Arizona Legal Research Guide

by Lidia Koelbel 20. June 2013 10:09

The Library would like to announce the publication of the Arizona Legal Research Guide.  This newest guide is a compilation of numerous helpful resources for different types of research on Arizona's laws, cases, regulations, and practice.  The guide includes free resources proven to be very useful in real practice when costly subscription databases are no longer readily available. 

There is also historical information and links to other compilations of resources expanding the materials available to you.  Take a look for yourself.  You can access the guide here:  http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu/ArizonaLegalResearch

Alison Ewing's expertise in Arizona legal research was crucial to the composition of this guide.

Legal Consequences of 3D Printers Technology

by Lidia Koelbel 14. May 2013 14:34

The latest printing technology is here in the form of a 3D printer.  The law must keep up with technology advancing so quickly.

For an examination of issues involving 3D printers and copyright law see Edward Lee, Digital Originality, 14 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 919 (2012), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2128799.

See also the New York Times article on the legal issues that can potentially arise from the use of 3D printers.  Nick Bilton, Disruptions: The 3-D Printing Free-for-All, N.Y. Times, Nov. 13, 2011, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/disruptions-the-3-d-printing-free-for-all/?smid=pl-share.

An additional issue involve the hot topic of gun control.  See the New York Times article on the University of Texas law student.  The ATF would like to keep an eye on individuals who print guns with 3D printers - if it could.  Nick Bilton, Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button, N.Y. Times, Oct. 12, 2012, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/with-a-3-d-printer-building-a-gun-at-home/?smid=pl-share.

One could run amok with the AWR possibilities in this topic or addressing part of it...

 

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Arizona Bar Exam Guide

by Lidia Koelbel 10. May 2013 08:29

The PhoenixLaw Library recently published a Guide containing very helpful information on the requirements to acquire a license to practice law in Arizona right after law school.  Access it by clicking here or going to:  http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu/AZbarinfo

The Guide has links to the rules that govern Arizona's licensing requirements as well as links to forms, practice questions, and study aids available in the Library to help you prepare for the Uniform Bar Exam.

Further, the Guide explains the Character and Fitness process and the required Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam.  There is also a list with links to email addresses for the Academic Success Department and a description of the Department's myBar Program.

It is never too early to look into what lies ahead after law school.  The better informed you are, the better equipped you will be to handle what can be a very daunting process. 

MBE subjects for the 200 multiple choice question part of the bar exam

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.

Flashcards Conveniently Available Electronically

by Lidia Koelbel 3. May 2013 08:00

In a valuable new development, West is making flashcards available electronically to PhoenixLaw students through the Library-funded Study Aid subscription.

Log in to Westlaw with your Library-issued username and password and follow the instrucrtions below:

 

 

 

 

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