The Gallagher Law Library provides a number of services especially for
University of Washington School of Law students.
UW Law School students may ask questions of the reference librarians via email.
Online Legal Research Services
Services available exclusively to UW Law School students (faculty and staff)
For more information see Access to Online Legal
Research Services by UW Law Students, Faculty, Staff, and Librarians. Law
students, LL.M students, and visiting students should have received LexisNexis
activation codes and Westlaw passwords during orientation for the fall quarter.
If you did not receive these items, please ask for assistance in the Reference
Information about other services available to UW Law School students
(faculty and staff) and users visiting the Gallagher Law Library is found on
the Legal Databases and Indexes page. Among
the most useful sources are:
- BNA (subject-oriented newsletters and
Online (PDF images of older law reviews and the Federal Register)
- RIA Checkpoint (federal and state tax
laws, regulations, cases, administrative material, forms, and commentary)
Mosaic (federal securities laws, regulations, administrative material,
corporate filings, and news)
These services are restricted to users whose computers have University of
Washington IP (internet protocol) addresses, such as the public computers in
the Law Library. UW Law School students computing from home or those using the
wireless network in Gates Hall will need to go through the
UW Net ID weblogin page to
establish a UW IP address. For more information, see
Connecting to Online Library Resources.
Free Internet sources for Washington State and U.S. legal research are
listed on the Internet Legal Resources
Students also have access to dozens of other databases covering many other
subjects via the UW Libraries Research Databases page,
Law Library staff have prepared dozens of legal research guides, ranging
from basic to advanced and special topics. The complete list is on the
Legal Research Guides page. Students may also use
the Google-powered "Site Search" feature on the Library's website, found in the
upper right corner of every page. Type "copyright," "labor," "civil procedure,"
"contracts," or another subject to discover what guides the Library offers.
The guides identify print sources, LexisNexis and Westlaw databases,
specialty sources, and websites.
Past exams given by University of Washington School of Law faculty are
available online.. The Law Library posts all exams and exam-related material
provided by the faculty. Please note that some faculty do not choose to give
their exams to the Library. Also note that this collection is restricted to
University of Washington law school students by a decision of the faculty.
There are many places to study on both floors of the Library.
The most desirable tables along the windows on the south side of L1 have
been reserved for UW law students. The Law Student Alcove, Room L113, and the group study rooms on L2 may
be opened with your UW Law Student's Husky Card. Food is allowed in the Law Student Alcove. Drinks in
covered containers are allowed throughout the Library.
During exam periods, most study carrel areas are reserved for UW Law School
students' use and the Library will be open additional hours.