Treatises on Lexis

Often one of the best places to start legal research is with a legal treatise.  This is especially true for law students who have less experience in the law and need to get a good overview of the area of the law they've…



Summer Research Access

One of the questions we often get from students is whether they can access resources like Westlaw and Lexis during their jobs and externships over the summer.  The answer depends on the restrictions set by each vendor.…



Summer Help

Finals are almost over and students will be heading out for jobs and externships over the summer.  We want students to know that the law library is still here to help as you begin researching this summer.  Our reference…



Construction Litigation Jury Instructions

BYU Law alum Melissa A. Beutler ('05) is the co-editor of the recently released 2nd Edition of the ABA's Model Jury Instructions: Construction Litigation.  The second edition substantially  updates the first, which was…



Finals Help

We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams for BYU…



Legal Essay Contest Catalog

Sponsored by Richmond School of Law, The T.C. Williams Legal Essay Contest Catalog is a comprehensive web-based collection of writing competitions for law students. These essay contests provide excellent opportunities…



Study Guides Collection

The Law Library has a number of useful study guides available in the Reserve Library.  We recently brought all the study guides together into one location on the first range of books (R:1) in the Reserve Library.…



Explore Content – Lexis Advance

Yesterday Lexis Advance released its Explore Content feature which allows researchers to browse sources by subject or by jurisdiction.  This is something I have been waiting on for a while as it allows a researcher to…



Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

Law students looking to apply for federal clerkships will want to be aware of the library's subscription to the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary.  Now available electronically, the Almanac provides biographical…



New ProQuest Databases Boast Expansive Collections

Indian Claims Insight Indian Claims Insight is a database covering 1789- present that allows researchers to trace the history of specific claims made by Indian Nations and access associated full text documents. The…



Finals Help

We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams for BYU…



Goodbye Loislaw… Hello Fastcase!

Loislaw will no longer be accessible after November 30, 2015. Fastcase has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to help provide former Loislaw users with a new research platform. This transition will be an easy one for…