Tag Archives: tips & advice

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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