On or about July 1, 2015, the Penn Law Legal Scholarship Repository had its millionth download. This is remarkable for a site that had less than 20,000 downloads at the beginning of 2014.
Check out these helpful and free online resources related to Pennsylvania!
As you follow the major cases that the Supreme Court is hearing this term, you may be interested in learning more about the Court. There are a variety of web research that are very useful.
Exam time is fast approaching. Starting April 25th, Biddle will be open 24-hours, until exams end on Friday, May 9th. Please note that the library has restricted access during this time. Here is a quick review of three library services students may need: the Study Room Online Reservation System; closed reserve materials; and past exams.
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.
If you have followed the recent news stories about new religious exemptions laws in Indiana and Arkansas, termed state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, you may want to dig beneath the headlines and look at some legal scholarship. Below are four recent law review articles that will put the debate over religious exemptions and LGBTQ discrimination into context and offer some pointers for further research.
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!
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.