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Hello Law Students! It's that season again--FINALS!  Those winter wonderland of exams that top off the fall semester.  Would you like a brief rest from your studies and the opportunity to learn how to locate old exams and study ...

Posted Dec 7, 2022 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law

If you have a broad research question in international law, (e.g. the historical development of international asylum law), the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (online) is an excellent starting point.The database is organized ...

Posted Nov 30, 2022 by Sunil Rao,

Law Library hours and access during Finals

As we begin to head for the finish line of a busy fall semester, there's no time like the present to remind everyone of how the Law Library's space and services are here to support you as you wrap up your memos, study for your finals, and genera ...

Posted Nov 29, 2022 by Turner,Kristopher

Art of Advocacy series by Lexis

Lexis has long offered an especially useful series titled the "Art of Advocacy."  There are eight titles to the series.  Broadly speaking, these titles cover the topics of trial preparation and practice.  You can find all of them ...

Posted Nov 15, 2022 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Put a Stamp on It!

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be featured on a U.S. Forever stamp in 2023 - the first Supreme Court justice to grace our postage since 2003 (Thurgood Marshall).  She is also the first female justice to be featured on a stamp ( ...

Posted Nov 2, 2022 by Babler,Emma

Wisconsin Secondary Sources

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 26, 2022 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Bluebook Tutorials

Are you looking for guidance on how to create a citation or a video practice tutorial on Bluebook citations?   Listed below are books, tutorials and research guides on Bluebooking.  Remember, you can also come to the Reference Des ...

Posted Oct 19, 2022 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

What technology should law students know?

"The more comfortable you are, the better you will be." This can be true for many things, but in this case, I'm quoting a recent National Jurist article focusing on legal technology. I am hard-pressed to think of a better situation in which thi ...

Posted Oct 13, 2022 by Turner,Kristopher

Welcome Back, Law Badgers!

Hello Law Badgers both new and old- welcome to the Fall ‘22 semester! Whether you’re a returning Badger or brand new, we’re guessing that you’ve already done some exploring of the Law Library physical space- we&rsquo ...

Posted Sep 29, 2022 by Babler,Emma

Celebrate Constitution Day on Saturday, Sept. 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, 2022 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Summer Associate Tip: Getting Your First Assignment

Library Tips: Getting your first assignment First, no one expects you to know everything, relax. Always have a pad of paper and pen on you to write down questions as well as make notes regarding the assignment. For bill tracking purpose ...

Posted Apr 27, 2022 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

More than books: helpful items and resources for law student wellness

The snow has (mostly) melted. Birds are singing. The Law Library is currently limited to law students and legal researchers. It must be spring in Wisconsin! Like most people, I get a little antsy at this time of year. Finals are approaching, t ...

Posted Apr 20, 2022 by Turner,Kristopher

Play Ball! Resources on Sports Law

It’s Opening Day for baseball!  If you’re a fan like me, you watched the lock out with trepidation, speculating whether this day would ever come.  As a strident White Sox fan, I still remember the heartbreak of the 1994 st ...

Posted Apr 7, 2022 by Manriquez,Elizabeth

Understanding the War in Ukraine

With the war in Ukraine more than one month old, you may be looking for sources that discuss the conflict--its history, causes and consequences--in some depth. To that end, below is a selective list of online materials and recent books held in t ...

Posted Mar 30, 2022 by Sunil Rao,

Supreme Court Nomination Hearings: A (Racist and Controversial) History

The United States Supreme Court was established by the United States Constitution and the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789, and had its first meeting on February 2, 1790. It handed down its first opinion on August 3, 1791 (West v. Barnes ). ...

Posted Mar 24, 2022 by Babler,Emma

The Law of War

We've had an unfortunate opportunity to learn more about a special area of international law in recent weeks. As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, there have been reports of war crimes, and probes by the International Criminal Court in ...

Posted Mar 9, 2022 by Turner,Kristopher

Research Tools on Human Rights, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, War Crimes Trials

It's happening again, war in Europe, and with it possible human rights violations and war crimes .  In this case, Russia's invasion of Ukraine may have included intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population, a possible viola ...

Posted Mar 3, 2022 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the Law Library has compiled the following links to UW-Madison and local community events and resources: UW Law School & Library Resources UW Law Library Celelbration of Black People in Legal Com ...

Posted Feb 9, 2022 by Sunil Rao,

Is There a Maus in the House?

We’ve recently been hearing a lot about banned books in the news. Is it Banned Books Week? (No, that is coming up: September 18-24, 2022, so plenty of time to mark your calendars!)  Unfortunately, the reason why banned books have be ...

Posted Feb 4, 2022 by Babler,Emma

Business Databases for Law Students

If you are researching transactional law, you'll have to develop a research stragegy to include locating information on a business, finding market data, and if it is a public company, you might want to chart the company's stock performance, and ...

Posted Jan 30, 2022 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Welcome to the Website of Tomorrow! A guided tour of the Law Library's website

Welcome to the seemingly futuristic year of 2022! Sure, it isn’t quite what we were promised in the movies, but regardless of a lack of flying cars, the Law Library does have a top-of-the-line website that pretty much transports you to a ...

Posted Jan 19, 2022 by Turner,Kristopher

Santa on Trial? Breaking and Entering in Wisconsin

The fact pattern is familiar by now: an elderly adult man with a beard and a red suit performs hundreds of thousands of counts of breaking and entering into family residences in one single night. (We’ll leave out the flying reindeer.) His ...

Posted Dec 21, 2021 by Emma E Babler


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