Happy Constitution Day!

September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher,…


Legal Info. Overload

Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days - legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be…


Local Gov’t Law Research

While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be…


Clark Memorandum

All issues of BYU Law's semiannual publication, the Clark Memorandum, are now digitally available in the Law Library's Digital Collections.…


Life in the Law

Life in the Law, a BYU Law School publication, has recently been digitized and made available electronically by the BYU Law Library.  The…


Journal of Public Law Archive

The Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law and the Howard W. Hunter Law Library have recently partnered to provide full-text access…


Lincoln at Gettysburg

As you're no doubt aware, it's the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.  As a librarian I feel obligated to give you a book…


Judge Elrod’s Visit

The Law School was fortunate to hear today from the Honorable Jennifer W. Elrod of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth…


Law Reviews: Criticism and Defense

We've been talking about law reviews in our legal research class recently, so I was interested to see Adam Liptak's New York Times column…


Help Improve the Bluebook

A favorite past time at law school is complaining about the Bluebook--the legal community's most well-known citation system.  Well, it's…


BYU Law Review Archive

The Brigham Young University Law Review and the Howard W. Hunter Law Library have recently partnered to provide full-text access to all…


Constitution Day in the Library

Happy Constitution Day!  Constitution Day often takes on a different meaning for those that begin studying the law on a regular basis.  As…


Establishment Clause Incorporation

Professor Fred Gedicks' latest article, Incorporation of the Establishment Clause Against the States: A Logical, Textual, and Historical…


BYU Law Faculty Scholarship

A number of BYU Law faculty have posted new articles to SSRN in the last few months.  It's been a busy spring, so I haven't gotten around…


The Importance of Legal Research

Finals are over.  The Write-on is done.  Now it's time for summer jobs and externships to begin.  Summertime is often where students…


Summer Research Success

One week of finals down, a few more days to go.  Good luck to everyone studying hard!  Don't forget that the Law Library has a number of…


Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Professor Gordon Smith has recently added his newest paper, Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, to SSRN.  This article was co-authored…


Baradaran on Int’l Law Compliance

Professor Shima Baradaran has recently posted her newest article, Does International Law Matter?, to SSRN.  The article, which is…


Law Journal Rankings

The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2012.  The rankings take into…


Litigation Practice Materials

When you think about legal research, it's likely things like cases, statutes, and regulations come to mind.  That's good because that's…


Nielson on Death of Law Clerk Hiring Plan

Professor Aaron Nielson, our newest professor, has recently published an op-ed in the National Law Journal discussing the D.C. Circuit's…


Preston on Infancy Doctrine

Professor Cheryl Preston and co-author Brandon Crowther have posted their latest article, Minor Restrictions: Adolescence Across Legal…


Welcome Back and New Search Bar

Welcome back!  We hope you enjoyed your time off.  I certainly did--enough so that I was nonexistent on this blog over the break.  As you…


SL Trib Cites Baradaran Study

Professor Shima Baradaran's study, Predicting Violence, was recently cited in a Salt Lake Tribune article about Utah's pretrial jail…