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  • April 1, 2015
    The Penn Law Legal Scholarship Repository, a service of the Biddle Law Library, collects and preserves the scholarly output of Penn Law. Scholarship News highlights some of the most recent additions.
  • 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. 



  • 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.


  • March 11, 2015
    Off campus for spring break, but freaking out about some research you have to do? One of the fastest ways to gain access to restricted access articles and publications from off-campus is to use the Biddle bookmarklet! A bookmarklet is a tool that allows you to insert the proxy information into the link you currently have.  Check out the Biddle Answers database for other answers to other questions!
  • March 4, 2015
    It’s almost time for Spring Break! Some of you will be studying for those final exams and researching those final papers from a beach somewhere. Yay for you. Those of you stuck in Philly might want to check out the Bill of Rights, though, and take your legal education to another level.