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Finding Agreement Examples in the Drafting Tools Database in Bloomberg Law

Want to find examples of publicly filed agreements or contracts?  A database that makes it easy to locate examples is Bloomberg Law's Transactional Precendent Database.  To find examples go to Bloomberg Law : Select browse at th ...

Posted Feb 21, 2019 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Everything is on Fyre

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been following the Fyre Festival drama with a bag of popcorn. (That’s not even mentioning the drama of Hulu surprise dropping its own Fyre-themed documentary a day before Netflix’s &ldqu ...

Posted Feb 15, 2019 by Emma E Babler

A Book of Legal Lists : the best and worst in American law with 100 court and judge trivia questions

For ages, people have been putting together books of lists.  Librarians love to catalog books making lists.  Merchant marines make manifests.  In fact, there is probably a list for everything.  In the present book, A Book of ...

Posted Feb 5, 2019 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Resources to help you (and everyone) get through a cold winter

We here at the Law Library pride ourselves on being experts at legal research and helping you find that tricky source you need or helping you get started on research projects. However, we also provide general reference answers as well. With t ...

Posted Jan 29, 2019 by Kristopher Turner

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

If you are beginning a broad research project in international law--suppose, for example, that you are researching commentary and treaties related to the historical development of international asylum law--the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public I ...

Posted Jan 23, 2019 by Sunil Rao,

United States Supreme Court Briefs

Traditionally, US Supreme Court Briefs were located in libraries in two formats, print and microfiche.  They still are, but databases are replacing those traditional resources.  Here is a list of where to locate US Supreme Court briefs ...

Posted Jan 16, 2019 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Twelve Tips of Winter Break Wellness

You've spent the semester staying up late studying, editing papers, skipping workouts, eating junk food or skipping meals entirely, it's time for: The Twelve tips of winter wellness 1.  Wash your hands frequently - Keep germs at ...

Posted Dec 18, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Insider tips on the best places to study in the Law Library

We are now in the midst of the Finals push, and the finish line is in sight. However, you may be getting a bit...tired...burned out...stressed. Well, one great way to shake those feelings as you wrap up is to go for a change in scenery. Maybe yo ...

Posted Dec 13, 2018 by Kristopher Turner

Research in Foreign Law: Getting Started

Are you looking for a Code or statute from from a country outside the U.S. and don't know where to start? Foreign Law Guide (BrillOnline Reference Works) will most likely be a helpful and important first step. It provides essential information ...

Posted Dec 5, 2018 by Sunil Rao,

Ten Quick Tips for Studying for Law School Exams

   Ten Quick Tips for Studying for Law School Exams Do your own thing . Don’t worry about what your classmates or friends are doing- focus on yourself and how you study best. (Of course, be honest with yourself and don& ...

Posted Dec 3, 2018 by Emma E Babler

Recent A.L.R. Federal 3d Annotations

The American Law Reports (A.L.R.) is a great place to start your research.  The title's focused articles provide expert guidance on a wide range of legal topics.  Each article or annotation features a concise overview of a specific top ...

Posted Nov 21, 2018 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

How to Avoid Plagiarism: tips and tools

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."   This quote, attributed to Isaac Newton, humbly suggests that those who research and publish never truly work alone.  Which is why, if you stan ...

Posted Nov 16, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Access millions of cases for free and in bulk with Harvard's new Caselaw Project

As November gears up, many students (and faculty, and staff) are focused on the last month of classes and starting to peak ahead to Finals. However, there are still other great new developments happening out in the wider legal world. Case in poi ...

Posted Nov 8, 2018 by Kristopher Turner

New Web Archive for Foreign Gazettes and Judicial Websites

In the past week,  the Law Library of Congress released a Foreign Law Web Archive , which collects and Official Gazettes and judicial websites from, as of now, 14 foreign jurisdictions. An official Gazette is a government publication that g ...

Posted Oct 31, 2018 by Sunil Rao,

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus: The Law on Trick or Treating

If you search the term “trick or treat” in Hein Online’s Law Journal Library, you get 13,571 results-- apparently, it is a very popular phrase to use in law review article titles. In case you were wondering about actual laws regarding ...

Posted Oct 24, 2018 by Emma E Babler

Loony Laws & Silly Statutes

The Law Library staff has put together a "Wellness Collection" located on the New Book Shelf , as well as, a brand new Law Student Wellness Guide for all to use for their benefit and well-being.  As "laughter is the best medicine" this we ...

Posted Oct 16, 2018 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

There is a bootleg Bluebook, do know how to tell the real one from the fake?

As you learn how to use Bluebook citations in your law classes, please be aware that there is a bootleg copy of the Bluebook being sold online.  The first thing you might notice about the fake copy is that the cover of your Bluebook is ...

Posted Oct 9, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Need some study help? Check out the Library's study aid collection

Congratulations on finishing the first month of the semester in style! Before you know it, midterms will be upon us, and then we'll be approaching Halloween and Thanksgiving. As you begin to settle into your studying rhythm, keep in mind the Law ...

Posted Oct 3, 2018 by Kristopher Turner

Two New Tools for Foreign and International Law Research

Looking for a historical treatise in international law? Or perhaps the German Civil Code from the 18th Century? Check out two new recent supplements to  The Making of Modern Law * collection, giving you the opportunity to search a vast amou ...

Posted Sep 26, 2018 by Sunil Rao,

Are Robot Lawyers Coming to Take My Job? A Few Notes on AI

In short, no. In future-- maybe. For now, robot lawyers are still a dream of the distant, Star Trek future. AI (augmented intelligence- commonly misnomered as “artificial intelligence”) still has a long ways to go until so-called robot lawye ...

Posted Sep 21, 2018 by Emma E Babler

The Legal Information Institute Publishes Enhanced Constitution Annotated

Excerpted from the American Association of Law Libraries daily email update KnowItAALL: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...

Posted Sep 17, 2018 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Celebrate Constitution Day this Monday Sept. 17th

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 over 230 years, it has constituted a deep and uniquely American experience with d ...

Posted Sep 12, 2018 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

A few law library reminders to begin the year right!

Welcome back to the law library!  We hope that you had a great summer.  Now that the rush of orientation is over, listed below are a few reminders of the great resources available to you at the law library. Reminder one: Get your garg ...

Posted Sep 7, 2018 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

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


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