Updated April 22, 2014
Asian Law Center in particular. In addition, the department provides reference services to the larger university community, the practicing bar, the general public, and scholars and lawyers of other institutions.
The library has an extensive East Asian law collection.
According to a recent count (April 2013), our Library holds
approximately 21,640 titles (47,716 volumes) in the Chinese,
Japanese and Korean languages, comprising about 10% of the
Gallagher Law Library's total collection. Of those, there are
12,894 titles (31,242 volumes) in Japanese, 6,693 titles
(12,503 volumes) in Chinese, and 2,053 titles (3,971 volumes) in
Korean. In addition, there are 5,180 English language titles
(8,115 volumes) on East Asian law subjects.
China: 7,330 titles | 12,782 volumes
In addition, the library has subscriptions to many online resource for East Asian legal research (click to view a summary of our East Asian online resources).Collection Development Policy. Though primary funding is from the State of Washington, development of the collections has benefited greatly by exchanges for serial publications, and by generous gifts of books from alumni in Asia as well as by occasional grants from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the Japan Foundation, and the Korea Foundation.
For more on the history of Asian Law Studies at the University of Washington School of Law, see:
East Asia Library, where you will find books, periodicals, directories, indexes and other useful resources for many aspects of East Asian law-related research.