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Back to School (Education Resources) - Jaime Healy-Plotkin

From public to private, K-12 to continuing, standards to laws, the Wisconsin State Law Library has a variety of resources, historic and current, to inform you about education in Wisconsin. The following list is a selection of titles in our libraries or available online through our catalog.

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Wisconsin publications about education

  • Laws of the State of Wisconsin relating to common schools

Education topics

Recent book purchases from user recommendations

For more on education, search our catalog. For example, typing “education” in a subject search will produce these results.

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New Books - Kari Zelinka

New Title! Understanding Immigration Law, Johnson, Kevin R., LexisNexis, 2015
Call Number: KF4819 .U53 2015

Understanding Immigration Law contains an overview of immigration law and is written in an accessible way for novices. The intellectual, historical, and constitutional foundations of U.S. immigration law are covered.

Topics include:

  • Crimmigration - The criminalization of immigration law
  • Refugee admissions and asylum
  • State and local involvement in immigration and immigration policy
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and subsequent executive actions of the President
  • Analysis of the Secure Communities program, the signature immigration enforcement initiative of the Obama administration that resulted in about 400,000 removals a year
  • Up to date analysis of the latest Supreme Court decisions on immigration, including Padilla v. Kentucky (2009), Moncrieffe v. Holder (2013), and Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio (2014)
  • Up to date analysis of the "surge" of Central American women and children migrants in 2014
  • Citizenship based on military service and a discussion of the new Naturalization form

New Title! Principles of International Trade Law : including the World Trade Organization, NAFTA and the European Union, Folsom, Ralph H., West Academic Publishing, 2014
Call Number: K3943 .F645 2014

This book can be used in conjunction with other international trade or international business transactions course books to gain fundamental understanding of international trade law. It also contains many updates on free trade agreements.

Sections include:

  • World trade law
  • Customs and import law
  • Export law
  • Preferential trade agreements

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New Titles RSS Feed See our latest New Titles list for a list of new books and other resources.

For assistance in accessing these or other resources, please contact our Reference Desk.


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Tech Tip - Heidi Yelk

Tracking Apps for Attorneys


Recently, the New York Times published this interesting article about expense splitting apps. These tools are popular with Millennials who are often in a position of going Dutch, whether for dinner, a taxi ride, or utility bills. It got me thinking about expense tracking apps for attorneys, particularly solos and small firms. How do you track expenses on the go? Here are some experts discussing the best apps and software for tracking business expenses:

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Library News - Kristina Martinez

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American Association of Law Libraries

State Law Librarian, Julie Tessmer, had the opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries held in Austin, TX, July 14-18th. The event brings together law librarians from Court, Firm, and Academic libraries to exchange ideas, attend educational sessions, and work together to promote access to justice and legal information. See the snapshots below from Austin.

Libraries closed on Labor Day

All three libraries will be closed on Monday, September 4th in observance of the Labor Day state holiday. You can call us at 608-267-9696 or email us while we are closed and we will respond the next day.

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August Snapshot

Austin photos

Austin, Texas, July 2017
Photos by Julie Tessmer

Now accepting snapshots! Do you have a photo highlighting libraries, attractions, or points of historical interest? Send your photo the editor at Kristina.Martinez@wicourts.gov to be included in a future issue.

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