General Support and Resources:
The library provides support for a wide range of student activities
As a student, you have access to Utah Courts Xchange. Use it to look up anything in state trial courts, including traffic citations. We cannot give out the password. Please stop by the service desk on level 1 or 2 or a librarian's office for assistance logging into the database.
If you have trouble tracking down trial court records or other information from outside of Utah, contact the reference desk to see if we can assist you. We are often able to help track down contact information for courts outside the state so that you can inquire about accessing your records.
- Abigail Perdue, The All-Inclusive Guide to Judicial Clerking (2017). Level 1 Compact Shelving, KF8771 .P47 2017. https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/dtufc4/UUU_ALMA21437918790002001
- Debra Strauss, Behind the Bench: The Guide to Judicial Clerkships (2017). Level 1 Compact Shelving, KF8771 .S77 2017. https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1rn6k8i/UUU_ALMA21428176960002001
- Aliza Milner, Judicial Clerkships: Legal Methods in Motion (2011). Level 1 Compact Shelving, KF8771 .M55 2011. https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/dtufc4/UUU_ALMA21218299960002001
- Calvert Chipchase, Federal District Court Law Clerk Handbook, Level 1 Compact Shelving, KF8807 .C48 2007. https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/dtufc4/UUU_ALMA21247598740002001
- Calvert Chipchase, Federal Appellate Court Law Clerk Handbook, Level 1 Compact Shelving, KF8807 .R86 2007. https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/dtufc4/UUU_ALMA21247557290002001
- Rebecca Chochran, Judicial Externships: the Clinic Inside the Courthouse (1995). Level 1 Compact Shelving, KF8771 .C63 1995. https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/dtufc4/UUU_ALMA21259509900002001
- Federal Judicial Center, The Law Clerk Handbook: A Handbook for Law Clerks to Federal Judges (2017), (Electronic access via Library catalog). https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/1rn6k8i/UUU_ALMA51428150770002001
- Federal Judicial Center, Judicial Writing Manual: A Pocket Guide for Judges (2013), (Electronic access via Library catalog). https://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/dtufc4/UUU_ALMA51335606190002001
- Ruth C. Vance, Judicial Opinion Writing: An Annotated Bibliography, 17 Legal Writing: J 197 (2011). Freely available online: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1911948
- Gerald Lebovitz & Lucero Ramirez Hidalgo, Advice to Law Clerks: How to Draft Your First Judicial Opinion, 36 Westchester B.J. 29 (2009). Freely available online: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1439840
- Jennifer Sheppard, The “Write” Way: A Judicial Clerk’s Guide to Writing for the Court, 38 Univ. Balt. Law Rev. 73 (2008). Freely available online: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1830519
Library faculty provide assistance to students competing in moot court competitions at the request of the supervising faculty member. Services include guest lectures, creating bibliographies of relevant sources, putting materials on reserve, etc. Students may request individual assistance within the parameters authorized by the competition by contacting the reference desk.
The library provides access to Perma.cc for scholarly activities. Perma.cc helps scholars create permanent records of the web sources they cite. When a user creates a Perma.cc link, Perma.cc archives the referenced content and generates a link to an archived record of the page. Regardless of what may happen to the original source, the archived record will always be available through the Perma.cc link. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this service and to see if you are able to use this service on your project.
First-generation law students have access to a collection of publications and resources to help support their success in law school. Explore first gen student resources here.
You may submit interlibrary loan requests only for materials that are not available from any of the libraries on our campus or from other alternative sources. All interlibrary loan requests are managed by the ILLiad system which is available via the Faust Law Library’s website. Please be sure to check the library’s catalog for your item before submitting an ILL request. If an item is available from a campus library (such as Marriott) or via an electronic journal that we have access to, your ILL request will be cancelled.
You may ask for books, book chapters, articles, microfiche, conference proceedings, etc., and we will attempt to borrow the materials from other libraries. If we are successful, you will be notified by email when the item arrives. If we are not able to locate the item, we will notify you as well.
You are responsible for creating you own ILLiad account and keeping track of the materials which are lent to you. If you lose an item, you may be required to pay for its replacement cost (which can often be over $100).
Here are the steps to follow to request an item through our Interlibrary Loan service:
- Find the item on WorldCat (Hint: if you know you are looking for a book or a journal article, choose the appropriate tab). When you find your item, note the “OCLC Number”. Also be sure to have information such as the author, edition, publication date, and publisher available.
- Create an ILLIAD account or log in if you already have an account set up.
- Click the link to fill out the form for the type of item you are looking for (Article, Statute, Book) as completely as possible. Be sure to include the OCLC Number that you noted in step one. Click “Submit Request”.
It can take up to two weeks for Interlibrary Loan materials to arrive. Newspaper articles sometimes take even longer. If you are under a time constraint, you may need to explore other sources and not rely solely on Interlibrary Loan:
- Consult with a reference librarian for an alternate source.
Check with your editors for the possibility of contacting the author if the Interlibrary Loan request was unsuccessful. Other things to keep in mind:
- You can track your Interlibrary Loan requests in “View/Modify Your Outstanding Requests” after you logon to the ILLiad system for current status information.
- You can request a renewal online within one week prior to your due date in order to extend your due date. You will be notified whether your renewal is granted or denied. If the due date has passed and you still wish to renew the item, please contact a member of the ILL staff.
- Return your Interlibrary Loan items on time to the Level 1 service desk.
- Books can be picked up at the level one service desk after you have been notified of their arrival. Please be sure to sign the checkout slip when you pick up your item.
- Articles can be downloaded from the “View/Download Electronically Received Articles” section of the Main Menu in ILLiad after you have been notified of their arrival.
- Please check your University email account for notifications about the arrival of your Interlibrary Loan materials.