Low-Cost Legal Research

As school was coming to an end I blogged about student access to Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg for the summer.  While the access to Lexis and…


Armed Conflicts Database

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Armed Conflicts Database.  This database…


Summer Help

The Write-On is winding down and externships and jobs will soon be starting up.  Just because you'll be gone for the summer doesn't mean…


WL/LX/BL Summer Access

Finals are over!  Congrats!  Now that "summer" is here, it's time to answer a question that I get often throughout the school year.  Can…


Get Ready for Finals

It's hard to believe finals are already here.  As always, the library has a number of resources and services to help you get ready for…


Lexis Advance Enhancements

A couple of weeks ago, Lexis released some changes to Lexis Advance.  I wanted to run through a couple of them that I thought might be…


Westlaw or Lexis?

One of the questions students frequently ask me is whether they should use Westlaw or Lexis.  My answer is the always frustrating "both."…


Citations to Old Cases

Last week I blogged about the HeinOnline/Fastcase partnership.  One of the things I've noticed as I've been looking at the cases provided…


vLex for Foreign Law

Each year a number of our students do research on the laws of foreign countries.  Finding these laws can be challenging, especially if you…


Paper Topics

Welcome back!  It's a new year and a fresh start.  I had a question at the reference desk yesterday about where to look for topics for…


Legal Research From The Bar

We talk a lot about Westlaw and Lexis in our legal research classes, but there are a number of other low-cost/free legal research resources…


Encyclopedia of Public International Law

If you're interested in learning more about public international law, the library's subscription to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public…


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…


Annotations in WestlawNext

In our first year legal research class, we've recently discussed statutory research.  An annotated code is an extremely useful tool when…


Immigration Law & Policy

Immigration law and policy is always a hot topic in the U.S.  In order to provide additional resources for research in the area of…


Audio Cases

Law students and lawyers read a lot.  First years are experiencing that fact for the first time this week.  We hope it's going well.  While…


Foreign & Comparative Law Collection

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law Collection on HeinOnline.  This collection…


Opposition to Working Late

A few weeks ago I was doing some legislative history research in the 1868 Congressional Globe - the precursor to today's Congressional…


Federal Register 2.0

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of my favorite government websites - regulations.gov.  Another one of my favorites also has to do with…


Finding Treatises on Lexis Advance

As students head out to work this summer we see fewer and fewer around the library.  But, that doesn't mean we're not busy helping with…


Research Help This Summer

Jumping into a research project for a new employer can be nerve-wracking.  You want to do things right and get the summer off on a good…


Researching Foreign Law

Every year a number of our students head out to do externships in foreign countries.  This is a great opportunity to learn about a…


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…


Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Summer Access

The last legal research classes of the semester will be held today.  While that's likely welcome news for many, it means that the next…