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Finding UW Law LL.M. Papers

Updated April 28, 2015

Are all the LL.M. papers in one place in the library?

No. They have call numbers that put them with books and other materials on the same topic. A paper about Chinese copyright law will be near other works on Chinese copyright law; a paper on global health issues will be near other works on that topic.

Papers that were included in Hein's Legal Theses and Dissertations series are together in the microfiche cabinets at KF209 .U83—but each paper also has a separate call number to classify it by jurisdiction and subject. If you want to use the print copies, look up the individual call number.


How can I find LL.M. papers in the law library?

You find them the same way you find books and other materials (like DVDs or journals):

  • Search the library catalog.
  • When you find the record for a paper you want to see, note its location (usually Classified Stacks) and its call number, and go to the shelf.


What information is in the catalog record for an LL.M. paper?

You will be able to search better if you know what information is in a catalog record. Here are some examples.

Notice that LL.M. papers have the same information you are used to seeing for books: author, title, subject headings. You can search for those pieces of information.

Catalog records also have some information that you are not likely to use. The people who maintain the online catalog need to know the "OCLC Number," the "Alma IZ record number," and the "Alma NZ record number." You do not need to use those numbers.

Example 1

Basic entry includes title, author, availability, location, call number

Administrative patent invalidation systems in America, Japan and Taiwan
Joonhyung Jun 2013
Available at Gallagher Law Library Classified Stacks (K1505 .J87 2013)

Item details

Title: Administrative patent invalidation systems in America, Japan and Taiwan

Author: Joonhyung Jun

Subjects: Patent laws and legislation -- United States; Patent laws and legislation -- Japan; Patent laws and legislation -- Taiwan; Patent suits -- Law and legislation -- United States; Patent suits -- Law and legislation -- Japan; Patent suits -- Law and legislation -- Taiwan

Publisher: Thesis (LL. M.)--University of Washington, 2013

Publication Date: 2013

Format: 43 leaves ; 28 cm.

Language: English

OCLC Number: 876149410

Alma IZ record number: 99161763639401452

Alma NZ record number: 99317949270101451


Example 2
Basic entry includes title, author, availability, location, call number

The right to health and the social determinants of health : application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in King County, Washington
Kimberly Exe 2013
Available at Gallagher Law Library Classified Stacks (K3260.3 .E94 2013)

Item details

Title: The right to health and the social determinants of health : application of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in King County, Washington

Author: Kimberly Exe

Subjects: United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation -- United States; Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation -- Washington (State) -- King County; Right to health -- United States; Right to health -- Washington (State) -- King County; Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation; Right to health; United States; Washington (State) -- King County; International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1966); International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (1966); Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (United States)

Description: Submitted to Professor Steve Calandrillo, Law H510B, Topics in Law and Medicine Seminar, June 2013.

Related Titles: Series: Student papers (University of Washington. School of Law)

Publisher: Thesis (LL. M.)--University of Washington, 2013.

Publication Date: 2013

Format: 32 leaves ; 28 cm.

Language: English

OCLC Number: 864886247

Alma IZ record number: 99160109500001452

Alma NZ record number: 99205724120001451

Example 3
Basic entry includes title, author, availability, location, call number
IP special courts and technical judges in UK and Germany
Jun Seok Ko 2009
Available at Gallagher Law Library Classified Stacks (K1505 .K6 2009 ) and other locations

Availability and request options

This paper is available in two locations: Classified Stacks and Reference Area Microfiche.

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Item details

Title: IP special courts and technical judges in UK and Germany

Uniform Title: Intellectual property special courts and technical judges in UK and Germany

Author: Jun Seok Ko

Subjects: Patent laws and legislation -- Korea (South); Patent laws and legislation -- Great Britain; Patent laws and legislation -- Germany; Patent laws and legislation; Germany; Great Britain; Korea (South)

Local notes: Library has another copy: 1 microfiche.

Related Titles: Series: Hein's legal theses and dissertations ; 018- 00342.

Publisher: Thesis (LL. M.)--University of Washington, 2009

Publication Date: 2009

Format: 38 leaves ; 28 cm.

Language: English

OCLC Number: 656309848

Alma IZ record number: 99143031390001452

Alma NZ record number: 9993990230001451


What are some sample searches?

It might seem odd that "Thesis (LL. M.)--University of Washington" is listed as the "Publisher." But it is. You can find papers by using those words in a keywords search, e.g.:

  • ll m washington
  • thesis ll m washington

Notice that there is a space between "LL" and "M." (It doesn't matter whether you use capital letters in your search.)

You can add more keywords, e.g.:

  • ll m washington patent
  • ll m washington japan
  • ll m washington health

 

Sometimes (but not always!) the catalog record includes a course number or a professor's name. For example, the second paper above was "Submitted to Professor Steve Calandrillo, Law H510B, Topics in Law and Medicine Seminar, June 2013." If you want to find other papers submitted to Professor Calandrillo, just include his name in your search:

  • ll m washington calandrillo

If you want to find papers written for P510, the research and writing seminar for the IP LL.M. program, search for:

  • ll m washington p510


Why don't I find papers from last year's graduates?

Unfortunately, it takes time to process papers. Papers from the different LL.M. programs are not given to the library as soon as the students submit them to their professors. And then once they are in the library, a cataloger has to catalog each paper individually. If you are looking for a specific paper, ask a reference librarian to check to see if it is waiting to be cataloged. It might be possible to check it out to you before it is cataloged.


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