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Neil Siegel | The Collective-Action Constitution 05/07/2024

ICYMI: Prof. Neil Siegel's April 17 faculty author celebration for "The Collective-Action Constitution" is now available on the Duke Law School YouTube channel!

Neil Siegel | The Collective-Action Constitution Join Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for Intellectual Life, for a celebratio...

Summer Access to Research Resources 05/03/2024

Wondering about your summer access to library resources like Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg? Learn more about what you'll keep and what will change at

Summer Access to Research Resources Hard to believe that summer is almost here! Whether you are graduating from Duke Law this month or continuing your legal studies next year, ...

04/24/2024

Congratulations to Garret Hoff (JD '25) for winning the National Library Week "How do YOU library?" $25 gift card drawing! Garret likes using the library to "revise papers & print documents." Other submissions included: "Love the study rooms & standing desks," "4th floor perfect table + friends," "1st floor beanbag studying & sleeping," "read & calls," "Do my readings between classes," "cry" (y’all ok?), "sleep," and "2nd floor grind." Thanks to all of our contest entrants!

04/12/2024

Welcome back to all of our alumni here for Duke Law Reunion! Be sure to stop by the Library during your visit, and the "Memory Lane" table on Saturday morning with materials from our archives.

04/09/2024

It's National Library Week! Celebrate with us by picking up some fun new Law Library stickers at the entrance. Law students, leave us a sticky note on the board telling us how YOU like to use the library for your chance to win a $15 Duke Dining card!

Free Access to US Case Law 04/03/2024

In case you missed it: The Caselaw Access Project from Harvard's Legal Innovation Lab is now fully free to all. Learn more about this important source for U.S. court opinion research:

Free Access to US Case Law Last month marked a milestone for the Caselaw Access Project (CAP) , an ambitious project from the Harvard Law Library Innovation Lab to dig...

03/08/2024

Spring break begins today at 5 pm! The Law Library will be open weekdays 9am-5pm next week, and will reopen for evening & weekend services on Sunday 3/17 at 1pm. Duke Law community retains after-hours DukeCard access. Have a safe & happy spring break!

02/22/2024

Even if you're sure it could never happen to you, it's still a good idea to keep up with identifying & avoiding common scams. Check out recommended consumer protection resources from the FTC, NC Attorney General, Better Business Bureau, Duke ITSO, and more: https://dukelawref.blogspot.com/2024/02/fighting-fraud.html

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Happy Valentine's Day! Be sure to check out the LOVE-ly display at the service desk featuring library materials on love & marriage themes, including three great bookmarks that you can take home to your sweetie! 💕

Researching U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments 02/12/2024

The new HeinOnline database U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments is now available to the Duke community. Learn more about this unusual collection of state-level agreements:

Researching U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments Most legal researchers are familiar with the federal government's treaty powers (for an overview, check out the Constitution Annotated disc...

01/12/2024

The Library entrance & service desk will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend beginning at 5 pm today. Services will resume on Tuesday 1/16. Current Duke Law community members retain DukeCard access. Have a safe & happy holiday weekend!

Jus Mundi Arbitration Database Now Available 01/09/2024

The Library recently subscribed to Jus Mundi, an international law & arbitration research database containing treaties, case law, rules, and publications. Learn more:

Jus Mundi Arbitration Database Now Available The Goodson Law Library has recently subscribed to Jus Mundi , a research platform containing the full text of treaties, case law, rules, an...

12/21/2023

The Library service desk is open from 11am-2pm today. Beginning at 5pm, the Law School and Library doors will close for DukeCard access only by current members of the Duke Law community until January 2. Have a safe & happy holiday season!

11/22/2023

The Library service desk will close at noon today and reopen on Monday 11/27. During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, current members of the Duke Law community retain extended DukeCard access. Have a safe & happy holiday!

Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Asparagus Cream Mold and Bing cherry/Coca-Cola salad (1972) - The Devil's Tale 11/21/2023

Our colleagues at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library tried a few recipes from the Duke Law Dames Cookbook (1972) in their Test Kitchen!

Rubenstein Library Test Kitchen: Asparagus Cream Mold and Bing cherry/Coca-Cola salad (1972) - The Devil's Tale Post contributed by Michelle Wolfson, Research Services Librarian for University Archives. For as long as I have worked at the Rubenstein Library, I have heard about the Test Kitchen—staff members trying out recipes from our collections and experiencing the complete surprise or regret of trying th...

10/13/2023

Fall break hours begin today at 5 pm! The library entrance & service desk will be open Mon 10/16-Fri 10/20 9a-5p. Weekend & evening hours resume Sunday 10/22. Have a safe & happy break week!

09/01/2023

The Library entrance & service desk will be closed for the Labor Day holiday weekend beginning at 5 pm today until 8 am Tuesday Sept. 5. Duke Law community retains DukeCard access. Have a safe & happy holiday weekend!

Good News 08/15/2023

Good news, everyone: the Law Library can help you access thousands of newspapers in full text, including group accounts to the , , , and ! Learn more:

Good News Sooner or later, we all hit a paywall while trying to read the news online. Sometimes a cleared cache or incognito browser window might prov...

08/10/2023

Welcome to our new international LLM class! New and returning students, keep an eye out for the Free Book Cart at the library entrance during business hours...

07/03/2023

Reminder that the Law Library entrance & service desk will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. Duke Law community retains DukeCard extended access. Have a safe & happy holiday!

06/30/2023

The Law School & Library entrances will be closed beginning Friday 6/30 at 5 pm until the morning of Wednesday 7/5. Current Duke Law community retains DukeCard access over the Independence Day holiday weekend.

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