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Temporary Access to the Online Bluebook for Northwestern Law Students

Students at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law now have 60-day temporary access to the online edition of the Bluebook, accessible at https://www.legalbluebook.com.  For information on creating an account, check your Northwestern email inbox for an email from Jesse

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HeinOnline’s U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library

Keeping track of the ongoing impeachment process in the U.S. House of Representatives requires that we process constant references to a whistleblower complaint, subpoenas, witness statements and testimony, and committee procedural rules.  A tremendous resource for reviewing these documents is

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Resource Spotlight: Native American Treaties from HeinOnline

Too often, a library, a legal research vendor, or even Google will digitize something, put it somewhere online, and call it accessible.  But anyone who has ever struggled to find something online knows that simply existing somewhere on the internet

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New Exhibit on the Chicago Eight Conspiracy Trial

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s most controversial cases, the Chicago Eight Conspiracy Trial. In late August 1968, the city hosted the Democratic National Convention at the International Amphitheatre, which was located on the south

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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

Posted in Employment, Library Resources, Resource Spotlight, Uncategorized

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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How to have a standout summer

It’s not too soon to start thinking about how to make the most of the summer. Are you ready to show off your research skills?  Are you sure?  Take one hour to have some pizza and come away feeling truly

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New Exhibit at the PLRC

On March 14, the Pritzker Legal Research Center debuted its spring exhibit, Color of Law: Andy Austin’s Chicago Courtroom Sketches. The exhibit features eleven pieces from the Andy Austin Collection, which the artist generously donated to the library last year.

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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: Hein’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library and Proquest Congressional

Some research tasks involving legislative materials are relatively straightforward.  You need to find a certain document, what librarians call a “known item.”  You need a particular Senate Bill or a public law and maybe you even have the citation or

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