International Law and Religion Symposium

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University is hosting the Fourteenth Annual International Law and Relgion Symposium here at the Law School today and tomorrow. This year's Symposium…



The Legacy of J. Reuben Clark

On Sunday, Oct. 7 at 12:30 pm BYU cable television will show The Legacy of J. Reuben Clark. This documentary details the life of our law school's namesake and was produced by the law school with Dean Kevin Worthen as…



New Supreme Court Term

Today kicks off the 2007-08 term of the United States Supreme Court. Here are some blog entries to get you ready: "The First Monday in October" - Wall Street Journal Law Blog "2007-2008 Supreme Court Term Roundup" - Law…



Religiously Affiliated Law Schools

The Fall 2007 issue of the Clark Memorandum has an article by Dean Worthen on religiously affiliated law schools that may be of interest to you. It also contains Judge Deanell Reece Tacha's 2007 convocation address…



LexisNexis Subject Searching

A few weeks back I wrote about using subject searching as an electronic research technique. I return to the subject to explore some of the subject searching possibilities in LexisNexis. In looking at a case in…



Prof. Dominguez Receives Award

Professor David Dominguez received UVSC's Excellence in Ethics Award yesterday for his work in the community. Read about it in this article from the Deseret Morning News. (Thanks to Professor Wardle for the link.)



Law Library of Congress

Everyone knows about the Library of Congress, but did you know there is a Law Library of Congress? There is, and they have just redisigned their website. Here is some information from an email I received detailing the…



Constitution Day

Today, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day - a great day to reread the Constitution. Additionally, you may want to check out some of the resources that the National Archives has on the Constitution. You may also be interested…



Westlaw – Key Numbers Online

As a first year, one of the key research tools you learned was the West Key Number system and the Digests. You learned that West editors examined every case and broke those cases down into specific topics and subtopics…



Subject Searching Does Exist Online

Contrary to popular belief, keyword searching isn't the only way to search for legal resources on the web. Google and other search engines have programmed us to keyword search for everything and for the most part we do.…



The Strength is in the Research

A couple months back I ran across an article published in the Utah Bar Journal entitled "The Strength is in the Research." As a law librarian it naturally caught my eye. While most articles about legal research are…



SCOTUS Oral Arguments

If you ever have a minute to spare (I know that's unlikely, but just in case), you might want to check out The Oyez Project. This website contains an array of information and media regarding the United States Supreme…