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…


Google Scholar Legal Docs

Since it came out a few years back, Google Scholar Legal Documents has been a welcome addition to legal research (especially as a free…


Bloomberg Law

As we get closer to summer, it's time to start thinking about the jobs/externships you'll be doing once school is out.  One thing you're…


Lexis Advance This Summer

Lexis has just announced that law students will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance this summer.  That means you can use Lexis Advance…


Sequestration Explained

First it was the "fiscal cliff," now "sequestration" is the buzzword of the hour surrounding Congress and the President.  If you're not yet…


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…


Picking Paper Topics

About this time of year we begin getting requests for help developing topics for papers.  While we have several different resources that…


Unpublished Hearings

The word "unpublished" can often be misleading in today's legal research environment.  These days documents that are "unpublished" are now…


History of SCOTUS Nominations

Nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States are always a hot topic - especially in law school.  With President Obama's reelection…


Congressional Bills, 1789-2013

From grade school we learn about bills and how they become law.  Some bills die, some are amended, some become law.  No matter what…


Congress and the Courts

The Law Library recently added a new HeinOnline library - Congress and the Courts.  This library provides access to legislative materials…