Homer and the Law

Simpsons fans will enjoy this post from the Wall Street Journal Law Blog.



Utah Courts Online

When discussing electronic legal research, it's difficult not to focus on Westlaw and LexisNexis. They are, after all, the 800 lb. gorillas of the topic. And while access to these systems is free to you now (although…



Finals Study Aids

I hate to say it, but November means that finals are just around the corner. But don't worry - the Library is here to help! A few weeks back I blogged about CALI, which is an excellent finals prep tool. Today I want to…



CALI Training

On Thursday, Nov. 8th the library will be providing a training on CALI. Come to rooms 275/76 in the library at 11am to find out how CALI can help you prepare for finals.



Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program

The Rex E. Lee Advocacy Program is nationally recognized as one of the top programs of its kind. In 2007 it was ranked 32nd in the country. In addition, the Advocacy Program has now been independently funded by generous…



Printing Statutory Text Only

Here's a quick tip I learned since becoming a librarian that I wish I would have known as a law student. Since Westlaw and Lexis both contain annotated versions of the U.S. Code, when pulling up a code section you may…



Chief Justice Roberts and Rex Lee

In Chief Justice Roberts' Forum speech today he spent a few minutes praising the public service of our founding Dean, Rex E. Lee. He praised Dean Lee's optimism and work ethic. In doing so, he mentioned a case that he…



Prepping for the Chief Justice

 Chief Justice John G. Roberts will be here tomorrow for a BYU Forum and then at the Law School for a Question and Answer session with the law school community. In preparation for his visit, you may want to take a look…



Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Law

Six years ago today, the Law School hosted a conference on Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Law. The BYU Law Review published modified versions of the presentations given at the conference, along with several responses.…



CALI

Over the past few days I have received several questions regarding CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction). For those who have wondered, CALI is a resource that can be used to supplement your course…



Passing of Sister Hunter

Sister Inis Egan Hunter, wife of President Howard W. Hunter passed away on Sunday at age 93. Read the Deseret Morning News article here. The Hunter family holds a special place with us as the law library is named after…



Baseball and the Law

October means the Major League Baseball playoffs have finally arrived. As one of a dying breed of baseball fans, I eagerly await this time of year. To me there's nothing quite like the World Series, even when my beloved…