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U.S. News & Faculty Scholarship Metrics

Back in 2019, U.S. News & World Report announced an intention to add a faculty scholarship metric to their law school ranking mechanism. There were proponents and opponents, and many questions about how the sausage would be made, including, but

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Resource Spotlight: Yearbook of International Organizations Online

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in full swing, maybe you were wondering why Russian athletes are competing as Russian Olympic Committee and wanted to find out more about, say, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) or the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Resource Spotlight: Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary is a must-use resource for background information on federal judges. Helpful to both litigators and judicial clerkship seekers alike, it provides a wealth of information not included in free public resources, such as the

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The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution – Digital Edition

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution is an online version of original documents dealing with the Constitution’s ratification and published on the Rotunda platform of the The University of Virginia Press. It is part of the American

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Resource Spotlight: Author Profiles in HeinOnline

HeinOnline has recently enhanced the Author Profiles available in their Law Journal Library (LJL). When Author Profiles first debuted, they allowed viewers to see all articles authored by the subject of the profile and included or indexed within the LJL.

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Resource Spotlight: SCOTUS Research

The Pritzker Legal Research Center has created a new LibGuide: Supreme Court of the United States Research. The new guide includes links to and information about both primary and secondary resources for Supreme Court research, including opinions, dockets, oral arguments,

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Resource Spotlight: Locating & Using 50-State Surveys

A 50-state survey is a specialized secondary source that compares laws on a particular topic across all 50 states.  They might be as lengthy as a book treatment or as slim as a list of states with simple citations to

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Resource Spotlight: CQ Supreme Court Collection

Do you want to do some empirical research on the U.S. Supreme Court, but don’t know where to start?  Do you want to know the seminal cases is particular fields of Supreme Court jurisprudence?  For these answers and others, try

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Student Job: Pritzker Legal Research Center Seeks Fall Semester Research Fellows

The Pritzker Legal Research Center is looking for 4 Pritzker Library Fellows for Fall Semester 2017.  Pritzker Library Fellows serve a 3-month appointment, with a $750/month stipend, working 10-15 hours per week on short-term faculty research projects. Preferred Qualifications: Rising 3L status, journal experience,

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Pritzker Library Research Fellow Position for Summer Available

The Pritzker Legal Research Center is looking for 1 or 2 Pritzker Library Fellows for Summer 2016, from May 12 – August 12, 2016.  Pritzker Library Fellows serve a 3-month appointment, with a $750/month stipend, working 10-15 hours per week on short-term

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