William and Mary Law School

Collections

The Wolf Law Library's collection of over 400,000 volumes includes all basic materials necessary for research and study in Anglo-American law.  Our collection contains:

  • all reported decisions of the federal, state, and territorial courts,
  • decisions of the courts of England and selected Commonwealth countries,
  • all editions of the United States Code,
  • current codes from selected states,
  • the statutes of England, Canada, and Australia,
  • federal administrative decisions, and
  • special subject area reports.

We also have a well-rounded collection of treatises in law and related fields, encyclopedias, and digests.

The library also maintains several special collections that add interest and depth to our research collections, including:

  • periodicals in the English language,
  • substantial collections in international law, Roman law, environmental law, and jurisprudence, and
  • general and legal reference materials.

To help faculty and students stay current with national and world events or to provide a break from studying, the library maintains a collection of magazines and newspapers and a popular fiction and film collection.