As a hybrid approach, faculty can create coursepacks that are free to students by incorporating digital materials from one of the library databases and copyright-compliant scans of print materials (ask your Faculty Assistant for information on copyright clearance for scans of larger portions of books). Link directly to Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, Westlaw Edge, HeinOnline, or JSTOR using the Law Library's Proxy Link Builder tool.
In addition, the Library collection includes a range of e-books with detailed legal coverage, such as Blockchains, Smart Contracts, Decentralised Autonomous Organisations and the Law and Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience. The Law Library purchases nearly all law-related Edward Elgar and Oxford University Press e-books with multiple simultaneous user licenses. If you do not see a specific title available in our catalog, please send the information to the reference mailbox for purchase consideration.
Below are some additional resources that can be useful in preparing a coursepack.
- American Law Institute Library - This library includes historic, current, and draft Restatements, as well as the Uniform Commercial Code and other model codes.
- Legal Information Institute - Free online text of federal and state constitutions, statutes, and regulations, court rules, federal rules of procedure, and uniform laws.
- National Survey of State Laws - Tables of state laws on 60 legal topics. Each topic includes an editorial introduction to relevant issues.
- Oxford Bibliographies in International Law - Encyclopedic articles on more than 150 international law topics, with extensive research references to sources like textbooks, treaties, case law, and commentaries.
- Oxford Constitutions of the World - Current and historical constitutions for the U.S. government and the 50 states, as well as worldwide.
- Oxford Historical Treaties - Contains the full text of treaties from 1648-1919 from Clive Parry's Consolidated Treaty Series; also regularly updated with additional expert commentaries on treaty-related research topics.
- West Academic Study Aids - This database includes the full Hornbook series database and the Law Stories series. Hornbooks provide in-depth coverage of different areas of law. The Law Stories series covers a curated collection of major cases in an area of law in narrative format, providing context unavailable in court opinions themselves.
- Wolters Kluwer Study Aids - This database includes the popular Examples & Explanations Glannon Guides series, among other offerings.