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Resource Spotlight: Research Methods Primary Sources

Ordinarily, we take to this space to tell you about sources for your research. This month, we are highlighting a resource to help you perform that research. Research Methods: Primary Sources is designed to help those who are researching in

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Crime, Justice, and a Change in Plans: Developing an Online Exhibit during the Pandemic Era 

The Pritzker Legal Research Center at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law holds a significant rare book collection specializing in Roman, canon, and customary law. Its more than 8,000 volumes include several incunabula as well as first editions of legal classics.

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A Brief History of NULS Student Newsletters, Part 3: Trash or Treasure? Perception of The Pleader and HOOPS by the Campus at Large

Unfortunately, little documentation survives to offer a full understanding of how The Pleader and HOOPS were perceived by their communities during the time of their publication. The newsletters themselves printed letters that praised and disparaged the newsletters’ content, but the newsletters were rarely mentioned

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A Brief History of NULS Student Newsletters, Part 2: The Pleader, HOOPS, and The Role of Critique

Throughout their publication histories, student-run newsletters The Pleader and HOOPS positioned themselves as politically motivated forces: they offered law students a platform that reversed traditional hierarchies of power in the law school, allowing students to respond to the daily function of the school and

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A Brief History of NULS Student Newsletters, Part 1: Law School Life in Xerox

“The Pleader was conceived last year, so the story goes, simultaneously by two second-year students who felt the need for a school newspaper. […] There is a theory that a stroke of genius, an apple on Newton’s head so to speak,

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Resource Spotlight: CQ Voting and Elections Collections

With only one week to go until the extraordinarily contentious 2020 general election, CQ Voting and Elections Collections (CQ VEC) allows curious minds to easily dig into key aspects of past American elections. CQ VEC pulls together local and national

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Resource Spotlight: Sports Market Analytics

Coinciding with the exciting news that Major League Baseball will be returning in July, I would like to provide a brief overview of Sports Market Analytics, a unique resource for sports fans and researchers interested in the business and economic

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Librarian Liaisons Connect Faculty with Remote Teaching Resources

Our librarians are available to support faculty members with designing remote classes for the fall. From our experience teaching courses, giving guest lectures, and supporting faculty teaching, we have gained expertise with several tools and teaching techniques. We invite you

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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  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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