Commercial Law and the Uniform Code

Oh yes, there’s much more to the UCC than you learned in Contracts; the law school has excellent classes in Commercial Law and Payment Systems, but this research guide can help you get going with basic UCC questions and how they apply to Washington law.  The guide, by Kelly Kunsch, also features a carefully curated list of hornbooks and secondary sources for various aspects of commercial law in case you want to know more but aren’t quite ready to take Payment Systems … yet.


 

Corporations

So you decided to take Business Entities this semester and you’re feeling a burning desire to know more about corporate law, or maybe more about Washington-specific corporate law? This research guide, by Kelly Kunsch, is packed with everything you need, from where to find forms for corporate formation to useful journals relating to corporate law (check out the Securities Regulation Law Journal for possible vacation reading!) or where to find Washington corporation registrations online.


 

Administrative Law

Written by Tina Ching, this research guide provides an introduction to Washington and Federal administrative codes and processes.  It is useful for general administrative law issues and questions, and features a number of secondary sources which can help you explore the subject further.


 

Catalog Help

Need to know the ins and outs of searching the library catalog?  This research guide covers the basics of what is in the library catalog, basic searching, advanced searching, and where items are located.


 

New Student Information

This guide is a must read for those who are new to law school or for those who are still confused about anything in the library, from the card security system to how to reserve a study room!


 

First-Year Law Student Resource Guide

This is the authoritative guide to our favorite things here in the library to help you survive being a 1L.  It covers resources about law school, case briefing, and outlining.


 

Solo and Small Firm Practice

Many law graduates venture out into the real world in a small or solo practice.  This guide helps you with the basics, like how to start your own law library, keeping a business plan, and deciding where you want to locate your office.  Even if you’re just thinking about starting out solo or small, this guide is a great read about the realities of solo practice.


 

Researching Legal Careers

The Researching Legal Careers guide points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law. You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Look for it under the library’s Guides tab.


 

Requesting from Summit

The requesting interface for Summit materials has been streamlined. In the past, you had to login to Summit separately in order to request a book or video.  With the arrival of Primo, you will now place your Summit requests directly from the library catalog.

When you’ve identified the title you’re interested in, click on Request a copy and sign-in with your SU username and password in order to see your request options.   You will then be able to select your Pickup/delivery location (Law Library or Lemieux), and submit the request. The status of your requests can be monitored from the catalog page under Your Account.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to request Summit items.


 

Appellate Practice in Washington

At the Speed of Reference
SU Law Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch has gathered together the sources you need to understand appellate practice in Washington state.