1. Catalogs, Indexes and other
Sources in the Law
Use the Diamond Law Library’s catalog,
Also use the University Libraries’ catalog, CLIO
to find resources at other libraries, including the Business Library,
and use WorldCat
to find books beyond the Columbia system.
To find law journal articles, use Wilson’s Index to Legal
Periodicals and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals. You may
access those indexes from the Diamond Law Library’s Electronic
Resources Web Page
Both are also available on Westlaw!
To find BNA products, such as U.S. Law Week and Supreme Court
, go to the Diamond Law Library’s Electronic Resources Web Page
To find non-law indexes and resources, also go to the Business
and Economics Databases Page
and then go to their many internet resources.
To find journal articles in non-legal fields, use JSTOR
, Project Muse
, or any of the other
databases listed on the University Libraries’ Web Page
the south end of the fourth
copies of the most heavily used U.S. state and federal primary and
legal materials, including the United
States Code (U.S.C.), United States
Code Annotated (U.S.C.A), United
States Code Service (U.S.C.S.), United
States Statutes at Large (Stat.), United
States Code Congressional and Administrative News (U.S.C.C.A.N.), Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.),
the regional federal reporters and digests, national legal
encyclopedias, the American Law Reports (ALR),
form books, and Shepard's citators.
administrative codes can be found in the Reserve Reading Room on the
state reports in the cellar and,
date, in microfilm – on the second
the New York official case reporters, as well as another copy of McKinney's
Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated, in the New York
the northwest corner of the fourth
of Laws. Jurisdiction
4. Specific Sources
in the Law Library
. International Civil
Litigation in United
Courts: Commentary & Materials (3rd ed)
KF8940.P75 B67 1996. This one-volume treatise covers in its
“Legislative Jurisdiction and Choice of Law,” which encompasses issues
international law limits on legislative jurisdiction in U.S.
Nanda, Ved P. Litigation
of International Disputes in U.S.
(2003) 2nd Floor: JX6601 N154 2003. Formerly published in
loose-leaf format, this two-volume source
covers, inter alia
, application of
foreign law in U.S. courts (Ch. 9), and recognition and enforcement of
judgments in U.S. courts (Ch. 11).
Domestic Protection of Human
Nihal. The Judicial Application of Human Rights Law:
National, Regional, and
International Jurisprudence. (Cambridge University
Press, 2002) 2nd Floor:
JX4263.P3 J334 2002.
In its main part, this secondary source
substantive rights -- such as the right to a fair trial, the right to
and the right to education -- and their enforcement within various
regional, and international jurisdictions.
Environmental Law Reporter.
KF3775.A6 E5. This multi-volume loose-leaf is a good source for
statutory, administrative and case law materials, as well as news
briefs and pleadings on environmental issues. It also contains a
subject matter index. However, if you want to make sure that your
comprehensive and up-to-date you should use its online version
Environment Reporter. (BNA, 1970-)
KF3775.A6 E49. This
reporter is a comprehensive source of environmental cases decided by
federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. Starting with vol.
43 (1996) it is available only online
Environmental Law Lexicon. (1992-) 4th
KF3775.A68 R67 1993. This one-volume loose-leaf is an excellent
for practitioners less familiar with environmental law terms.
Immigration Law and Procedure
(1988-). 3rd Floor Reserve: KF4819
.G6 1988 (Matthew
Bender). In its 19 volumes, this loose-leaf covers, inter
alia, an overview of immigration law,
(vol.1-8), immigration forms (vol. 9), United Nations documents and
international treaties (vol. 10), as well as INS-related documents
13-16). Its 20thvolume contains a detailed index.
Releases, (West Group, 1948-) 4th Floor: KF4802 .I57. This periodical contains court opinions,
administrative and legislative
developments as well as legal articles on immigration matters. It
up-to-the minute information on all significant immigration and
matters. The library has almost the entire collection
onward. Westlaw coverage starts in 1987.
Relations Reporter (BNA, 1938-) 4th Floor: KF3365 .L32. Considered
to be one of the best compilations of U.S.
labor law materials, this multi-volume set covers news and background
information (binder no.1); decisions from courts and labor boards
no.2); labor arbitration (binder no.3); state statutes (binders nos. 4
4A); wage-hours cases and materials (binders nos. 5 through 6A); fair
employment practice cases (binders nos. 7 through 9A); and Americans
disability act issues (binder no. 10).
Law Deskbook (Matthew Bender,
.E47 1989. This reference
to help practitioners decipher the new trends in labor law by giving
access to employment decisions, statutes, forms, and annotations.
Library of Congress, Thomas. Legislative Information on the Internet
Government Printing Office
Environmental Protection Agency
Internet Law Library. Environmental,
Resource and Energy Law
Department of Labor
Cornell's Legal Information
Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review
of Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Parenthood Federation of