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A guide for beginning law students about the UW Law School, skills, courses, faculty, textbooks, studying, exams, library access, and technology.
Providing balanced and responsible profiles, the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary provides information about all federal judges and key bankruptcy and magistrate judges. The database provides a comprehensive overview of each judge's background, publication history, noteworthy rulings and other pertinent information. Search each judge's profile for terms and export information as needed.
Digital documents relative to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government. Links to supporting documents referred to in the body of the texts.
Contains more than 100 state and local Bar Journals. You can search by article title, author, description, date, or across the full text of the articles.
Abstracts of American legal literature published in this country or abroad, from its beginnings to the end of 1860.Â It also includes works on foreign, comparative and international law published in America. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.
Bluebook (A Uniform System of Citation) abbreviations for legal journals.
For additional abbreviations, see also Princeâ€™s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations and table 13 in the Bluebook.
Exclusive provider of online CLE Books from the State Bar of Wisconsin (the "brown binders").
Videos and transcripts of C-Span programs. Includes public affairs programming, Congressional proceedings, news conferences, BookTV non-fiction author talks and interviews, and more.
Abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. Cardiff's is useful for interpreting legal citations.
The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.
Court rules for the federal courts of appeals, district, bankruptcy and other federal courts.
Wisconsin Supreme Court and local circuit court rules by county.
Collects and analyzes data relating to the work of state courts.
Maintained by the University of North Texas and the Government Printing Office, this site archives government websites that are now defunct or ceased operation. The agencies archived are broad in scope and have most of their original links working.
Formerly Proquest Statistical Datasets. Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Enables researchers to build statistical tables and charts from multiple sources in a single interface.
Provides basic vocabulary used in British and American law, with examples which show the words and phrases used in context.
Contains the entire Federal Cases 30 book series (1894-1897) which contains more than 20,000 cases. Also included is the Trinity Series, which includes American Decisions, American Reports, and American State Reports.
Significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom and in the British colonies during the eighteenth century. See "law" subject.
The Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law. Part of the Oxford Reference Online platform.
Directory of Federal Government Agencies from LSU libraries, in partnership with GPO.
Information describing suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. Users can generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution/courts and incarcerations, and based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code.
National lawyer and law firm directory.
By Reynolds & Flores, this guide contains concise descriptions of each country's legal system, the main sources of law, the nature of the legal literature, followed by a list of major laws and whether there is an English translation.
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Before the current title was adopted, this series was formerly known as Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States and Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers.
The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. The database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.
Annotated directory to sources of information on government and law available online. Nations of the World section provides links sources of foreign law on the Internet.
The digitized collection, Hathi Trust, includes the CIC libraries (Big Ten) and the University of California System. Full-text of works that are out of copyright or in the public domain are available for viewing or searching. The items are also in Google books but have greater availability and searchability.
This library features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Browse by Justice option allows you to see relevant works related to that Justice including links to articles and a bibliography of other works, along with links to Scholarly Articles.
Financial and business information from thousands of U.S. and foreign companies. Includes history, names of officers and board members, sales, assets, names of subsidiaries, competitors, and quarterly and annual financials.
The J. Willard Hurst Collection details the career of the man commonly identified as the father of modern American legal history. Hurst was a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he developed the field of American legal economic history through his scholarship and teaching. The collection includes Hurst's personal outlines and notes; course texts; publications; publication reviews; research notes; correspondence (incoming and outgoing); personnel records; photographs; audio recordings; and typewriter.
Portal to hundreds of international organizations and regional intergovernmental organizations, as well as U.S. government agencies relevant to international law.
Statistics on international and domestic finance, and reports, for most countries of the world, current and historical data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.
Guide to legal materials for non-lawyers published by the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin.
An easy to use legal dictionary, with cross references for many terms.
Directory of lawyers and law firms in the United States and internationally.
Provides full-text access to the Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 2d edition and The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.
An open access resource with guides to understanding State and Federal Law. Includes links to legislation, state and federal codes and Wex, the legal encyclopedia.
Definitive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law.
European, UK-specific, and US consumer intelligence reports which analyze market sizes and trends, market segmentation, along with consumer attitudes and purchasing habits.
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Indexes works relevant to legal theory and history printed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century.
A dictionary containing plain English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.
Contains the complete contents of the 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Intelligence on U.S. and Canadian firms as well as top international companies and subsidiaries and branches of multinational companies located in developing countries. Also includes information on executive decision makers, company and industry analystsâ€™ reports and hundreds of industries.
Legal titles within Oxford Reference Online include The Oxford Companion to American Law, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, A Dictionary of Law, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement, The New Oxford Companion to Law, The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, and The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States, providing the audio of oral arguments from cases before the Supreme Court.
A digitized and searchable collection of papers and articles by noted scholars on foreign and comparative law, with an emphasis on historical materials. Covers over 200 years worth of scholarship, and includes Szladits' Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law, one of the preeminent sources for locating articles in English dealing with non-common law legal systems.
A fully searchable collection of criminal trials held at London's central criminal court including biographical details of the men and women executed at Tyburn. Contains all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913 and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772.
See: Data-Planet Statistical Insights
Index to and selected full-text U.S. statistical data. Includes contents of the American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS).
Regulations from Federal agencies are tracked, categorized and made searchable on this government-funded site. Other tools include a reg map that lays out how regulations are processed, historical reports and regulatory plans.
Regulations.gov is your source for information on the development of Federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government. Through this site, you can find, read, and comment on regulatory issues that are important to you. On Regulations.gov, you can find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. Federal government. You can also find:Final Regulations, Notices, Scientific and Technical Findings, Guidance, Adjudications, Comments Submitted by Others, and The Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan.
Sample contract language by industry, by type of contract, or company name.
Official publications from the Stair Society including the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series and Supplementary Series.
Primary publications from the Selden Society, including its annual series containing law reports dating back to the Middle Ages, and year books from the Ames Foundation.Â Also includes English Reports, Statutes of the Realm, and other digests, abridgments, and modern encyclopedias that formed the foundation of English law.
Online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It includes 20 book collections by theme, 24 periodicals, the OECD statistical databases, and the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.
State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States and the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice.
Judicial branch links focusing on the administrative office of the courts, the court of last resort, any intermediate appellate courts, and each trial court level.
Official state employee directory includes phone numbers and email addresses.
State Reports: A Historical Archive provides a digital version of Heinâ€™s State Reports Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports.
Includes more than 1,600 volumes and nearly 2,000,000 pages of historical superseded state statutes and offers a valuable source of information for legal researchers and scholars to understand the thinking and conditions of the creation of the historical statutes. Access superseded State Statutes for all fifty states. Each state is verified against Pimsleurâ€™s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications. Coverage goes as far back as 1717.
A fully searchable collection of the UK Statute of the Realms from 1235-1713.
Comprehensive list of study guides and aids available on Circulation Reserve organized by subject. All the items are kept behind the circulation desk on the fifth floor of the law school library.
Index to works relevant to legal theory and history printed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the early twentieth century.
Contains the body of reported judicial opinions that are published by each agency. Notable titles include Decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (1934-Current); Federal Communications Commission Record (1986-Current); and Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin (1919-Current).
This search service from the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs offers access to statistics and datasets from the UN system.
Summaries of Wisconsin decisions involving the Municipal Employment Relations Act and State Employment Labor Relations Act. Aggregates the monthly issues of the Wisconsin Public Employment Decisions Digest from January 1976 through June 2001 and the monthly issues of the Updated WERC Digest from July 2001 through the final published edition in 2013. For full-text decisions from 1989 to the present, see Wisconsin Case Law and Administrative Decisions (State Bar of Wisconsin). The CD-ROM database is available on the Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.
Official source of current and cumulative U.S. export and import statistics. Uses the Harmonized System (HS) and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. This resource is only available in the Law Library. For access, please see a reference librarian.
A collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia.
Directory of Wisconsin Licensed attorneys.
Blog offering legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin.
See: Books Unbound
Information on law-related Wisconsin county agencies, legal assistance organizations, legal forms and guides, and county ordinances and court rules.
Collection of state publications in PDF format from about 2000 to the present. The documents made available through the Wisconsin Document Depository Program.
Official State directory of agency and departmental web sites.
The World Jurist Newsletter provides updates and information on the World Jurist Association, membership, current and future events, and rule of law news and development from around the world. Volumes 7 through 50 are available in print at the law library and volumes 49 through 51 are available as PDFS online.