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October 22, 2012

WisEye's Campaign 2012 Voter Guide

WisEye has created a Campaign 2012 Voter Guide with interviews and information on candidates in the November 6th general election.

From their email announcement:

WisEye's Campaign 2012 Voter Guide has over 140 U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state Senate and Assembly candidates interviews conducted by senior producer and veteran journalist, Steve Walters. Taped throughout the state -- La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau, Green Bay , Wauwatosa, and Madison -- watch the 10-minute state candidate interviews and full 30-minute federal candidate interviews on-demand, anytime at wiseye.org.

October 18, 2012

SSRN App

SSRN, the Social Science Research Network, has recently launched a iPhone/iPad app.

SSRN is a repository of scholarly research for social sciences and humanities scholarship, including law. Many of our UW Law School professors have contributed scholarship to SSRN.

The SSRN app allows users to search over 260,000 research papers in the SSRN electronic library. The papers can be emailed or viewed right on the device.

October 12, 2012

New and Updated Research Guides Prepared by the UW Law Library

Here's a selection of some of the research guides that our staff has recently created or updated:

The Law Library has over 50 research guides in all. See the full list for more information.

October 2, 2012

Law Library & Law Building Closed Thursday due to Presidential Visit

President Obama will be speaking on campus Thursday, October 4. This event is scheduled to take place on Bascom Hill from noon to approximately 6 p.m.

To ensure security for the event, the Law Library and Law Building will be closed from 7 a.m. until the end of the event on Thursday (approximately 6 p.m.). Other buildings on Bascom Hill will also be closed.

The Law Library will reopen at 6:30 pm or as soon after the building reopens as feasible. The School of Pharmacy has graciously invited Law School students to take advantage of their public spaces for study on Thursday.

Event logistics will include building and road closures to ensure proper security. Refer to http://www.wisc.edu for more details. Information will appear there as soon as it becomes available. Please be aware that parking lots and streets may be closed and buses may be rerouted.

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Update: The WI State Law Library has invited UW Law students and other library users to use their library on Thursday while we are closed. A big thanks to them!