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Law Journal Rankings 2013

The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2013.  The rankings take into account citations to journals during the last eight years, with the combined score looking at impact factor and total cites.  Much more detail on the ranking methodology is available here.  Over the last […]

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Establishment Clause Incorporation

Professor Fred Gedicks‘ latest article, Incorporation of the Establishment Clause Against the States: A Logical, Textual, and Historical Account, was recently published in the Indiana Law Journal.  For more of Professor Gedicks’ articles, take a look at his SSRN page.

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BYU Law Faculty Scholarship

A number of BYU Law faculty have posted new articles to SSRN in the last few months.  It’s been a busy spring, so I haven’t gotten around to writing about them yet.  Here’s a list of what’s new. Jim Backman Significant but Unheralded Growth of Large Externship Programs Shima Baradaran Funding Terror Rebalancing the Fourth […]

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The Importance of Legal Research

Finals are over.  The Write-on is done.  Now it’s time for summer jobs and externships to begin.  Summertime is often where students realize how important legal research is to the practice of law.  In that vein, I’ve recently written a short piece for the ABA’s Student Lawyer magazine called The Importance of Legal Research.  I […]

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Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Professor Gordon Smith has recently added his newest paper, Law and Entrepreneurial Opportunities, to SSRN.  This article was co-authored with Darian Ibrahim from the University of Wisconsin Law School and will appear in the Cornell Law Review.  

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Baradaran on Int’l Law Compliance

Professor Shima Baradaran has recently posted her newest article, Does International Law Matter?, to SSRN.  The article, which is co-authored by Michael Findley, Daniel Nielson, and J.C. Sharman, will be published in the Minnesota Law Review this year.  The article and its accompanying study was recently mentioned in a recent BYU News story. For more […]

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Law Journal Rankings

The Washington & Lee Law Library has recently updated its Law Journal Rankings to include data from 2012.  The rankings take into account citations to journals during the last eight years, with the combined score looking at impact factor and total cites.  Much more detail on the ranking methodology is available here.  Over the last […]

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Litigation Practice Materials

When you think about legal research, it’s likely things like cases, statutes, and regulations come to mind.  That’s good because that’s what we focus on in a basic legal research course in law school.  Beyond those basics, however, there’s much more to legal research.  If you want to be a litigator, for example, there are […]

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Nielson on Death of Law Clerk Hiring Plan

Professor Aaron Nielson, our newest professor, has recently published an op-ed in the National Law Journal discussing the D.C. Circuit’s recent announcement that they will no longer follow the Federal Judges Law Clerk Hiring Plan.  The Volokh Conspiracy quotes a good chunk of Nielson’s piece in a post by Ilya Somin on the topic.

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Preston on Infancy Doctrine

Professor Cheryl Preston and co-author Brandon Crowther have posted their latest article, Minor Restrictions: Adolescence Across Legal Disciplines, the Infancy Doctrine, and the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment, on SSRN.  The article examines the adoption of a minority rule in the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment that requires minors who avoid […]

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