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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

Milestones: On The Road To Knowledge

We end the semester on an easygoing note.  Seven books on display covering great spans of history and human knowledge for your reading and visual delight.  Their titles alone give away a certain wanderlust to explore unknown realms, at ...

Posted Dec 7, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

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

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,

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

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

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

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


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