Category Archives: Law Library News

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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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 Help

The Write-On is winding down and externships and jobs will soon be starting up.  Just because you’ll be gone for the summer doesn’t mean the library will abandon you.  This is the time for you to put those legal research skills into practice and we’re here to help if you need us.  The reference desk [...]

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Get Ready for Finals

It’s hard to believe finals are already here.  As always, the library has a number of resources and services to help you get ready for finals. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams for BYU Law professors and courses.  These sample exams are available electronically and can be null or [...]

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New York Times Access

BYU Law students and faculty can wave goodbye to the 10 article monthly limit on the New York Times website.  The Law Library has recently entered into an agreement to provide unlimited access to nytimes.com for students, faculty, and staff.  The agreement also provides access to the NY Times smartphone apps. A recent New York [...]

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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 three volumes of Life in the Law “contain prized collections of exceptional essays by thoughtful men and women who have examined things that matter most in both their professional and private lives. [...]

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National Law Journal

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the electronic version of the National Law Journal, a legal news source.  The National Law Journal is a great place to stay current on what’s going on in the law and in legal education.  BYU Law students and faculty can get access to the National Law Journal by [...]

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Journal of Public Law Archive

The Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law and the Howard W. Hunter Law Library have recently partnered to provide full-text access to all issues of the Journal back to its inception in 1986.  Issues can be browsed by date allowing users to see the most recent issue in 2013, the first issue in 1986, [...]

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BYU Law Alum to Clerk for SCOTUS

The BYU Law School website recently ran an interview with BYU Law School alum Robert Stander (’11) announcing his clerkship with Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court during October term 2014.  Congratulations to Robert!  A Supreme Court clerkship is an incredibly prestigious and coveted position in the legal field and we’re excited [...]

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vLex for Foreign Law

Each year a number of our students do research on the laws of foreign countries.  Finding these laws can be challenging, especially if you don’t speak the language.  To help, we’re always looking to expand our access to foreign law and have recently subscribed to a new database that does just that.  vLex is a great [...]

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