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As of 5 June 2023, an authorized ID will be required to enter the Law Library after 6:00pm.

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Library News

  • Summer Access: Lexis+, Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, and MoreSummer Access: Lexis+, Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, and More
    It feels like Narnia’s endless winter outside, but summer is almost here with its opportunities for externships, internships, summer jobs, and hopefully some outdoor fun! If you are doing research over the summer for a professor, a firm, or other organization, the good news is that most of your access to research databases through the […] Read more »
  • HeinOnline Completes Indexing for All Utah Session Laws Back to 1851HeinOnline Completes Indexing for All Utah Session Laws Back to 1851
    HeinOnline has long been a valuable source of historical legal information. Over the years, Hein has digitized state session laws and state statutes that extend to pre-statehood materials whenever possible. These historical materials can be found in the following locations in HeinOnline: The Sessions Law Library contains the text of laws as they were originally […] Read more »
  • Casetext Launches New AI Legal Assistant Based on Same Technology as ChatGPTCasetext Launches New AI Legal Assistant Based on Same Technology as ChatGPT
    Casetext made a huge announcement yesterday–the release of “the first AI legal assistant” based on OpenAI’s natural language processing model. Click here to view the press release. The tool, named CoCounsel, is based on the same technology as the headline-grabbing ChatGPT. But unlike ChatGPT, CoCounsel is much better suited to legal work because it was […] Read more »
  • Understanding How Congressional Bills Are NumberedUnderstanding How Congressional Bills Are Numbered
    When locating the original text of Congressional bills, it is important to understand how Congressional bills are numbered. Each bill is assigned a number in sequential order when it is introduced into Congress. The bill is given a prefix to indicate the chamber of Congress it was introduced in. Bills introduced in the House of […] Read more »
  • Shortcuts for Creating 50-State SurveysShortcuts for Creating 50-State Surveys
    A 50-State survey is a compilation of state laws on a narrow topic gathered for the purpose of comparison. Scholars use these surveys to analyze and understand the law. Corporations use them to make business decisions such as determining where to expand or shift their operations or to ensure they are in compliance with differing […] Read more »
  • New Year, New Database: Jus Mundi for International ArbitrationNew Year, New Database: Jus Mundi for International Arbitration
    We are excited to announce the addition of a new database to our collections: Jus Mundi for international arbitration research. Jus Mundi has an extensive collection of cases for investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, international trade, public international law, and law of the sea through its partnerships with the International Chamber of Commerce, International Court of […] Read more »

Howard W. Hunter

Law Library

Howard W. Hunter (1907-1995) was the 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is the only attorney ever to have served in that role.

As an attorney, President Hunter “… was known for his integrity, precise thinking, clear communications, and sense of fairness. He was also known as a “people lawyer”.… Howard was much more concerned about seeing that people got the help they needed than that he got compensated for it.”

From The Life and Ministry of Howard W. Hunter

Portrait of Howard W Hunter
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“President Hunter has stood as a highly visible example to all of the lawyers and law students who know him or know of him — and they number in the tens of thousands. He epitomizes the practice of law in the classic style: honor, ethical conduct, courtesy, gentility, the art of making the adversarial system work while sticking to the rules, and — though I list it last, I think of it as a component of first importance — integrity.”

~ John S. Welch,
quoted in the March, 1991 issue of the Ensign