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Resource Spotlight: Foreign Law Guide

Looking for a place to start when researching the law and legal system of a country outside the United States?  Start your research with Foreign Law Guide. Under the general editorship of Marci Hoffman, associate director at the University of

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PowerNotes: a tool to organize your research

Northwestern Law students, faculty and staff now have access to PowerNotes.  This tool helps you organize your research and keep track of your sources. Organize Research Sources: With PowerNotes, you can gather information from any online resource.  You highlight the

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Legal Analytics Tools Available Through the PLRC

Did you know that the Pritzker Legal Research Center provides access to numerous legal analytics tools?  Researchers can use these tools to, among other things, (1) learn more about the writing and decision patterns of judges, (2) review the litigation

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Resource Spotlight: Course Reserves

The Reserves section is located behind the PLRC circulation desk. It contains items of varying type and origin: monographs from the PLRC, monographs from the main library and other campus libraries, periodicals, reporters, statutes, personal copies of books supplied by

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Resource Spotlight: Restatements, Principles of Law, and More ALI Treatises @ Your Fingertips

With origins dating back to 1923, The American Law Institute (ALI)’s mission is “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and

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Resource Spotlight: Westlaw China

Need to do some research involving Chinese law, or wish to keep up with developments in Chinese law?  Please check out Westlaw China!  This resource from Thomson Reuters aims to be a comprehensive database of and about Chinese law, with

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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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Resource Spotlight: Study Aids

Welcome new students and welcome back returning students! The Pritzker Legal Research Center has expanded our collection of study aids to help you prepare for class and ace your exams. A new resource at Northwestern Law this year is the

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Resource Spotlight: 2016 American Bar Association Legal Technology Survey Report

The legal field – like medicine, education, finance, and even dating – is being transformed by technology.  Major newspapers are reporting on this trend (See, e.g., Steve Lohr, A.I. is Doing Legal Work.  But It Won’t Replace Lawyers, Yet, N.Y.

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Resource Spotlight: IICLE Smart Books – Your Best Friend in Illinois

Some of you may find yourself intensively researching Illinois law for the first time this summer.  You may have already discovered that the Land of Lincoln in general, and the City of Big Shoulders in particular, have some legal quirks

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