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Paper Topics

Welcome back!  It’s a new year and a fresh start.  I had a question at the reference desk yesterday about where to look for topics for research papers.  This is a great question that many of you may have to … Continue reading

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Winter Semester Classes

As you arrange your schedule for Winter semester, keep in mind that there are some great classes to help you expand your research skills and to learn more about law librarianship.  These classes are all taught by our full-time law … Continue reading

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The Importance of Legal Research

Finals are over.  The Write-on is done.  Now it’s time for summer jobs and externships to begin.  Summertime is often where students realize how important legal research is to the practice of law.  In that vein, I’ve recently written a … Continue reading

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Subject Guides

The Law Library provides a lot of information, both print and electronic.  At times the amount of information can be overwhelming and it may be difficult to know where to start.  One of the best places to start is with … Continue reading

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Executive Privilege and CRS Reports

Executive privilege has been in the news lately as President Obama has asserted it for the first time in his presidency.  The Wall Street Journal recently published a list of executive privilege assertions over the past 50 years.  As a law … Continue reading

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Where to Start Researching?

One of the common questions you’ll face when receiving a new legal research assignment is “Where should I start?”  There’s a number of places that work as a good starting place, but one of the best is a legal treatise.  … Continue reading

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Researching Municipal Law

One area of law that we generally don’t have much time to cover in our first year legal research classes is local legislation.  Municipal ordinances govern much of what we do on an everyday basis–from parking to pets to zoning–and … Continue reading

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Zotero for Research Management

Many students are getting into the thick of writing research papers about this time of year.  If you’re looking for a way to organize your research, you may want to consider Zotero.  Zotero is a free tool that allows you … Continue reading

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Legal Research for Students

One of the things I love most about my job as a law librarian is trying to find ways to get students interested in legal research.  I’m not going to lie–it’s not always easy!  But, legal research is important to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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