Library Workshops for the Week of February 13-17, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 9. February 2012 18:02

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Interested in learning how to navigate the important legal research resources available to you? Need to get a better understanding of how Congress passes a bill into law and where to find the law?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. ***A light meal will be provided at each workshop!***

Library Basics (using the online catalog and research databases to find the information you need)

  • Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -  12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1701*
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:00 - 5:50 pm - Classroom #1821*

Understanding Statutes

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1843*
  • Friday, February 17, 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.

 

 

Legislative Research by State

by Sarah Prosory 22. July 2011 15:29

A former law librarian has taken up the task of posting legislative research information for each of the 50 states to her blog, a project she calls 50 States in 50 Weeks. Each week is another state, in alphabetical order of course! Week three was her post on Arizona legislative research. This is the 9th week and her post is on Florida legislative research.

Hat tip to Harvard Law School Library's Et Seq. blog for leading us to this great resource!

Some Friday fun..the states in alphabetical order! That reminds me of the song, Fifty Nifty United States! How many of you can sing the 50 States song? Get to about 45 seconds on the video below, where they begin: "Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas..."

AZ Move Over Law Revised, In Effect July 20th

by Sarah Prosory 21. July 2011 12:40

Did you know? Yesterday a revision to the 2005 "Move Over" Arizona law went into effect. The revision includes any vehicle pulled over with their emergency lights flashing, as well as emergency or police vehicles.

Read more about the revision here. (ABC15)

Read the official statute here. (AZ State Legislature)

Read an explanation from the AZ Department of Public Safety.

Be safe when driving!


Picture obtained from AZ Department of Public Safety website ©2011 Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). All rights reserved.

THOMAS.gov has a Twitter Account!

by Sarah Prosory 2. May 2011 11:18

For the Twitterers out there... THOMAS.gov now has a Twitter account! You can follow them @THOMASdotgov to receive updates about their site, which is the U.S. Legislative information system.

Read more about THOMAS.gov.

They have a Tip of the Week Archive, of which I will be subscribing! You can get updates by email or RSS.

 

They also have options for subscribing to: Bills Presented to the President, Daily Digest (committee meetings etc), House Floor Today, Senate Floor Today, Top Ten Bills, and the Law Library of Congress' blog: In Custodia Legis (which we've talked about before).

And we can't mention THOMAS's Twitter without mentioning our own... be sure to follow the Phoenix School of Law Library @phxlawlibrary!

Happy Twittering!

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