Law Library Workshops, Week of October 18th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 18. October 2010 10:20

 

Picture source: MorgueFile

Wish we had leaves that changed color here... don't you just want to go jump in those leaves? Wink

Hello everyone! Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your fall break! Here are dates & times of Law Library events for the week of October 18th, 2010:

At various times, to be announced later, we will have an SRU workshop for Lawyering Process 1 students on Westlaw & Lexis Searching. Check the library's calendar for times as they may change. Please note: there will NOT be any SRUs this week for LP1, as the librarians will be presenting in the LP1 classes for Westlaw & Lexis searching. Thanks!

Tuesday 10/19/10:
 9:30am- 1pm BNA Table Day in Building D (no RSVP required)
 
Wednesday 10/20/10:
 4pm, Fastcase
 

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

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

No Cameras in Courtroom, Journalists Tweet Instead

by Sarah Prosory 15. October 2010 11:17

Picture source: The New York Times, Copyright 2010 The New York Times Company

Social media is affecting many areas of our lives, as well as changing the definition of media in courtrooms. Journalism is being altered, and no longer is there a delay in providing information to readers and TV viewers.

An article from the New York Times today, discusses how Twitter was used in a recent trial in Connecticut. A journalist interviewed at the trial explained how "with the unlimited capacity of the Internet, she could paint a word picture of every aspect of the trial" through sharing tweets on Twitter. According to this journalist, "it was just a matter of how fast [she] could type." This creates an issue with the immediate decisions these journalists have to make about what to tweet and what is inappropriate. There is no editor there to filter their tweets, which could include disturbing testimony of violence and sexual assault. Besides this issue, there is concern with the "play-by-play" openness of the tweeting and how it shifts the view from "a horrific trial to entertainment."

Below are more articles that discuss the issue of social media in the courtroom, not only pertaining to journalists tweeting but jurors and lawyers using social media as well:

Also, read up on the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona that describe Electronic and Photographic Coverage of Public Judicial Proceedings.

Should tweeting be banned in the courtroom? Give us your thoughts in the comments below! 

Arizona July 2010 Bar Results

by Sarah Prosory 8. October 2010 17:00

The results are in...

Congratulations to all Phoenix School of Law Graduates who have passed the July 2010 Arizona Bar Exam!

Law Library Closure: Saturday & Sunday, October 9th-10th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 8. October 2010 11:15

Hi all!

Next week is Fall Break here at PhoenixLaw! In observance of Fall Break, the law library will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, October 9th & 10th, 2010. Enjoy this brief break (pun intended!) in your studies! Relax! Go see a movie! Relish in the cooler weather!

The Law Library's hours for next week, Monday- Friday, October 11th-15th 2010, are: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (reference hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Normal hours resume on Saturday, October 16th (no reference hours on the 16th & 17th).

As always, check out changes to our hours at http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryhours

Enjoy your time off!

Justice Stevens Interview & New Supreme Court Term Begins

by Sarah Prosory 5. October 2010 14:00

Picture source: SupremeCourt.gov

NPR recently interviewed retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens who for the first time in 35 years was not on the bench on Monday, as the Supreme Court opened it's new term.

Several articles discuss the Court's first day: USA Today covers Monday's events as well as the Associated Press. The Wall Street Journal has musings about newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan. You can also check out SCOTUSblog which covers the arguments of the Supreme Court with more analysis.

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