Recent Blog Posts

Check Out Our Catalog's New Look

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As I’m sure you all have noticed, the law library catalog has recently gotten a facelift.  On display is the new, sleeker Primo.  Now with less tabs!

All the content you’ve come to expect from our catalog is still there, just repacked to make sure you get the most out of our library’s resources, including from your mobile devices!

Click on the links above the search bar to: obtain results by subject (Browse), be directed to all of our research guides arranged by subject (Research Guides), or search an A-Z list of the databases in our catalog (A-Z List).  New Search will bring you back to the catalog homepage.  Don’t forget to click on the Ask a librarian link below the search bar to contact us!

The Passing of Linda Brown (Brown v. Education)

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Image of a young Linda BrownIn 1954, Brown v. Board of Education was one of the biggest legal victories of the civil rights era, overturning the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson “separate but equal” case. Federal government was given the right to force states to integrate their schools, which allowed children of color equal opportunity for attending schools.

Linda Brown, the young girl at the center of Brown v. Education passed away Monday March 26, 2018 at the age of 76. Her father, Rev. Oliver Brown sued the Topeka, Kansas school board so that his daughter would have the right to attend the schools that were at the time all-white. Brown’s case was combined with four other school segregation cases to be heard by the Supreme Court.

Despite the decision, it took many years of continued legal battles and protests before ending segregation completely. The end of segregation also did not end the social issues surrounding racism that have persisted in this country over the years. Over time people have continued to fight for equal rights with perseverance, hope, and unity, using the legal system, politics, and social platforms. Let us all reflect on the impacts of this case on our nation as we remember Linda Brown, and her family’s contributions to equality in this country.

IntelliConnect is Now Cheetah

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Book Cover for "Law School Exams - A Guide to Better Grades"

The library has recently added Cheetah to its electronic resources. If you have used Intelliconnect in the past to search for tax or insurance information, all of that content is now available on Cheetah, with a cleaner, easier-to-use interface.

For tax law research, Cheetah has some of the most important resources available, including the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, and the U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter. Additionally, it contains tax legislation and regulations news and analysis, Smart Charts for comparing tax laws across jurisdictions, and practice tools. Cheetah also includes insurance news and Masters, Stanzler and Anderson on Insurance Coverage Litigation, as well as materials on the Consumer Financial Protection Act.

New Databases!!!

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We at the UConn Law Library are excited to announce the addition of three new databases from ProQuest, all available through our catalog:

  • Supreme Court Insight is an online collection of full opinions from argued Supreme Court cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, and amicus briefs.  Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document-by-document basis.

Image of the facade of the Supreme Court of the United States on a sunny day

Final Exam Study Aids and Wellness Tips

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With just a few days left until the end of this semester's final exams and the start of winter break, we offer some final reminders about studying and self-care. 

The Library's Course Exam Archive hosts a selection of previous final exams.  To access the archive, use your UConn NETID and password.  

Book cover for "What the L? - 25 Thing We Wish We'd Known Before Going to Law School"Our reference librarians have put together comprehensive research guides, which will help you locate sources and give you the issue overview.  Search by subject or keywords. 

Book Cover for "Law School Exams - A Guide to Better Grades"Check out our final exam course book display.  Selected from our Reserve Collection, the books displayed offer a range of topics: strategies to maximize your grades during your first year to a survival manual for the bar exam.  Read some of the firsthand accounts of outline and exam prep in What the L by Elizabeth Shelton, Kelsey May, and Samantha Roberts. 

For practical advice on improving grades, and mastering time-management and case-briefing techniques, refer to Alex Schimel's Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades.