We welcome UW Law alumni to continue using our resources and services after graduation. Ways to contact us:
If you need help identifying and finding legal resources, you can speak to a librarian via the methods outlined above. You can find more information about library hours here. Note that the law library is open to outside visitors with an identified legal research need, including alumni, most Fridays when classes are in session.
We have created legal research guides on a number of common topics, such as researching case law, statutes, and secondary sources. Research guides are lists of librarian-recommended resources on your specific topic, and are an excellent starting point for any legal research project. See our research guides here.
In certain instances where any library user has a need for a unique source held only by the Gallagher Law Library, Law Library staff can scan a portion of these materials and send them by email.
We will scan and send material only when a specific, correct, and complete citation is given. We cannot conduct legal research on your behalf.
Would you like to show your appreciation for the valuable resources and services that the Law Library provides?
Visit the page on Gifts & Funds Supporting the Law Library's Collections & Services for information on opportunities to support the Gallagher Law Library.
UW Law Alumni receive access to several databases on and off-campus.
When you are on campus, you'll have access to multiple databases, check out our Law Databases A-Z Guide. Note: Some databases listed are restricted.
When you are a UW Alumni Association member, you'll receive off-campus access to EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition.
Become a WSBA member and you'll receive access to Fastcase, Casemaker, and more! Check out their Legal Research Tools page.
Recent grads: Did you just graduate from UW School of Law? Well, you'll have up to six months of free and continuous access to the following legal databases. Some restrictions apply, please check our Access to Restricted Databases page for more details (this page is only accessible with a current Law UW NetID).