Arizona Session Laws on HeinOnline

by Ted McClure 3. June 2011 09:17

Arizona Session Laws are now available on HeinOnline from inception (1864) through 2009. For Session Laws from 1997 through the current or most recent session, see the Arizona State Legislature web site.


Arizona | Databases

2010 Census Demographic Profiles for Arizona Released

by Sarah Prosory 13. May 2011 09:37

The U.S. Census Bureau released Arizona's demographic profile yesterday, as well as a few other states. Here is a brief summary of Arizona's stats:


  • The median age was 35.9.
  • The average household size was 2.63 people per household.
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 66.0 percent were owned, compared with 34.0 percent that were rented.

Check out this interactive map to see population statistics from the 2010 Census for Arizona. 

Want more statistics from the U.S. government? Visit the American FactFinder website or the 2011 Statistical Abstract provded by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Hat tip goes to our own PSL Librarian, Ted McClure, as well as the legal blog BeSpacific.

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Social Media Discrimination?

by Library 3. May 2011 15:16

We all know to be careful about what we post on Facebook. Are employers checking your Facebook site prior to making hiring decisions? Is it legal? A recent article in Fastcase discusses this issue. Find out if your home state has a "Lifestyle Discrimination" statute.

What is Fastcase? Fastcase is a legal research database that the Arizona State Bar Association (and 17 other state bar associations) makes available to its members as a free benefit. The PSL Law Library also has a subscription and offers training workshops from time to time.


Library Events for the Week of February 28th-March 4th, 2011

by Sarah Prosory 28. February 2011 11:13


Can you believe it is already March?!

Join us this week to brush up your Bluebooking skills, and learn the best approaches for Arizona Legal Research! Also, come get some popcorn on Wednesday in the Loft!

All workshops are in the Computer Lab in the Law Library & last approx. an hour. Click on the links below to RSVP, or just show up!

Monday, February 28th:

 Tuesday, March 1st:

 Wednesday, March 2nd:

 Thursday, March 3rd:

 Friday, March 4th:

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP at For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit

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

We hope to see you there!!

Library Loot Feb 15th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 15. February 2011 09:00

Happy Tuesday everyone! This week's Library Loot puzzle is a crossword! The theme is Arizona Legal Research, in honor of Arizona's 99th birthday yesterday, February 14th!

(What are we talking about? Read more about Library Loot here.)

Instructions: For this crossword puzzle, you will need to use your legal research skills to determine the answer. Open the PDF document below to view the crossword puzzle. Please print the document and fill in the squares with the correct answers. The first person to turn in the correctly filled out crossword puzzle to the Circulation Desk is the winner.

Here you go...

AZ Legal Research Crossword 2-15-11.pdf (231.16 kb)

This puzzle has been solved! Check back next week for a new puzzle!

(Unable to view the PDF file above? Click here to download Adobe Reader for free!) 

THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1. Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2. All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3. One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4. Contest rules are subject to change at any time.


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