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Law Library

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Welcome from John Papadopoulos, the Head of the Law Library

John Papadopoulos

Welcome to Canada’s newest academic law library. We look forward to working with you as we build collections and services that enable our students and faculty to pursue high level research while also supporting the Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s unique and ground-breaking curriculum.

The Law Library’s extensive collection of online resources can be accessed via the Library’s website.

The Law Library supports the Lincoln Alexander School of Law’s research, teaching and study needs. We have a primarily digital collection. Most print volumes continue to be housed in the main Library, with a small core collection available in the Law Library. 


Research assistance is provided in the following ways:

Email reference assistance: please email for assistance with accessing or using legal information resources and one of the Law Library staff will respond to you.

Research Help Appointments: For one-on-one assistance in refining a legal research topic, finding legal information, and using databases and other resources, book a research appointment. Email the law librarians or book a time directly in their calendars during office hours:

John Papadopoulos is available at, with bookable office hours (external link) .
Lisa Levesque is available at, with bookable office hours (external link) .
Sara Klein is available at with bookable office hours (external link) .

Subject Research Guides
The Law Library has research guides to support the subjects in the Faculty of Law’s curriculum and is developing more on a regular basis. These guides will provide students with access to the key primary and secondary resources available via the Toronto Metropolitan University Library.

The Law Library provides instructional sessions on legal research generally as well as research as it applies to specific areas of law as requested by faculty and instructors.

Law Student Publication Guide

 (PDF file) Law Student Publication Guide

This guide is intended for law students interested in scholarly publishing. It is intended to dispel myths and covers topics such as why to publish, where to publish, how to assess a journal, how to assess if your work is publishable, how to improve your writing, copyright and open access publications, solo and collaborative authorship, journal indicators, knowledge translation, researcher profiles, the emotional process of publication, and frequently asked questions. It includes numerous resources which are also included in this research guide.

This guide is licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Please take this guide, use it, adapt it, and attribute the original author Lisa Levesque on subsequent iterations.

John Papadopoulos: Head, Law Library;

Lisa Levesque: Law Librarian & Assessment Librarian;

Sara Klein: Law Librarian;

Gregory McCormick: Library Assistant;