The Westlaw Academic team brings articles relevant to the law school experience.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 10b: Hauled into federal court with personal jurisdiction

Oct 3, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

For a court’s judgment to be enforceable, it must be able to exercise personal jurisdiction against the party against whom enforcement is sought.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 10a: Federal subject-matter jurisdiction, the doors into federal court

Oct 2, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The establishment of subject-matter jurisdiction is necessary for federal courts to hear a case. In other words, it is the “door” into federal court.

Finding historical versions of statutes

Sep 27, 2013 By: David Hollins

WestlawNext makes searching for prior versions of statutes and regulations extremely easy.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 9b: What does the Commerce Clause mean today?

Sep 26, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

In the past 18 years, the Supreme Court’s views on the Commerce Clause have shifted radically, making it difficult to ascertain the full scope of the provision.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 9a: The Commerce Clause, and how we got there

Sep 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Commerce Clause is one of Congress most significant — and most controversial — powers under the Constitution. Courts have read the clause differently throughout history.

Reflections of a 3L

Sep 25, 2013 By: Katherine May

To all my classmates that are in a rush to get out the door—this applies to 2Ls and 3Ls alike—I urge you to stop and smell the roses this year.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 8: Rule 12(b)(6)’s “failure to state a claim”

Sep 19, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

FRCP Rule 12(b)(6) is one of the most important topics in civil procedure, and one of the most discussed on exams.

Tips for Moot Court Tryouts: Oral Argument Do’s and Don’ts

Sep 16, 2013 By: Jenny Weigel

In order to avoid becoming a poor advocates (or something equally bad), here are a few do’s and don’ts for your oral arguments.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 7b: Exceptions to the parol evidence rule

Sep 12, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

The parol evidence rule does exclude much evidence from contract disputes in court, but there are a large number of exceptions to the rule.

Tackling the most important topics of law school, Part 7a: The parol evidence rule

Sep 11, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

(Editor’s note: Over the next ten weeks, we’ll be covering some of the most prominent legal concepts taught in law school to help students

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