Author Archives: Shawn Nevers

Y Mountain and the Law

A bill that allows the sale of land near the Y to BYU passed Congress recently and is now headed to the President’s desk. Congress Passes Bill that Allows BYU to Purchase Y Mountain

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Finals Time

Believe it or not, December is here.  That means finals are right around the corner.  We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less stressful. Sample Exams – The Law Library has a number of sample exams […]

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American Law Institute Library

The Restatement of Torts was a prominent part of one of the oral arguments when the Utah Supreme Court visited the Law School a few weeks ago.  Restatements are influential secondary sources that are painstakingly created by the American Law Institute.  (For a brief primer see here.) The Law Library recently subscribed to HeinOnline’s American […]

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HeinOnline Alumni Access

Earlier this year the BYU Law Library entered into an agreement to provide BYU Law Alums with access to HeinOnline’s law journal database. This database contains PDF versions of over 1,900 law reviews and journals, with coverage of each beginning with the first issue published.  While the majority of our online resources are restricted to […]

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Rex Lee and Oyez

Attendees of the Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition Finals were encouraged  to listen to the Supreme Court oral arguments of great Supreme Court advocates like Rex Lee, Paul Clement, and Seth Waxman to help develop their advocacy skills.  Supreme Court oral argument audio can be found on the Supreme Court’s website back to 2010, […]

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XChange

The Law School is lucky to have had the Utah Supreme Court with us this morning to hear arguments in two cases.  In the first case one of the attorneys referenced XChange and I wanted to make sure our students were familiar with this resource.  XChange is a repository of district court and justice court […]

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World Treaty Library

The Law Library is pleased to announce the latest addition to our electronic collection, HeinOnline’s World Treaty Library.  This new library allows users to search across all the major treaties in the world in one place.  Treaties in this library cover from 1648 to the present and can be searched by keyword, title, countries, full […]

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New York Times Access

Earlier this year the Law Library entered into an agreement with the New York Times to provide its faculty, staff, and students with access to the New York Times website and smartphone app.  That means the BYU Law community can avoid the 10 article monthly limit that applies to most users and get access to […]

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Key Numbers in WestlawNext

When WestlawNext originally launched a number of years ago, I found it interesting that Topics and Key Numbers were less visible than they had been in Westlaw Classic.  It’s not that Topics and Key Numbers were gone–in fact, I would say they play an even greater role in WestlawNext because of their incorporation into the […]

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Happy Constitution Day!

September 17 is Constitution Day, a day we celebrate the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.  As a researcher, I’m drawn to thinking about the history and the sources surrounding important documents like the Constitution.  If you’re ever interested in examining these sources, you’re in luck.  The Law Library houses a […]

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