Special Collections - John E. Jaqua Law Library
Named Collections within John E. Jaqua Law Library
Rennard Strickland Indian Law and Culture Collection
The Strickland Collection was born from the generous support of leading Native American legal scholar and former UO Law Dean Rennard Strickland. The collection is a rich resource for scholars and researchers of Indian law, tribal law, and the history and culture of Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Titles cover the law in Indian Country and works of art, literature, and mythology by Native American authors. Books in this collection are found in Range 1B on the 3rd floor and in the Rare Books room of the library and are identified by special bookplates.
George J. Tichy Labor Law Section
This valuable collection provides research and practice materials in labor and employment law. The collection serves a broad range of academic departments across the University of Oregon, reflecting its interdisciplinary nature and the centrality of work in our lives. The section is named for UO Law alum George J. Tichy, Esq., in honor of his contributions to labor and employment law. A plaque found at stack range 20 on the 4th floor commemorates the collection, though Tichy materials are found throughout the library’s stacks and are identified by special bookplates.
The Ocean and Coastal Law Center Collection is one of the premier collections of marine legal publications in the country. Students, faculty, and researchers in the area work on some of today's most urgent challenges: sustainable fisheries; renewable ocean energy resources; marine protected areas and marine reserves; and climate change implications for coastal areas, marine-dependent species, and the world's oceans. Recently, this material was incorporated into the library’s general stacks, though most items can be found in Range 2 on the library’s 3rd floor.
Oregon Law Collection
Publications by the Oregon State Bar Committee on Legal Education and other publishers. These books are often a recommended starting point for any researcher of Oregon law and are located in the Reading Room and in the Reserve Room, on the 2nd floor of the library.
Sustainable Business Collection
The UO Law Students for Sustainable Business initiated this important collection to promote environmental sustainability through innovation and entrepreneurship. The resources support student work and boost UO Law leadership in the field. Library research materials cover sustainable development, green building, renewable energy policy, sustainable venture capital investment, carbon taxes and more. Because of this collection’s multidisciplinary nature, items are found throughout the 3rd and 4th floor stacks, including H (business and economics), KF (law), and T (technology) call number ranges, with items identified by special bookplates.
Legal Film and Documentaries
"You can't break him with words. Words are his business. He's a lawyer." (William Powell in ‘Star of Midnight,’ 1935.) Our students love this collection of documentaries and feature films that illustrate complex legal concepts, help build practice skills, and inspire the viewer to action. Browse this collection in the Reserve Room on the 2nd floor of the Law Library, or search the online catalog for “law video” and limit to “A-V Media.”
This collection conveys popular images of lawyers, judges, and legal institutions as portrayed in novels, short stories, and comic books. “Fictions that encourage us to imagine can instruct as well as delight,” according to Gregory Currie in The Moral Psychology of Fiction. Items in this collection are shelved throughout the library’s stacks and can be found using the library catalog. Inquire at the Reference or Checkout Desks for assistance.
Law Popular Reading Collection
The latest best sellers and most popular recent fiction and non-fiction titles... because no one wants to work all the time! Located on shelving in front of the library’s Checkout Desk, near the library’s entrance.
Rare Books Room
First or early editions of famous treatises, unique materials, and the William O. Douglas collection. Includes early English reports, statutes, and treatises, as well as North American colonial and territorial law. Inquire at the Checkout Desk for access.