Buying Law Books

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3.1  Introduction

The UW Law School Bookmart, Inc. ceased all operations at the end of the spring 2013 term.  Textbooks for many UW Law School courses are now available for purchase at the University Bookstore, located at 711 State Street, on the Library Mall, across from the Memorial Library.  Many students also shop for some of their required and recommended textbooks online. 

3.2  Determining What Books You Need

After you have enrolled in your classes you will be able to view class material requirements online at your "My UW" webspace.  A 'demo' is available here for students on how to access required textbook information: http://registrar.wisc.edu/isis_helpdocs/enrollment_demos/V90TextBooks/V90TextBooks.htm.

Many instructors create "course packs" of materials that students in their courses are required to obtain instead of, or in addition to, traditional textbooks.  PDF copies of those materials will be made available online to students enrolled in those courses through the course "Moodle."   Students may simply review the course pack materials on line, or print them out on their own printer, or purchase a printed copy of the materials from the Law School Digital Print Shop (formerly known as the Copy Shop) on the second floor of the Law building.   


“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.”  (Arthur Schopenhauer)

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