6. May 2013 13:17
Last week, the PhoenixLaw Library held an event headed by its own Faculty and Interlibrary Services Coordinator, Timothy Saffles. The Annual Faculty Scholarship Reception is a celebration of the scholarly publications produced by PhoenixLaw's faculty.
Professor Laura Dooley was the Keynote Speaker. The reception culminated in awards for faculty who excelled in the eyes of their peers. Recipients were Professors Ilya Iussa, Francine Banner, Riaz Tejani, and McKay Cunningham. Professor Susan Daicoff received the Lifetime Scholary Achievement Award.The faculty was pleased with the event.
Professor Keith Swisher was thankful to the Library and presented Mr. Saffles with a gift of gratitude for putting together such a notable event.
Guests enjoying the event.
Guests enjoying the event.
Interim Director Christy Ryan's introductory remarks. Mr. Saffles' award.
Catering by Alexis.
Beautiful display created by Ms. Sarah Hicks.
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!
22. November 2010 09:44
Picture source: PSL Docket 11-19-10
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!