In October of 2012, the federal Legal Services Corporation published the Report of the Pro Bono Task Force and described the Pro Bono Collaborative as "one great example of how much can be accomplished through collaboration."
Law Library Facts
- Square feet: 31,224
- Seating: 408
- Shelving: 27,279 linear feet
- Hours open each week when classes are in session: 110 hours
- Group study rooms: 18 rooms, several with A/V playback.
- Student computing: 25 lab computers (2 labs), 12 open computers
- Wireless network: 802.11n, including Guest access
- Printing/Copying/Scanning: 3 print stations, 2 copiers, 1 copy card vending machine, and 2 scanners. Lexis printing for current law affiliates only. Wireless printing available for law students.
- Volumes and volume equivalents: over 310,000
- Licensed databases and owned electronic titles: over 25,000
The library collection focuses on Rhode Island and Maritime Law and the library serves as a State Justice Institute depository. By arrangement with the University Library (a Selective Depository Library), the Law Library also maintains a number of federal government documents titles. The library collection is comprehensive for current and historical federal law materials: legislative, judicial, and administrative. The library also collects current and historical state law materials for the New England states and selected major states: legislative and judicial materials, secondary source materials, and treatises. The library also maintains a core international law collection.
- Full-time library employees: 11 (includes director)
- Librarians: 7 with Masters degrees in library & information science, 4 also hold a law degree.
- Paraprofessionals: 4 library paraprofessional staff