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Congratulations to our 2018 Graduates! Best wishes for the future!

Posted May 5, 2018 by UW Law Library Staff

Searching for State Court Records? Here Are a Few Resources That Can Help!

Here at the reference desk, we often find ourselves helping patrons locate court records from either Wisconsin or other states- public patrons, professors, and cite-checkers alike. Sometimes finding these records is easy-- and other times, no ...

Posted Apr 27, 2018 by Emma E Babler

Locating scholarly legal journal articles using ILP & HeinOnline

Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP) provides abstracts & full-text legal articles from scholarly journals & legal magazines - date range is from 1908 to the present. Searching Tips 1. You can put quotation marks around a legal phrases, ...

Posted Apr 18, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Celebrate National Library Week with the UW Law Library!

Each year, the UW Law Library celebrates National Library Week by putting on a series of events, giveaways and workshops for faculty, staff and students. If you are able, please join us for any of the events listed below. Monday, April 9t ...

Posted Apr 9, 2018 by Kristopher Turner

Table for 9 : Supreme Court Food Traditions & Recipes

Clare Cushman, Table for 9 : Supreme Court Food Traditions & Recipes, Supreme Court Historical Society, 2017 Print - Law Library Stacks: KF8742 .C875 2017 Brand new for your reading leisure!  This delightful book takes you way behind ...

Posted Apr 4, 2018 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Wisconsin Jury Instructions - in print and online!

One thing that the Law Library staff likes to track is the number of questions we get about a particular book, resource or database. One of of most frequently asked questions, year-in and year-out is..."Where are the Jury Instructions?" Fortuna ...

Posted Mar 14, 2018 by Kristopher Turner

One-Stop Shop for Treaty Research

Is the ability to search across all the major treaties in the world in one place, on your wish list?Then you're in luck! The Law Library subscribes to HeinOnline's World Treaty Library - a vast repository of U.S. and Non. U.S treaties dating f ...

Posted Mar 7, 2018 by Sunil Rao,

The Virtual Library Shelf & the UW Catalog

The Virtual Library Shelf You knew it was coming—a virtual way to browse the library stacks by using the virtual shelf feature in the UW catalog.  Here's how to browse the shelf from your computer:  Enter your search terms in the ca ...

Posted Mar 1, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

What is Blockchain, Anyway?

Bitcoin and blockchain: unless you’ve been living in a hole (or inside a legal textbook, for which we won’t fault you!) for the last few months, it’s likely that you’ve noticed these two popular buzzwords being bandied about in the news. ...

Posted Feb 22, 2018 by Emma E Babler

New Book - Rights of Prisoners, 5th ed. (2017)

Michael B. Mushlin, Rights of Prisoners, 5th ed., Thomson Reuters, 2017 Print - Law Library Stacks: KF9731 .G6 2017 Online - Westlaw (UW Law School access only) Today's book review introduces the Fifth Edition of Rights of Prisoners (2017) ...

Posted Feb 15, 2018 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Check out the brand-new UW Law School Digital Repository

   Have you ever wanted to search through the thousands of great articles that your professors (and their predecessors) have written while working at UW Law? How about locating great articles from the archives of the Wisconsin Law Revi ...

Posted Feb 8, 2018 by Kristopher Turner

Online Resource for Comparative Constitutional Research

Are you beginning a project involving comparative and/or historical constitutional research? HeinOnline's World Constitutions Illustrated (WCI) is a great place to start. WCI makes available the current constitution for every country in its ori ...

Posted Jan 31, 2018 by Sunil Rao,

Welcome Back Law Students

Now that the winter break is over and classes have resumed, a quick reminder of services that the law library provides to support your success in law school.  A first step--if you haven't done this already--is to bookmark the law library's ...

Posted Jan 24, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

What we will do over Winter Break: Law Library edition

We are only three days away from the final exam of the Fall Semester! Congratulations on finishing your semester strong. Be sure to take a break, step away, and come back refreshed in January. While you are on break, the Law Library will be her ...

Posted Dec 20, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Need to Know Your Rights in Relation to Sexual Harassment? AI Can Help!

   Lately, it seems like each day brings a new report of sexual harassment by a prominent public figure- Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer… the list goes on. Naturally, this has been a topic of intense public scrutiny and di ...

Posted Dec 12, 2017 by Emma E Babler

Research like a pro with PowerNotes

As the end of the semester approaches, you may be in search of a powerful but simple tool that allows you to annotate your notes, cites and works across platforms...if that sounds like I am talking a very specific tool that does all this, that i ...

Posted Dec 5, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Researching Chinese Law in English

If you are looking for a resource for Chinese law in English, you may be in luck. The law library subscribes to Lawinfochina , one of the prominent databases offering access to Chinese legal information. Coverage of legislation and regulations i ...

Posted Nov 29, 2017 by Sunil Rao,

Immigration Law Resources

Immigration law is a hot topic nowadays.  It affects millions of people in this country, and is a very complicated area of law. This week's column introduces you to five titles on the topic available at the UW Law Library. 1) Austin T. Frag ...

Posted Nov 22, 2017 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Library Resources: Study Aids, Exam Archives, Study Rooms & Quiet Places to Study

Establishing limited access hours a few weeks before exam period to create quiet study areas isn't the only way that the law library supports students who are preparing for exams.  The library also provides a research guide of popular legal ...

Posted Nov 15, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Doing the Circuit Splits

What is a circuit split? Rather than a delicious banana and ice cream dessert or a gymnastics move not for the flexibility challenged, a circuit split is a term to describe what happens when “two or more circuits in the U.S. Court of Appeals r ...

Posted Nov 9, 2017 by Emma E Babler

"Multinational Sources Compared" - A Unique Tool For Comparative Law Research

HeinOnline's Multinational Sources Compared is an online index to books, articles, and other secondary resources that compare the law in one or more countries. You can browse or search for titles by a number of different fields, the most useful ...

Posted Nov 1, 2017 by Sunil Rao,

Mindmapping Tools

Visualize your ideas!  Map your research strategies!  Collaborate with colleagues!  Mind mapping is a graphic representation of concepts and ideas. Here are a few online brainstorming tools for those who find an online platform us ...

Posted Oct 26, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Discover social media posts from any politician with Voxgov

In today's world, many political agendas, statements, feuds and announcements go out via Twitter or Facebook. These are becoming increasingly critical not just to the policies put forth by administrations and Congress, but also to legal research ...

Posted Oct 17, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Recent A.L.R.7th Annotations

Time for a paper topic?  Got a legal issue that needs some perspective and authority? Generations of lawyers have found counsel in American Law Reports (A.L.R.).  The primary purpose of this title's focused articles is to provide exper ...

Posted Oct 11, 2017 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

VPNs- What Are They, and Why Should We Use Them?

A VPN, or virtual private network, is a tool you can use to help you protect yourself and your information while using the Internet. While you’re using the Internet, the IP address of your computer (aka, the string of numbers assigned to your ...

Posted Oct 9, 2017 by Emma E Babler

Oxford Bibliographies in International Law

Oxford Bibliographies in International Law is a valuable new tool for international law research, particularly if you are looking for scholarship in one or more field ofs international law.  Oxford Bibliographies is a growing and freque ...

Posted Sep 27, 2017 by Sunil Rao,

Disaster Relief Legal Resources

Disaster Relief The American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness has posted resources for disaster relief on their website at, ABA's Disaster Relief .  The website includes links to FEMA resources, insurance and ...

Posted Sep 20, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Celebrate Constitution Day this Monday Sept. 18th

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 230 years, it has constituted a deep and uniquely American experience with democracy. C ...

Posted Sep 12, 2017 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Welcome to the UW Law School Library!

   A warm welcome to the incoming class of 2020 and welcome back to all our returning students.  The Law Library staff encourages you to use the library and it's resources to the fullest extent while you are in Law School. We a ...

Posted Sep 6, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Congratulations to our 2017 Graduates! Best wishes for the future!

Posted May 9, 2017 by UW Law Library Staff

New resources from the UW Law Libary - Religion & the Law and Law in Eastern Europe

Even though the school year is winding down, that doesn't mean the Law Library staff is resting on it's laurels! We are always tracking down great new resources for the UW Law School community. This time, the new resources come in the form of tw ...

Posted May 2, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

Aviation Consumer Protection Report & Other Legislative Resources

The recent United Airline passenger incident in the news has brought attention to aviation laws, regulations and policies once again.  There isn't a federal airline passenger "bill of rights" law, but congress has considered bills in the pa ...

Posted Apr 27, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

New on Hein Online: National Survey of State Laws - March 2017 updates

The 7th edition of National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) was added to the Law Library's collection of online resources a little over a year ago.  The power of this tool is that it allows users to compare a wide array of state laws.  Th ...

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

Celebrate National Library Week (April 9-15) with free events and giveaways!

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is observed every April to promote the important contributions made by all types of libraries across the country.   Take a quick break from your work and join the staff of the UW Law Li ...

Posted Apr 6, 2017 by Kristopher Turner

The headlines of the day from three points of view

Ever wondered if there is a solution to the polarization of our information?  Allsides , a news aggregate, attempts to solve the problem. Their tagline, "Don't be fooled by bias, think for yourself."  However, the website doesn't clai ...

Posted Mar 30, 2017 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

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


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