Posts Tagged ‘legal research’

  • 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 […] Read more...
  • Researching Legal Careers

    The Researching Legal Careers guide http://lawlibguides.seattleu.edu/careers 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. 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...
  • Links to Government Research Resources

    From THOMAS to FedWorld, here’s every link you’ll ever need to do governmental research online for free. The Federal Government puts most of this information online at no charge; this research guide tells you where to find it. Read more...
  • Finding Law Review Articles

    Want to find law reviews that offer commentary on socially relevant topics and insights on secondary sources that might help make your research even better?  Trying to locate journal articles so old they don’t show up on Westlaw or Lexis?  This research guide gives you step by step instructions on how to find useful law […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: CALI Lessons

    As you are starting your new classes, we’d like to remind you about CALI lessons.  If you are unfamiliar, CALI lessons are interactive, computer-based tutorials on a wide range of legal subject areas.  Lessons are completely free for our law students. They are useful for mastering material during the semester and for exam preparation. When […] Read more...
  • Writing a Paper this Semester?

    Here are some common questions and answers: How do I go about selecting my paper topic? Current awareness sources like topical newsletters (e.g. BNA reports) and legal newspapers (e.g. National Law Journal) are very useful. See also our Journal Staff Legal Research Guide for Tools for Finding a Topic.  You may also want to check […] Read more...
  • 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 […] Read more...
  • Featured Database: Consumer Law Manuals

    Interested in consumer law?  Check out this comprehensive treatise set published by the National Consumer Law Center.  The print manuals, which are revised or supplemented annually, provide detailed analyses of federal laws, cases, regulations, and agency interpretations and letters.  Appendices include summaries of state laws, UCC provisions, relevant federal statutes and regulations, pleadings, and practice […] Read more...
  • Community Property

    One “gift” of going to school in Washington is that we’re a community property state, which means there is specific law governing how marital assets and debts are distributed when the marital community is dissolved. You can learn more about both Washington community property law and the community property laws of other states using this […] Read more...