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UT Supreme Court Visit

Tomorrow the Law School will host the Utah Supreme Court as they hear two cases in the Moot Court Room.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to watch the State’s highest court in action and we’re grateful that the Court comes to visit us annually. In anticipation of their visit, I thought I’d [...]

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Immigration Law & Policy

Immigration law and policy is always a hot topic in the U.S.  In order to provide additional resources for research in the area of immigration law and policy, the law library has recently subscribed to HeinOnline’s Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. library.  This database brings together many different important documents on immigration law, [...]

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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 Law, and Szladits’ Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law Books: Books and Articles in English.  All [...]

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Federal Register 2.0

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of my favorite government websites – regulations.gov.  Another one of my favorites also has to do with regulations – federalregister.gov.  This government website contains an unofficial version of the daily Federal Register, but it’s so useful that I think it’s a great place to research in the [...]

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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 we start getting a lot of phone calls, emails and chats asking for help.  We’re [...]

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Summer Research Success

One week of finals down, a few more days to go.  Good luck to everyone studying hard!  Don’t forget that the Law Library has a number of great resources and services to help you finish strong. When finals are finished you’ll all be heading off to put into practice what you’ve been learning here.  Legal [...]

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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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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 number of daily and weekly reports on cutting edge topics in a variety of areas [...]

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Unpublished Hearings

The word “unpublished” can often be misleading in today’s legal research environment.  These days documents that are “unpublished” are now often published even though we still call them “unpublished.”  Confusing, I know.  Take for example, unpublished hearings from Congress.  Hearings can be a useful tool when conducting legislative history research.  However, not all hearings are [...]

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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 the future, we can give you some help if you’re looking historically at Supreme Court [...]

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