For more specific information about what we collect, please see our Collection Development Policy
- Academic Success
This is a collection of study aids to help students learn legal fundamentals. Includes books, guides, outlines, and flash cards. Located on the 2nd floor.
- Audio Visual Materials
Contains materials in a variety of formats including compact discs and DVDs. The collection also contains a variety of indexes and finding aids to some of the library’s microform materials. Located on the 2nd floor.
- CIS Materials
Includes a variety of microfiche publications from the Congressional Information Service (now LexisNexis Academic and Library Solutions), including the CIS Microfiche Library of congressional publications from 1970- , House and Senate unpublished hearings, and U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments, records and briefs, and opinions. Located on the ground floor.
- Federal Materials
Includes materials relating to the three branches of the U.S. Government. Also available are the various case reporters for the federal courts. Additionally, a variety of general legal reference works are available. Located on the 2nd floor.
This is a collection of feature films with a legal theme. There are also a number of foreign films and documentaries in the collection. The films are in DVD format or VHS format. The collection is located on the 2nd floor.
- Government Documents
Includes government documents received from the Government Printing Office since 1990. This library receives U.S. Government documents in all formats: paper, microfiche, and electronic. Please consult the catalog or request assistance at the Reference Desk. Located on the 2nd floor.
- Microform Collections
The library houses a number of special microforms collections. Some of these include: American Bar Association Archives and the American Law Institute Archives. A microform reader/printer/scanner is located near the microforms on the 2nd floor.
- North Carolina Materials
A comprehensive collection of North Carolina legal materials including the General Statutes of North Carolina, House and Senate Journals, bills, digests, session laws, and court reports from the N.C. Supreme Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals. Located on the 3rd floor.
- Online materials
Most electronic resources to which the library has access are available through the online catalog. Online databases are also accessible on the Library’s website. Please note that many of these resources are for the use of our faculty, staff and students only and may require a password.
- Periodical Collections
The library maintains an extensive collection of journals including most law reviews from ABA-accredited law schools. Current issues are typically only available online. Periodicals are located on the 3rd floor.
- Reference Collection
Located on the 2nd floor near the Service Desk, the collection contains many demographic and statistical information sources, law resources, dictionaries, handbooks and directories. These materials must be used in the library and do not circulate.
- Regional Reporters
Housed on the 3rd floor of the library, this collection contains all of the West Regional Reporters along with digests and accompanying Shepard’s citators.
- Reserve Materials
Shelved at the Service Desk, this collection includes materials placed on Course Reserve by professors, and Permanent Reserve materials such as NC Bar exams, study aids, and many titles that are heavily used. Most items may be checked out for four hours and must be used within the library.
- Special Collections and Archives
Please ask for assistance at the Service Desk or see the Special Collections and Archives webpage for more details and contact information. An archive of current and historic Law School and faculty publications, such as Wake Forest Jurist, Bulletin of Wake Forest College School of Law (1936-1966), WFU School of Law Student Handbook (1985-2009), WFU School of Law Alumni Directory: 1894-1999, and Hearsay: The Wake Forest School of Law Newspaper (1973-2008). Special collections include the Darryl Hunt and Hunt Trials Collection, donated by Clinical Prof. of Law Mark Rabil. This material focuses on the wrongful conviction and incarceration of Darryl Hunt from 1984 to 2003, and encompasses thousands of pages of attorney files, trial transcripts, correspondence and police reports collected by Rabil as he worked for Hunt’s freedom. These resources are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors and are available by appointment only.
- Stacks Materials
Includes treatises, other books, and loose-leaf materials on a variety of legal topics. Materials are classed using the Library of Congress Classification. All materials in this collection are shelved on the ground floor.
- State Materials
Includes primary source materials, such as statutes, court rules, etc. for all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Materials are shelved next to the West Regional reporters on the 3rd floor.
- Superseded Materials
Includes superseded editions of federal government materials, NC court rules, court reports, and a variety of other materials. These materials are shelved on the ground floor of the library.