Tarlton Law Library/The Joseph D. Jamail Center for Legal Research
The Tarlton Law Library in the Jamail Center for Legal Research supports the research and curricular needs of the students and faculty of the School of Law, as well as the research needs of the University community, members of the bar, and the public. The highly qualified library staff provides reference services, offers individual and group instruction, and maintains and organizes the collection for efficient use. Librarians teach advanced legal research courses on a range of topics, including Texas law, corporate and securities law, foreign and international law, and general advanced legal research.
The Tarlton Law Library is one of the largest academic law libraries in the country, with a collection including extensive print and electronic resources. Tarlton has a comprehensive collection of United States primary and secondary legal materials, as well as an excellent collection of foreign and international legal resources. Tarlton is a selective depository for United States government documents. Tarlton also has a broad interdisciplinary collection from the social sciences and humanities. Special collections at Tarlton include the papers of former United States Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, law school history archival collections, and an extensive collection of rare and antiquarian law books.
Tarlton offers law students access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, Westlaw Precision, and other legal research databases. Computers, a building-wide wireless network, printers, and scanners are available for law student use. The facility has group study rooms; a student collaborative study space; and tables, carrels, and comfortable seating throughout. The Tarlton Law Library website offers online resources and finding aids, including digital collections highlighting Texas legal history and law school traditions.
Almost 1,000 paintings, prints, documents, textiles, and pieces of furniture from the Hyder Collection enhance the ambiance of the library and create an intellectually rich environment for research and study.