Research Help

Members of the Reference Department are available to help you learn about legal research and legal resources.  There are a variety of means that you can use to contact the reference librarians:


Phone: 203-432-1606;

Text Message/SMS: 203-936-9253

 or by filling out the appointment request form below.  

You can also visit a librarian at the Reference Desk. The Reference Desk is on the right as you enter the main Reading Room on the third floor of the Law School.  Services are available to YLS faculty, staff, students and alumni during normal Reference hours (see schedule here ), though IM and Text service may not always be available during these times.

Appointment Request

Contact a Reference Librarian

Drew Adan
Faculty Services Assistant
Room 306B (L3)
Phone: 203-432-0139
Margaret Chisholm
Reference Librarian
127 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8918
Phone: 432-8153, 432-1606
(fax) 203-432-2112
Ryan Harrington
Head of Reference/Specialist in Foreign & International Law
0005 (L1)
Phone: 203-432-7371
Jordan Jefferson
Reference Librarian
Room 312 (L3)
Phone: 203-432-8542
Julie Krishnaswami
Head of Instruction; Lecturer in Legal Research
127 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8918
Phone: 203-432-7934
Evelyn Ma
Reference Librarian for Foreign & International Law
Room 0004 (L1)
Phone: 203-432-7120
John Nann
Associate Librarian for Reference & Instructional Services
L-314A (L3)
Phone: 203-432-1259
Sarah Ryan, PhD
Lecturer in Legal Research & Empirical Research Librarian
Phone: 203-436-9253
Michael VanderHeijden
Head of Faculty Services
309 (L3)
Phone: 203-432-4367