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Summer Clerks Research Guide

Strategies and research tips for working law students

Research Guide for Legal News Online and In Print

Tip: Stay up to date on legal news that is relevant to you — and to your future employer.

Best Bets for Legal News Online

Get email newsletters from reputable legal publishers. These sources provide more detail about the law and better legal analysis than less specialized sources. Usually email updates give you a headline and an introduction, and you click into an article if you want to read more.

How Do I Create a Customized Search Alert?

Do you need to create a customized alert for your research topic? Instructions for creating alerts in each of the major databases are below:

California Legal News - The Daily Journal

The Daily Journal tends to have the strongest coverage of Southern California legal news, while The Recorder has stronger coverage of Northern California legal news. The Daily Journal does not offer institutional digital subscriptions, so the Legal Research Center only has it in print and that is likely to be the case in your summer office as well. Note that The Recorder is available online through (above) or through your Lexis account.

General News and Further Research

For More Information...

For further insight on legal news and researching law-related current events, see the University of Washington Gallagher Law Library's comprehensive guide linked below: