Law Library News for the Week of Nov. 26, 2007

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Law School Exams

Exam period is approaching and one way that many law students prepare is by reviewing past exams.

You will find a large collection of exams given by UWLS professors on the Law Library website.

Sign in with your UW NetID and then click on the name of a particular professor. To find exams by subject, click on the first name in the faculty list and use Control F to use the Find feature.

The Library posts all exams and model or sample answers that are supplied by faculty. If you do not find a recent exam from a specific professor or for specific course, contact the instructor and ask that he or she supply the Library with an electronic copy.

The Gallagher guide on Law School Exams provides links to exams from other law schools and to print and Internet resources on taking law school exams.


Interim Hours

When exams end, the Library begins its abbreviated interim schedule:

Date

Day

Library

Reference

Dec. 15-18

Sat-Tue

Closed

Closed

Dec. 19-21

Wed-Fri

8am-5pm

9am-noon & 1-5pm

Dec. 22-25

Sat-Tue

Closed

Closed

Dec. 26-28

Wed-Fri

8am-5pm

9am-noon & 1-5pm

Dec. 29-Jan.1

Sat-Tue

Closed

Closed

Jan. 2-4

Wed-Fri

8am-5pm

9am-noon & 1-5pm

Jan. 5-6

Sat-Sun

Closed

Closed

Regular hours resume when Winter Quarter begins on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008.


Searching the Web on Westlaw

Westlaw now offers a web search engine, called Westlaw WebPlus. The beta version of this tool is available within Westlaw. Users may add the new “Search the Web” tab to their array.

WebPlus filters search results for legal relevance. Browse the 4-page guide to the service.

Although WebPlus is embedded in Westlaw, you do not need to use terms and connectors to create a search. Add search terms just like you would in Google.  Users may focus their searches by first selecting from among the following categories:

  • Legal Issues
  • Person
  • Company
  • Government Entity
  • Other Organization
  • News
  • General Web

Search results may be filtered by subject, domain, or file format.


New Government Reports

Congressional Research Service, Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hate Crime Statistics, 2006

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