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Extended Hours and Limited Access at the Law Library...What are those?

The calendar says December 1st. Fall classes will be wrapping up soon and exams will be upon us. As always, the Law Library is here to support you and help you excel as you progress through your law school career. To that end, we've already star ...

Posted Dec 1, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

Make Research Simpler: Google Scholar Tips

Do you find searching the web with google frustrating?  Have you entered keywords and received off target hits, ads at the top of the list, and links to unreliable sources that you don't have time to scroll through?  Are you searchin ...

Posted Nov 24, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

World Constitutions Illustrated -- Constitutional Texts and More from Around the Globe

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 Nov 19, 2021 by Sunil Rao,

Let's Get Meta: What is Antitrust?

Facebook is in the news again recently- this time not about misinformation or whistle-blowers. This time, it’s because Facebook is no longer Facebook: it’s now Meta .  (For an interesting take that this new “Metaverse ...

Posted Nov 10, 2021 by Emma E Babler

Save Time with Research Guides!

You’ve probably heard the term “research guide” or “libguide” in your classes, or bandied about by one of our librarians when you visited the reference desk, but do you truly understand what a fantastic tool for res ...

Posted Nov 3, 2021 by Elizabeth Manriquez

Book Review: The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics by Stephen Breyer

Stepen Breyer, The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics , Harvard University Press (2021) Law Library - New Book Shelf - Call number: KF8742 .B7279 2021 In late September, Justice Breyer was interviewed by Judy Woodruff on the PB ...

Posted Oct 27, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Legislative History Research? Start here!

One of the most daunting forms of legal research is legislative history. What does it even mean, you ask? A legislative history is a way to collect documents that are produced by Congress as a bill is introduced, studied, and debated. That col ...

Posted Oct 20, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

Wisconsin Law - Secondary Resources

Resources to begin researching Wisconsin law  When starting legal research, it's best to begin with secondary sources that will lead you to primary law on your issue.  Listed below are just a few valuable resources on Wisconsin law ...

Posted Oct 13, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Law Student Wellness Kick Off Hosted by the Law School and Law Library

On Thursday October 7th, in recognition of National Law Student Mental Health Awareness Day, the Law Faculty Committee on Student Wellness and the Law Library Wellbeing Committee are hosting several student activities, some of which we’d l ...

Posted Oct 5, 2021 by Sunil Rao,

Celebrate Constitution Day on Friday, September 17th!

"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 12, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Welcome back to the UW Law Library! Policies, tips, support and more!

Today is the first day of the Fall 2021 semester and honestly, the Law Library staff has rarely been happier to see the start of classes. After 18 months of closures, limited access, seat reservations, social distancing and remote classes, we we ...

Posted Sep 8, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

The Little Book of Holiday Law and Title 36 of the U.S. Code

Ursula Furi-Perry, The Little Book of Holiday Law , American Bar Association (2013) As graduation nears and summer is almost here, it's time to holiday! So, we begin with Law Day.  Charles S. Rhyne, president of the ABA in 1957, promote ...

Posted May 5, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Finals Time! Expanded Law Library hours and more support as the semester ends and summer begins

It's hard to believe that today is the last day of classes for the semester. This semester in particular has felt enormously long and yet oh-so-short. As I and other librarians have mentioned before, we've missed seeing many of you in-person ...

Posted Apr 21, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

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 lockdown. Rem ...

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 there is s ...

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 appoint ...

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 have fa ...

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,


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