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Embedded in Puerto Rico

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

Brian Detweiler, Student Services Librarian at the Charles B. Sears Law Library, is traveling with law students who are participating in UB School of Law’s Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic. The clinic is providing legal services to Puerto Ricans in need following Hurricane Maria and Brian is there to support their research efforts on the ground. Brian is taking embedded librarianship to a new level!

Photo of Student Services Librarian, Brian Detweiler

Photo of Student Services Librarian, Brian Detweiler

Access Study Aids Online 24/7 through the Law Library

Posted on: | by Nancy Babb |

You can now access over 500 study aids, case briefs, outlines, and audio lectures online through the Law Library’s new subscription with West Academic. Just go to to get started. There are multiple titles for first year and upper-level courses, as well as a variety of academic and career success resources for students in every stage of law school.

We hope you will all take advantage of this convenient and very useful collection. If you have any trouble accessing these or any other library resources, please contact Brian Detweiler, Student Services Librarian, for assistance.


New Faces at the Law Library

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |

Brian and Peggy

Please join the Charles B. Sears Law Library staff as we welcome Brian Detweiler and Peggy Lyons as the Student Services Team.

Brian is the law library’s Student Services Librarian.  He holds a JD from Notre Dame Law School and an MLS from UB’s Library School. He has worked as an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Rochester and, most recently, as the Faculty Services Librarian at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, TX.  Brian will develop and coordinate programs and services to enrich the law school experience and transition into overseeing the Passport Office.

Peggy holds an MLS from UB and worked for UB’s Department of Visual Studies and, most recently, for the Department of Urology. Peggy will be staffing our Passport Services Office, will work on projects in partnership with the Student Services Librarian, and will work at the circulation desk.

Study Carrels for Bar Study

Posted on: | by Christine Anne George |


Planning to study for the bar this summer? Now is the time to start thinking about where you want to do that studying. You have options in addition to the Law Library. Did you know you can have a study carrel at Lockwood Memorial Library for the whole summer?

If you are interested in applying for a carrel at Lockwood, be sure to submit your application by May 26. The online application can be accessed here.