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The Poison Squad: A Go Big Read Book Review

Every year, the UW-Madison Libraries selects a book for campus to read as a part of their Go Big Read program . This year's book, the Poison Squad, is of interest to law students in particular since it focuses on the passage of the Pure Food and ...

Posted Feb 21, 2020 by Kristopher Turner

February is Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month 2020, the Law Library has compiled the following links to UW and Madison community events and resources: UW Law School and Library Resources Law Library Black History Month Display Check out the new ...

Posted Feb 11, 2020 by Sunil Rao,

Search and Seizure : a treatise on the Fourth Amendment

Wayne R. LaFave, Search and Seizure : a treatise on the Fourth Amendment, West, 5th ed. (2012) Law Libray Reserve Collection: KF9630 .L33 2012 With several criminal law classes such as LAW 725 Introduction to Criminal Procedure and LAW 860 ...

Posted Feb 4, 2020 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Happy Holiday(s)!

It may seem a little late for the greeting now that we’re near the end of January, but did you know that January 28 is a holiday? These days, pretty much every day is a “holiday” of sorts- be it international, national, or loca ...

Posted Jan 29, 2020 by Emma E Babler

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 the law library's home page , select the d ...

Posted Jan 23, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Welcome back! Become a library superstar with these insider tips

Happy New Year! Welcome Back! With the (early) start of classes, we are all hearing the same greetings and answering the same questions. How was your break? Have you gotten your grades yet? What classes are you taking? Are you ready for the ...

Posted Jan 15, 2020 by Kristopher Turner

Accessing Congressional Research Service Reports

As you head home for some well deserved rest over break, have you wondered how and when Christmas and New Year's Days became federal holidays?  The answer can be found in a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report! Christmas Day, New Y ...

Posted Dec 18, 2019 by Elizabeth Manriquez

The Practice and Process of the Law : Checklists for Every Occasion

The Practice and Process of the Law : Checklists for Every Occasion, Frank Ramos, American Bar Association (2019) Law Library Stacks: KF300 .R36 2019 Just as law students learn to outline their courses in order to get organized and prepare ...

Posted Dec 11, 2019 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Getting yourself organized? Try PowerNotes!

As we turn the calendars to December, you may be wondering how to get all that research organized that you've done for the final paper due in a few weeks...or you may be now thinking about starting that research! Either way, the Law Library subs ...

Posted Dec 4, 2019 by Kristopher Turner

Case Law from Foreign Courts ... In English!

Locating translations for foreign legal materials, particularly for court decisions from foreign jurisdictions, can be challenging. Even if available, they are often not authoratative, outdated, and expensive. The Law Library subscribes to a d ...

Posted Nov 27, 2019 by Sunil Rao,

Thanksgiving Break, a time for food, fun, and outlining?

You've made it through midterms and memos, but now finals are looming before you? Have no fear!  The library is here with study aids, past exams, and reference assistance. Finals can be overwhelming, particularly for 1Ls.  But with t ...

Posted Nov 21, 2019 by Elizabeth Manriquez, Scholarly Communications and Reference Librarian

Video Killed the Radio Star (And Resurrection by Podcast)

The 1979 song “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles  was the first music video ever played on then-fledgling channel MTV.  The song title was prescient, as MTV and music videos exploded after that- and indeed, p ...

Posted Nov 13, 2019 by Emma E Babler

A Wellness & Wake Up App for your Phone

It is National Stress Awareness Day, the first Wednesday of November.  Here are two wellness apps that focus on time.  One app monitors how much time you spend on your phone and the other gets you out of bed.  Unlock Clock Mon ...

Posted Nov 6, 2019 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Native American Legal Resources

November is National American Indian Heritage Month .  This is a time to celebrate and recognize the many accomplishments and diverse cultures of the peoples who were the original inhabitants of the lands that now constitute the United Stat ...

Posted Oct 29, 2019 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

A crash course on impeachment resources

With the announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, there is an obvious uptick in impeachment and how it works. There are a lot of moving parts to an impeachment, so here are a few helpful guides, websites and resources ...

Posted Oct 22, 2019 by Kristopher Turner

Access to Books Unbound & other handy Wisconsin Legal Publications

Books Unbound is an online legal database.  The database consists of copies of the brown "bubble" binders published by the State Bar of Wisconsin.  They are authored by Wisconsin attorneys on legal topics and include Wisconsin forms.&n ...

Posted Oct 9, 2019 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Pay to Play? Or Play to Get Paid? The Scoop on California's New Student Athlete Bill

During the 2016-17 academic year, the NCAA reached a revenue of over $1 billion dollars for the first time. A large majority of this money came from college basketball’s “March Madness” tournament. However, the athletes-- whose ...

Posted Oct 1, 2019 by Emma E Babler

Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019)

"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime." - Potter Stewart, dissenting in Ginzburg v . United States , 383 U.S. 463 (1966). Created in the 1980s to combat censorship in school ...

Posted Sep 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Manriquez, Scholarly Communications and Reference Librarian

Where to Find Legal eBooks at the Law Library

The Law Library Catalog Did you know that you can locate online books by title, author or subject—just like their print companions—in the law library catalog?    More library books are becoming available online and the L ...

Posted Sep 19, 2019 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Celebrate Constitution Day this Tuesday 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 democracy. ...

Posted Sep 12, 2019 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Welcome (back) to the UW Law Library and our updated website!

Welcome back (or just welcome in general) to the UW Law Library! We are looking forward to working with you throughout the coming year. By now, many of you have probably taken advantage of the library services and resources in some way, but t ...

Posted Sep 4, 2019 by Kristopher Turner

Congratulations to the 2019 Law School Graduating Class!

Posted May 2, 2019 by Law Library Staff

Stress Relief for Finals Time

Here at the law library, we know how hard all of you work-- we see you working on class readings in the Reading Rooms, checking out study rooms to do group work, and looking at course reserves and study aids. Since we can’t go with yo ...

Posted Apr 23, 2019 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 Apr 17, 2019 by Sunil Rao,

Celebrate National Library Week with the UW Law Library (April 8-12)

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. We hope you can join us for any of the events listed below. And as always, if ...

Posted Apr 8, 2019 by Kristopher Turner

What is the GDPR & Where to Locate Legal Resources

Last year on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) EU 2016/679 , went into effect.  Providing resources on the protection of consumer privacy became a priority for the legal profession.  This article highlig ...

Posted Apr 4, 2019 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Joke's On You: Lawyer Jokes and Using the Catalog Subject Headings

Two things are coming up soon: the end of the semester, and April Fool’s Day. The latter means lots of jokes and pranks and the former means lots of studying and researching. How do these two topics coincide? Well, today we’ll show y ...

Posted Mar 29, 2019 by Emma E Babler

The new Federal Civil Rules Handbook (2019)

Federal Civil Rules Handbook, Thomson Reuters/West, 2019 Law Library Reserve Collection: KF8816 .A193 Effective Dec. 1, 2018, new amendments to the Federal Rules of Procedure (FRCP) came into force.  West publishes this useful handboo ...

Posted Mar 6, 2019 by Eric Taylor, Evening Rederence Librarian

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

HeinOnline's Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is a multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in hundreds of legal journals published worldwide.IFLP can be used to research scholarship in international, foreign and co ...

Posted Feb 27, 2019 by Sunil Rao,

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


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