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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 ...


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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

Most Popular Law Library Research Guides

Need help finding material on your topic?  Check out the Law Library's Research Guides.  These guides are designed to help UW students and faculty locate major treatises, journals, and databases on legal topics: For example, Legal App ...

Posted Jan 28, 2014 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual, 5th ed. (2011 with 2013-2014 update)

Among the many useful titles published by the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Criminal Defense Manual may be one of the most helpful you’ll find.  Reader surveys by the State Bar suggest the M ...

Posted Jan 22, 2014 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Looking for Research Funding Sources? Check-out the UW Grants Information Collection

The UW Grants Information Collection , on the second floor of Memorial Library, is your access point for locating authoritative funding sources.  This special collection has been on campus for thirty years and is supported by the philanthro ...

Posted Jan 13, 2014 by Cheryl O'Connor

Library Hours Over the Winter Break

With the end of the semester nearly here, please be aware of the Law Library schedule during winter break.   In addition to the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, the Library will be closed on Sat. Dec. 21 and Sun. Dec. 22, as well a ...

Posted Dec 18, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

QR Codes in the Law Library: Scan and Go

We have all been there: you are in the stacks looking for an introductory book about a subject, but can’t quite find the right one. Or even worse, you found the resource you want, but the most current editions are online only and you are alr ...

Posted Dec 10, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

Travel Apps for your Mobile Device

Here are a few useful and fun mobile apps for your holiday travels.  One app that is especially useful during traffic jams is Waze , a social media app that tracks traffic patterns using its community to update the map.  Waze tracks c ...

Posted Dec 6, 2013 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

History of Supreme Court Nominations on Hein Online

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Posted Nov 21, 2013 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

It's That Time of the Semester...Restricted Access at the Law Library

Restricted access to the UW Law Library begins on Sat. Nov. 9.  With exams only a month away and the need to maintain a quiet study environment, access to the library is now limited to law students and those patrons doing legal research or ...

Posted Nov 9, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

The Lincoln Collection : a Guide

The Law Library is proud to introduce a new guide showcasing the Lincoln Collection . The Lincoln Collection was made possible by a generous gift from Professor Ralph Cagle. The collection includes well over 300 books, not only for adults, but ...

Posted Nov 7, 2013 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Research Guides for the Law Clinics

Law Library Research Guides are online bibliographies that feature resources for legal professionals.  These guides can be a good starting point for your legal research.  The guides include both secondary and primary legal resources:& ...

Posted Oct 30, 2013 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Browzine app for Legal News, Research and More!

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Posted Oct 14, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

First Monday in October - Resources to Monitor U.S. Supreme Court Activity

According to the U.S. Supreme Court website , oral arguments for the upcoming term are set to begin on Oct. 7 as scheduled, despite the federal government shutdown.  The Court, however, has made no assurances for operation beyond October 11 ...

Posted Oct 7, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

Book Scanners, Charging Stations, and More Printing

The Law Library's copy center is more than just a place to make copies.  The room, located on the fifth floor near the public computer terminals, now has two printers with options to print with either a copy card (purchased from the wall un ...

Posted Oct 3, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

Online Arbitration Law Resources

Two useful databases available at the University of Wisconsin Law Library for arbitration law are: Bloomberg/BNA's Labor and Employment Law Resource Center , which focuses on United States labor and employment law resources, and KluwerArbitrati ...

Posted Sep 25, 2013 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Database of Russian Laws -- New English Language Additions

For the past few years, the only access to Russian laws in English for Law Library users has been through Garant , a Russian legislative information service available via LexisNexis. Until recently, the Law Library's other main database of Russ ...

Posted Sep 19, 2013 by Sunil Rao,

New Databases to Expand Your Research Reach

Bills and Resolutions, US (ProQuest Congressional) http://library.law.wisc.edu/eresources/byname.php#B A full text collection of all versions of all US Bills (public and private) and Resolutions since 1789.  ...

Posted Sep 9, 2013 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

New printers in a new spot on the fifth floor. Now accepting Wiscard!

The Law Library has added a second printer on the fifth floor.  The printers are now located in the copy center, on the fifth floor of the library.  You can still pay for printing using the Copy Cards as before, or use your Wisca ...

Posted Sep 3, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

Labor Day Weekend Library Hours

Looking for a great place to jump start your reading assignments over the Labor Day weekend? The UW Law Library will be open on Saturday, August 31 -- Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. and on Labor Day from noon to 10 p.m.   Referen ...

Posted Aug 26, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

Welcome Class of 2016 and Welcome Back Returning Students

Whether you are looking for a quiet place to read or are already immersed in a research project, we encourage you to become familiar with the UW Law Library's resources, services and staff.  Here are a just a few highlights about library co ...

Posted Aug 26, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

Spring Cleaning: Organize & Inventory Your Stuff with Apps

It's spring cleaning time again!  To simplify your life and to organize and catalog your belongings, inventory apps are designed to help get your things in order. Featured below are articles that review several inventory apps for both Apple ...

Posted May 13, 2013 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2013!

Posted May 12, 2013 by Your Law Library Staff, Best Wishes for the Future!

De-stress with a movie from the Law Library!

It goes without saying that Finals can be stressful. One of the best ways to get your mind off of the end of the year tests is to watch a movie. The good news is that the Law Library can provide you with movies to relax as well as a spot to st ...

Posted May 7, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

Resources for Summer Associates

For those of you heading to summer employment as an associate, clerk or intern, expect to spend the majority of your time doing research. Cost-effective, analytical, legal research plays a central role in the practice of law. This article highli ...

Posted May 1, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

New Database of Laws from India

The Law Library now subscribes to Manupatra , a database of legal research materials from India. Manupatra includes the full text of cases from the Supreme Court of India, the state High Courts, ...

Posted Apr 24, 2013 by Sunil Rao,

Oxford Handbooks Online -- a New E-Resource Too Good to Miss

The Oxford Handbook series is a highly respected print publication with original, peer-reviewed articles written by renowned scholars covering major disciplines. Recently, the UW Libraries partnered to subscribe to the Oxford Handbooks Online . ...

Posted Apr 18, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

Celebrate National Library Week with the UW Law Library

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Posted Apr 15, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

COA, POF & Trials : 3 titles you should know

Trial practice is an essential part of legal education as are the resources that enable and enhance your mastery of the practice first as a student and later as a professional and capable attorney.  Three titles you s ...

Posted Apr 10, 2013 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Law School and Legal Apps for your Iphone and Android

Welcome back!  While you were enjoying your break, the law librarians were busy putting together some great guides to help you take your studies and your career onto your mobile device. Check out the new research guides for legal apps for l ...

Posted Mar 27, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

Tax Apps

Here are a few Apps to help you prepare your taxes.  These Tax Apps are designed to help you fill out your tax forms, get your receipts organized and answer your tax questions.  Some of the Apps are free of charge. Keep in mind that ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

From the Lincoln Collection - Abraham Lincoln : a Biography

This week’s book review is Abraham Lincoln : a Biography by Benjamin Platt Thomas. Published in 1952, and still in print, this one volume biography remains as one of the most definitive, concise, and readable biographies available t ...

Posted Mar 7, 2013 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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Posted Feb 25, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

Roggensack and Fallone heading to April Supreme Court Election

With 99% of the votes tabulated, April 2 will now feature a choice between incumbent Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone. Roggensack, with 229,274 votes (approximately 64%) and Fallone, with 106,237 (approximately 30%) both survived the pr ...

Posted Feb 20, 2013 by Kristopher Turner


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