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Resources for International Students

Library Terms

From "Abstract" to "Wildcard", these resource guides allow you to look up simplified definitions of words you may hear in relation to MacMillan Law Library.  

The ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) also has a simplified definition of library terms glossary, along with a multilingual language table that translates these terms into: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Arabic , and Vietnamese.

Law Terms

Plain English Campaign's A to Z of Legal Phrases: This glossary of legal phrases should prove helpful to simplify definitions of legal terms.

Glossary of Legal Terms from the United States Courts: This resources, provided by the U.S. government, gives descriptions of common legal terms in a formal way.

Black's Law Dictionary: The most useful book of legal definitions.

Resources for Learning English

Consultation with Prof. Schaetzel

On top of all the resources listed here, you can meet with Prof. Schaetzel about which resources might fit their needs the best.

You can schedule a meeting with her by following this link.

Questions for the MacMillan Law Library?

MacMillan Library Hybrid Research Services (September 6, 2023 - December 8, 2023):

          Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
          Saturday - Sunday: Closed 

MacMillan Library Building Exam Hours (November 13, 2023 - December 8, 2023):

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 2am
Friday: 7:30am - Midnight
Saturday: 10am - Midnight
Sunday: 10am - 2am

Reference Desk:
Monday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 1pm 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

IT Help Desk:
Monday - Friday: 
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Emory Law Archives:
Physical archives: By appointment only.
Digital archives: More information available here
Limited remote services are available on a case-by-case basis. 
Questions?  Email Anna Sturgill, Law Librarian for Archives and Assessment Services