Posts Tagged ‘legal information’

  • Human Trafficking Research

    The Polaris Project offers a broad selection of resources for various actors within the anti-human trafficking movement. The site includes statistics, statutes, and pending legislation. Read more...
  • Check it Out: Writ Writer

    Writ Writer tells the story of Fred Cruz, who became a jailhouse lawyer–writ writer in prison parlance–and the legal battle he waged to secure what he believed to be the constitutional rights of Texas prisoners. Check out Writ Writer from the Law Library, and follow Cruz’s courageous journey all the way to the Supreme Court. Read more...
  • Featured Database: Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

    Are you looking for the most recent articles in a particular area of the law?  The Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) is an index of recently published legal periodicals that is maintained by the UW Law Library.  The CILP index is updated on a weekly basis and it includes an archive that stretches back […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: BNA

    The over 100 titles in the BNA library provide news, analysis, and cases on legal and regulatory developments on a variety of subjects.  BNA newsletters can also help with interview preparation because they are aimed at working professionals, with concise information in specific practice areas.  Interviewing for an IP position?  There are a variety of reports […] Read more...
  • Secured Transactions

    So much law comes back to two things: tax law and secured transactions.  If you rent-to-own a TV or have a mortgage, you’re in a secured transaction contract right now.  It’s good to have a working knowledge of secured transactions even if you don’t want to go into business law, and this research guide by […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: FDR Wins 4th Term

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt won a fourth term on November 7, 1944. Other than Franklin Roosevelt, no president has ever served more than two terms.  George Washington stepped down after two terms and many other presidents followed his example.  Teddy Roosevelt ran for a third term but lost that election.  After FDR’s tenure, the 22nd Amendment […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Elton John wins Defamation Suit

    On November 4, 1993, the award-winning singer won a $518,000 (£350,000) defamation claim against the Daily Mirror for publishing a false article about his eating habits. The transcript of the appeals case, John v. MGN LTD, reveals that on appeal, the award for exemplary damages was reduced because the newspaper did not attack Mr. John‘s […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: ProQuest Statistical Insight

    Need to find data on voter turnout, bankruptcies, product recalls, interest rates or other topics? ProQuest Statistical Insight may be able to help.  Statistical Insight is an online collection of individually indexed statistical tables, drawn from statistical compilations issued by the federal government, regulatory agencies, state governments and intergovernmental organizations as well as private sector […] Read more...
  • Today in Legal History: Women Get the Vote in Wyoming

    On September 30, 1889, the Wyoming legislature approved its state constitution with a provision giving women the right to vote (Wyoming was admitted to the union in 1890).  Wyoming had been the first territory to give women the right to vote in 1869, followed by the Utah Territory in 1870 and the Washington Territory in […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: Versus Law

    Like Westlaw and Lexis, Versus Law provides an excellent source of information for researchers interested in looking for information on primary sources of law. Versus Law covers appellate cases, statutes and administrative regulations at both the state and federal levels. Additionally, the database covers Federal District Court cases from 1950 to the present. Finally, Versus […] Read more...