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Current Awareness: Keeping up with the Law

for law faculty and legal professionals

Bloomberg Law (BLaw) is a subscription legal research platform that was introduced to legal markets in 2009. It acquired BNA Law Reports in 2011 and fully integrated them in 2018. The BLaw platform includes a wide variety of legal research tools, including annotated cases and statutes, treatises, practice centers, and news. In legal practice, BLaw is primarily used by Big Law to supplement Lexis or Westlaw and in specialized fields like Tax; there are few reports of it being used as a stand-alone online legal research platform.

Many legal professionals rely on the BNA Law Reports for current awareness. U.S. Law Week and the Circuit Split summaries are popular, as are Bloomberg BNA Portfolios in specific topics, such as tax. BLaw Dockets gives you quick access to everything in PACER, the federal fee-based platform for courts. 

Consider signing up for an email newsletter to test drive the product while in law school.

Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg News is an international news agency started about 30 years ago as Bloomberg Business News that now covers legal news as well.  Each of the topics has two email newsletters - "news" and "insights". Look for "Subscribe to Newsletter". 


Bloomberg News Topics

Many Bloomberg News topics are accessible through our Bloomberg Law subscription but offer no alerts or newsletters: 

LEGAL              
Antitrust & Trade

Antitrust Enforcement

Merger Regulation

International Trade

Trade Law

     
Banking & Compliance

Banking Law

Money Laundering

         
Bankruptcy              
Communications & Media              

Courts & Litigation

Criminal Law

U.S. Supreme Court

Trials

Class Actions

Mass Torts & Product Liability

 

 
Energy & Environment

Energy

Natural Resource

Climate Change

       
Health

Health Care Law & Policy

Regulatory Agencies

Medical Devices & Research

Pharmaceuticals

     
Intellectual Property

Patents

Copyrights

Trademarks

       
Labor, Employment & Benefits

Labor

Employment

Employee Benefits

       
Mergers & Acquisitions

Merger Regulation

Private Equity & Venture Capital

         
Privacy              
Securities

Litigation & Enforcement

Bonds & Debt Securities

IPOs & Equity Offerings

Hedge Funds

Broker-Dealers

Commodities & Derivatives

 

Private Equity & Venture Capital

Tax & Accounting

Federal Taxation

Accounting

State Taxation

International Taxation

     
               
BUSINESS

Economy

Mergers & Acquisitions

Banking

Financial Services

Company News
GOVERNMENT

Campaigns & Elections

Congress & Legislation

The White House

       
MARKETS

Stocks

Currencies

Bonds

Commodities

Derivatives

   
TECHNOLOGY

Web & Computing

Social Media

Mobile & Wireless

Intellectual Property

Green Technology

Biotechnology & Medical

Litigation & Enforcement

Bonds & Debt Securities

IPOs & Equity Offerings

Hedge Funds

Broker-Dealers

Commodities & Derivatives

Private Equity & Venture Capital