Category Archives: Law Library News

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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Legal Info. Overload

Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days – legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be overwhelming, especially for new researchers.  While the abundance of legal information isn’t going away, researchers can develop skills and techniques to effectively deal with this problem.  To assist, I recently wrote a legal research column […]

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New Classrooms

As many of you know, the library’s room 275/76 was one of several areas under construction this summer.  Room 275/76 was originally the library’s computer lab, but as laptops become common the space was better used as a classroom.  Over the last several years, 275/76 has functioned as a classroom despite still being set up […]

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Welcome, Class of 2017!

The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2017 to the law school!  We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that we’re here to help you throughout your legal education.  In addition to the study carrels and the books you see around you, the law library has many […]

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New Library Website

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our new website!  A lot of hard work has gone into the new design, especially by our webmaster Laurie Urquiaga.  Please test it out and let us know if there’s anything you find that isn’t working.  While most of the content on the page has remained the […]

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Goodbye, Galen

Tomorrow we say goodbye to our wonderful faculty services librarian, Galen Fletcher. Galen has been a fantastic colleague and someone whom our faculty, students, and all of us in the library have come to rely on for research and library support. Galen has worked in our library since 1997, first as our government documents librarian […]

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Armed Conflicts Database

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Armed Conflicts Database.  This database monitors current conflicts worldwide, “focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.” Currently there are 41 armed conflicts occurring across the world.  This […]

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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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Summer Help

The Write-On is winding down and externships and jobs will soon be starting up.  Just because you’ll be gone for the summer doesn’t mean the library will abandon you.  This is the time for you to put those legal research skills into practice and we’re here to help if you need us.  The reference desk […]

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