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HeinOnline recently introduced a new database that explores the history of legal education in Pennsylvania, specifically as it pertains to The Law Academy of Philadelphia. Edited by Dr. Joel Fishman, the Law Academy Project grew out of a paper Dr. Fishman wrote for the Duquesne History Forum. Among...
Trying to research a Pennsylvania administrative law question? Take a look at the newly published Pennsylvania Administrative Law , by Joel Fishman, Ph.D., M.L.S. This title is part of the Legal Research Guides Series and offers an extremely helpful bibliography for an area of law that can be...
Legal dictionaries can be especially useful when conducting legal research. Jenkins has a number of legal dictionaries available in the library for visitor use. Black's Law Dictionary is probably the most recognizable legal dictionary. Currently in its 11th edition (2019), this dictionary was first...
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We're open to members and visitors with no appointment necessary! * Our onsite hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Masks are required in our space and also in our building's lobby and elevators. The library stacks are open for browsing and all the computer workstations are available. You can also rent...
Are you researching an issue of foreign, comparative, or international law? Check out the over 1,000 publicly available Law Library of Congress Legal Reports . “The Law Library of Congress produces reports on foreign, comparative, and international law in response to requests from Members of...
Are you researching a Pennsylvania labor or employment issue? Check out LexisNexis Practice Guide: Pennsylvania Labor and Employment , available in LexisNexis Digital Library . This book provides practical guidance for many labor and employment topics, including hiring, wages, health and safety...
Are you looking for sample forms related to family court in Pennsylvania? While there are several good resources to check - many of which are listed in our Pennsylvania Family Law and our Self-Help research guides - one option is the Library of Pennsylvania Family Law Forms book, published by The...
Researching issues related to business entities? Take a look at Business Organizations with Tax Planning , which is available through LexisNexis Digital . This multi-volume treatise focuses upon partnerships and corporations, but covers other entities such as limited liability companies and...
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The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a legislative branch agency of the Library of Congress that provides "Congress with both anticipatory and on-demand research and analysis to support their legislative, oversight, and representational duties." CRS experts work to assist Congress during the...
Are you researching vacant properties in Philadelphia? The City of Philadelphia offers two different maps for locating vacant properties within the city. Check out the Philadelphia Vacant Property Indicators Viewer to see lots and buildings in the city that are likely to be vacant. “The model...