LAW SCHOOLS ARE BUILT AROUND THEIR LIBRARIES. The O’Quinn Law Library gives UH Law Center students and faculty one of the region’s leading legal research facilities.
The law library houses the largest law collection in the metropolitan area. As a U.S. Government Depository, the library receives and makes available all federal government publications in selected subject areas. Special collections for IPIL, higher education law, and health law, along with the Frankel Rare Books Library, round out the UH Law Center’s hardcopy collections.
The law library also has emerged as a model for receiving, processing, and delivering materials available only in digital form. The integrated library system provides links to print resources and online data. A wireless network provides easy access to the UH Law Center’s network and online subscriptions.
Information technology has become a fastgrowing part of both the practice of law and the UH Law Center. The Legal Information Technology department (LIT) supports wireless access to UH Law Center networks and to the Internet in classrooms, study areas, the Commons, the library, and other locations.
Email, discussion groups, word processing, Internet browsers, and other applications all are supported by the UH Law Center’s LIT staff. Our students consistently rank among the heaviest users of online information of all U.S. law schools. A help desk staffed by LIT personnel attends to all computer related needs.