Using Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge to Research Judges and Attorneys
October 19, 2020
In order to, successfully, engage in litigation practice, it is often helpful to evaluate the histories and past actions of the judges and the attorneys who are associated with particular cases. Bloomberg Law, Lexis+, and Westlaw Edge are subscription databases that provide useful tools that can be used to research judges and attorneys. The following is information about those platforms.
Do You Have a Research Plan?
October 12, 2020
Before beginning a legal research project, it is always important to have a plan which will allow the researcher to be more effective and efficient in their search. This efficiency saves time and money, two important things when it comes to legal research.
Access to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times
October 5, 2020
As a Cumberland School of Law student, you have access to The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Learn how to access them here.
Finding State Law Beyond the Statutory: Administrative Codes
September 28, 2020
When looking for the written law of a particular state, a typical first stop will likely be to that state’s statutory code (such as the Code of Alabama 1975). The next step likely will be to find interpretations of that statute in the state’s reported decisions...
Researching Local Legislation in Alabama
September 21, 2020
Searching for laws pertaining to local municipalities and counties is not a type of legal research routinely performed by law students. This article will provide a basic introduction to the resources commonly used for research of laws pertaining to local municipalities and counties passed by the legislature as well as ordinances created by the municipalities themselves.
Civil Rights Legal Materials & News on Westlaw: Free Resource
September 14, 2020
Westlaw has just launched Civil Rights Legal Materials & News, a free web resource dedicated to providing an overview of civil rights topics.
Developing a Law School Success Strategy: Library Resources to Help You on Your Journey
September 7, 2020
We're now a few weeks into the Fall semester and students are beginning to figure out the routines that work best for them. For students who want to better understand how to develop strategies for law school success, information can be found within the law library’s collections. The following are just a few of the titles that can be consulted.