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Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries

Alyne Queener Massey Law Library

Faculty Services at Law

Faculty Liaison Assignments


Librarian Faculty
Meredith Capps


James Blumstein

Tracy George

Daniel Gervais

Sara Mayeux

Tim Meyer

Beverly Moran

Michael Newton

Herwig Schlunk

Jeffrey Schoenblum

Ganesh Sitaraman

Ingrid Wuerth

Yesha Yadav

Sarah Dunaway



Edward Cheng

Paul Edelman

Brian Fitzpatrick

Joseph Fishman

Owen Jones

Nancy King

Terry Maroney

Robert Mikos

Spring Miller

Edward Rubin

Suzanna Sherry

Michael Vandenbergh

Katie Hanschke


Rebecca Allensworth

Margaret Blair

Jon Bruce

Jessica Clarke

James Ely

Gautam Hans

Christopher Serkin

Daniel Sharfstein

Paige Skiba

Cara Suvall

Larry Reeves


Chris Guthrie

Jenniefer Swezey

Nicholas Zeppos

Mark Williams



Lisa Bressman

Michael Bressman

Ellen Wright Clayton

Anne-Marie Daniel Farmer

Joni Hersch

Susan Kay

Karla McKanders

Robert Reder

Morgan Ricks

Lauren Rogal

Amanda Rose

Jim Rossi

J.B. Ruhl

Sean Seymore

Christopher Slobogin

Kevin Stack

Randall Thomas

Kip Viscuisi

David Williams

Book Check-out

Books may be checked out in person at the Law Library's Circulation Desk or by emailing Document Delivery. You may also request materials from the other VU campus libraries through the Law Library's document delivery services.

Book Return

You may drop off books, including those belonging to another VU library or borrowed through interlibrary loan, at the Law Library's Circulation Desk or place them in the Library's box in the mailroom.

Bloomberg BNA E-Mail Highlights

The Law Library subscribes to Bloomberg BNA. To receive e-mail highlights, go to Then on the top right, click on Sign Up for E-mail Updates. Please note that if you are off campus you will need your VU ID and password to access these services. For more information, contact your liaison.


The Law Library is a member of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) which provides access to over 600 interactive, computer-based tutorials available in 32 different legal subject areas, useful for both students and faculty. For more information, go to In order to set-up a new account, faculty must enter the law school's authorization code. Contact your library liaison for this authorization code.

Collection Development and Faculty Orders

Faculty members are encouraged to recommend purchases for the collection. Please e-mail or send your recommendations to your liaison.

Course Reserves

To place materials on Reserve, please e-mail

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

Faculty members may sign up for a customized weekly e-mail edition of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) published by the University of Washington Law Library. This index provides current indexing of articles from major law reviews and journals. The customized version (SmartCILP) lets you choose to receive a table of contents from individual law reviews and/or items based on selected subject areas. To set up a customized profile, go to Your affiliation is Vanderbilt University.  Please contact your library liaison for Vanderbilt's authorization code.


The law library provides an A-Z list of databases relevant to legal and interdisciplinary research.  When accessing the library databases off campus through the Law Library's website, you will be routed through the proxy server, which will request your VUnetID and password.

Document Delivery

Library staff will provide photocopies of cases, articles, and other library materials. Please e-mail requests to

Faculty Research Carrels

To reserve a carrel, please e-mail

Instructional Support

For assistance with course reserves, exam archives, or librarian research instruction for courses, please contact your liaison.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Materials not available in the VU Libraries may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Please submit interlibrary loan requests by e-mail to

Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

The Law Library subscribes to Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law  For questions about your passwords, call or e-mail Mark Williams (875.3337).

Library Catalog

The Law Library shares an online library catalog with the other VU libraries.

Research Assistant Training

For research assistant training, please contact your liaison.

Reference Assistance

For reference assistance, please contact your liaison or e-mail

Routing Services

To request journal and/or new book routings, please call or e-mail Christy Ryan, Head of Technical Services (343.4079)


Larry Reeves, Associate Dean and Director, Associate Professor of Law (322.0020)

Meredith Capps, Head of Faculty Services, Foreign & International Law Librarian (345.2860)

Sarah Dunaway, Research Services Librarian (343.1032)

Katie Hanschke, Head of Instruction and Access Services

Christy Ryan, Head of Collection Services (343.4079)

Mark Williams, Head of Digital Initiatives (345.3337)


Circulation Desk 343.8731

Reference Desk 343.8737