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MCPL's Premium Electronic Resources for Law

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Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law

14-volume reference work, published 2011. Covers leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.

U.S. Legal Forms

Legal Forms

Business, personal, real estate, contract, and general law forms plus forms specific to Maryland.  From Gale.



Locate, research, and contact your elected officials - federal, state and local. Also includes overviews of the federal government, how laws are made, applying for citizenship, and voter information. From Gale.

Bill of Rights 5-volume reference work

The Bill of Rights

5-volume reference work, published in 2005, traces evolution of the freedoms codified in the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution throughout American history to the present. Includes discussion and chronology of relevant Supreme Court rulings, as well as analysis of key controversies or perspectives.

Washington Information Directory

Washington Information Directory

Contact and descriptive information on more than 10,000 federal government offices, regulatory agencies, congressional committees, judicial offices, public interest groups, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations in a single, easy-to-use, and fully integrated database.


Testing & Education Reference Center

Practice the LSAT exam in both interactive and eBook formats and search for American Bar Association (ABA)-approved law schools.  


Nonfiction Titles on Law and the Legal Profession

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My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor
Call Number: B SOTOMAYOR
ISBN: 9780307594884
Publication Date: 2013

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Rebels at the Bar - Jill Norgren
Call Number: 340.092 NOR
ISBN: 9780814758625
Publication Date: 2013

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Taking the Stand - Alan Dershowitz
ISBN: 9780307719270
Publication Date: 2013

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The Lawyer Bubble - Steven J. Harper
Call Number: 331.761 HAR
ISBN: 9780465058778
Publication Date: 2013

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Unprecedented - Josh Blackman; Randy E. Barnett (Foreword by)
Call Number: 344.73 BLA
ISBN: 9781610393287
Publication Date: 2013



The Central Park Five - Ken Burns; Sarah Burns; and David McMahon.
Call Number: 364.153 BUR
ISBN: 9781608838547
Publication Date: 2011

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story - Eric Paul Fornier.
Call Number: DVD 940.5317 OFC
ISBN: 9780767093026
Publication Date: 2006


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