Key Numbers in WestlawNext

When WestlawNext originally launched a number of years ago, I found it interesting that Topics and Key Numbers were less visible than they…


WL/LX/BL Summer Access

Finals are over!  Congrats!  Now that "summer" is here, it's time to answer a question that I get often throughout the school year.  Can…


End of Westlaw Classic

Westlaw recently announced that they will be retiring Westlaw Classic for law school accounts on July 1, 2014.  WestlawNext will then be…


Westlaw or Lexis?

One of the questions students frequently ask me is whether they should use Westlaw or Lexis.  My answer is the always frustrating "both."…


Annotations in WestlawNext

In our first year legal research class, we've recently discussed statutory research.  An annotated code is an extremely useful tool when…


No Westlaw Printers

As summer comes to an end it's time for us to get you caught back up on what you missed while you've been away.  One of the things we…


Farewell Westlaw Printers

As we've mentioned before, Westlaw has decided to discontinue student printing and remove its Westlaw printers from the law school.  While…


Westlaw China

The Law Library has recently subscribed to Westlaw China, Westlaw's online legal database of Chinese law.  Westlaw China contains…


Westlaw Printers

As we announced earlier this school year, Westlaw will be removing its printers this summer.  We're still figuring out an exact date, but…


Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Summer Access

The last legal research classes of the semester will be held today.  While that's likely welcome news for many, it means that the next…


Reprimand for Unauthorized Westlaw Use

A lawyer licensed in Oregon and Hawaii was publicly reprimanded by the Oregon Supreme Court and the Hawaii Supreme Court for continued use…


Goodbye Westlaw Printers in 2013

Last summer we got word that beginning in the summer of 2013 Westlaw would no longer support the Westlaw printers many of our students have…


The Citator Gap

Using Shepard's or KeyCite to make sure the cases you rely upon are good law is an essential part of the research process.  These citators,…


Westlaw/Lexis Summer Access

Many of you have asked about access to Westlaw and Lexis over the summer.  Each company's rules regarding use of your student account this…


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…


1L Westlaw and Lexis Trainings

It's nice to have everyone back after our lack-of-power induced holiday on Friday and Labor day yesterday.  We hope you're getting back to…


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…


Westlaw, Lexis Summer 2011 Access

Contrary to popular belief, Westlaw and LexisNexis are not free in law school.  The Law Library pays annual subscription fees so that…


Printing on WestlawNext

The long-awaited day of printing from WestlawNext to the standalone Westlaw printers is finally here.  In any document, you can find the…


Understanding WestlawNext

By now most of you have been exposed to WestlawNext and many of you are using it frequently.  I recently wrote a short column for Student…


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…


Fastcase

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


WestlawNext

BYU Law students now have access to the next generation of Westlaw — WestlawNext.  When signing in to Westlaw, you should now have access…