Arizona Legal Research Guide

by Lidia Koelbel 20. June 2013 10:09

The Library would like to announce the publication of the Arizona Legal Research Guide.  This newest guide is a compilation of numerous helpful resources for different types of research on Arizona's laws, cases, regulations, and practice.  The guide includes free resources proven to be very useful in real practice when costly subscription databases are no longer readily available. 

There is also historical information and links to other compilations of resources expanding the materials available to you.  Take a look for yourself.  You can access the guide here:  http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu/ArizonaLegalResearch

Alison Ewing's expertise in Arizona legal research was crucial to the composition of this guide.

New Graduate? Hanging a shingle? Need a low cost option for research support?

by Kristin Moye 30. May 2013 17:20

New Graduate? Hanging a shingle? Need a low cost option for research support? 

The Phoenix School of Law (PhoenixLaw) Library is pleased to continue to support the research needs of our alumni. After graduation, any graduate can register for an Alumni Access Membership at the Library. In order to use the Library as an alumnus, you must complete the registration form and submit it to the Circulation Department; obtain a new "alumni" identification card photo from the Library or Facilities department; and pay the annual registration fee of $50.00 (along with the one-time $30.00 access card fee). Your membership includes access to:

 
 - A Public Access Westlaw terminal in a study room
 - Print Sources like statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, case law, treatises
 - Arizona CLE Materials
 - Arizona Practice Series
 - Hein Online
 - BNA
 - LegalTrac
 - FastCase
 - Oxford Scholarship Online
 - ProQuest Research Library
 - Help from the librarians at the Legal Research Help Desk
 -
Library Workshops including those that may be CLE eligible

Join today!

Accessibility to Electronic Resources Via QR Codes

by Lidia Koelbel 14. June 2012 11:21

What in the name of everything that

 

is legal are these odd looking

 

pictures all over my law library?!

These are signs containing QR codes which you can scan with a smart

phone or iPad.

 

Scanning these codes will link you directly to the electronic book's record

in the Library catalog.

 

All that is left to do is log into your library record and enjoy the

electronic book right there on your mobile device.

 

If you do not have a mobile device, you can still access these titles by

following the link printed below the QR code or searching the catalog by

title.

 

Are cases on Regional Reporters also available electroncially?  It seems

the library only has the Pacific Reporter as far as Regional Reporters.

Yes!  Those cases are conveniently available electronically through

Westlaw and Lexis.  If you are in the Library, you can scan these QR codes

and you will be linked to the Regional Reporters record on the catalog.

 

Have questions and do not want to walk all the way to the Circulation or

Reference areas?  Scan these barcodes and chat with a Librarian. 

Unfortunately, chat will not work on iProducts because you need Flash. 

Flash and iProducts just don't get along.

 

Let us get with the times.  Electronic Resources are here and now!!

Library Workshops for the Week of February 20-24, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 17. February 2012 10:02

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Want to learn about new apps for your smartphone or tablet that can assist you with legal research? Have questions about how and where to find case law? Need to get a better understanding of how to use KeyCite or Shepard's to determine whether a case is still good law? Then this week's workshops are designed for you!

This week the Law Library is offering three different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

Legal Apps for Mobile Devices and Tablets - please bring your devices!

  • Monday, February 20, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1821*
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1815*

Cases Q&A - this session is run by you - please bring your questions!

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*
  • Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1735*

Citators - practice using Shepard’s and KeyCite to update cases and explore citing references.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1821
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - Classroom #1721
  • Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1721

*Please note that these are recent room changes.

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering 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.

 

 

This Week's Library Workshops: Understanding Cases

by Michelle Vallance 5. February 2012 20:51

 

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Welcome new 1Ls! Are you learning all about case law in your Lawyering Process course, and wondering how and where to find cases when you begin the research process? The Law Library can help! Come to one of the first three legal research workshops of the semester being offered this week.

Understanding Cases - Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:00 - 5:50 pm - Classroom 1721*

Understanding Cases - Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom 1735*

Understanding Cases - Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom 1721*

*Please note that these are recent room changes.

Can't make it this week? Don't worry, the Library will be offering 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.

 

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