AWR & Study Aids Workshops This Week!

by Michelle Vallance 4. June 2013 12:15

            

Considering tackling your AWR soon? Join us on Wednesday, June 5th from 12-1pm in the Law Library's Teaching Lab, Classroom 1337, for a workshop titled Getting Started on Your AWR. This workshop will expose you to the pre-research process.  You will learn to identify research sources in order to narrow down topics and determine whether a chosen topic is practical - with enough accessible, available research.  This workshop will also include a discussion on setting personal research deadlines. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this summer? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Wednesday, June 5th from 3-4pm. The Study Aids workshop will take place in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in Classroom 1337.

Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

2013 Faculty Scholarship Reception

by Lidia Koelbel 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.

Phoenix Law Review Entered Into the Congressional Record

by Lidia Koelbel 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)

October '12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 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:

 

Lawyers, Marketing, Olympics, AWR?

by Sarah Prosory 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!

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