LexisNexis Introduces Legal News App for iPhone iPad

by Sarah Prosory 21. January 2011 12:15

Have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch? Want to stay aware of breaking legal news and the latest in specific legal areas? Rather than have multiple apps provide the legal news, this app has it all in one. Now available in the iTunes store is the LexisNexis Legal News app. The app is free but the subscription is $75 for 3 months or $275 for 12 months.

Now if they only had an Android app... Laughing Hat tip to ResourceShelf!

What other legal apps do you use on your iPad or smartphones? Share in the comments below!

Holiday Light Displays

by PSL Law Library 20. December 2010 10:15

 

 

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One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the light displays in the front yards of many homes.  I took a trip to Walt Disney World a couple of years ago and was impressed with the Osborne Family Spectacle of lights.  These lights lit up an entire area of one of the parks.  The lights were beautiful and danced to the holiday tunes that played in the background.  From my trip I learned that the lights were formerly displayed in Little Rock Arkansas as part of the Osborne Family’s holiday display.  The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the lights were a nuisance and the family could no longer have their display. The next year the Walt Disney Company stepped in and bought the lights and they continue to be on display to this day. 

I began to wonder about how many other cases were affected by the ruling in the Osborne case.  Specifically large light displays being considered a nuisance and not being allowed.  I decided to conduct a search on LexisNexis to find out.  I began by searching for the case.  From the search tab I selected, States Legal – U.S. view more.   I clicked on Arkansas and then AR Federal & State Cases, Combined.  I chose a Terms & Connectors search and entered the following search terms, Osborne & “Christmas Lights.”  The second case in my results list was Osborne v. Power.  After a brief glance I realized this was the case.  I scanned the headnotes and discovered the HN4 was the headnote I was interested in.  My final action was to Shepardize the case and find out how many other cases cited HN4.  I was surprised by the answer.  You may be too but to find out you’ll have to Shepardize the case on your own.

Have a Happy Holiday Season!

Phoenix Law Review Now Available Online!

by Sarah Prosory 22. November 2010 09:44

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Happy Monday everyone!

Did you know you can access the Phoenix Law Review online? Head over to the Phoenix Law homepage, select Academics, and then select Law Review. Or for direct access click here. Read volumes 1 and 2, and volume 3 which is issued in two parts: Arizona Government and Legal Education. This is a valuable resource, as HeinOnline only has volume 1 of the Phoenix Law Review and Westlaw and LexisNexis do not have the publication at all.

Also, the Phoenix Law Review is having a Spring 2011 Write-On Competition. This competition is open to all students who have completed at least 25 credit hours by the end of summer classes, have at least two semesters of law school left, have completed Lawyering Process 1 & 2, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50. If you are interested in entering the competition, add the Phoenix Law Review Spring 2011 Write-On Competition TWEN page (must have access to Westlaw and be a PSL student to do so). Details for how to enter will be on the TWEN page at 1:00 PM on December 11, 2010.

Enjoy the short week & read the Phoenix Law Review during the long weekend!

Workshops for Friday November 5th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 4. November 2010 17:14

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Westlaw and Lexis Q & A workshops have been cancelled for Friday, November 5th 2010. The FastCase workshop is still scheduled at Noon.

If you have any questions about Westlaw or Lexis, feel free to contact Koviena Nelson at (602) 682-6843 or Kristin Moye (602) 682-6883 to arrange a meeting. A meeting will count as attendance at the cancelled workshop. As always, you can contact the reference desk at (602) 682-6898 or by email.

Thanks for your understanding!

 

Final FastCase Workshop of the Semester This Friday Nov. 5th!

by Sarah Prosory 4. November 2010 12:00

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Are you an alumni of Phoenix Law and a current member of the State Bar of Arizona? Are you a current student at Phoenix Law and plan to be a member of the bar in the future?

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: Friday, November 5th, 2010 at Noon in the Teaching/Computer Lab on the 2nd floor of the Tower.

Please note, this is our last FastCase workshop for the semester!

RSVP is not required, but is available.

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

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