prior to joining Emory, Abby was a reference librarian, government documents coordinator, and legal research instructor at Elon University School of Law.  Abby holds a JD from Charleston School of Law, a Master of Library and Information Science from University of Arizona, and a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston.

Courses Taught:

  • Mastery of Regulatory Law Research (Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021)
  • Mastery of Statutory Legal Research (Fall 2019)
  • Business & Tax Legal Research (Spring 2019)

Amy Flick, Foreign and International Law Librarian

Amy Flick has been with the MacMillan Law Library since 1994 and is currently the Foreign and International Law Librarian. Prior to her current appointment, Amy was the Law Librarian for Research Services and Bibliographic Instruction. Before becoming a law librarian, Amy clerked for the Honorable Duross Fitzpatrick (U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia) and for the Honorable John T. Laney, III (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Georgia), as well as practicing law in Atlanta. Amy holds a JD from Duke University, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.

Courses Taught:

  • International Legal Research (Fall 2016; Spring 2019, Spring 2021)
  • Foreign & Comparative Legal Research (Spring 2018, Spring 2020)
  • Mastery of Statutory Legal Research (Fall 2018)
  • Foreign & International Legal Research (Spring 2013; Fall 2013; Fall 2014; Fall 2015)
  • Bankruptcy Law Research (Spring 2016)
  • Advanced Legal Research (2002 - 2012)

Christina Glon, Associate Law Librarian for Research Services

Christina Glon is the Associate Law Librarian for Research Services at the MacMillan Law Library. Prior to librarianship, Christina practiced transactional law in southwest Michigan specializing in Electronic Discovery and Litigation Support, Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Business and Tax law, and Real Estate transactions. Christina holds a JD from the University of Illinois College of Law, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois School of Information Science, and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

Courses Taught:

  • Analysis, Research and Communications for Non-Lawyers (Fall 2015 – Spring 2018)
  • Health Law Research (Fall 2014; Fall 2015; Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Spring 2021)
  • National Security Law Research (Spring 2017)
  • Technology in Legal Practice (Spring 2015; Spring 2016; Fall 2017)

Erin Grimes, Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services

Erin Grimes is the Law Librarian for Archives and Research Services at MacMillan law library. Prior to joining Emory, Erin was a reference librarian and archives manager at California Western School of law and reference librarian at the San Diego County Public Law Library. Erin holds a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She received her Master of Management of Library and Information Science from the University of Southern California. She also received her Master of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics.


David Yoo, Law Librarian for Research Services

David Yoo is a Law Librarian for Research Services at MacMillan law library. Prior to joining Emory, David worked as a law clerk with the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa, where he delved into antitrust issues in the pharmaceutical industry.  Before pursuing his full time studies at Iowa Law, David was a visiting professor at Seoul Women's University and taught International Economic Law, Public International Law, and International Institutional Law.  Before pursuing a professional career, David served in the Eighth United States Army in the United States Forces Korea as a military police officer.  He was discharged with honor with the rank of Sergeant.

3. Request a one-on-one consultation

To request a one-on-one consultation with a law librarian, please complete this form:
Student Research Consultation Request.

Whether you are just beginning your first research paper or preparing for a summer internship, our librarians are available to meet with you one-on-one to talk about your specific research needs.