New Online Guide for Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources

Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources
W&L Libraries LibGuide on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources

The W&L Law Library is pleased to announce a new online research guide on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources.

The guide is a collaboration between the Law Library and W&L University Library, and brings together resources on racism and violence against Black people in the United States to support curricular and extracurricular efforts to oppose racism. It includes information about and links to a diverse range of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, biographies, poetry, films, and online resources, all specially selected for their value in the ongoing study and discussion of race and racism in America.

The guide on Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism Resources was created with the W&L community in mind. If you have any questions, suggestions, or other feedback on the guide, please email the Law Library at or the University Library at

New Online Guide for Docket and Court Records Research

The W&L Law Library is pleased to debut a new online research guide on Federal and State Docket Research.

The guide is the most recent in the Library’s collection of LibGuides on researching legal subjects, finding and using materials, and conducting legal research. It highlights the best resources for court docket and records information, including subscription products like Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline, which W&L and other law schools provide for their students and faculty, as well as free resources available to anyone.

The Federal and State Docket Research guide was compiled by W&L Law Library Director and Professor of Practice Alex Zhang. If you have any feedback or questions about the guide, or a suggestion for a new LibGuide that our library might offer, please email us at


Racial Justice in America: Some Reading Recommendations

A new display at the W&L Law Library features books recommended by the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project.

The eleven titles include non-fiction, fiction, history, and biography, and are recognized as valuable in helping law school communities understand and address the complex issues of systemic racism in our society and criminal justice system.

The Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project was formed in the spring of 2020 by law school deans and members of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS):

By creating a space for our collective voices as leaders of law schools to engage our institutions in the fight for justice and equality, we strive to focus our teaching, scholarship, service, activism, programming, and initiatives on strategies to eradicate racism.

Find more information and suggested resources at the Project’s website,

Also on display are titles from the W&L Law Library collection that contribute context, insight, and proposals in the ongoing nationwide discussion of racial justice in America.

All titles are linked below to where you can find them at a library near you.

Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project Recommended Books

  • The Space Traders (2001), by Derrick Bell (in Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora, Sheree R. Thomas ed.)

W&L Law Library Recommended Books