Library Loot Feb 8th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 8. February 2011 09:00

Yes! It's Tuesday and that means we have another Library Loot puzzle for you! This week, it's a research question to test your legal research skills!

(What are we talking about? Read more about Library Loot here.)

Instructions: For this research question, you need to use your legal research skills to determine the answer. Once you've figured it out, post the answer in the comments section of this blog post. If you are found to be correct, a librarian will contact you by email. Please use your PhoenixLaw student email address so we can verify that you are a current student.

Here you go...


In the 50 titles (now 51) of the US Code what is the only vacant Title? 


See who won here!


THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1. Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2. All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3. One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4. Contest rules are subject to change at any time.


First Law Review published for Kindle

by Rob 7. February 2011 14:53

I hope this is the first in a trend in Law Reviews! Stanford Law Review has the first Kindle Law Review available, to my knowledge. Stanford continues to publish the hard copy law review as well, but this is a good idea. Tip to

Study Rooms No Longer Need Check Out!

by Sarah Prosory 4. February 2011 16:25

Attention all PSL students!

 The Law Library NO LONGER requires that the library study rooms be checked out or reserved. We will honor all reservations that were made prior to Thursday February 3rd 2011. But no reservations or check outs will be taken from this point forward for the law library study rooms.

Students may use a study room on a first come, first served basis. Groups take priority over individual students.

Students still have the option to reserve rooms in Buildings B & D. Please contact the Circulation Desk for any questions at (602) 682-6897 or by email.

Have a great weekend! Cool

First Winner of Library Loot!

by Sarah Prosory 2. February 2011 14:17

Congratulations to our very first winner of the Library Loot scavenger hunt puzzle, David Enevoldsen!

Thanks for playing David!

Who will be our next winner? It could be YOU! Keep your eyes peeled next Tuesday, February 8th when we post a research question here on the blog! The prize will be a Passing the Bar boardgame!

Law & Movies

by PSL Law Library 2. February 2011 09:14





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The Academy Awards are less than a month away and I’ve started thinking about law & movies.  How many movies out there involve a criminal act, arrest or trial?  How many of those movies are nominated for an Academy Award and win?  Also, is the legal system depicted accurately in those movies? 


As many of you already know the library has a comprehensive collection of movies and TV shows that deal with legal matters.  However, did you know that you can also find several books about the legal system and movies?  By conducting a simple keyword search using the catalog I was able to locate at least three books that may answer some of the questions above.  What terms did I use?  Well that was easy “law and movies”.  I then opened one of the results and looked at subjects contained in the record.  By selecting these subjects I may be able to locate even more books dealing with my subject matter.  This technique can be used when conducting research for any subject.  Now it’s time to jot down the call number, grab the book and see if I can answer those questions.

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