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Keywords – March 3, 2022

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back to Keywords, your weekly moment of Zen brought to you in newsletter form by your favorite Law Library. While these times may be finding new ways to unprecedent themselves, you can depend on us to follow our own precedent by providing the legal research tips you need whenever you’re positively bedeviled with law school, etc. And by whenever, we really mean once a week. Read on for the latest law library tips.

Put the Judge in Judgments

Do you remember eight years or so ago (no – what is time?), back to before you were dealing with law school things (hahaha that time does not exist), when one of life’s biggest questions was about the unknown utterances of the Vulpes? Well, we may never know what the fox says. However, now that you’re in law school, you can find out what has been said not only about the Honorable Bruce I. Fox, for instance, but also any other federal judge. (Which is basically the next best thing. Because law school.) So, if you’re prepping for an upcoming interview with a judge, don’t slack – use the Almanac… of the Federal Judiciary.

Go The (Research) Distance

We know that law students are never satisfied with doing the bare maximum. That’s why we have stacks on stacks on stacks to help you level up your legal research game. If you want to do some extra judge sleuthing, you can research federal and many state judges using Litigation Analytics in Westlaw, Lexis+, and Bloomberg Law. Email us at if you need help with your account.

Don’t Miss Our Workshop

Got plans at 12:20pm next Thursday, March 10? If your answer is, “Obviously, I’ll be gleaning the nuggets of wisdom nestled within the delightfully entertaining and wonderfully informative law library newsletter.”, then congratulations you win. However, may we suggest you switch up your routine a bit and really level up your legal research game by attending our upcoming workshop with the delightfully entertaining and wonderfully informative Alison Shea? Alison will be covering our stellar collection of international and foreign legal research resources, including our latest electronic additions. We promise you – you won’t want to miss it!


We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, continue to wear your mask, explore our online legal resources, and send your legal research questions to    

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