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SJD Study Room

300A Green Hall is open to all SJD students as a work and study space. Students are welcome to work alone or study in groups.

Copyright Information

Find sources to answer your questions about obtaining copyright for your dissertation.

  • ETD Copyright Resources
    Links to KU services explaining copyright and your options.
  • Copyright Resources: Getting Started
    This guide, created by Scholarly Communication Librarian Josh Bolick at KU Libraries, provides links to copyright resources at the University of Kansas, including a Copyright Decision Tree to help those that want to use copyrighted materials in their research and teaching.

KU ScholarWorks

  • KU ScholarWorks Website
    KU ScholarWorks is a digital repository for scholarly work created by faculty and staff at the University of Kansas. KU ScholarWorks makes important research available to a wider audience and helps assure its long-term preservation.
  • Open Access at KU
    Find out what Open Access can do for you as a KU student.

Legal Research Databases

Citation Guides

International Law Research Databases

Blue Book Help


Student Resources and Services

Information specifically geared toward international students and general information about succeeding in law school is available at the Academic Resources Program page through Blackboard.

Please visit KU Law's page of campus wide student services for information ranging from sporting events to writing to entertainment.

Check the latest version of the International Law Student Guide for more resources for incoming international students in the American Legal Studies LLM, Two‐Year JD, and SJD Programs


    Research Skills and Support

    Database Training Sessions:

    You are strongly encouraged to attend the regularly scheduled research database sessions. Yet-to-be-scheduled dates and locations will be listed below:

    • Bloomberg
    • Lexis
    • Westlaw

    You may find that you would like to learn more about how a particular database may assist in your research. To schedule individual or small group sessions, please contact Blake Wilson ( in the library, or contact the representatives at the e-mail addresses listed below:


    Catalog Training:

    Instruction on searching the online library catalog and other library provided e-resources is available by appointment for individuals or small groups. Please contact Pam Crawford ( to schedule a session.


    Law School Faculty Workshops

    Please attend the Faculty Workshops organized by Professor Mulligan. If you are not already on the e-mail distribution list for announcements about these Workshops, then please contact Professor Mulligan ( to get on that list.

    The presenters are Professors from various American law schools. They are presenting articles, book chapters, or books, which works-in-progress, soon-to-be-published, or have been published recently.

    These Workshops will give you a sense of legal research as it is done in the United States, and how to defend a piece in a public setting. In effect, the Workshops are a microcosm of your dissertation defense.

    Lunch is served at the Workshops (no charge, but please RSVP as per the e-mail announcements).

    You are encouraged to ask questions.


    Academic Resource Materials

    Listed below are materials available to you on the third floor of Wheat Law Library. All are located outside of Professor Six's office with the Academic Resource Materials. There are many more titles there that may interest you and serve you as you go through your courses, so you are encouraged to browse the Academic Resource shelves. Some titles are also available at other locations within the library. As always, feel free to ask a librarian for assistance in finding helpful materials!

    American Legal English: Using Language in Legal Contexts - Debra S. Lee; Charles Hall; Marsha Hurley
    ISBN: 9780472085866
    Publication Date: 1999

    Culture to Culture: a Guide to U.S. Legal Writing - Jill A. Ramsfield
    ISBN: 9780890891186
    Publication Date: 2005

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    International Lawyer's Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States - Deborah B. McGregor and Cynthia M. Adams
    ISBN: 9780735564770
    Publication Date: 2008

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    The American Legal System for Foreign Lawyers - Eldon H. Reiley and Connie de la Vega
    ISBN: 9781454807254
    Publication Date: 2011

    United States Legal Discourse: Legal English for Foreign LLMs - Craig Hoffman and Andrea Tyler
    ISBN: 9780314159946
    Publication Date: 2008

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    International Law Legal Research - Anthony S. Winer; Mary Ann E. Archer; Lyonette Louis-Jacques
    Call Number: KZ 1234 .W565 2013
    ISBN: 9781611630688
    Publication Date: 2013


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