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 you're not yet a lawyer and can't give …

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 Valentine's Day.  The only poetry I …

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 Bar has developed a topic bank where members …

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 just been released and the Blog of Legal …

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 the U.S. Supreme Court in its opinions between 1791 …

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 help.  This is a work in progress and many of …

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 resource, SCOTUSblog, but thought the start of the new term …