Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Free Law!

Logos for the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress
Image from https://www.loc.gov/law/
The Digital Projects of the Law Library webpage created and maintained by the Library of Congress is an exciting source for free legal information. If you find yourself without a Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg Law login, this website will be your best friend.

We want to give special recognition to Jennifer Gonzalez, Legal Information Specialist at the Law Library of Congress and graduate of the UW's Law Librarianship program! She has been responsible for much of the digitization and management work behind this incredibly ambitious project.

Image of the United States Reports books in the Gallagher Law Library
Photo by Danielle Lewis
Already available!

Image of the Arraignment document of Captain William Kidd
Image from The Law Library of Congress
For History Buffs!

Coming Soon!
  • Code of Federal Regulations: one of their ongoing projects. The Code of Federal Regulations  1938-1995 will be available online sometime in 2018.
  • Hispanic Legal Documents (15th-18th Centuries): one of their future projects.
  • National Transportation Safety Board Orders: another one of their future projects.

For more ideas on how to stay up to date on legal information and how to research legal topics for free online see our guides on Free Law Online and Staying Current.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

This Sunday 4/8 - The library will be closing at 5 pm

Due to a law school event the library will be closing one hour early at 5 pm on Sunday 4/8.

This closure includes law students.

Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.