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Alternatives to Westlaw/Lexis

My last post laid out Westlaw and Lexis policies for summer access for law students.  There may be times during the summer where you won’t qualify for student access and you may be looking for some free sources to use before jumping onto a firm’s expensive Westlaw/Lexis account.  There are a number of free/low-cost alternatives available to you and it would be [...]

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Fastcase

The Law Library has recently acquired access to Fastcase, a low-cost alternative to Westlaw and LexisNexis. As attorneys look to cut costs, legal research systems like Fastcase are becoming more popular. Currently 18 state bar associations (including nearby Nevada and Arizona) offer Fastcase as a member benefit, meaning it’s possible our students will have access [...]

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Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

In law school we focus a lot on Westlaw and LexisNexis, and with good reason. They are the leading legal research systems available. However, they also cost a lot of money– something law students can’t always grasp while in law school when the library is paying for access and you don’t have clients to bill. [...]

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Loislaw

Loislaw is a low-cost alternative to Westlaw and Lexis. While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles as those two, it does provide primary legal materials in a searchable format for a reasonable price. A number of law firms use Loislaw as a way to cut down on Westlaw/Lexis costs. In the past Wolters [...]

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Legal Research on a Budget

I recently created this guide that lists several free and low-cost legal research options. It may come in handy if you need a cheap source for legal research this summer.

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Low-Cost Legal Research For Free

As lawyers attempt to cut costs in today’s economy, free and low-cost legal research systems are becoming more and more popular. Many state bar associations have contracted with low-cost legal research vendors to provide a legal research system as a bar membership benefit. If you know where you’ll be working this summer, it would be [...]

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Fastcase iPhone App

Earlier this week Robert Ambrogi previewed the new Fastcase iPhone App. Now available for free from the App Store, the Fastcase App is the largest free law library on the iPhone. For those of you unfamiliar with Fastcase, it is a low-cost legal research system that is available to members of several Bar Associations across [...]

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Case Law For Free

I’ve blogged before about free and low-cost legal research alternatives and their growing popularity in the current economic climate (see here). Robert J. Ambrogi has recently written Get Your Free Case Law for Law Technology News in which he provides information on 10 websites that provide free case law. Law students working this summer should [...]

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Cost-Effective Westlaw, Lexis

Finals are winding down and you’re probably ready for a break. So, bookmark this page and come back to it when you’re ready – but while I’m thinking about it I want to pass on some information about cost-effective research on Westlaw and Lexis. Summer externships or jobs are when students really begin to learn [...]

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CasemakerX and 2.1

  CasemakerX is a social networking tool meant to connect law students and legal professionals. (Read more about it here.) In addition, students who register for CasemakerX get access to Casemaker 2.1. Casemaker 2.1 is a low-cost legal research system that members of the Utah State Bar get access to with their bar membership. I [...]

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