Low-Cost Legal Research

As school was coming to an end I blogged about student access to Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg for the summer.  While the access to Lexis and…


Digital Collections

100,000 downloads.  That was the milestone our digital repository hit last week.  Pretty impressive if you ask us.  The Howard W. Hunter…


Clark Memorandum

All issues of BYU Law's semiannual publication, the Clark Memorandum, are now digitally available in the Law Library's Digital Collections.…


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…


Life in the Law

Life in the Law, a BYU Law School publication, has recently been digitized and made available electronically by the BYU Law Library.  The…


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…


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…


FCC’s Indecency Policy

A few weeks back I saw a Deseret News article that caught my eye for a couple of reasons.  First, I'm a parent and the article reported on…


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…


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…


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…


The New THOMAS

For several years now, THOMAS.gov has served as a valuable place to find free legislative information on the internet.   Researchers can…


Utah Bar Journal as eBook

The Utah Bar Journal is an important resource for Utah attorneys to keep up to date with changes in Utah law and stay informed of…


Executive Privilege and CRS Reports

Executive privilege has been in the news lately as President Obama has asserted it for the first time in his presidency.  The Wall Street…


Google Scholar Legal Documents

Earlier this week I retweeted a blog post on Internet for Lawyers detailing a change to Google Scholar and how it affects case law…


Y Mountain Trail in Congress

On April 24 Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz introduced a bill to the House of Representatives (H.R. 4484) that would enact the `Y Mountain…


Summer Alternatives to Westlaw/Lexis

On Friday I posted about Westlaw/Lexis's summer access policies.  While some of you may not qualify for Westlaw/Lexis access this summer -…


Google Scholar Improves Legal Citator

Yesterday Google announced that it's improving its legal citator by changing how it presents citations to legal opinions.  From the Google…


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…


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,…


Debt Ceiling Bill and GPO

After all the discussion and debate, a debt ceiling deal was finally reached earlier this week.  The bill passed into law is known as the…


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.…


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…


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…