Off-Campus Access to Library Materials

One of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Library is how to access electronic resources from off-campus. Aside from the databases that require your own personal login (like Westlaw and Lexis), you can get direct access to University Community databases (like Heinonline or Factiva) by logging into the campus VPN here: […]

Library awarded LSTA grant

July 16, 2014 – The S.J. Quinney College of Law Library was awarded a $45,181 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to digitize Utah Supreme Court briefs. Brief project description Utah Supreme Court Briefs Digitization – The print versions of Utah Supreme Court briefs reside in incomplete sets at three different libraries. Lawyers and legal educators would […]

Bernstein Elected to Serve as Member-at-Large for LIPA

Melissa Bernstein, Library Director and Professor of Law, at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was elected to serve as Member-at-Large for the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, LIPA, for a two year term (2014-2016). LIPA is a non-profit consortium of academic, federal, state and public law libraries working on projects to preserve […]

2014 Prepare to Practice

The View From My Chair – What I expect from a Law Clerk or Associate S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom This event is open to students and recent graduates. “Prepare to Practice was one of the most useful events for me personally that the law school has offered.  We were given a […]

Judge Nuffer’s Materials from “A View From My Chair” Event

Judge David Nuffer, who participated in the 2014 Prepare to Practice Event’s “The View from My Chair” panel, is sharing the following items with students here at the law school: Creating_A_Really_Accessible_Document and Best Practices in PDF Reading and Annotation. For more of Judge Nuffer’s Continuing Legal Education Materials, see this link.

Sunshine Week – March 16-22

Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, nonprofits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know. It will occur over spring break – March 16-22. For more information, go to

Free ebooks through

You are probably familiar with Cali lessons but did you know that CALI also offers free ebooks on a number of subjects, including Civil Procedure, Estates and Trusts, Basic Income Tax, Property, Contracts, among others. The Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure and Bankruptcy Procedure are also available. These books are downloadable in PDF or Word Format and can be downloaded to your mobile device. To access, go to, log on, and press the Free Ebooks button. If you haven’t used Cali before, instructions are given on the main page on how to register.

Study Tool for Finals – CALI Lessons

Law students – as you prepare for finals don’t forget that you can use the interactive CALI lessons to test your knowledge of a topic. CALI lessons are written and edited by law faculty and librarians from around the country. There are over 900 lessons in 35 legal subjects. A lesson can be set up in any number of formats – multiple choice, short answer, multiple select and as you work through the lesson you receive immediate feedback. To access the CALI lessons, go to, and register to create your own username and password. Through a partnership with Westlaw, subject specific CALI lessons are also linked to TWEN courses. if you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Darais,, in the law library. Good luck with finals!

College of Law Exam Reserve

As you prepare for finals, please be aware that the library maintains an exam reserve allowing access to past exams given at the College of Law. To access the exams, select Exam Reserve under Quick Links on the library’s web page. The exams are password protected. If you do not know the password, you can ask for it at the library circulation desk. Not all professors post old exams online but many do so please check it out!

Knowledge Mosaic

The Law Library now has access to Knowledge Mosaic, a subscription-based website and news service focusing on heavily regulated industries, including securities, communications, finance, commerce, and trade. Knowledge Mosaic enables you to search SEC filings, federal laws and regulations, extensive federal agency rulemaking materials, and commentary provided from nearly 100,000 law firm memos. Knowledge Mosaic offers several news emails – most delivered daily – as well as customizable alerting on most of the primary data and guidance materials available on the research platform. It is particularly useful for transactional, securities, and federal agency research. You can access Knowledge Mosaic from the A-Z Database list available on our website: