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  • Build your professional skills with our research classes and workshops announced on our events page.

  • Penn Law’s global connections are supported by the wide range of international and foreign law resources found in our A to Z list of resources.

     

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  • Biddle Law Library supports Penn Law’s faculty scholarship through our research, publication, and digital scholarship depository services.

Highlights

  • March 23, 2015

    Check out one of these Biddle tutorials which will orient you to the most frequently used legal materials in these jurisdictions.  Going beyond case law and statutes, you will learn about practice materials, legal directories, jurisdiction specific legal newspapers, as well as the use of relevant continuing legal education materials.

  • March 20, 2015
    A friendly reminder that your online access to the New York Times through Biddle is good for one year. After that year is up you will need to reactivate the pass through the law school network.
  • March 18, 2015

    Biddle Research Fellow

    Biddle Law Library

    University of Pennsylvania Law School

     

    Biddle Law Library is looking for several Penn Law students to work on faculty research projects under the mentorship of lawyer/librarians.  A wide range of interdisciplinary assignments will stretch one’s research skills and provide opportunities for writing memoranda.  Students will attend faculty colloquia (as available), learn how a dynamic faculty produces excellent scholarship and have an opportunity to earn letters of reference.  Excellent writing and interpersonal skills are a must.  Some experience in non-law disciplines is a plus. 

     

     

  • March 18, 2015
    Biddle acquired a number of interesting and informative titles in the past month, including the following. For a complete list of new acquisitions, see here.
  • March 16, 2015

    Looking forward to your summer clerkship?  Want to learn more about research materials that will support you in a litigation practice?  Or are you preparing to write an interdisciplinary seminar paper?  These two upcoming library research tutorials, LITIGATION RESEARCH and RESEARCH USING NON-LAW UNIVERSITY RESOURCES will be of interest. All tutorials carry One L research credit.

     

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Upcoming Events

March 31, 2015

  • California Legal Research
    12:00 PM Tanenbaum 345

    Going to California to clerk for the summer or to begin a full-time practice?   Surprise your colleagues with your research knowledge and skills.  This workshop will acquaint you with fundamental California legal research materials, including statutes (West’s & Deering’s), administrative regulations (Barclay’s), and case law (California digests and reporters).  We will also discuss secondary sources, form books, legal directories and legal newspapers frequently consulted in California.  Local customs such as the “depublication” of court opinions and the implications for the researcher will also be evaluated.  Finally, Internet resources relevant to California practice will be discussed.

April 1, 2015

  • Research Strategies
    12:00 PM Tanenbaum 345

    For anyone (first, second, or third years) who just realized that they might have to do real research over the summer and should have paid better attention in their first year legal research class. In this workshop, we will discuss overall research strategy, re-introduce you to the three major databases, and highlight helpful resources and search functions to save you time and give your research better direction.

April 7, 2015

  • Legal Research Using Free & Reliable Internet Websites
    12:00 PM Tanenbaum 345

    Whether you work in a large or small firm this summer, you could benefit from familiarity with useful internet sites which provide free high quality legal information.    Clues to reliability, accuracy and comprehensiveness will also be discussed.  Web sites include Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court, FindLaw, and the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.