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  • 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.


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

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

  • Penn Law’s supportive community includes our librarians.

  • Visit our interdisciplinary web page with a wide array of useful databases and related resources to guide you in your research.



  • March 30, 2015

    Be an efficient and cost-effective legal researcher in your summer position.  Biddle is offering three tutorials: one that emphasizes effective research strategies; one that highlights many of the free and reliable legal research websites available; and a final prepare-to-practice session that reviews how to approach common summer assignments effectively. Come check them out! 

  • March 27, 2015
    This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, the single most influential book in the history of Anglo-American law. Blackstone’s was the first methodical treatise in hundreds of years to make the common law readable and understandable by non-lawyers.
  • 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. 



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Upcoming Events

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.