Study Aids Workshop - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Noon

by Michelle Vallance 4. February 2013 15:57



Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this Spring? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? How about learning to use some new legal apps for your mobile device that can help with your studies?

Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Tuesday, February 5th from 12-1pm. The workshop will take place in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in classroom 1337. Please feel free to bring you lunch!

We hope you can join us! To learn more about other workshops we'll be offering this semester, take a look at the library workshops page to view a list of workshops, with descriptions, and a link to the workshop calendar.

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New Arrivals!

by Lynn 1. February 2013 13:52



February has arrived and so has a new selection of books, ebooks, and DVDs!  Visit the library on the 14th floor or check out our NEW ARRIVALS online


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AWR/Seminar Papers--Your First Steps Down the Research Path

by Yvette Brown 30. January 2013 16:26

   Have you written a good succinct abstract with a decent dash of preliminary research? An abstract should include all of the major components of your paper, including an introduction, thesis, analysis, discussion, and conclusion.  Tickle your readers’ curiosity and leave them wanting a taste for more.

Is your thesis well sprinkled with research?  “Your thesis is what you decide to say about your topic; it is your position, argument, solution, and defense of that position, argument, or solution.” (Jessica L. Clark and Kristen E. Murray, Scholarly Writing: Ideas, Examples, and Execution 20 (2d. 2012))

Instead of a mad dash at the end of the semester to start your AWR research, take a stroll to your library’s Getting Started on Your AWR Workshop (Tue Feb. 12 from Noon to 1pm in Room 1337).  Writers will explorer the pre-research process and setting personal research deadlines.  Learn to identify research sources in order to narrow down topics and determine whether a chosen topic is practical with enough accessible, available research. 

And remember, you are always welcome to stop by the Legal Research Help Desk for assistance locating primary and secondary sources to substantiate your thesis.



Advice from the Law School Grade Trenches

by Yvette Brown 28. January 2013 15:55


One of the best things about the first day of classes is so far no one has earned any not so good grades for the Spring 2013 semester.  And everyone can take a hard look at her or himself and ask that age old important question. “Did [I]spend time on practice questions throughout the semester?”

Read more of Prof. Jarmon’s tips in Evaluating Your Study Habits, Student Lawyer (Jan. 2013)

And don’t forget everyone is invited to attend the Study Aids Workshop and learn the tricks of the trade for using your library’s Academic Success Collection and Westlaw electronic study aids.

Study Aids Workshop --- Feb 5 at Noon in the 13th floor Teaching Lab, room 1337.



Proposed House Bill HB 2467

by Lidia Koelbel 26. January 2013 12:14

Constitutional?  Argue among yourselves.

See the proposed bill that will require high school students to take an oath to receive their diploma.  It is available at the Arizona State Legislature website.  Click the link below: 

The politicians introducing the bill are Representatives Thorpe, Borrelli, Seel, Shope, Smith: Dial, Livingston, Senator Crandell.

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