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:

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

June/July '12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 22. June 2012 10:34

After working so hard students deserve to sit back, relax and enjoy a book unrelated to law.  Well, mostly unrelated to law.  Check out the Library's summer book displays!

Fun in the Sun:


and, okay, perhaps there should be some learning during the summer. 

Behold, the History Book Display:


Arizona Memory Project

by Lynn 24. August 2011 11:13


A service of Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

Looking for free access to information about Arizona, both past and present?  The Arizona Memory Project (AMP) is a great place to start.  AMP, sponsored by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, has partnered with the Arizona State Law and Research Library, along with other state/local government agencies in Arizona to provide a database of primary resources and government documents.

For a Collection Directory or to simply Browse the collection, click on the links on the green toolbar at the top of the page.

Here are a few AMP collections which may be of interest:

 AZ Appellate Court Briefs from Ross-Blakely Law Library

 AZ Attorney General Opinions

Arizona Executive Orders

Arizona State Agency Publications

Arizona State Archives – State, Local, and County Government Records

 Arizona-Related Federal Publications

 Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court - Bisbee Deportation Documents

 Cochise County Territorial Court Documents

 Cochise County Territorial Tax Roll Index

 Legal and Court-Related History of Cochise County


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

by Sarah Prosory 17. March 2011 09:05

The Chicago River is dyed green each year.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!  :)

Join us in the Loft from Noon to 1:30pm as LexisNexis provides St. Patty's Day cupcakes and coffee mugs!

Lots of GREEN is to be seen today! Hope you're wearing your GREEN so you don't get pinched!

The Trial

by Lynn 27. September 2010 14:58


Any Franz Kafka fans out there?  Did you know Kafka was a lawyer? 

According to Wikipedia, Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law in 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts.  He then worked at an insurance firm handling claims for work related injuries.  In his free time Kafka wrote, and in 1925 one of his best-known novels, The Trial, was published.

 Many have tried to interpret the symbolism of Kafka’s story with ideas ranging from Kant’s Philosophy of Law and the Austrian legal code, to man’s fight against authority and evil.  One particularly interesting interpretation is Orson Welles’ 1962 nightmarish film The Trial, starring Anthony Perkins as the tortured main character Josef K. and Orson Welles as his law advocate.  Some say this is the worst movie ever made by Orson Welles, yet ironically in his 1962 BBC interview with Huw Wheldon, Welles states, “say what you like, but The Trial is the best film I have ever made.” A remake of the film was also done in 1998 starring Kyle MacLachlan, Anthony Hopkins and Jason Robards.

So, you be the judge …..come into the Law Library and check out The Trial by Franz Kafka -in book or DVD format.
PT2621.A26 P713 1998 Book
PN1997 .T75 1962         DVD
PN1997 .T7421 1998    DVD

The eBook can also be downloaded for free to your eBook reader or mobile phone from Project Gutenberg’s digital library.

Watch the bizarre court scene from Orson Welles’ movie on YouTube:

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