Research Help

Members of the Reference Department are available to help you learn about legal research and legal resourcesServices are available to Yale faculty, staff, students and alumni during normal Reference hours (see schedule).

There are a variety of means that you can use to contact the reference librarians:

  • You can 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;
  • Email:;
  • Phone: 203-432-1606;

​You can schedule a research consultation with a librarian using the form below.  

We will respond to emails and voicemails within 24 hours of receipt and requests for research consultations by the next business day (not including "recess days").

Please note that we have been having some trouble with our email system, so please contact us if you have not heard from us in a timely fashion.

Updated Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Contact a Research Librarian

Michelle Hudson's picture Michelle Hudson
Empirical Services and Assessment Librarian
Room 027 (L2)
Phone: 203-436-9253
Jordan Jefferson's picture Jordan Jefferson
Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services and Lecturer in Legal Research
Room 312 (L3)
Phone: 203-432-8542
Julie Krishnaswami's picture Julie Krishnaswami
Head of Research Instruction and Lecturer in Legal Research
Room 307 (L3)
Phone: 203-432-7934
Evelyn Ma's picture Evelyn Ma
Reference Librarian for Foreign and International Law and Lecturer in Legal Research
Room 0004 (L1)
Phone: 203-432-7120
John Nann's picture John Nann
Senior Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Collection Development and Lecturer in Legal Research
Room 314A (L3)
Phone: 203-432-1259
Lucie Olejnikova's picture Lucie Olejnikova, JD, MLS
Head of Foreign and International Law and Lecturer in Legal Research
Room 0005 (L1)
Phone: 203-432-7371
Michael VanderHeijden's picture Michael VanderHeijden
Head of Reference and Lecturer in Legal Research
Room 313 (L3)
Phone: 203-432-4367