Local law schools to provide library access to students and faculty from other schools

To: The Law School community
From: Vice Dean Randy Hertz
Date: November 5, 2012

The law schools in the New York metropolitan area are working together to provide support for one another during this time of recovery from Hurricane Sandy. To that end, given that some law schools may be off-line next week, and the location of some law schools may be difficult to reach for those with long commutes, students and faculty who may need to access library services may use the resources for the next week of a partner law school, listed below, that may be located closer to their homes.

Students and faculty members are encouraged to check the websites of the partner law school to ensure it is open and to call the contact person listed to ensure the resource(s) you need is available.

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Address: 55 5th Avenue NY, NY 1003
Open: Building and Library open beginning Monday, November 5:
Website: http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/
Contact: Associate Dean for Library Services and Director of the Law Library
Lynn Wishart, wishart@yu.edu, 212-790-0222

Brooklyn Law School
Address: 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Open: Library
Website: www.brooklaw.edu
Contact: Director of the Library and Professor Janet Sinder Janet.Sinder@Brooklaw.com  718-780-7975

Columbia Law School
Address: 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10025
Open: Library
Website: www.law.columbia.edu
Contact: Associate Dean Ed Moroni 
ejm2@columbia.edu 212-854-1375 

CUNY School of Law
Address: 2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101
Open: Building and Library
Website: http://www.law.cuny.edu/
Contact: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Sarah Valentine
sarah.valentine@law.cuny.edu, (718) 340-4370

Fordham University School of Law
Address: 140 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Open: Library facilities; wireless access
Website: law.fordham.edu
Contact: Associate Director of the Library, Mary McKee mmckee@law.fordham.edu

Hofstra University School of Law
Address: 122 Hofstra University. Hempstead, NY 11549. (for GPS, it may be better to use this address: 116 California Ave. Hempstead, NY 11549)
Open: Sunday (11/4) 8am-4pm. Starting Monday (11/5), normal hours are posted on the web site
Website: law.hofstra.edu/library
Contact: Associate Dean for Information Services and Director of the Law Library Courtney Selby 516-463-5901, lawcls@hofstra.edu

New York Law School
Address: 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Open: Library facilities beginning Monday, November 5
Website: www.nyls.edu
Contact: Associate and Director of the Library Professor Camille Broussard,  Camille.broussard@nyls.edu

New York University School of Law
Address: 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Open: Building and Library open beginning Monday, November 5
Website: www.law.nyu.edu
Contact: Vice Dean Randy Hertz, randy.hertz@nyu.edu

Pace School of Law
Address: 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10605
Website: www.law.pace.edu
Contact: 914-422-4205

Rutgers School of Law – Newark
Address: 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Open: Library with internet access beginning Monday, November 5
Website: law.newark.rutgers.edu
Contact: Vice Dean Ronald Chen, ronchen@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Associate Dean for Information Services, John Joergensen    jjoergensen.lawschool.clj@kinoy.rutgers.edu 

Seton Hall Law
Address: One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102
Open: Check the website for school reopening information. When it reopens, the library offering internet access should be open 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Directions: Students can get train service to Newark Penn Station; the school is one block away. For those who can drive to Newark, Seton Hall has an attached parking garage for cash on a daily basis (the School does not own the garage, so it cannot provide free parking). When train service is restored, use the Newark Broad Street Station (trains from Montclair and Summit, for instance, go through this station).  Students can access the law school by taking the Newark Light Rail from Newark Broad to Newark Penn and then walking a block to the law school.
Website: law.shu.edu
Contact: Vice Dean and Professor Erik Lillquist, erik.lillquist@shu.edu
Director of Law Library and Professor Charles Sullivan charles.sullivan@shu.edu 973-642-8870

St. John’s University School of Law
Address: 800 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
Open: Library   
Website: www.law.stjohns.edu
Contact: Librarian, Martin Cerja  cerjanm@stjohns.edu;
Associate Academic Dean, Margaret Turano (718) 990 6632, turanom@stjohns.edu

Touro College Jacob. D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Address: 225 Eastview Drive, Islip Terrace, NY
Open: November 4th 9am to 11:45pm and 11:45pm to 2am (study hall only); regular hours are 7am to 2am for students/8am to 11:45am for visitors. We will extend our student hours to guests from other law schools during this time.
Website: www.tourolaw.eduContact: Assistant Dean and Director of the Library and Professor April Schwartz
Referral Service: Beginning next week, those who need assistance because of Hurricane Sandy can call for assistance or referral to Touro Law Center (631) 761-7198 or email tlcheart@tourolaw.edu