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New Law Library Research Guide on Repair and Reparations

Research Guides are online bibliographies to key resources by topic available through the UW library system. The latest research guide by the Law Library is on Repair and Reparations for African Americans .  A recent federal bill sponsored ...

Posted Apr 15, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

The Future is Now : Legal Practice and Technology in the Time of COVID

No other technology may better represent the changes we've all been through in the past year than Zoom .  Law firm offices and law school classrooms emptied like nobody's business a year ago in March.  The whole world was literally in ...

Posted Apr 6, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Give some Structure to Your Research

Google has changed the way everyone researches, including legal researchers.  The universal search box has become ubiquitous in nearly all databases.  It’s also affected the way we fill those boxes.  Natural language searchi ...

Posted Mar 31, 2021 by Elizabeth Manriquez

Accessing Foreign Legal Gazettes Online

Foreign legal gazettes are one of the central sources for locating foreign law- a term that generally refers to the domestic law of any country outside of the United States. An official gazzette is a legal "newspaper" of a country that publish ...

Posted Mar 25, 2021 by Sunil Rao,

Hidden Gems: Underappreciated Law Library Resources

As the calendar wends it's way towards St. Patrick's Day, we start dreaming of spring - but also of finals and papers and presentations as the semester winds down. The secret is to not stress out - there are plenty of amazing resources right her ...

Posted Mar 10, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

Help Me, Librarian

*There's a famous line from a space fantasy film of some renowned,  "This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." Have you ever wished you knew someone with superpowers to help you in a desperate ...

Posted Mar 4, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Recent A.L.R. Annotations - get your research going

The American Law Reports (A.L.R.) are a great place to start your research.  First appearing in 1919, the title's focused articles have offered expert guidance on legions of legal topics to generations of lawyers for over a century now. E ...

Posted Feb 23, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Survey Says...

Are you stuck looking for a topic for an upcoming Note or paper?  State comparison surveys, or 50 state surveys, are a popular method for exploring how laws on a specific topic vary across the country.  50 state surveys can be cumberso ...

Posted Feb 19, 2021 by Elizabeth Manriquez

World Treaty Library: You May Not Need to Venture Anywhere Else ...

Looking for a 19th century treaty between the United States and China? Or perhaps an Obscure treaty between Great Britain and Prussia in the late 18th Century? You may want to check out HeinOnline's World Treaty Library .  If ther ...

Posted Feb 10, 2021 by Sunil Rao,

UW Law Library Celebrates Black History Month (This Month, and Every Month!)

“Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.”  Now more than ever, it is important for us to celebrate the accomplishments o ...

Posted Feb 4, 2021 by Emma E Babler

PowerNotes - updates and improvements to a great notetaking and organization tool

There are plenty of new things with the start of the 2021 spring semester. That means changes in the Library (as Jenny Zook detailed in her post last week ), but also improvements to one of the Law Library's favorite tools: PowerNotes! If y ...

Posted Jan 27, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

Welcome Back Students to Spring Semester: Library Changes & Tips

Welcome law students, as the spring semester begins, the Law Library is here to help you with your research.  For reference help, you can contact a librarian three ways: Email - asklawref@law.wisc.edu Chat In-person by appointmen ...

Posted Jan 21, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

"Now is the Winter of Our Discontent"

"Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York," is a line from Shakespeare's play, Richard III, that you may have read during an English literature lesson. That line is meant to remind us that, although we h ...

Posted Dec 17, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Wisconsin Elder Law 2020/2021 Edition

Jay E. Grenig, Elder Law , West (2020/2021) Law Library Reserve Collection: KFW2480 .W57 v.18                        Also avail ...

Posted Dec 8, 2020 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Vaccine News- The (Possible) Whens, Hows, and Other Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge impacts on all of our lives over the past nine months and will continue to shape our lives in the future. We’ve changed how we provide library services, teach law school classes, and how we communicate wi ...

Posted Dec 4, 2020 by Emma E Babler

The Law Library: In-person support and remote assistance during Thanksgiving and Finals

As the calendar prepares for turkey and a turn to December, the Law Library will remains ready to support you as you begin to prep for finals. The Law Library is ready to help in a number of ways. Whether you are still on-campus or working ...

Posted Nov 24, 2020 by Kristopher Turner

Juriglobe: A Great Spot to Kick Off Foreign Law Research

When beginning any legal research problem involving a country other than the United States, it's good to keep in mind that foreign legal systems may treat particular types of law very differently in terms of importance. For example, civil law sy ...

Posted Nov 18, 2020 by Sunil Rao,

Citators, More than Meets the Eye

No one would argue against the importance of citators.  They help us determine whether our law is good, distinguished, or overturned.  But they do so much more!  Much like the gooey cake under a rich frosting, the beauty of citato ...

Posted Nov 12, 2020 by Elizabeth Manriquez

Top legal databases that offer blog posts, podcasts & newsletters

For current news, legal trends, and practice tips from legal experts, check out the blog posts, newsletters, and podcasts from the library's top legal databases: Here is a link to the library's Top Law Databases : https://library.law.wisc ...

Posted Nov 4, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Wisconsin Civil Rules Handbook 2020/2021 edition

Jay E. Grenig and Daniel D. Blinka, Wisconsin Civil Rules Handbook , West (2020/2021) Law Library Reserve Collection: KFW2480 .W57 v.3B                        ...

Posted Oct 26, 2020 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Supreme Court Nominations - Read all about it!

As if all the other ground-shaking political and legal events weren't enough, this week also saw the start of the Confirmation Hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Many political wonks are expecting this to be a contentious debate with an el ...

Posted Oct 13, 2020 by Kristopher Turner

Wellness at the UW Law School Community

To kick off national Law Student Mental Health Awareness day, which this year falls on Saturday October 10th, the UW Law Library and Law Student Wellness Committee are highlighting several activities that we’d like to share with you: Thi ...

Posted Oct 7, 2020 by Sunil Rao,

History is Up for Debate(s)

Yesterday was the first Presidential Debate for the 2020 election and we are in full swing until election day, November 3rd.  Although many of us take the debates for granted as a necessary part of campaigning, this was not always the case; ...

Posted Sep 30, 2020 by Elizabeth Manriquez

The Law Library & You

Due to the campus rules put in place in response to the pandemic, the law library may be closed from time to time during this fall semester, but closed or open, our resources are always available to students, faculty, and the Wisconsin community ...

Posted Sep 24, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

UW Law Library Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

It's Latinx Heritage Month and UW Law Library is here to celebrate (virtually)! We have put together information on Latinx legal innovators both historic and current at our website here .  Additionally, UW as a whole is virtually celebrat ...

Posted Sep 17, 2020 by Emma E Babler

Celebrate Constitution Day This Thursday Sept. 17th : A Virtual Tour

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Pos ...

Posted Sep 15, 2020 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Welcome to the UW Law Library - Tips and Tricks on Reserving Seats this Semester!

Welcome back law students...or if this is your first day of law school, just plain welcome! The UW Law Library is here to support your learning, help with research and provide study space in the safest possible environment.  The Law Libra ...

Posted Sep 2, 2020 by Kristopher Turner

Information on returning library materials

As the summer begins, you may be wondering about the best ways to return library materials. The information below should provide you with the information needed to get your materials back to us. UW-Madison and UW System book loans have been ex ...

Posted May 20, 2020 by Kristopher Turner

Happy National Library Week 2020!

Hello and happy National Library Week to our Law Badgers! We know that it's been a tough time for everyone lately and we are so proud of all of you as we enter the last week of the semester.  This year, the last week of the semester a ...

Posted Apr 21, 2020 by Emma E Babler

Mastering the Bluebook: Resources

During this crisis, the publisher of The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citations , has generously provided UW law students access to an online copy of the Bluebook.  To request access to the Bluebook, please email the law library at askuwla ...

Posted Apr 16, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

UW Law Library Highlights APIDA Heritage Month

Check out the UW Law Library’s APIDA Heritage Month webpage  celebrating the accomplishments of members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community in the legal profession.  You can also visit UW's site on APIDA He ...

Posted Apr 15, 2020 by Emma E Babler

But I Regress

Lately in the news we’ve been treated to countless predictions and regressions on the path COVID-19 will take over the coming weeks.  Statistics and data have risen to the forefront of the pandemic, but for many this is their first ex ...

Posted Apr 8, 2020 by Elizabeth Manriquez

Casetext Continues to Be at the Forefront of Legal Research Tech

At this point, most people in the legal realm are at least passingly familiar with Casetext’s CARA brief-analyzing tool (or one of its competitors- i.e., Bloomberg’s Brief Analyzer, Westlaw Edge QuickCheck). This tool (and those like ...

Posted Mar 11, 2020 by Emma E Babler

Consumer Health & Health Law Resources

What resources are available to you on campus when researching medicine, public health, and health care law? Our campus libraries have several public health and scholarly databases to research health care law.  Library Research Guides H ...

Posted Mar 5, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Celebrate Fair Use Week and Promote the Creation of New Knowledge

There are many misconceptions surrounding fair use and the creators of Fair Use Week , celebrated February 24-28, 2020, hope to dispel them by educating us all on this expansive doctrine within copyright law.  Copyright law balances the int ...

Posted Feb 26, 2020 by Elizabeth Manriquez

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


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