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  • April 21, 2015
    Students may now use the online reservation tool to book study rooms for Reading and Exam Period.
  • April 20, 2015

    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. 

  • April 13, 2015

    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.

  • April 8, 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. 

  • April 6, 2015

    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.

  • 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.