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…



Buried Treasure: Legal Research Guides

If you need to brush up on your legal research skills the library can help. You may want to check out the Legal Research Guides that the library has put together and that are found in the "For Law Students" section of…



Attention Source Pullers

I recently created a list showing where to find PDFs of legal sources for a presentation I did for JPL and I thought I'd share it with anyone who wants to use it. (As a former source puller myself I know help is always…



Welcome, New Students!

On behalf of the law library faculty and staff I want to welcome all of our new students for the 2007-08 school year. We're grateful that you have chosen to be part of the J. Reuben Clark Law School community and we…



Congressional Content Online

The Law Library has recently acquired access to several important Congressional resources online. These resources are especially valuable to anyone involved in federal legislative history research. With this recent…



Passing of President Faust

My day started out on a sad note when reference assistant Gary Millward told me that President James E. Faust had passed away during the night. I had never met President Faust but, as I'm sure many members of the LDS…



Professor EchoHawk’s Devotional

Yesterday the Law School's own Professor Larry EchoHawk spoke at the University Devotional. I attended with my colleague, David Armond. As Professor EchoHawk spoke about his life's journey, I was struck by the enormity…