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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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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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Inns of Court Info. Meeting

Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court will be at the law school on Thursday, April 4 at noon in room 306 to talk about the American Inns of Court and to answer any questions.  All students are invited to attend.  The American Inns of Court program is a great opportunity for students [...]

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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 Circuit and I wanted to follow up on some of the things he mentioned as [...]

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Utah Recodifications

From to time to time the Utah legislature reorganizes and renumbers certain titles in the Utah Code.  This process is known as recodification.  It’s ultimate goal is to increase clarity and usability in a code title.  However, recodification often throws researchers for a loop when a familiar code section is now found somewhere else.  For [...]

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Utah State Courts Forms

As a law student it’s likely that you’ve already had friends or relatives ask you for legal help.  It can be an awkward situation since you’re not yet a lawyer and can’t give legal advice.  It’s always good to be aware of some self-help resources you can direct them to so that they can get [...]

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Mandatory e-Filing in Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Judicial Council recently approved a new rule that requires mandatory electronic filing in all Utah state civil cases beginning April 1, 2013.  The new rule, Rule 4-503 of the Code of Judicial Administration, also requires electronic filing in probate cases beginning on July 1, 2013.  Mandatory e-filing [...]

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Utah Bar Journal as eBook

The Utah Bar Journal is an important resource for Utah attorneys to keep up to date with changes in Utah law and stay informed of activities and happenings in the local Bar.  Students looking to practice in Utah should take a look at the Utah Bar Journal and see what it has to offer.  Most [...]

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Need a Paper Topic?

Finding a good topic to write about can often be a frustrating part of the writing process.  To help, the Litigation Section of the Utah Bar has developed a topic bank where members of the bar supply possible paper topics that can be claimed by students.  The topic bank’s FAQs explain the reason for the [...]

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Safety Inspection and Free Utah Code

Every time I receive my car registration renewal in the mail I have two thoughts.  First, “has it really been a whole year already.”  And second, “Please don’t make me do Safety and Emissions inspections again.”  We got a “new” car last year so I checked out the DMV website to see if I needed [...]

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