Patent Reform Legislation

Every year we have a number of law students enter law school who are here to become patent attorneys.  For those of you in that category,…


Hunter’s Query’s New Look

After being in existence for a little more than 3 years now, we've decided to give this blog a new look.  (Aside: 3 years?!  That makes me…


New U.S. Code Site

Last week, Robert Ambrogi reported that the Office of Law Revision Council, who has responsiblity for preparing and publishing the U.S.…


Crime Statistics

One of the great things about being a law librarian is discovering new and useful information.  Recently, while researching some criminal…


SCOTUS Stats

If you weren't one already, law school has a way of turning students into Supreme Court watchers.  Now that the most recent term is over,…


State Secrets

If you're interested in researching the state secrets privilege, you may be interested in a new State Secrets Archive from the Georgetown…


Best Buy Law Schools

BYU Law School was recently mentioned in a National Law Journal article on best buy law schools:  "The cheapest [school] was Brigham Young…


U.S. Citizenship Test

I thought this was an interesting article via Slate on the U.S. Citizenship test and some of its incorrect answers. The Problem with…


Google Scholar Legal Opinions by Court

It's been over a year now since Google Scholar's addition of free, searchable legal opinions. This is a great option for law students and…


Supreme Court in Session

Today is the first Monday in October, which means that the United States Supreme Court is back in session. The start of a new term always…


Uncivil Action

The Moritz Legal Information Blog recently pointed me to an interesteting article in the Illinois Bar Journal about dealing with…


Apps for Law Students

There are smartphone apps for just about anything these days and the law is no exception. I've blogged before about Fastcase's free legal…


ATL’s Career Center

If you're looking for a job at a big law firm this summer you might want to check out Above the Law's Career Center. In addition to the…


PACER Facelift

When I went to the PACER website early this week to do some research, my jaw dropped.  The interface actually looked pretty nice.  Much…


Cornell’s Legal Research Engine

As you start your summer work it is extremely likely you'll be asked to research areas of the law you've never researched before. One of…


Legal Research on a Budget

I recently created this guide that lists several free and low-cost legal research options. It may come in handy if you need a cheap source…


Utah Self-Help Resources

As a law student you've probably already had people wanting your help with legal questions. Since you can't help them yet, it's often…


Legal Treatises by Subject

Legal treatises are an extremely important legal research tool. It's been a topic on this blog before and it's something you should be…


New SCOTUS Website

The website of the Supreme Court of the United States has a new look today. I for one am appreciative of the face lift as the previous site…


Peter Stirba and Oyez

Attorney Peter Stirba was here for his annual lecture to the first year law students about appellate advocacy. A portion of his time was…


SCOTUSblog

Whether you're a Supreme Court junkie or just interested in following one particular Supreme Court case there are few resources better than…


More Exam Tips

We're in the midst of final exams and students are looking for all the help they can get. The Wall Street Journal Law Blog recently asked 7…


UT Supreme Court

Today the Deseret News has a brief article about the history of the Utah Supreme Court. The article contains a link to a gallery of…


Finals Prep and Exam Taking Tips

I hope some of the posts I've done on Finals Prep (CALI, Sample Exams, Study Aids, Library Rooms, CDs) have been useful in getting you…