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Staying Current

Resources for keeping up with new legal developments.

Bloomberg BNA Law Reports

BNA Law Reports cover developments—including litigation, legislation, and regulations—in many different practice areas.

Available in Bloomberg Law and BNA website (linked from law library's homepage) (UW Law only).

Set up email BNA Law Report notifications from Bloomberg Law: screen snip showing Bloomberg BNA screen

 

 

Caution: Resources change! (Caution sign)Bloomberg Law is in the process (in 2018) of restructuring its legal news.

BNA Law Reports are being combined into broader "news channels." For example, Health Care Daily, Health Care Fraud Report, Health Care Policy Report, Health Insurance Report, Health IT Law & Industry Report, Health Law Reporter, and Medicare Report have all moved to Health Law & Business News.

As it makes the transitions, Bloomberg Law shifts subscriptions. But if you're used to searching or browsing one of the old BNA Law Reports—or if you're trying to subscribe to one that you've heard of but haven't used—it might not be there. A list of the migrations (as of summer 2018) is here.

Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law offers legal news grouped by topic. As of Oct. 1, 2018, these "news channels" include:

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Benefits & Executive Comp
  • Class Action
  • Construction Labor
  • Corporate Law
  • Daily Labor Report
  • Daily Tax Report
  • Daily Tax Report - International
  • Daily Tax Report - State
  • E-Discovery & Legal Tech
  • Environment & Energy
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Federal Contracting
  • Financial Accounting News
  • Health Law & Business
  • IP Law
  • International Trade
  • Mergers & Antitrust
  • Occupational Safety
  • Payroll News
  • Parma & Life Sciences
  • Privacy & Data Security News
  • Product Liability & Toxics Law
  • Securities Law
  • Tech & Telecom Law
  • Transfer Pricing Report
  • US Law Week
  • White Collar & Criminal Law

Sometimes, these carry over the name of a BNA Law Report (e.g., Daily Tax Report). More often, they combine two or more of the BNA Law Reports (e.g., White Collar & Criminal Law News picks up what used to be covered by Criminal Law Reporter and by White Collar Crime Report).

You can subscribe to any of the news channels to get updates via email. In most of them, you can also personalize your updates by selecting topics you want to see. For example, in White Collar & Criminal Law News, you could choose to see Search & Seizure stories, but not stories about Firearm Crime.

Bloomberg Law screen snip - News & Regulatory AlertsYou can find Bloomberg Law news channels by going to a relevant Practice Center. For example, the Environmental & Safety Practice Center includes a box listing News & Regulatory Alerts, such as Environment & Energy News.  The box also has a link to Manage Email Notifications.

Bloomberg Law Trackers

Bloomberg Trackers

Several "Trackers" on Bloomberg Law present news about different fields, such as IP and labor. Supreme Court Today covers (you guessed it) the Supreme Court. IP and tech issues.

You can generally use filters to slice the information you want to follow. For instance, within Fair Labor Standards Act cases, you could track cases involving childcare workers. Within Supreme Court Today, you could follow review-granted (under Event Type) in criminal law cases (Primary Topic).

Unfortunately, you can't set up alerts for Trackers (as of September 2018), but you can save them to a Workspace to make it easy to check back on them.

Law 360

Law 360 logoLaw 360 is a news service owned by LexisNexis. UW users can visit the free-standing site and browse or subscribe to e-newsletters on dozens of topics. Within Lexis Advance, you can get to Law 360 from the white square logo in the upper left corner of the screen.

Law.com Briefings

Law.com (the publisher of National Law Journal and many other legal newspapers as well as online content) offers e-newsletters on different topics. You can subscribe with your Lexis ID. (Trial access continues through Fall 2018.)

Law.com Briefings

Title Topic
Ahead of the Curve Law schools
Compliance Hot Spots Compliance and regulation
Critical Mass Class actions and mass torts
Higher Law Cannabis law
Inside Track In-house practice
Labor of Law Labor and employment law
The Law Firm Disrupted Law firm management
Skilled in the Art "Everything IP"
Trump Watch "the Trump administration and its imprint on the law"
What's Next? "emerging technologies like AI and facial recognition that promise to revolutionize business, life and the practice of law"

 

Other Legal Newsletters

A variety of legal newsletters are available on LexisNexis and Westlaw. For example:

LexisNexis

  • Bender's Immigration Bulletin
  • Mealey's Daily News Update: IP/Tech
  • Securities Litigation Alert

To find legal newsletters in LexisNexis, browse Sources and choose Legal News, or go to your subject area and look for legal news.

Westlaw

  • Cyberspace Lawyer
  • Health Law Daily (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Search & Seizure Bulletin

To find legal newsletters in WestlawNext, choose Secondary Sources, then Legal Newspapers & Newsletters, or go to your subject area and look under secondary sources for newsletters.