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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

8 Brainstorming Tips for Legal Writing: Finding Your Topic

Want to write a scholarly article but don't know where to start?  Here are 8 brainstorming tips to help you organize your thoughts. First, recognize that moving from organized outline to paragraphs to a final term paper edited by your Engli ...

Posted Sep 23, 2015 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Max Planck Encyclopeida of Public International Law Online

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law , is an excellent starting point for research on virtually all subjects in international law. A product of Oxford University Press in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Com ...

Posted Sep 15, 2015 by Sunil Rao,

The Winning Brief : 100 tips for persuasive briefing in Trial and Appellate Courts

Students and scholars of law all have much to learn from Bryan A. Garner.  Many of you will already know him as the Editor in Chief of the modern Black's Law Dictionary .  This alone makes him a virtual wordsmith, but he doesn't stop t ...

Posted Sep 8, 2015 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Back To School

   A warm welcome from the staff at the UW Law Library to the incoming class of 2018 and all returning students! Before classes start, feel free to stop at the reference desk for a personalized library tour or relax in one of the libr ...

Posted Aug 24, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2015

    Submitted by your Law Library Staff, Best Wishes for the future! 

Posted May 5, 2015 by Kristopher Turner

Don't Forget to Write: Advice for New Graduates

How do you create a professional identity after graduation?  One excellent way to build a professional reputation and share your passion for an area of law is to write articles for a legal publisher.  Consider submitting articles to yo ...

Posted Apr 27, 2015 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

New Resource for Comparative Constitutional Research

Constitute is a free, searchable database of 194 constitutionsworldwide. While not as comprehensive as World Constitutions Illustrated , Constitute incorporates a special feature that allows the researcher to compare constitutions, with rele ...

Posted Apr 21, 2015 by Sunil Rao,

What Are Our Faculty Reading?

"Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. "  Kathleen Norris, Hands Full of Living , 1931 As part of our National Law Week Celebration, we thought it would be interesting to share ...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

Celebrate National Library Week

                                       First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is observed every April to promote the important contribut ...

Posted Apr 12, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

Apps to provide access to legal help

Many lawyers (and librarians) will tell you that information is out there, but connecting that information with the right user or client can be a challenge. These challenges come in myriad forms, ranging from technology to cost to distance. For ...

Posted Apr 7, 2015 by Kristopher Turner

How well do you know the U.S. Constitution?

featuring questions from:The Constitutional Convention of 1787 : a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of America's Founding By way of introduction, this two volume set provides comprehensive treatment of the persons, philosophies, debates, and compro ...

Posted Mar 24, 2015 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

U.S. Department of Justice Law Jobs App

Interested in finding a job or an internship at the Department of Justice? Check out the DOJ app for iOS and Android . To learn more about this app, see Posse List's announcement from November, 2014 for a review on the app's launch as well as ...

Posted Mar 20, 2015 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

What is the Web of Science?

Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) is one of the "Top 10" databases on the UW Madison campus. With a highly integrated search platform, it provides researchers access to publications in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanitie ...

Posted Mar 5, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

New Collaborative Study Spaces and additional Wiscard Printing Available in the Law Library

Two new collaborative study spaces are now available in the Law Library. The Class of 1972 computer lab (Lab B) has been converted from individual quiet workstations to several large work areas ideal for collaboration .  There are three lar ...

Posted Mar 2, 2015 by Bonnie Shucha, Assistant Director for Public Services

The ABA Law Library Collection from Hein Online at the law library

Hein Online is one of the most powerful and useful resources that is available at the Law Library, and even better, it is available to any UW student, staff or faculty member. You can find the Hein Online library by clicking on "Databases" in t ...

Posted Feb 23, 2015 by Kristopher Turner

Selected recent A.L.R.6th Annotations

The A.L.R.6th is the newest series from the American Law Reports family of reporters. Besides the usual references to cases, statutes, and regulations which accompany every annotation, the new A.L.R.6th now includes references to trial materi ...

Posted Feb 18, 2015 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Sharing Links with Students, Faculty and Staff at the UW: How to Link Case Law on Your Course Page

Embedding a case in your course page is a great way to share case law with your students.  Here's a few Web services that allow you to link a case to your course page. Google Scholar , select case law --located under the Google Scholar s ...

Posted Feb 12, 2015 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

New Resource for Treaty Research

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Posted Feb 5, 2015 by Sunil Rao,

UW Law School's Alumni Authors

From renowned legal scholars to aspiring novelists, the University of Wisconsin Law School has an array of alumni that have published books in their careers. This newsletter post profiles Wayne R. LaFave, one of the most cited law professors in ...

Posted Jan 21, 2015 by Cheryl O'Connor

The new Law Library website is here!

For the past year, Law Library staff have been hard at work creating an improved website for users, whether they are faculty, staff, students or the public. Just in time for the start of the winter semester, the new site is up and running.  ...

Posted Jan 14, 2015 by Kristopher Turner

Library Lessons from Ferguson

Google these terms, "policing, Ferguson, LibGuides", and you will discover that libraries across the country are compiling timely bibliographies that discuss the crisis.  These library guides share a common theme: provide accurate informat ...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

VOTE for your favorite BLAWG!!

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently posted its 2014 ABA Journal Blawg 100 . You can click here to see the entire lineup. Now you can VOTE and help choose the ABA’s Hall of Fame !! Let the world know what you think about the ABA’s ...

Posted Dec 10, 2014 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Study Guides for Finals and Extended Hours

It's December already, and that means the Law Library can be of help as you prepare for your finals and as you get your last papers polished up. First, the Law Library is open extended hours from 7:30am until midnight Monday through Friday and ...

Posted Dec 1, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Researching Wisconsin Legislative History - the board game

Want to research the history of a Wisconsin statute but don't know where to begin?  The Wisconsin State Law Library has created a simple, straight-forward, one page road map laid out like a game board: Researching Wisconsin Legislative Hist ...

Posted Nov 21, 2014 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Restricted Access at the Law Library

With final exams just a month away, restricted access at the Law Library begins on Friday, Nov. 7th.  Access to the library is limited to law students and those patrons doing legal research or using the government documents collection.  ...

Posted Nov 6, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

November 4th is election day

Midterm elections tend to be historically less well-attended than presidential elections. This year, however, may be different. Many news outlets are predicting that 2014 will be the most expensive midterm election ever , which may lead to a lar ...

Posted Nov 2, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Rights of Prisoners, 4th ed. (2009 with Oct. 2014 update)

This week's book review focuses on the title Rights of Prisoners by Professor Michael B. Mushlin .  The author's goal is “to set out in one place a comprehensive description of the complex body of law that has developed governing the l ...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Videos on the legislative process

The Library of Congress, http://congress.gov , has created a set of nine videos on the legislative process of the federal government.  The topics include: an overview of the legislative process, introduction of bills, committee consideratio ...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Law Stories

"Once Upon a Time..." Although not quite that simplistic, Foundation Press publishes an interesting series of text books called Law Stories .  There are more than 30 titles in the series which discuss major areas of the law ranging from ...

Posted Oct 6, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books

For many years now, the State Bar of Wisconsin has published a fine line of very useful and informative State Bar CLE Books (a.k.a. the Brown Books) geared toward the practitioner and the timely practice of law.  The topics cover a range fr ...

Posted Sep 29, 2014 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Locating PACER's lost records online or elsewhere {UPDATE: The records are returning!}

UPDATE (9/23/14): It looks like the missing records will be restored by the Federal Judiciary .   Read on for information on how to find those missing cases if you'd like some extra information nonetheless! Here is the official letter that ...

Posted Sep 21, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Tips for New Law Students: Hand-Written Notes, Suggested Readings

Tip One: Hand-Written Notes Did you know that a new study recommends taking hand-written notes in class for better retention?  According to an article in the Chronicles of Higher Education , students who take hand-written notes had better ...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Lexis Advance gets a facelift

Today, Lexis Advance unveiled its new website.  The new site features a highly intuitive way to search, either with keywords or by browsing sources and topics. If you had saved searches or a search history that you relied upon, it has ...

Posted Sep 8, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Welcome to the UW Law Library

A warm welcome to the incoming class of 2017 and all returning students!  We look forward to seeing you in the library soon and are happy to answer all those back to school questions as the fall semester starts. In the meantime, here are a ...

Posted Aug 25, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

Digital Signage finds a home in the law library

All of us at the law library hope that you are having a great summer.  When you return this Fall, be sure to check out the new digital sign that has been installed at the Circulation Desk.  You can quickly find the weather, the daily h ...

Posted Jul 23, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2014!

Posted May 12, 2014 by Your Law Library Staff, Best Wishes for the Future!

Summer Reading List

If you're looking for something to read this summer, check out the following recommendations from the law library staff. Some titles have a legal bent, but many do not. The main criteria for inclusion of books in this list is that members o ...

Posted May 6, 2014 by Sunil Rao,

A Guide to Study Guides (as Finals approach)

As Finals get under way, be sure to take advantage of all the various study guides that the law library has on reserve.  We have a large range of titles in the Nutshell, Examples and Explanations, Concise Hornbooks and Understanding...serie ...

Posted Apr 28, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

VideoTutorials

The Law Library is venturing into videos.  We are creating brief, instructional videos to guide you in using library resources and services.  For example, did you know that the Wisconsin Jury Instructions are available online as well a ...

Posted Apr 19, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

National Library Week: April 14-18, 2014

   National Library Week has been observed in the United States since 1958 as a way to promote the contributions of all types of libraries -- academic, public, school and special.  Please join us as the UW Law Library celebrates ...

Posted Apr 9, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

America's Lawyer-Presidents : from law office to Oval Office

Have you ever thought about being President of the United States?  It's a long shot, but not entirely impossible.  Barack Obama is our 44th President and the first African-American to hold the office.  It may not be long before Am ...

Posted Apr 1, 2014 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Proquest Executive Branch Documents: A New Resource

The Law Library (and all Campus libraries) recently subscribed to a new collection from Proquest.  The Proquest Executive Documents collection covers the years 1789-1932 with the goal of collecting all executive documents published b ...

Posted Mar 25, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Mobile apps for law students

Welcome back!  I hope that your Spring Breaks were restful and you are recharged for the remainder of the semester.  The year's finish line is in sight! Last week, Jenny Zook wrote a great article about apps that can make traveling e ...


http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/articles/2014/03/19/11-apps-for-law-school-students

Posted Mar 24, 2014 by Kristopher Turner

Because I'm 'Appy: Spring Break Travel Apps for Law Students

Here are a few apps to help you pack, organize, create lists, locate the best travel routes and make travel easier during your spring break. Packing Apps Packing Pro - Helpful app for organizing your packing so you don't forget anything essen ...


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Posted Mar 12, 2014 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Federal Legislative History Online

Legislative history is a term that refers to the collection of documents that are produced by Congress as a bill is introduced, studied, and debated.  The end result if passed by both Houses of Congress, and signed by the President is a Pub ...

Posted Feb 27, 2014 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Judicial Directories

Over the years judicial directories have transitioned from a shelf of books in the reference collection (generally KF 8700) to timely, online resources.  Official court websites are extremely useful for locating judicial information, but th ...

Posted Feb 19, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

Search Hein Online Databases using the Library Catalog

Hein Online is one of the most powerful and helpful databases for law students and faculty.  The quality and quantity of resources and documents available is already mind-boggling and continues to grow each month.  Here is a list of t ...

Posted Feb 10, 2014 by Kristopher Turner


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