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Preparing for On-Campus Interviews? Try These Resources.

Are you participating in on-campus interviews at the law school? If so, take a look at our guide on researching legal employers, with links to useful resources for researching law firms, judges, major clients, and much more! http://library.law.northwestern.edu/Employers

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Resource Spotlight: Oxford Public International Law Resources

Next time you are working on a project that involves international legal research, consider using our Oxford Public International Law online resources. Our library now subscribes to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International

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Resource Spotlight: Lexis Context

For today’s litigators, analytics platforms are a useful tool, offering strategic guidance and a potential competitive advantage.  One such platform, available to members of the Northwestern Law community, is Lexis Context, accessible through Lexis Advance. In this post, we’ll walk

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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: Thomson Reuters ProView

Have you ever encountered a message on Westlaw Edge indicating that you do not have access to the full text of a particular treatise because it is outside of our subscription? Before you resign yourself to looking for a different

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HistoryMakers Digital Archive: The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection

In recognition of Black History Month, this February we are spotlighting a unique digital repository of video oral histories that captures an admirable depth and variety of African American heritage. Billed as “The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History

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New Year, New Look for Westlaw

If you’ve used Westlaw this semester, you’ve likely noticed some major changes, or perhaps thought you’d accessed the wrong database!  Indeed, as of January 2019, all law students now have access to Westlaw Edge, the latest iteration of Thomson Reuters’

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Resource Spotlight: Subscript Law

Subscript Law is a free nonprofit legal news website that provides summaries of Supreme Court cases featuring easy to understand infographics.  Subscript Law contains summaries of cases from the courts October 2017 and 2018 terms, as well as explainers for

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Resource Spotlight: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

Gale’s American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 is a digital library containing more than 2 million pages of records, including bills, briefs, correspondence, court documents, legal case files, memorandums, etc.. It covers numerous topics, including the first “Red Scare” following

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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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