Law Library Workshops for the Week of October 25th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 25. October 2010 08:00


Hello everyone!

It is all about Citators this week, as the Law Library presents several workshops for Lawyering Process 1 students that will help you practice KeyCiting & Shepardizing cases in print and electronically. Interested in International Legal Research? The Associate Dean of the Law Library, Rob Hudson, will be teaching a workshop all about International Legal Research (food will be present!) on Tuesday. And be sure to check out the Free Online Legal Sources workshop on Wednesday... which will show you just that, free online legal sources! Whew! Laughing

Here are the dates & times for the week of October 25th, 2010:

Monday 10/25/10:
 Noon, Citators
 5pm, Citators

Tuesday 10/26/10:
 Noon, Citators
 Noon, International Legal Research (with FOOD!) in room 303 
 
Wednesday 10/27/10:
 Noon, Citators
 4pm, Free Online Legal Sources
 5pm, Citators
 
Thursday 10/28/10:
 Noon, Citators
 7:40pm, Citators

Friday 10/29/10:
 Noon, Citators
 1pm, Citators
 3pm, Citators
 

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

Food for Thought

by PSL Law Library 22. October 2010 14:33

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While surfing the internet I came across an interesting article regarding a possible city ordinance in San Francisco, CA.  If approved this ordinance would place a ban on fast food restaurants, such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, from placing toys in their children’s meals until the meals become healthier.  Click here to read the article.  As you can imagine this issue has sparked a lot of discussion and it’s easy to name a few pros and cons.  Pro, maybe it will help teach kids about proper nutrition.  Con, as a parent you are no longer making the decision on what your child can eat. 

Reading this article about a city ordinance inspired me to get a little more information using both Lexis and Westlaw.  At the top of the research screen in Lexis you will find the legal dictionary search box; this is where I entered my search term (city ordinance).  When using Westlaw I entered my search term in the definitions box on the left side of the screen.  One database came back with no results, forcing me to change my search term.  The other database didn’t have a result for my exact search term but did have 21 results.  One of which was exactly what I needed.  Another thing I noticed was that one of the definitions was a bit more in-depth than the other.  This simple search demonstrated just one of the differences between the “big two” and why both should be used.  I suggest trying the search yourself and making your own decision on which database is better.

As for a decision on the city ordinance, a vote was supposed to take place on October 19th but has been postponed until November 2nd, Election Day. 

Fastcase Workshop on Wednesday, October 20th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 19. October 2010 17:14

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Come learn all about FastCase! This SRU Workshop open to all students, faculty, and alumni, will help you discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research of a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources. FastCase is also free to those who are members of the State Bar of Arizona.

Details: Wednesday, October 20th 2010 at 4:00pm in the Teaching/Computer Lab on the 2nd floor of the Tower.

Questions? Email or call (602) 682-6898.

 

BNA Table Day, Tuesday October 19th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 18. October 2010 10:31

Law Library Workshops, Week of October 18th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 18. October 2010 10:20

 

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Wish we had leaves that changed color here... don't you just want to go jump in those leaves? Wink

Hello everyone! Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your fall break! Here are dates & times of Law Library events for the week of October 18th, 2010:

At various times, to be announced later, we will have an SRU workshop for Lawyering Process 1 students on Westlaw & Lexis Searching. Check the library's calendar for times as they may change. Please note: there will NOT be any SRUs this week for LP1, as the librarians will be presenting in the LP1 classes for Westlaw & Lexis searching. Thanks!

Tuesday 10/19/10:
 9:30am- 1pm BNA Table Day in Building D (no RSVP required)
 
Wednesday 10/20/10:
 4pm, Fastcase
 

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

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