Google Scholar Profiles

Google Scholar profiles are becoming more prevalent with law professors. They give professors an in-depth view of data describing how…


Don’t Wait Until December to Use Our Study Aids!

BYU Law students and even alumni have access to many different study aids through the BYU Law Library. For example, we have the Examples…


Casetext with CARA AI: Keyword-free Legal Research

Search for caselaw without using keywords? That’s the goal of CARA AI from Casetext. Casetext, a legal research alternative to Westlaw and…


Shedding Light on Racially Restrictive Covenants

Richard Rothstein's book The Color of Law, this semester's LawReads title, describes the causes and long-lasting socio-economic effects of…


Rex Lee and Oyez

Attendees of the Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition Finals were encouraged  to listen to the Supreme Court oral arguments of great Supreme…


10th Circuit’s New Website

Government websites are a mixed bag.  Some are quite modern, while others look like they're stuck in the '90s.  The information on these…


UT Supreme Court Visit

Tomorrow the Law School will host the Utah Supreme Court as they hear two cases in the Moot Court Room.  This is a fantastic opportunity…


Hosanna-Tabor Oral Argument

Yesterday the Law School was pleased to host Hannah Clayson Smith as she delivered the Honored Alumni Lecture.  Her lecture focused on…


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…


Study Break

Finals can be rough and even the most determined studier needs some breaks.  If you want to stay in the legal state of mind and still have…


Law and the Multiverse

Finals are underway and everyone's studying hard.  But, all studiers need a break sometimes.  If you want that break, but want to keep your…


Utah Recodifications

From to time to time the Utah legislature reorganizes and renumbers certain titles in the Utah Code.  This process is known as…


Utah State Courts Forms

As a law student it's likely that you've already had friends or relatives ask you for legal help.  It can be an awkward situation since…


Website Redesign

As you may have noticed the Law Library's website got a facelift recently.  Much of the content is still the same, but we hope you'll like…


Researching Municipal Law

One area of law that we generally don't have much time to cover in our first year legal research classes is local legislation.  Municipal…


Supreme Court Haiku

One of the things Valentine's Day makes me think of is poetry.  That probably comes from the fact that my mom used to write us poems for…


Need a Paper Topic?

Finding a good topic to write about can often be a frustrating part of the writing process.  To help, the Litigation Section of the Utah…


Legal Writing Awards

Every year The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law, gives out awards for the best legal writing of the year.  The 2011 awards have…


SCOTUS Words

Today I was directed to an interesting new website (thanks @GtwonLawLib) that allows you to see the frequency of words and phrases used by…


Finals Break – Best of Police Beat

If you need a break from finals you should check out the Daily Universe's Fall edition of Best of Police Beat.  You may even learn a thing…


Finals Advice

Finals start today.  You can feel it.  We wish you all the best of luck.  I'm sure you've gotten lots of advice on taking finals, but here…


Safety Inspection and Free Utah Code

Every time I receive my car registration renewal in the mail I have two thoughts.  First, "has it really been a whole year already."  And…


Bluebook Videos

Learning Bluebook is a pain.  There's just no hiding that fact.  Luckily, the Elon Law Library has some Bluebook tutorial videos that may…


First Monday

The Supreme Court began its Oct. 2011 term yesterday on the first Monday in October.  I recently blogged about my favorite Supreme Court…