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Code Critical, Current Issues, Legal Challenges: Overview

This is a collection of resources on a legal-related topic. Topics change roughly every month.. And older topics update if relevant resources become available. Design and content development by S.K. (Kayleigh) Van Poolen, 02/2017 - 12/2017


Human Rights

There are hundreds of thousands of documents, books, articles, online sites, discussions, blogs, posts, investigative reports, photographs and datasets that all address facets of human rights. The topic is a delicate one as often our nations are assessed and 

fall short in someone's eyes. This page makes no effort to assess nation-states performance with respect to their adherence to human rights and international law or treaties. The page merely provides a very small percentage of the available resources in the hopes that there is inspiration, discussion, and consideration of this sensitive topic.   

Click on the image to the right, or the Current Issue Box at the top of this paragraph.

There were so many resources and with the Winter Break approaching, why not add another topic.

 Data and Access to Justice

As the law grapples with revising the provision of legal services, others in the legal field have concentrated on the use of data in an effort to provide justice of varying forms. From analyzing election data to criminal justice information, there are many projects, centers and law schools taking that deep dive into data.

Click on the graphic and title above or the link below to view the fascinating world of numbers and law.



Click on the light bulb (to the left) to review this section for links and info about new resources or websites.

Here is the Law Library monthly blog-like page dedicated to critical issues involved law or law-related concepts. The resources in these pages represent snapshots of library and other sources.  The idea is to post resources related to issues gathering attention and stimulate your brain in a different way. 

Be aware that there may be different editions of the books as well as different formats such as e-Book. Access to electronic versions is restricted to the owning library.

Please consider these alternative editions and formats when locating resources.


Many of the

resources listed in the Books sections on these pages are available via i-Share, which is the catalog listing for the Illinois consortium that provides access to a wider selection of materials. 



consult with a reference librarian on the best method of obtaining the desired resource.



Suggestions for issues or resources are appreciated. 

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