Tag Archives: e-resources

Foreign & Comparative Law Collection

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law Collection on HeinOnline.  This collection features a number of works on foreign and comparative law, including American-German Private International Law, Cases and Readings on Soviet … Continue reading

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Opposition to Working Late

A few weeks ago I was doing some legislative history research in the 1868 Congressional Globe – the precursor to today’s Congressional Record – and ran across this little exchange, which I found amusing.  I guess several members felt like … Continue reading

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Westlaw China

The Law Library has recently subscribed to Westlaw China, Westlaw’s online legal database of Chinese law.  Westlaw China contains comprehensive laws, regulations, and cases, as well as selected model contracts and legal journals.  Westlaw China also offers subject-based searching through … Continue reading

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Finding Treatises on Lexis Advance

As students head out to work this summer we see fewer and fewer around the library.  But, that doesn’t mean we’re not busy helping with research.  In fact, as students start getting research assignments from their firms or other employers … Continue reading

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Researching Foreign Law

Every year a number of our students head out to do externships in foreign countries.  This is a great opportunity to learn about a different legal system and to get the chance to live and work overseas.  One question I … Continue reading

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Judge Matheson’s Visit

BYU Law was pleased to host Judge Scott Matheson, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit yesterday as its Jurist in Residence.  His noon address gave us some insight into his work on the 10th … Continue reading

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U.S. Statistics

If you’re looking for statistics from the United States the Statistical Abstract has always been a great place to go.  Since 1878 the Statistical Abstract was published annually by the government and contained a variety of social, political, and economic … Continue reading

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Job Search Help

The Law Library provides its students with a number of resources to help with your job search.  Many of these resources are legal directories that provide contact information for legal employers, particularly courts and other governmental bodies.  We have recently … Continue reading

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Picking Paper Topics

About this time of year we begin getting requests for help developing topics for papers.  While we have several different resources that can be helpful, one that I like to show first is BNA.  BNA (now Bloomberg BNA) produces a … Continue reading

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History of SCOTUS Nominations

Nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States are always a hot topic – especially in law school.  With President Obama’s reelection and the recent inauguration, the topic of potential SCOTUS picks is always lurking.  While we can’t predict … Continue reading

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