Save What You've Written with Mimio!

by Sarah Prosory 24. January 2011 09:07

Writing on the whiteboards in the Law Library study rooms and wishing you could have kept all you’d written? Check out Mimio!* Connected to your laptop, you can record what is written on the whiteboards and save it as a PDF.  More info at www.mimio.com.

*In order to check out Mimio, you need a 15 minute training on how to use it. Interested? Contact Sarah Prosory by email or(602) 682-6824.

New Services @ Your Law Library: Study Room Reservations

by Sarah Prosory 13. January 2011 11:49

A new service the Law Library is implementing is Study Room Reservations. Beginning on Tuesday, January 18th 2011, students will have the option to reserve the study rooms in the Law Library and Buildings B & D. A reservation is not required.

However, in order to use the study rooms in the Law Library, you must first visit the Circulation Desk to see if the room is reserved and to check-out the room before occupying it. For study room use in Buildings B & D, check the study room's door for any notices of reservations. No need to check-out a study room that is located in Buildings B & D.

Study rooms can be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours. A group of students takes priority over an individual student.

This policy has changed.

Please see our website at www.phoenixlaw.edu/studyrooms for the complete policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Circulation Desk at (602) 682-6897 or email.

Happy studying! Laughing

Law Library Special Hours 12/11 to 12/19

by Sarah Prosory 10. December 2010 09:50

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Hello everyone! You're almost done with the semester! You can do it! Get through these last few weeks and then enjoy the holidays!

The Law Library has several changes to our hours in the next few weeks, so here's an update:

Saturday, December 11th

9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, December 12th

10:00am - Midnight (no reference hours)

Monday- Friday, December 13th- 17th

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (no reference after 5pm)

Saturday & Sunday, December 18th & 19th

CLOSED

As always, be sure to check our website for the most current hours!

Future of the Book

by Sarah Prosory 22. September 2010 13:33

Could this be the future of the book? An interactive enviroment with touch screen computers? Would these be helpful with studying or writing scholarly articles? Would these be helpful with sharing ideas and networking? What are the copyright/intellectual property implications? Oh the pondering... Happy Wednesday!

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.

Mini SRU: AudioCaseFiles and CALI

by Sarah Prosory 26. August 2010 08:46

                          

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This week your friendly librarians will be at the Knowledge Bars in Building D and on the 3rd floor of the tower, available to show you how to register for AudioCaseFiles and CALI.

AudioCaseFiles is a service that provides legal multimedia, and is now part of the Courtroom View Network (CVN) Law School portal. You can listen to your assigned cases with audio opinions from AudioCaseFiles and view trial advocacy training clips from the Video Training Library (VTL). Make sure to create your free account using your law school provided email address in order to get unlimited access to the audio and video content.

Students can use AudioCaseFiles to search for audio opinions by course subject or by their casebook title, download MP3 files of their assigned cases and learn on the go! Also, students can visit the VTL for specific clips of attorneys executing litigation techniques and skills. Watch and learn how to effectively deliver your opening statement with PowerPoints or to see how to cross examine a hostile witness.

Here’s how to register for AudioCaseFiles:

1.     Go to http://lawschool.courtroomview.com/register

2.     Choose our school in the drop down menu and then complete the registration form. You must use your law school email address!

3.     You will receive a verification email. Click the link to complete the registration.

 

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutions and individuals using technology and distance learning in legal education. Basically CALI provides lessons to help you study specific topics.  

We recommend the CALI lesson on Plagiarism, especially after reading this article from the ABA Journal. For 1Ls specifically, we’d recommend the 1L- First Year Lesson Topics list. This list can give you a good starting point of CALI lessons relevant for your first year.    

Here’s how to register for CALI:

1.     Go to http://www.cali.org/user/register

2.     Follow the steps for filling out the form. Please use your law school email address!

3.     Enter the authorization code provided to you at orientation. If you do not have this code, please call the Law Library reference desk at (602) 682-6898 to obtain the code. CALI is only for current students and faculty.

Be sure to check out these invaluable resources to help with your studies! And as always, contact the Law Library if you have any questions!

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