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 law school community's students, faculty and staff. The law 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 electronic resources with a substantial print collection. We hold complete collections of federal and state law, law reviews, current law services and advanced collections in international law, law and medicine, environmental law and intellectual property.

Our students and faculty have access to over 700 electronic services, library catalogs and software services. The law library archives include faculty's work and student journals on our online repository, Scholarly Commons. We also offer legal resources to our alumni.

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 seamless.

The USNEWS last ranked academic law libraries in 2021, and the Ben C. Green Law Library ranked 28th.


Signature of Joseph A. Custer



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