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Spotlight on Bureau of National Affairs’ U.S. Law Week Database!

Posted by Library Blog on 09/25/2009 at 12:00 AM

During the academic year, all students receive a weekly email from the Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox containing highlights from BNA’s U.S. Law Week database.  Updated weekly, BNA’s U.S. Law Week is the premier database for news about recently decided federal and state cases and activities of the federal agencies.  Also included within the database is legal news about the President and the U.S. Congress.

The U.S. Law Week’s Supreme Court Today database tracks the activities of the U.S. Supreme Court during its current term.

A notable feature of U.S. Law Week is the Circuit Splits.  Listed by subject area are recently decided cases in which two or more Circuit Courts of Appeals have reached different conclusions on the same legal issue.  This feature can be helpful when researching a topic for a paper or law review article.

For help with using the U.S. Law Week database, don’t hesitate to ask the Reference Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk.