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February 17, 2014

WSLL Recommends: Thompson on Real Property

A comprehensive property law title that contains 100 chapters authored by over 30 legal scholars with subject expertise, Thompson on Real Property is a notable source to begin your property law research.

The work begins with the historical origins of property law in England and the development of American property law. It continues with the role of Restatements of Property and Trusts and Uniform and Model Laws relating to property. Numerous property law topics are addressed in the remainder of the work, for instance:
  • Types of tenancies
  • Marital property
  • Rights and duties of landlords and tenants
  • Public housing
  • Agricultural and farm land
  • Water and mineral mights
  • Petroleum and pipelines
  • Airspace
  • Easements
  • Adverse possession
  • Title
  • Conveyances
  • Foreign ownership of land
  • Property law in foreign countries
The publication is thoroughly annotated with citations to primary and secondary sources.

Individual topic sections are frequently followed by suggested Lexis "Computer Assisted Research" search strings that can help with your case law searching.

The Library has previous editions of Thompson on Real Property, the original 1924 edition and the 1939 edition are shelved in our Compact Storage collection. The current 15 volume set spans three editions: Thomas Edition, Second Thomas and Third Thomas Editions. A detailed table of contents and index is available in volume 15. Thompson on Real Property is supplemented annually with pocket parts.

We encourage you to check-out Thompson on Real Property.

February 16, 2014

Catalog and Databases Unavailable on Monday, Feb. 17

Access to the library catalog and databases may be unavailable on Monday, February 17th beginning at 8 am. These services will be down on Monday for scheduled system maintenance. We will post on this blog when these services are back up.

If you have any questions or experience issues accessing our catalog or databases, please contact us via our Ask a Librarian service or call us at 800-322-9755.

February 13, 2014

Madison Winter Festival and Street Closures

This weekend the Madison Winter Festival descends on downtown Madison - right outside our door! The 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd will be closed to traffic beginning at 12 pm on Friday. If you plan to visit the library on Friday afternoon please plan accordingly. Doty Street and other downtown streets aside from the Capitol Square area will be open to traffic as usual. If you have questions, please give us a call at 800-322-9755.

February 4, 2014

WSLL @ Your Service: February 2014

The February issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online.

In this issue:
  • What's New: Secure sign-in to the catalog; Upcoming classes in Madison and Milwaukee
  • After Hours Service: Come in and use the library even when it is closed
  • Wisconsin State Law Library Year in Review
  • Milwaukee Legal Resource Center Year in Review
  • Dane County Legal Resource Center Year in Review
  • This Just In...: New & updated library materials; Monthly list of new titles
  • WSLL Recommends: Corporate Practice Series

As always, your comments are welcome. Please direct them to the editor, Carol.Hassler@wicourts.gov

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