A Message from the Director

Portrait of Joseph Custer

The Judge Ben C. Green Law Library's mission is to provide outstanding service and information access to the students, faculty, and staff of the law school community. The library supports the law school curriculum and is the legal resource for the Case Western Reserve University community.

 Our holdings include an extensive collection of both print and electronic resources. We hold complete collections of federal and state law, law reviews, current law services, an extensive British and Commonwealth collection, and special collections in international law, law and medicine, and environmental law.

Our students and faculty have access to more than 700 electronic services, library catalogs, and a wide range of software services. The library archives all of our faculty's work and student journals on our online repository, Scholarly Commons. We also offer legal resources to our alumni, including free access to HeinOnline.

Our excellent reference librarians will help you navigate our electronic resources. If you are unfamiliar with a database, please email, call or send a chat message to your reference librarians. We will be there for you. We want to make your use of our law library resources as seamless as possible.


Signature of Joseph A. Custer



Joseph A. Custer
Associate Professor of Law & Director,
Judge Ben C. Green Law Library