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Foreign and Int’l Law Research

While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and international law research that most students aren’t exposed to.  Foreign and international law research can be quite challenging and often frustrating if you don’t know where to go.  Luckily for us, one [...]

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Local Gov’t Law Research

While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be familiar with and know how to research.  I recently wrote a short piece for Student Lawyer magazine that attempts to introduce students to local government law and provides some tips on researching these [...]

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Hein Search Tip

I love HeinOnline.  It’s a must-have for all academic legal research.  With that said, there are still a few minor things I’ve learned to work around to make my research experience better.  One of these is the functionality of “view all matching text pages.”  Let me explain. When researchers run a search in HeinOnline’s law [...]

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Tax Research

Researching tax law can be tough.  We’re lucky enough here to have a law librarian, Dennis Sears, who is a tax research expert.  To help tax law researchers, Prof. Sears has created and maintains a Taxation Law Subject Guide that is extremely helpful.  It points researchers to a variety of print and electronic sources in [...]

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UT Supreme Court Visit

Tomorrow the Law School will host the Utah Supreme Court as they hear two cases in the Moot Court Room.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to watch the State’s highest court in action and we’re grateful that the Court comes to visit us annually. In anticipation of their visit, I thought I’d [...]

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Immigration Law & Policy

Immigration law and policy is always a hot topic in the U.S.  In order to provide additional resources for research in the area of immigration law and policy, the law library has recently subscribed to HeinOnline’s Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. library.  This database brings together many different important documents on immigration law, [...]

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Foreign & Comparative Law Collection

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law Collection on HeinOnline.  This collection features a number of works on foreign and comparative law, including American-German Private International Law, Cases and Readings on Soviet Law, and Szladits’ Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law Books: Books and Articles in English.  All [...]

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Federal Register 2.0

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of my favorite government websites – regulations.gov.  Another one of my favorites also has to do with regulations – federalregister.gov.  This government website contains an unofficial version of the daily Federal Register, but it’s so useful that I think it’s a great place to research in the [...]

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Finding Treatises on Lexis Advance

As students head out to work this summer we see fewer and fewer around the library.  But, that doesn’t mean we’re not busy helping with research.  In fact, as students start getting research assignments from their firms or other employers we start getting a lot of phone calls, emails and chats asking for help.  We’re [...]

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Summer Research Success

One week of finals down, a few more days to go.  Good luck to everyone studying hard!  Don’t forget that the Law Library has a number of great resources and services to help you finish strong. When finals are finished you’ll all be heading off to put into practice what you’ve been learning here.  Legal [...]

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