Research Classes Next Semester

In addition to first year legal research, two advanced legal research classes will be taught next semester. One is the general Advanced…


Paper Topics

Welcome back!  It's a new year and a fresh start.  I had a question at the reference desk yesterday about where to look for topics for…


Winter Semester Classes

As you arrange your schedule for Winter semester, keep in mind that there are some great classes to help you expand your research skills…


The Importance of Legal Research

Finals are over.  The Write-on is done.  Now it's time for summer jobs and externships to begin.  Summertime is often where students…


Subject Guides

The Law Library provides a lot of information, both print and electronic.  At times the amount of information can be overwhelming and it…


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…


Where to Start Researching?

One of the common questions you'll face when receiving a new legal research assignment is "Where should I start?"  There's a number of…


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…


Zotero for Research Management

Many students are getting into the thick of writing research papers about this time of year.  If you're looking for a way to organize your…


Legal Research for Students

One of the things I love most about my job as a law librarian is trying to find ways to get students interested in legal research.  I'm not…


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…


Winter Classes

Law librarians at BYU will teach 3 upper-level classes during Winter 2012 that you may want to consider adding to your schedule.  Each are…


Electronic Devices on Airplanes and e-CFR

Everyone who's flown is familiar with the announcement to shut down portable electronic devices for take-0ff and landing.  I was recently…


Most Important Class of Your Career

That's what a 2L from Oklahoma City University School of Law calls Legal Research and Writing (LRW) in these posts: Part I Part II


Subject Guides

There is so much information out there (legal and otherwise) that it's nice to get some tips on where to start.  That's where librarians…


WestlawNext Folder Sharing

One of the nice additions to WestlawNext is the ability to save your research in folders.  WestlawNext has recently added the ability to…


50 State Surveys

One of the most daunting and painful research projects asked of research assistants is the 50 state survey.  In short, this requires you…


Legal Research in Foreign Countries

We know that many of our students will be doing externships overseas this summer.  Unfortunately, many of the resources you've learned…