Author Archives: Shawn Nevers

Foreign and Int’l Law Research

While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and international law research that most students aren’t exposed to.  Foreign and international law research can be quite challenging and often frustrating if you don’t know where to go.  Luckily for us, one [...]

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Hein Search Tip Update

When customers speak, Hein listens and acts–quickly.  I recently received an email from HeinOnline’s Vice President of Production Development, Shane Marmion, addressing some of the concerns I raised in a recent blog post regarding searching in HeinOnline.  He said that Hein had tweaked their code so that the “Turn to Page #” links within “View [...]

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Local Gov’t Law Research

While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be familiar with and know how to research.  I recently wrote a short piece for Student Lawyer magazine that attempts to introduce students to local government law and provides some tips on researching these [...]

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Hein Search Tip

I love HeinOnline.  It’s a must-have for all academic legal research.  With that said, there are still a few minor things I’ve learned to work around to make my research experience better.  One of these is the functionality of “view all matching text pages.”  Let me explain. When researchers run a search in HeinOnline’s law [...]

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Tax Research

Researching tax law can be tough.  We’re lucky enough here to have a law librarian, Dennis Sears, who is a tax research expert.  To help tax law researchers, Prof. Sears has created and maintains a Taxation Law Subject Guide that is extremely helpful.  It points researchers to a variety of print and electronic sources in [...]

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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 Bloomberg is wide open, some of you may not have access to Westlaw this summer.  Some of you may also be in firms that don’t use any of the more expensive legal [...]

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Armed Conflicts Database

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Armed Conflicts Database.  This database monitors current conflicts worldwide, “focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.” Currently there are 41 armed conflicts occurring across the world.  This [...]

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Construction Update

Here are a few construction pictures from last week.

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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 Law Library Digital Collections, which debuted at the end of last summer, provides free access to a number of documents, including the complete archive of the Brigham Young University Law Review, the Journal of [...]

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Summer Construction

The interior of the Law School is undergoing construction this summer, but the law library remains open.  Our summer hours are 8am-6pm Mon.-Sat.  The entrance into the library from the East parking lot has moved slightly, but there are signs to lead you in.  Reference assistance is still available by multiple means and we’re happy [...]

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