14. May 2013 14:34
The latest printing technology is here in the form of a 3D printer. The law must keep up with technology advancing so quickly.
For an examination of issues involving 3D printers and copyright law see Edward Lee, Digital Originality, 14 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 919 (2012), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2128799.
See also the New York Times article on the legal issues that can potentially arise from the use of 3D printers. Nick Bilton, Disruptions: The 3-D Printing Free-for-All, N.Y. Times, Nov. 13, 2011, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/disruptions-the-3-d-printing-free-for-all/?smid=pl-share.
An additional issue involve the hot topic of gun control. See the New York Times article on the University of Texas law student. The ATF would like to keep an eye on individuals who print guns with 3D printers - if it could. Nick Bilton, Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button, N.Y. Times, Oct. 12, 2012, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/with-a-3-d-printer-building-a-gun-at-home/?smid=pl-share.
One could run amok with the AWR possibilities in this topic or addressing part of it...
non-3D gun morguefile.com
1. May 2013 11:08
On April 25, 2013, Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced the Phoenix Law Review Victim's Rights Issue Volume 5 during a Congressional hearing on the proposed National Victims' Bill of Rights. You can view the special edition on HeinOnline.
The Phoenix Law Review members worked on this special edition of the journal related to the new proposed national Victim's Rights Amendment. The law review board also traveled to Washington last April to attend the first of many hearings on the bill.
Phoenix School of Law's Adjunct Professor Steve Twist worked with the Law Review group on the special edition and arranged for them to meet the Arizona delegation to Congress.
View the hearing here.
(Still of the April 25, 2013 Hearing)
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:
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!
13. April 2012 12:40
Are you working or interning this summer and looking for some free alternatives to Lexis & Westlaw? Are you having trouble navigating the Bluebook and creating proper legal citations for your AWR or other scholarly paper?
Well look no further because this week the Law Library is offering three different workshops to help you with your legal research.
**Snacks will be provided!**
Beyond Westlaw & Lexis - Learn about the unique array of research databases PSL subscribes to and how to search them effectively to enhance your research. This workshop will also touch on some of the key free resources for legal information.
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
Bluebook Q&A - This session is run by you. Come to us with any questions you have about Bluebooking and we'll do our best to help you find the answer.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
FastCase – Discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research. FastCase provides access to a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources.**Access is free for all members of the State Bar of Arizona.**
· Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 7:40-8:30pm – 13th floor computer lab