Legal Research for �American Culture
and Criticism: Law and Literature�

Updated Sept. 27, 2006.
Prepared by Mary Whisner for ENGL 535, Prof. Gillian Harkins.

Legal Research Guides


Basic Resources (including link to LexisNexis Academic): see the Law subject page on the UW Libraries Resources by Subject.

Legal Research Guides (basics and specialized topics): see the Legal Research Guides page.

Internet Legal Resources: links to free sites for Washington and federal law.

Notes for Some of Your Areas of Interest

Note: Subject heading links go to the Gallagher Law Library catalog.

Law and Literature

  • Use catalog subject heading Law and Literature.
  • LegalTrac
    • Use subject heading Law and Literature.
    • Search for articles about particular works (eg., search for sweet hereafter or for kafka and trial).
  • Consider line of scholarship on �narratives� and �stories.�  �Law Stories� series takes famous cases in subject areas (torts, tax, etc.), explains historical context, analyzes the reasoning and rhetoric of the opinions, etc.

International refugees: See the Gallagher guide on Human Rights Research.

Labor and contract: See the Gallagher guide on Research in Labor and Employment Law.

Law and sexuality (gay, lesbian, queer studies)

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