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.
As of Nov. 16, 2020, these "news channels" include:
|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?
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 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 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
Corporate Crime & Compliance UK
Cybersecurity & Privacy
Financial Services UK
Food & Beverage
Media & Entertainment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Person Injury & Medical Malpractice
Retail & E-Commerce
Sports & Betting
(List as of Aug. 13, 2019)
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.
|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"|
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|
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).
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.
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 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:
Many legal newsletters are available on LexisNexis and Westlaw. For example:
To find legal newsletters in LexisNexis, browse Sources and choose Legal News, or go to your subject area and look for legal news.
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.