Author Archives: Shawn Nevers

Treatises on Lexis

Often one of the best places to start legal research is with a legal treatise.  This is especially true for law students who have less experience in the law and need to get a good overview of the area of … Continue reading

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Summer Research Access

One of the questions we often get from students is whether they can access resources like Westlaw and Lexis during their jobs and externships over the summer.  The answer depends on the restrictions set by each vendor. Westlaw – Westlaw … Continue reading

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Summer Help

Finals are almost over and students will be heading out for jobs and externships over the summer.  We want students to know that the law library is still here to help as you begin researching this summer.  Our reference desk … Continue reading

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Construction Litigation Jury Instructions

BYU Law alum Melissa A. Beutler (’05) is the co-editor of the recently released 2nd Edition of the ABA’s Model Jury Instructions: Construction Litigation.  The second edition substantially  updates the first, which was published in 2001, providing construction litigators with … Continue reading

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Finals Help

We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams … Continue reading

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Study Guides Collection

The Law Library has a number of useful study guides available in the Reserve Library.  We recently brought all the study guides together into one location on the first range of books (R:1) in the Reserve Library.  Hopefully this will … Continue reading

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Explore Content – Lexis Advance

Yesterday Lexis Advance released its Explore Content feature which allows researchers to browse sources by subject or by jurisdiction.  This is something I have been waiting on for a while as it allows a researcher to drill down to the … Continue reading

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Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

Law students looking to apply for federal clerkships will want to be aware of the library’s subscription to the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary.  Now available electronically, the Almanac provides biographical information for all federal judges, as well as information … Continue reading

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Finals Help

We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams … Continue reading

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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 Legal Research class that will be taught Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-4:50.  The other is a Federal Tax … Continue reading

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