Category Archives: Research Tools

It’s Crunch Time!

How can it be? Do exams really start a week from today? The spring exam period is so short compared to the fall so you may be wondering how you’re going to cram in all of that studying into just … Continue reading

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Advanced Legal Research Student Wins Philly Bar Association Writing Competition

by Matthew McGovern 2015 graduate Katherine Tohanczyn won the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition with the paper she wrote for Advanced Legal Research last spring.  The Competition’s purpose is to recognize the importance of excellence … Continue reading

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Resources for Researching Federal Judge Information

by Matt McGovern For anyone considering applying for a summer externship with a federal judge (which all 1Ls and 2Ls should consider!), it can really help to do some research before you write that cover letter.  Knowing more about a … Continue reading

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Focus on Government Documents: CRS Reports

by Amy Spare Reports by the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress are well-researched and highly respected. They cover a wide range of topics. Here are just a few examples: Supreme Court Justices: Demographic Characteristics, Professional Experience, and … Continue reading

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Librarians at AALL: Exploring the Exhibit Hall

In mid July, law librarians from all across the country gathered for the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL).  This year, the meeting was held in our hometown of Philadelphia, which meant that we were all … Continue reading

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Librarians at AALL: Cool Tools for Legal Information

In mid July, law librarians from all across the country gathered for the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL).  This year, the meeting was held in our hometown of Philadelphia, which meant that we were all … Continue reading

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Librarians at AALL: Hacking the Law

In mid July, law librarians from all across the country gathered for the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Librarians (AALL).  This year, the meeting was held in our hometown of Philadelphia, which meant that we were all … Continue reading

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