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Specialized Topical Resources

Environmental Law Reporter: produced by the Environmental Law Institute, provides access to news, legislation, case law, and regulations concerning environmental issues. The Environmental Law Reporter also includes access to foreign and international materials. (Accessible on Washburn Campus only)

Immigration Law and Policy in the United States (HeinOnline): A compilation of the most important historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law. This first comprehensive database includes BIA Precedent Decisions, legislative histories, law and policy titles, extradition titles, scholarly articles, an extensive bibliography, and other related works

Law360: Current legal news service covering over 40 practice, industry, and state sections. Available only at Washburn School of Law to law faculty and students.

Practical Law Company: provides model documents with legal, drafting and negotiating tips; Step-by-step checklists, timelines and flowcharts; and Handy overviews in areas of business law. Access through

RIA Checkpoint (Law Library Access): provides access to primary tax resources as well as an array of analytical materials. The service also provides practice tools such as forms. Materials in RIA Checkpoint are updated on a daily basis. Archive coverage varies between resources.

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Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library: Full text conference proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Coverage is from volume 1, 1955 to the present.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law (HeinOnline): This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. The collection also contains hundreds of books written about slavery.

Access to our databases
These electronic indexes and databases are available to all users in the Washburn School of Law Library. Access outside of the law school building (remote access) is available to Washburn faculty and students. A Washburn email and password are required for access. Some resources require a faculty/student password, as indicated. Exceptions are noted for specific databases.