We value quality news here at the Law Library. For that reason, we provide law students with digital access to a variety of general newspapers and legal news sources. Keeping up with the news makes you better informed, which makes you better in a lot of other areas of your life–a better networker, a better job candidate, a better citizen, and a better conversationalist during commercial breaks at BYU football games. I know you have a lot on your plate, and I don’t want you to clutter up your email box or try to read everything under the sun. But choosing one newspaper and following it regularly–even just reading the headlines–will pay dividends.

Today I’m focusing on our general news sources. We provide personal, digital accounts to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. We also provide access to The Washington Post via a special URL, with personal accounts coming at the end of this year. Here’s how to set up your account:

  • The New York Times. You should have received an email from the New York Times on Wednesday, October 6th, with information about how to set up your account. If you can’t find the email, set up your account by going to nytimes.com, click on the blue “LOG IN” button in the upper-right of the page, and enter your original law school email address (NetID@law.byu.edu). Then click “Forgot password?” and follow the instructions to reset your password.
  • The Wall Street Journal. Go to http://wsj.com/BYULaw to register for an account using your law school email address.
  • The Financial Times. The premier global newspaper focused on international events and finance, and they are especially regarded for their coverage of mergers and acquisitions. Go to  https://join.ft.com/8aca1bf6-5b30-42f8-9bd2-5448ae545d41 and register with your law school email.
  • The Washington Post. You must access it using this URL: https://login.byulaw.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.washingtonpost.com. You will see some pop-up ads. We plan on adding an option to create individual user accounts at the end of the year.

Contact Iantha Haight with questions.