NYLJ, NJLJ & The American Lawyer Migrate to LexisNexis

Seeking New York Law Journal commentary from 2010 about the Kiobel case, or articles about the judge with whom you wish to clerk?  Access LexisNexis.

As of May 1, 2011, LexisNexis became the exclusive third-party distributor of ALM Media Properties’ online content.  LexisNexis now provides current stories from, and deep, searchable archives of, New York Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal, The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Recorder.  From the LexisNexis main screen, one path to reach the menu of available ALM news sources is: Legal > Secondary Legal > ALM.  Tip: If you do not see your desired ALM news source in this menu,  try the LexisNexis group file: American Lawyer Media Pubs.

News articles from ALM sources link to cases discussed in the articles.  Many of the case links in the news articles routed me to versions of the cases as available through Google Scholar.  The case links appear to be under development–one NYLJ article about Kiobel contained a blank spot where the case name should have appeared.   The ALM news articles also link from company names to data about the company (such as news stories, profiles and cases/agency decisions about the company).  LexisNexis describes this feature as “enhanced coverage linking,” and it exists in other LexisNexis news sources.

Tip: BLS students, faculty and administrators can obtain the most recent 90 days’ issues of The New York Law Journal, as well as the current business day’s stories from other ALM news sources, through LAW.COMBLS Library’s catalog record for The New York Law Journal links to the library’s NYLJ subscription through LAW.COM.  Contact the BLS reference desk (refdesk@brooklaw.edu) for the username and password.

Jean Davis, Librarian & Adjunct Professor of Law

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