About the Schmid Law Library


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Welcome to the Schmid Law Library

The Schmid Law Library serves the students, faculty, staff and alumni of the University of Nebraska College of Law. We also serve the judiciary, the bar and citizens of the state. Our website contains information for visiting the library to perform legal research, and also provides ways to ask reference questions by phone or email.

The Law Library helps inventors protect their intellectual property by hosting the state's only Patent and Trademark and Resource Center.

Marvin & Virginia Schmid

Marvin G. Schmid received an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska in 1933 and juris doctor in 1935. Virginia H. Chain Schmid received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications in 1937. When they met, she was a high school English and history teacher, and he a lawyer. After serving in the anti-aircraft unit of the Army during World War II, Marvin was transferred to the legal branch and the 7th Service Command in Omaha. Upon being discharged, Marvin specialized in business and banking law and, with a small group of men, founded four suburban banks in the Omaha area.

They both felt the university had shaped their lives, and made what they did in their 61 years together possible. That’s why they have supported the University of Nebraska College of Law and its library.  

In addition to their generous support of the library, the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Foundation has provided funding for the M. Brian Schmid Reading Room, named in honor of their late son Brian who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 43; the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Clinic Building; Schmid Honor Scholarships; the Nebraska Public Interest Law Fund; the Rural Law Opportunities Program; the 3+3 Program in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; and other College initiatives.

Marvin & Virginia Schmid

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