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Property Law: Keeping Current

Property Law, geared towards an audience of first year law students

Alert Services

Use ALERTS to keep up to date with developments in contract law through Westlaw and Lexis.

Get notifications via e-mail (or RSS feed, HTML, XML or portal) of new cases, new and pending legislation, docket changes, publications and news on your topic, as well as any changes to citing authorities affecting the law you've found.


  • WestClip - Get new documents that match your search criteria
  • KeyCite Alert - Receive updates and changes to citing authorities
  • Docket Alert - Find out when new cases are filed that meet your criteria (party, jurisdiction, case type, etc.)
  • Docket Track - Know about changes and additions to dockets
  • Publication Alert - Lean when new documents are added to a particular publication on Westlaw Next

      Get instructions here.

Lexis Advance

  • Search Alert - Find good results with a set of search terms? Set up an alert to monitor them for changes 
  • Shepard's Alert - Set alerts to monitor changes in analysis for Shepardized cases or statutes
  • Publication Alert - Have a publication (or group of publications) you like? Get alerts when new articles are added.
  • Topic Alert - Retrieve new and updated documents from a variety of content types on a particular topic
  • Compare Results Alert - Compare results of two searches, and set an alert for related new documents

      Get instructions here.

News Services

The Law Library has two news services that will send regular newsletter updates on specific areas of law


Law360 provides topical reporting in a number of subject areas. The Real Estate and Environmental subjects will be of most interest for those keeping track of property law issues. You can look at the news feed on the web, via an RSS reader, or as an email news alert.