The Law Team works across two libraries, Gray’s Inn Place Library and Innovation Centre Library, which you can access using your City card. The team makes sure both libraries run smoothly throughout the week, checking the environment and answering students’ questions.
All City students are welcome to study at the Law Libraries, but the available material on the shelves (books, journals, reports) is law-focused.
The team is made up of the following people:
Martin Edwards – User Services Librarian
Martin is the User Services Librarian. He manages the frontline staff and is the person to contact should you have issues with your Library account. You can also contact him regarding feedback, complaints or general enquiries.
Martin also manages the library spaces, making sure the study environment is appropriate and meets your learning needs.
You can contact Martin at Martin.Edwards@city.ac.uk
Rob Hodgson – Subject Librarian
Rob is the Subject Librarian for Law. He is your contact for all things relating to library resources and library support for teaching and learning. Book a one-to-one appointment with him to learn how to use databases and other resources effectively, discuss literature searching for your dissertation, get help with citing and referencing using OSCOLA (citing correctly is the only way to avoid plagiarism) and more! Rob also runs training workshops throughout the year which can be booked via the Library Calendar.
You can drop in without appointment during his office hours. You can find him at the Innovation Centre library on Wednesdays between 1-3pm and at Gray’s Inn Place (Room 1/04) on Thursdays from 11-1pm.
You can contact Rob at Robert.Hodgson@city.ac.uk
Hilary Vieitez – Research Librarian
Hilary is the Research Librarian for Law, supporting academic staff and PhD students at The City Law School with their research needs. She offers both one-to-one training and group workshops. Areas in which she can offer support and advice include: literature searching techniques; how to track down resources for your research; effective use of reference management tools; and correct citing and referencing.
You can contact Hilary at Hilary.Vieitez.firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefanie McDade – Senior Information Assistant
Stefanie worked at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn Library for 2 years assisting barrister and student members of the Inn with their legal enquiries. She therefore has a lot of experience and can help you with your legal research, and with OSCOLA too.
You can contact Stefanie at Stefanie.McDade@city.ac.uk
Information Assistants & Evening and Weekend Team
Every day from Monday to Friday, you can ask for help at the desk from our Information Assistants: Alex, Conor, Martina and Monika; and, if you use the library in the evenings or at the weekends, you will find Carol, Emma, Josephine, Mark, Steffi or William available to assist you.
Our staff can help you with: finding books on the shelf, printing, reading a report citation, using the catalogue; and have all been trained on how to use key law resources like Westlaw or Lexis. They will also be able to refer you to the right person should your enquiry require a more in-depth answer.
You can get in touch with the team at LawLibrary@city.ac.uk