Goodbye Loislaw… Hello Fastcase!

Loislaw will no longer be accessible after November 30, 2015. Fastcase has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to help provide former Loislaw…


Cases in HeinOnline

A recent partnership between HeinOnline and Fastcase now provides access to cases within HeinOnline.  Until now, HeinOnline users have only…


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…


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…


Fastcase Advance Sheets

One of the ways attorneys have historically (and some currently) kept up with the legal developments in their jurisdiction is to read cases…


Unethical Requests for Westlaw/Lexis Usage

In a recent opinion the Utah State Bar's Ethics Advisory Committee was faced with the issue of whether it was a violation of the ethics…


Alternatives to Westlaw/Lexis

My last post laid out Westlaw and Lexis policies for summer access for law students.  There may be times during the summer where you won't…


Fastcase

The Law Library has recently acquired access to Fastcase, a low-cost alternative to Westlaw and LexisNexis. As attorneys look to cut costs,…


Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

In law school we focus a lot on Westlaw and LexisNexis, and with good reason. They are the leading legal research systems available.…


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…


Low-Cost Legal Research For Free

As lawyers attempt to cut costs in today's economy, free and low-cost legal research systems are becoming more and more popular. Many state…


Fastcase iPhone App

Earlier this week Robert Ambrogi previewed the new Fastcase iPhone App. Now available for free from the App Store, the Fastcase App is the…


Casemaker v. Fastcase

I've blogged before about alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw for legal research. Two alternatives, Casemaker and Fastcase, are provided as…


Free and Low-Cost Legal Research Systems

Above the Law has recently reported that mega-firm Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell is now requiring the use of Loislaw before the use of…