October '12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 7. October 2012 17:47

The Phoenix School of Law Library has put up two new book displays.

One display celebrates Banned Books Week:


The other displays several materials to help with your Advanced Writing Requirement:


Lawyers, Marketing, Olympics, AWR?

by Sarah Prosory 31. July 2012 15:47

Reading my RSS feeds, I came across an interesting topic, which is timely: lawyers and marketing at the Olympics. This one blog post, led me on a quick adventure (seriously like 5 minutes), and I ended up pondering- could someone use this topic for their AWR paper? Anyone? Bueller? Here's what happened:

First I saw this blog post and thought what an interesting job for a lawyer: Olympic Lawyers Shadow Torch's Every Move to Prevent 'Ambush Marketing' (Legal Blog Watch).

Later I saw another blog post on a related note, marketing at the Olympics... and breaking the rules? See, Headphone Maker Beats Marketing Rules at Olympics (CNET.com) followed by a friendly reminder: U.K. Olympic Athletes Banned From Wearing Beats (CNET.com).

Curious about this topic, I Googled "lawyers marketing olympics" and found a law journal article from 1996! See, 3 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 423 (1996) Ambushing the Olympic Games; Davis, Robert N., This article is in the HeinOnline database, and from there I wondered if anyone has written on the subject of ambush marketing since 1996... so I used their ScholarCheck feature. This showed me that there were several articles written since then (2003, 2005), but perhaps an update to these articles is in order?

Image from HeinOnline

In summary, I used an RSS feed of legal blogs to give me current news, which sparked an interest in a topic, which got me to use the HeinOnline database to search law journal articles, which showed me that this topic is in need of another updated article! A great process to find a topic and begin your research for your AWR paper.

What are you writing for your AWR? Do you need help with your research? Check out our AWR Liaison Librarian Program! Or just visit us at the Legal Research Help Desk in the Law Library on the 14th floor! Email us or call us at (602) 682-6898!

AWR Workshops During the Week of March 26-30, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 23. March 2012 10:02

Research and Bluebooking for scholarly writing is the focus this week, as the Law Library presents the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) workshop! This workshop is designed for students who are currently working on an AWR, or those who want to learn more about the research process before deciding on a topic.

This week the Law Library is offering AWR workshops on three separate occasions. Please bring any questions you have!

**Snacks will be provided!**

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:00-12:50pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

March 2012 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 6. March 2012 14:01

We have two new book displays up on the 14th floor of the Law Library.  The first celebrates Women's History:


Our second March display celebrates the Red Cross and other non-profit organizations committed to helping others:


AWR Students! 10 Tricks for Using HeinOnline

by Sarah Prosory 16. November 2011 09:52

Are you working on your AWR? Have you used HeinOnline yet?! Remember, it is the best place to find law review articles & journals!

HeinOnline has a wonderful help wiki that provides numerous help guides, training videos, FAQ, and more! The latest guide is Tim's Tricks: 10 Quick Tips for Using HeinOnline.

Need help with HeinOnline? Contact our reference librarians at reference@phoenixlaw.edu or (602) 682-6898.

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