Library Workshops for Week of September 6th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 3. September 2010 17:20

Hello everyone!

Here is a listing of events the law library is conducting for the week of September 6th, 2010:

Monday 9/6/10:
    Library CLOSED!


Tuesday 9/7/10:
    Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    3pm, LP2: Court Documents
    4:30pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    5:50pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog

Wednesday 9/8/10:
    11:50am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog   
    Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    5pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    6pm, LP2: Court Documents
   
Thursday 9/9/10:
    11:50am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
    Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    3pm, LP2: Court Documents
    4:30pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    7:40pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources

Friday 9/10/10:
    11am, LP2: Court Documents
    Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    1pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
    2pm, LP2: Court Documents
    3pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Secondary Sources
   

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP (no RSVP needed for the Mini SRUs). For descriptions of these workshops, click here.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898.

LP1 and LP2 Workshops This Week

by Sarah Prosory 1. September 2010 16:05

Are you missing out? The Phoenix School of Law Library has been conducting Special Research Unit (SRU) workshops this week on a couple of topics. There are still seats available if you want to attend!

For Lawyering Process 1 (LP1) students, this week's workshop is about Digests & Reporters. In this workshop, students will review the structure of reporters, headnotes, keynotes, and how to use a digest.

Workshops left on this topic this week:
 Thursday 9/2/10: Noon and 7:40pm
 Friday 9/3/10: Noon, 1pm, and 3pm 

RSVP for these workshops here.


For Lawyering Process 2 (LP2) students, this week's workshop is about Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation. In this workshop, students will learn how to find legislative history and review the canons of construction. Find out what the creators really meant when they passed that law!

Workshops left on this topic this week:
 Thursday 9/2/10: 3pm
 Friday 9/3/10: 11am and 2pm

RSVP for these workshops here.

And finally, the law library is also conducting lighter versions of SRU workshops, called Mini SRUs. This week's topic is about the Library Catalog. Students can learn how to find their Library Account online to renew items or see what they have checked out. Also, students can review how to get to the catalog and search by title, author, or keyword. Mini SRUs are conducted for 15 minutes at a Knowledge Bar.

Workshops left on this topic this week:
 Thursday 9/2/10: 8:15am, Knowledge Bar 3rd Floor Tower 
 Friday 9/3/10: 8:15am and 2:45pm, Knowledge Bar Building D and 3rd Floor Tower, respectively.

RSVPs are not needed for the Mini SRUs.

Questions? Contact us! 602-682-6898 or email.

Library Workshops for the Week of August 30th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 31. August 2010 10:20

Picture source: MorgueFile

Hello everyone!

Here is a listing of events the law library is conducting for the week of August 30th, 2010:

Monday 8/30/10:
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 Noon, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 5pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 5:30pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog


Tuesday 8/31/10:
 8:15am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 3pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 5:30pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog


Wednesday 9/1/10:
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 Noon, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 5pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 5:30pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 6pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation


Thursday 9/2/10:
 8:15am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 3pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 7:40pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters


Friday 9/3/10:
 8:15am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 11am, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 1pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 2pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 2:45pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 3pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP (no RSVP needed for the Mini SRUs). For descriptions of these workshops, click here.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email us.

Mini SRU: AudioCaseFiles and CALI

by Sarah Prosory 26. August 2010 08:46

                          

Picture source: AudioCaseFiles & CALI

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!

Mini SRU: Library 101

by PSL Law Library 17. August 2010 01:32

 

                    Knowledge Bar on 3rd Floor of Tower and Knowledge Bar in Building D                                          

The law library has created a lighter version of our Special Research Unit (SRU) workshops! We call them Mini SRUs. Only 15 minutes long compared to an hour! They will always be located at one of the Knowledge Bars on campus; either on the 3rd floor of the Tower or in Building D (see pictures above). The Knowledge Bars have Smartboards so we can display our computer screens to help students find resources.

This week's sessions are called, Mini SRU: Library 101, and are aimed at helping the 1L students with registering on Westlaw and Lexis databases, finding our library website, databases page, and catalog! We will also give have Academic Success materials on display for your perusal. Be sure to stop by at the following times:

Tuesday 8/17/10: Noon @Tower; 5:30PM @Building D

Wednesday 8/18/10: 8:15AM @Tower; Noon @Building D; 5:30PM @Tower

Thursday 8/19/10:  8:15AM @Building D; Noon @Tower; 5:30PM @Building D

Friday 8/20/10: 8:15AM @Tower; Noon @Building D

You can also check out the calendar and visit our law library's SRU Workshops page to find out more information about all of our upcoming workshops! If you have any questions, be sure to call us at 602-682-6898 or send us an email!

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