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Law Library: 1859-2017, Barbara H. Garavaglia Jan 2017

Law Library: 1859-2017, Barbara H. Garavaglia

Book Chapters

The Law Library was established in 1859 as part of the Law Department and continues to be "maintained and administered as a part of the instruction and research operation of the Law School." The library has been considered the "apparatus" of the Law Department and "the lawyer's laboratory." Indeed, this underlying view led the library to build a comprehensive collection that would provide "the means necessary for original investigation" and "permit scholars to do research work in any field of law, regardless of country or period." The collection development policy--to collect primary sources of law: statutes, civil law codes, court …


Getting Law Students Into The Law Library: The University Of Michigan Succeeds With A Plan, Jennifer L. Selby Jan 2011

Getting Law Students Into The Law Library: The University Of Michigan Succeeds With A Plan, Jennifer L. Selby

Law Librarian Scholarship

The goal of the University of Michigan Law Library's Awareness Campaign was to raise the consciousness of law students about the many ways in which librarians here can help them succeed as students now and as lawyers later. We sought to increase the number of students using the library. We wanted to get them physically into the library, and, once here, we wanted to increase students' use of the library's services: reference and circulation services, research consultations; our multitude of web-based resources, including our online research guides, book sts, and tutorials; group study rooms, etc. Not onl did we strive …


Microfiche Checking And Refilming At The University Of Michigan Law Library, Kincaid C. Brown Jan 2005

Microfiche Checking And Refilming At The University Of Michigan Law Library, Kincaid C. Brown

Law Librarian Scholarship

In an effort to combat this loss of important legal information, UMLL instituted a fiche-checking process where, to the best of our ability, we check the fiche not just for bibliographic accuracy, but also for readability, cut-off text, and omissions. When we discover problems, we ask the publisher to refilm the problematic volumes, offering UMLL paper volumes for the job. The following is the process UMLL has instituted wherein we try to discover and remedy problems with purchased microfiche.


Building A Home For The Laws Of The World: Part Ii: Hoping, Hunting, And Honing, Margaret A. Leary Mar 2004

Building A Home For The Laws Of The World: Part Ii: Hoping, Hunting, And Honing, Margaret A. Leary

Articles

The following feature is the second, concluding portion of the edited version of "Building a Foreign Law Collection at the University of Michigan Law Library, 1910-1960,"© Margaret A. Leary, 2002, which originally appeared at 94 Law Library Journal 395-425 (2002), and appears here with permission of the author. The first part of the article (46.2 Law Quadrangle Notes 46-53 [Summer 2003] detailed how the vision of Dean Henry Bates, generosity of graduate William W. cook, and skills of librarian/traveler/negotiator Hobart Coffey combined to launch the building of the Law Library's international collection into one of the best in the world.


Building A Home For The Laws Of The World: Part 1: Bates, Cook, And Coffey, Margaret A. Leary Jun 2003

Building A Home For The Laws Of The World: Part 1: Bates, Cook, And Coffey, Margaret A. Leary

Articles

The following feature is an edited version of "Building a Foreign Law Collection at the University of Michigan Law Library, 1910-1960."© Margaret A. Leary, 2002, which originally appeared at 94 Law Library Journal 395-425 (2002), and appears here with permission of the author. The first part of the article appears here; the conclusion will appear in the next issue of Law Quadrangle Notes.


How Many Copies Are Enough? Using Citation Studies To Limit Journal Holdings, Kincaid C. Brown Jan 2002

How Many Copies Are Enough? Using Citation Studies To Limit Journal Holdings, Kincaid C. Brown

Law Librarian Scholarship

Mr. Brown introduces the University of Michigan Law Library’s use of citation study literature to develop a new policy regarding the number of duplicate copies of law review titles to be held in the library’s collection. The specifics of the new policy are described


Building A Foreign Law Collection At The University Of Michigan Law Library, 1910-1960, Margaret A. Leary Jan 2002

Building A Foreign Law Collection At The University Of Michigan Law Library, 1910-1960, Margaret A. Leary

Articles

Ms. Leary describes the vision, energy, imagination, and techniques of the dedicated people who built an eminent foreign law collection at the University of Michigan Law Library. She also uses Michigan as an example to illustrate the development of libraries and librarianship nationally.


Memorial: Beverley J. Pooley (1934-2001), Margaret A. Leary Jan 2002

Memorial: Beverley J. Pooley (1934-2001), Margaret A. Leary

Articles

Beverley J. Pooley died at the age of sixty-seven on August 23, 2001, of kidney failure due to complications from pancreatic cancer. His death came shockingly fast, for he had only learned how seriously ill he was the week before. The bare facts about Bev's life cannot begin to describe what he was to the local community, the University of Michigan, and the law school world. Born in England in 1934, he earned B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Cambridge University; and LL.M., S.J.D., and M.A. in Library Science degrees from the University of Michigan. During that time he served in …


Introduction To "Books", Margaret A. Leary Dec 2001

Introduction To "Books", Margaret A. Leary

Articles

It's well known that graduate William B. Cook's generosity provided the Law School with its trademark Gothic Law Quadrangle. It is less universally known that Cook endowed the Law School with a trust to support faculty research, and had a strong interest in the nature of that research. He chose to call the library building "Legal Research" and to inscribe above the main entrance "Learned and cultured lawyers are safeguards of the republic." Cook often said that the lack of "intellectual leadership 1s the greatest problem which faces America," and he wanted this Law School to provide that missing leadership. …


Secondary Legal Sources: A Selected Subject Bibliography Of Treatises, Looseleaf Services And Form Books Seventh Edition, Thomas G. Oatmen Jan 2001

Secondary Legal Sources: A Selected Subject Bibliography Of Treatises, Looseleaf Services And Form Books Seventh Edition, Thomas G. Oatmen

Law Library Publications

This bibliography, now in its seventh edition, is a subject arrangement of selected English language treatises, looseleaf services and form books in the University of Michigan Law Library, current through 2001.

The goal of the bibliography is to list books that provide a starting point for legal research in major areas of American law. It includes only works published since 1990 or those kept current via looseleaf or other supplementation. Books that are kept up-to-date by some sort of supplementation are indicated by a hyphen following the publication date, e.g., "1949-". The bibliography excludes casebooks, journals, popular works and encyclopedias. …


Memorial: Margaret Althea Goldblatt (1948-2000), Margaret A. Leary Jan 2000

Memorial: Margaret Althea Goldblatt (1948-2000), Margaret A. Leary

Articles

Margaret Goldblatt, who died on June 15, 2000, in Cape Town, South Africa, after a year-long battle with cancer, was a rare combination of librarian and entrepreneur. She had both a sense of humor and a sense of professionalism that endeared her to those who knew her. Many of her colleagues knew her only through telephone and e-mail communications, for she worked the last several years from the office of Ward and Associates, located in the home she shared with her husband Peter Ward and her two children, Clea Goldblatt, age 21, and Zachary Ward, age 11.


The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture And Origins, Kathryn Horste Jan 1997

The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture And Origins, Kathryn Horste

About the Buildings

The Michigan Law Quadrangle: Architecture and Origins is intended to combine elements of a history and a guidebook. For those students, alumni, and visitors to Ann Arbor who have long admired the sequestered spaces and the noble corridors ofthe Quadrangle, the book is meant to answer some ofthe many questions that come to mind about its historical styles and the significance of its rich decorations, as well as to serve as a ready source book for those encountering the Quadrangle for the first time. Chapters 2 and 3 recount the history of the Quadrangle as a construction project and the …


Notes From The Underground, University Of Michigan Law School Jun 1996

Notes From The Underground, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 4, no. 3 of the University of Michigan Law Library Reference Department Newsletter.


Notes From The Underground, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 1996

Notes From The Underground, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 4, no. 2 of the University of Michigan Law Library Reference Department Newsletter.


Notes From The Underground, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 1995

Notes From The Underground, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 4, no. 1 of the University of Michigan Law Library Reference Department Newsletter.


The Uses Of Art: Medieval Metaphor In The Michigan Law Quadrangle, Ilene H. Forsyth Jan 1993

The Uses Of Art: Medieval Metaphor In The Michigan Law Quadrangle, Ilene H. Forsyth

About the Buildings

Within the architectural diversity of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus, a campus with a spread and a variety as extended as that of the university community itself, there is a place apart: the Cook Law Quad. The distinct ambiance created by the quad's buildings seems at variance with the melange that marks the rest of the campus where the free growth of the university over a long period of time has resulted in structures of various styles and uneven levels of distinction. Yet the quad's special character is not simply a matter of its architectural unity, as is often claimed. There …


Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 1993

Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 3, no. 1 of the University of Michigan Law Library Faculty & Student Newsletter.


The Case Of The Disappearing Briefs: A Study In Preservation Strategy, Margaret A. Leary Jan 1993

The Case Of The Disappearing Briefs: A Study In Preservation Strategy, Margaret A. Leary

Articles

Federal appellate court records and briefs are significant to researchers in many disciplines, but academic law libraries are discarding them. Ms. Leary chronicles the demise of paper holdings in law libraries, the rise of microforms, and the contents and usage of the National Archives and Records Administration's files. She then derives principles for preservation strategies that may apply to other categories of legal material.


Secondary Legal Sources: A Selected Subject Bibliography Of Treatises, Looseleaf Services And Form Books Sixth Edition, Rose Coad, Beth Mcwilliams Jan 1992

Secondary Legal Sources: A Selected Subject Bibliography Of Treatises, Looseleaf Services And Form Books Sixth Edition, Rose Coad, Beth Mcwilliams

Law Library Publications

The sixth edition of this bibliography is a subject arrangement of selected English language treatises, looseleaf services and form books. Most of the works listed were published in this country, and all are in the collection of this law library.

The object in revising this bibliography has been to present to law students of the University of Michigan a reasonably thorough listing of useful and current secondary sources covering domestic and international law. The inclusion of a work in this bibliography does not mean the Law Library is endorsing either the author's sty le or the substance of the work. …


Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School Oct 1991

Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 2, no. 2 of the University of Michigan Law Library Faculty & Student Newsletter.


Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School Jan 1991

Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 2, no. 1 of the University of Michigan Law Library Faculty & Student Newsletter.


Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School Nov 1987

Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 1, no. 2 of the University of Michigan Law Library Faculty & Student Newsletter.


Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School Apr 1987

Faculty & Student Newsletter, University Of Michigan Law School

Newsletters

Volume 1, no. 1 of the University of Michigan Law Library Faculty & Student Newsletter.


A Guide To Legal Research In The University Of Michigan Law Library (4th Ed.), Peter C. Schanck, Linda S. Maslow Jan 1987

A Guide To Legal Research In The University Of Michigan Law Library (4th Ed.), Peter C. Schanck, Linda S. Maslow

Law Library Publications

The Guide is an outline of legal research method and a finding aid for the Michigan collection. The changes in the Guide over the last 10 years reflect fundamental change in the nature of legal research that are worthy of note.


Secondary Legal Sources: A Selected Subject Bibliography Of Treatises, Looseleaf Services And Form Books Fifth Edition, Linda S. Maslow Jan 1984

Secondary Legal Sources: A Selected Subject Bibliography Of Treatises, Looseleaf Services And Form Books Fifth Edition, Linda S. Maslow

Law Library Publications

The fifth edition of this bibliography is a subject arrangement of selected English language treatises, looseleaf services and form books. Most of the works listed were published in this country and all are in the collection of this law library.

Our object in revising this bibliography has been to present to the law students of The University of Michigan a reasonably thorough listing of useful and current secondary sources covering domestic and international law. The inclusion of a work in this bibliography does not mean that the Law Library is endorsing either the author's style or the substance of his …


'Splendor Beneath The Grass' In Michigan, Andrea Oppenheimer Dean Jan 1983

'Splendor Beneath The Grass' In Michigan, Andrea Oppenheimer Dean

About the Buildings

This is probably the most esthetically satisfying large underground building to have penetrated American soil, though on approach there's almost nothing - arguably not enough - to see, certainly nothing that says "building". Gunnar Birkert's 1981 addition to the University of Michigan's Legal Research Building is part of the venerable 1920s Gothicized law school quadrangle, a visually homogenous complex including library, classrooms, and dormitories. The quad had, as it were, a piece missing at its southeast corner; and it is here under this missing element that Birkerts buried his building.


Architecture Beneath The Surface, Grace Anderson Mar 1982

Architecture Beneath The Surface, Grace Anderson

About the Buildings

Confronted by the need to expand its library, the law school at the University of Michigan and its architect, Gunnar Birkerts, decided to go underground. The decision followed a precedent set by some other universities that, like Michigan, wanted to preserve open space above ground. Early efforts to raise a building on this site were rejected, Birkerts reports, when it became evident that such a structure would hide the Gothic presence of the existing library and impede visual and pedestrian access to the cherished Law Quadrangle formed by the older library and dormitories. Birkerts seized the underground assignment as a …


Dedication Remarks, Terrance Sandalow, Theodore St. Antoine, John Pickering, Rober Nederlander, Gunnar Bickerts, Harold Shapiro, Potter Stewart Jan 1982

Dedication Remarks, Terrance Sandalow, Theodore St. Antoine, John Pickering, Rober Nederlander, Gunnar Bickerts, Harold Shapiro, Potter Stewart

Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)

A selection of speeches given at the dedication of the newly built Law Library.


A Guide To Legal Research In The University Of Michigan Law Library (3rd Ed.), Peter C. Schanck, Bruce S. Johnson Jan 1982

A Guide To Legal Research In The University Of Michigan Law Library (3rd Ed.), Peter C. Schanck, Bruce S. Johnson

Law Library Publications

In preparing this revision of the Guide to Legal Research in the University of Michigan Law Library, we have followed respectfully the precepts established in previous editions. As before, the Guide has been written to be primarily of benefit to the students at the University of Michigan School of Law. We hope, however, that it will also be helpful to anyone who uses this collection extensively. It is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise on all, or even a few, forms of legal research. That has been done elsewhere, many times, and need not be repeated here. Instead, …


Private Lawyers And Public Responsibilities, Carl Mcgowan Dec 1981

Private Lawyers And Public Responsibilities, Carl Mcgowan

Michigan Law Review

A half-century ago when this Law Quadrangle was conceived and constructed, it was surely an act of faith on the part of its wise and generous donor. So it was also of this University which undertook the challenge to make of his vision a reality - to provide, in the most magnificent plant for legal education this country has ever seen, instruction in the law and constant refinement of its ideals worthy of the most rigorous traditions of the higher learning.