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Staying Current

Resources for keeping up with new legal developments.

Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law News covers developments—including litigation, legislation, and regulations—in many different practice areas. (Experienced researchers may remember the predecessor products, BNA Law Reports. After Bloomberg Law acquired the Bureau of National Affairs, it reorganized the publications, but kept BNA's experienced legal journalists.)

When you are viewing any of Bloomberg's "news channels," you have options to set that news page as your home screen, to make it one of your favorites, or to subscribe.

Bloomberg Law News snip showing options to set as home or favorite or subscribe

 As of Nov. 16, 2020, these "news channels" include:

Antitrust    

Banking

Federal Contracting Private Equity
Bankruptcy Law Financial Accounting Product Liability & Toxics Law
Benefits & Executive Comp Health Law & Business Securities
Business & Practice Human Resources (HR) Social Justice & Diversity
Cannabis Immigration Tech & Telecom Law
Capital Markets In-House Counsel The PFAS Project
Class Action Insurance Transfer Pricing
Construction Labor International Trade US Law Week
Coronavirus IP Law White Collar & Criminal Law
Corporate Governance Legal Ethics  
Daily Labor Report Mergers & Acquisitions  
Daily Tax Report Occupational Safety  
Daily Tax Report: International Payroll News  
Daily Tax Report: State    
E-Discovery & Legal Tech Pharma & Life Sciences  
Environment & Energy Privacy & Data Security News  

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.

Bloomberg often runs one story in multiple news channels, since news stories cross subject divides.

How do you get to the Bloomberg Law News channels?

  • Bloomberg Law's home page features a box headed "Popular Links." It includes links to Bloomberg Law News and Subscribe to Newsletters.
    Bloomberg Law snip showing links to newsletters
  • You can also go to a relevant Practice Center. For example, the Labor & Employment Practice Center includes a box listing News & Analysis, such as Daily Labor Report and Construction Labor News.
  • Or from the Browse menu, choose News & Analysis and then Bloomberg Law News.

Bloomberg Law Trackers

Bloomberg Trackers

About 50 "Trackers" on Bloomberg Law present news about different fields, such as IP and labor. Supreme Court Today covers (you guessed it) the Supreme Court.

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).

You can set up alerts to follow topics.

Cheetah (Wolters Kluwer)

Cheetah is a platform for treatises (e.g., The Law of Lawyering, Administrative Law Treatise) and other publications (e.g., Standard Federal Tax Reporter) published by Wolters Kluwer. For access, use Husky OnNet.

The Gallagher Law Library subscribes to selected works within Cheetah. You might find that your law firm library or another law school library has a different selection.

For current awareness tools, click News in the upper right corner of the home screen. Options are Dailies, Newsletters, and Treatise Updates. Most of the newsletters in our package are in tax.

Law 360

Law 360 logoLaw 360 is a news service owned by LexisNexis. UW Law has a license for on-campus access.

If you have a Lexis account, you can also can get to Law 360 from the white square logo in the upper left corner of the screen. The first time you do this, the system will send an email message to the address tied to your Lexis account; once you confirm, you should have access to Law 360. (Updated March 19, 2020.)

There are about 60 "sections" that you can browse or subscribe to:

Access to Justice

Aerospace & Defense

Appellate

Asset Management

Banking

Bankruptcy

Benefits

California

Capital Markets

Class Action

Commercial Contracts

Competition

Corporate Crime & Compliance UK

Compliance

Construction

Consumer Protection

Corporate

Cybersecurity & Privacy

Delaware

Employment

Energy

Environmental

Financial Services UK

Fintech

Florida

Food & Beverage

Government Contracts

Health

Hospitality

Illinois

Immigration

Insurance

Insurance UK

Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

International Trade

Legal Ethics

Legal Industry

Life Sciences

Massachusetts

Media & Entertainment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Native American

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Person Injury & Medical Malpractice

Private Equity

Product Liability

Project Finance

Public Policy

Real Estate

Retail & E-Commerce

Securities

Sports & Betting

Tax

Technology

Telecommunications

Texas

Transportation

Trials

White Collar

(List as of Aug. 13, 2019)

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.

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"

 

Legal Street

Westlaw Today

Westlaw Today has newsletters on about 30 topics:

Appellate Data Privacy Insurance Law Public Policy
Bankruptcy Employment Intellectual Property Securities Enforcement & Litigation
Capital Markets Energy Legal Industry Tax
Civil Rights Environment Legal Innovation Voting Rights & Elections
Class Actions & Multi-District Litigation Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Litigation White Collar Crime
Corporate Counsel Finance & Banking Mergers & Acquisitions  
Corporate Governance Health Law On the Move  
COVID-19 Immigration Products Liability  

Stories are written by Reuters journalists or picked up from other sources, such as CQ and The Hill

You can EITHER go directly to Westlaw Today (https://today.westlaw.com) and log in with your Westlaw password OR start in Westlaw and use the pull-down menu in the upper left of the screen (see screen snip). screen snip of Westlaw pull-down menu showing Westlaw Today link

You can subscribe to get a daily email. If you subscribe to two or more topics you can choose to have them consolidated into one email. You can also select companies to follow.

Westlaw Daily Briefings

From Westlaw's Home, choose Secondary Sources, then Legal Newspapers & Newsletters. Filter for Westlaw Daily Briefings.

Search, skim recent entries, or set up an alert to get new Briefings mailed to you.

As of November 2020, Westlaw Daily Briefings include

Westlaw Antitrust Daily Briefing

Westlaw Bankruptcy Daily Briefing

Westlaw Capital Markets Daily Daily

Westlaw Corporate Counsel Daily Briefing

Westlaw Corporate Governance Daily Briefing

Westlaw Data Privacy Daily Briefing

Westlaw Energy & Environment Daily Briefing

Westlaw Finance & Banking Daily Briefing

Westlaw Health Law Daily Briefing

Westlaw Immigration Daily Briefing

Westlaw Insurance Daily Briefing

Westlaw Intellectual Property Daily Briefing

Westlaw Labor & Employment Daily Briefing

Westlaw Mergers & Acquisitions Daily Briefing

Westlaw New York Daily Briefing

Westlaw Products Liability Daily Briefing

Westlaw Securities Enforcement & Litigation Daily Briefing

Westlaw Tax Daily Briefing

 

Westlaw Bulletins & Topical Highlights

Westlaw Topical Highlights give you case summaries in topical areas (such as estate planning or IP), with links to the full cases. Westlaw Bulletins do the same thing, but sorted by jurisdictions, rather than topic. The summaries are not the same as the case synopses or the headnotes: they are brief summaries prepared for these newsletters.

From Westlaw's Home, choose Secondary Sources. Then, in the light blue box on the right, choose Westlaw Bulletins & Topical Highlights. You can skim recent issues, search, or set up an alert.

As of November 2020, Westlaw Topical Highlights are:

and Bulletins are:

 

Other Legal Newsletters

Many 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
  • Search & Seizure Bulletin

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