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WI Budget Watch - Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC), Court Reporters under the Axe?

The Wisconsin Law Journal recently reported the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) is slated for elimination in the governor's current budget proposal. From the commission's website, the "LIRC is an independent Wisconsin admi ...

Posted Mar 15, 2017 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

March is Women's History Month

In Celebration of Women's History Month 2017, the Law Library has compiled the following links to UW and Madison community events and resources: UW and Madison Community Events Women's History Month 2017 UW Calendar of Events Selected UW e ...

Posted Mar 7, 2017 by Sunil Rao,

SEC ruling

SEC has adopted a final rule requiring public companies to include hyperlinks in their exhibit index, making it easier for investors to locate previously filed exhibits.     According to the SEC, there was overwhelming support for ...

Posted Mar 7, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

How to find those elusive newspaper articles

Newspapers....they are great resources, but they can be extremely difficult to find! Whether you are cite-checking, staying up-to-date, or writing your own paper, finding that elusive article from the '90s, '70s or even from 2013 can be ve ...

Posted Feb 27, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Resources on Presidents & Presidential Power

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Posted Feb 23, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

New Book - The Chief Justice : Appointment and Influence

The Chief Justice : Appointment and Influence, David J. Danelski and Artemus Ward, editors, University of Michigan Press, 2016 Print - Law Library Stacks: KF8748 .C385 2016 Online - Project Muse eBooks (UW NetID required) The Chief Justice : ...

Posted Feb 16, 2017 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

February is Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month 2017, the Law Library has compiled the following links to UW and Madison community events and resources:Local Events and Programs Black Culture Connection -- Wisconsin Public Television 2017 Links to f ...

Posted Feb 8, 2017 by Sunil Rao,

What we did over Winter Break: Librarian Edition

Sure, we are all longing for those days not so long ago, during Winter Break. No classes, no reading, nothing to do (mostly) but binge-watch television. The Law Library, however, worked hard through the break and has some great new resources and ...

Posted Feb 2, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Locating Company Profiles

Whether it's investigating a potential career opportunity at a public company or searching for competitive intelligence, there are several corporate and securities law resources available at the law library. As a law student, you can begin wit ...

Posted Jan 26, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

The new Federal Civil Rules Handbook (2017 ed.)

Federal Civil Rules Handbook, Thomson Reuters/West, 2017 Law Library Reserve Collection: KF8816 .A193 Effective Dec. 1, 2016, new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) came into force.  West publishes this useful handb ...

Posted Jan 19, 2017 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

New Technology for law school, law firms, and fun

   As the weather cools down and Finals heat up, it can be tough to think about anything else except trying to make it to the end of the semester. However, technology may help you get over these final few hurdles, and provide you with ...

Posted Dec 13, 2016 by Kristopher Turner

Book Review: My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg , My Own Words, Simon & Schuster, 2016 Law Library Stacks: KF8745 .G56 A3 2016 My Own Words is a delightful read.  The words and stories are hers.  A woman ahead of her time.  Lucky in love to have m ...

Posted Dec 7, 2016 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Click, Click, Donate

Did you know you can donate to charity simply by using a search engine?  These click and donate sites are designed for charitable giving.  Some of these sites donate part of their advertising revenue to charity whenever you use their ...

Posted Nov 30, 2016 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Provincial Statutes of Canada

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Posted Nov 16, 2016 by Sunil Rao,

Limited Access at the UW Law Library: Nov. 14 to Dec. 22

With final exams quickly approaching, the UW Law Library will have its limited access policy in place beginning Monday, Nov. 14.  To accommodate the increased demand for study space, only UW Law School students, faculty and staff have prio ...

Posted Nov 9, 2016 by Cheryl O'Connor

Accessing Case Law from Foreign Courts ... in English!

 Locating translations for foreign legal materials, particularly for decisions from foreign courts, can be a challenge. Even if available, they are often not authoritative, outdated, and expensive.The law library subscribe to a database ...

Posted Nov 2, 2016 by Sunil Rao,

Researching Legal Topics: Four tips

Tip one:   Schedule time for research .  You schedule time to attend classes, to prepare assignments, many of us schedule our vacation time as well.  You should think about research in the same way.  Make a schedule and give ...

Posted Oct 27, 2016 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Ebooks on Bloomberg Law: IP Law

Bloomberg Law has several impressive collections of ebooks by different publishers such as the American Bar Association , Bloomberg BNA , Practising Law Institute , and Wiley Press .  You can browse the "Books & Treatises" section of B ...

Posted Oct 19, 2016 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

A review of Evicted by Matthew Desmond

   The Go Big Read program has always done an excellent job selecting challenging and thought-provoking books for the campus community to read. However, these past two years they have really focused on legal issues, featuring Just Merc ...

Posted Oct 12, 2016 by Kristopher Turner

Streaming Video Resources (or Let's Watch a Movie)

If you enjoy watching movies -- especially documentaries, indie and foreign films, or classics -- there are two online resources available in the UW catalog well worth exploring. Kanopy streams "thoughtful entertainment" to over 3,000 higher e ...

Posted Oct 5, 2016 by Cheryl O'Connor

English Legal Materials

The UW Law Library has recently published a research guide to print and electronicEnglish Legal Materials available at the law library and accessible freely online. England is of course a part of the United Kingdom. This guide, however, focuses ...

Posted Sep 28, 2016 by Sunil Rao,

Women of the Supreme Court: Books, Films, Videos, Blogs & Quotes

The Supreme Court begins its term on the first Monday of October.  Listed below is a collection of resources available at the Law Library on the Supreme Court, with a focus on the women justices. These resources highlights their lives, writ ...

Posted Sep 22, 2016 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Celebrate Constitution Day this Friday, Sept. 16th

The Constitution is the bedrock of our form of government and the Bill of Rights bestows to us our freedoms and way of life in these United States.  For nearly 230 years, it has constituted a deep and uniquely American experience with ...

Posted Sep 14, 2016 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

New Tool Called LearnLeo Academic Provides Online Access, Helps you Brief Cases from 1L Casebooks

A new tool called LearnLeo  Academic is now available to UW students. LearnLeo  is a tool to help law students brief cases for class. It provides online access to thousands of cases from over 270 law school casebooks (most for ...

Posted Sep 6, 2016 by Kristopher Turner

Welcome to the UW Law Library

A warm welcome to the incoming class of 2019 and all returning students.  We encourage you to become familiar with the Law Library's resources, services and staff while you are in Law School. The Law Library will be open over the Labor Day ...

Posted Aug 24, 2016 by Cheryl O'Connor

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates! Best wishes for the future!

Posted May 5, 2016 by UW Law Library Staff

Get a head start with the FREE State Bar Student Associate Program

As the school year begins to come to a close, many law students are preparing for a summer spent interning, working or taking a few more classes. A great way to enhance any of these summer activities (and maybe even help your job search) is to j ...

Posted Apr 29, 2016 by Kristopher Turner

Password Managers

Password managers are a great way to store your many passwords.  They offer secure storage of your passwords with the advantage of recalling one master password instead of dozens.  Password managers also can generate encrypted and secu ...

Posted Apr 25, 2016 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Getting Started with Foreign Legal Research

Searching for legislation or case law from a foreign country? Foreign Law Guide (BrillOnline Reference Works) is perhaps one of the most important first steps. It provides essential information for identifying, locating, and using primary and s ...

Posted Apr 14, 2016 by Sunil Rao,

Celebrate National Library Week with the UW Law Library: April 11 -15

Our kick-off event is the annual Book Give-Away.  Stop by the Law Library at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 11 to browse the free selection of casebooks and other legal titles too good to discard.  Book carts will be parked in the corner of ...

Posted Apr 7, 2016 by Cheryl O'Connor

Can You File Your Taxes from Your Mobile Device?

The short answer is:  Yes, you can. Commercial products: Turbotax & H&RBlock offer a version of their software products for your mobile device, although one of these apps links you back to the online product when you file.  ...

Posted Mar 31, 2016 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Get all your news in one place with Flipboard

 Two of the most difficult things to stay on top of are new technologies (especially apps that are constantly coming and going), and current awareness tools. At the rate that technology is changing, just as you get used to one thing, someth ...

Posted Mar 17, 2016 by Kristopher Turner

Resources on the U.S. Supreme Court

If you are an avid U.S. Supreme Court watcher, the U.W. Law Library has a solid collection of resources about the history of the court and its justices. Books are located on level two (call number range KF 8200 to 8500). A research guide, U.S. S ...

Posted Mar 9, 2016 by Cheryl O'Connor

One Hundred Days Before Trial : a family lawyer's guide to preparation and strategy

Need 100 tips to write a great brief?  Check out The Winning Brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts (Reserve KF251 .G37 2014) .  Need another 100 tips to make your case ready for trial?  Check out ...

Posted Feb 23, 2016 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

ProQuest Regulatory Insight for Administrative Law Research

The UW Law Library recently added ProQuest Regulatory Insight to its database holdings. There are numerous electronic resources that offer full text searching of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.  What makes Regulat ...

Posted Feb 17, 2016 by Cheryl O'Connor

Search and Compare State Laws with Hein Online's National Survey of State Laws

UPDATE: Hein Online was kind enough to email me after this article was posted. The National Survey of State Laws will be updated quarterly, and some of the topics that users can look for are Interest Rates, Medical Records and Marijuana Laws. If ...

Posted Feb 9, 2016 by Kristopher Turner

People Searches on the Web

Search Engines & Social Media You can begin to search for a person using a popular search engine, such as Google or Bing , or a social media site such as Facebook or LinkedIn .  In fact, you probably have used these sites from time t ...

Posted Jan 28, 2016 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

The 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Effective Dec. 1, 2015, new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) came into force.  The Civil Rules affected are Rule 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37 and 55.  Rule 84 and the Appendix of Forms were eliminated entir ...

Posted Jan 19, 2016 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

The Book We Love to Hate

    There is an interesting article in the New York Times regarding the history of the Bluebook.  Apparently Harvard Law School did not create the "Uniform System of Citation", but rather the idea originated with the Yale La ...

Posted Dec 14, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

How to search for non-law articles using library resources

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Posted Dec 7, 2015 by Kristopher Turner

Flare Index to Treaties

The FLARE Index to Treaties , sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), is a searchable database of treaty information, both current and historical dating back to 1353. It is focused in particular on multilateral ...

Posted Dec 1, 2015 by Sunil Rao,

Where to get Your Holiday Shopping Discount Mobile Apps

After final exams, it's time to enjoy your holiday break.  Here are a few articles that feature apps that are designed to help you locate the latest shopping discount & deals for Black Friday and beyond.  To find coupons & get ...

Posted Nov 23, 2015 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Harvard Law teams up with Ravel Law to provide free access online to U.S. case law

   The "Free the Law " initiative is an open access project designed to provide free access online to all of American case law.  The Harvard Law School Library's collection of over 42,000 volumes will be scanned to provide digital ...

Posted Nov 16, 2015 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Clinical Law Programs and Related Research Guides

The UW Law School's highly regarded clinical programs provide a hands-on, practical learning experience for many students.  And if part of that experiential learning involves legal research, the Law Library has you covered.  There are ...

Posted Nov 9, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

Link Rot: How to preserve your citations with Perma.CC

Link Rot. Even the name sounds gross. What it means is even worse, especially for legal scholars and law students. Link rot is what happens when a website suddenly disappears, or the content on that page is changed by the site's owner, render ...

Posted Nov 2, 2015 by Kristopher Turner

South Asian Law Online

Looking for legal information on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka?Visit the law library's new Research Guide on South Asian digital resources. The purpose of the Guide is to provide links to those sites which contain or serve asgate ...

Posted Oct 28, 2015 by Sunil Rao,

Finding Your Topic: Databases worth browsing

Stuck on where to go to find a topic for your paper? Here are a few resources located at the Law Library to help you browse your way to a possible research topic. Law Library Research Guides : There are over 50+ Research Guides ...

Posted Oct 20, 2015 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Briefs and More Briefs

Last month's article introduced The Winning Brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts .   Today's feature will be a short introduction to three more titles in the library's collection you may find useful toward ...

Posted Oct 12, 2015 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

E-Resources : What's New at the Law Library

The UW Law Library is always on the look-out for new, electronic resources which support the research needs of our students and faculty.   Thanks to my colleague, Sunil Rao, for compiling this handy list which highlights the most recent add ...

Posted Oct 6, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

Just Mercy: A Book Review

Trying to write a review for Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy is difficult. Not because I don’t know what to say, but because it has likely been said already, and by more seasoned book reviewers. I’ll give it my best shot, but first some back ...

Posted Sep 28, 2015 by Kristopher Turner


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