12. October 2010 08:09
Want to know when the library receives a new book or resource about __________ (you fill in the blank!)? If so, you can set up a preferred search in the catalog.
If you have a favorite author or topic for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time.
How to set up a Preferred Search:
1. Go to the Law Library Catalog.
2. Log in to My Library Record.
3. Search for an author, subject, title, or keyword.
4. When your results are displayed, click the button marked "Save as preferred search".
5. The next time that you log in to your library record, you can click the "Preferred Searches" button to see a list of your saved searches.
6. Click on the search link associated with any of the preferred search terms in the list to quickly execute your search.
7. You will retrieve a list of new materials added to the library collection which match your search.
8. Check the "Mark for Email" box.
You will receive notifications each Monday if there are new items that match your search criteria. The email will be from: Infilaw System Library Catalog Notification of New Arrival.
30. September 2010 16:30
Want a quick update so that you can keep up with the latest news in your practice area? Try the Law Professor Blog network to find blurbs about recent cases, legislation, and publications! This page has links to other Law Professor blogs that are updated frequently by legal scholars to keep you informed about a host of topics in a number of practice areas. Click here for the landing page where you will find links to numerous law professor blogs indexed by practice area.
29. September 2010 11:30
Real cases and crimes are adjudicated by the Teen Court system. Phoenix School of Law recently hosted a Teen Court Summit.
Teen Court is a diversion program for young people to avoid Juvenile Court by volunteering to go to a court of their peers for the purpose of not building up a criminal record, and steering clear of prison. Teens serve as advocates, bailiffs, as well as juries for the teen accused. Some teens achieve Advanced Attorney Training certification. Sometimes an adult judge is involved.
Teen Courts are closed to the public but parents and victims usually may attend. A guilty plea is often required. The teen jury renders punishment that is enforceable. Teen juries are often tougher than adults on the accused. The consequence of failure in Teen Court for the accused is being sent back to the juvenile justice system for proceedings. Currently there are 81 Teen Courts in the state of Arizona.
The Arizona Teen Court Association has more information.
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.
22. September 2010 11:54
Picture source: MorgueFile
If you’re anything like me you take a look at TMZ once an hour... oh I mean day. It’s a great way to take your mind off your next class and decompress. Also, if you find that you still need your law fix you can find it there too. Mixed among the stories of celebrity hookups and wardrobe malfunctions are the celebrity arrests.
A recent arrest involved heiress Paris Hilton. Ms. Hilton was arrested on Friday, August 27 for possession of cocaine. Take a look at the story that TMZ posted, with a link to criminal complaint. There’s a popular belief that celebrities get softer sentences than your average citizen, I know you’re shocked to hear this. With this in mind I was curious as to the sentencing guidelines for this charge and unfortunately my friends at TMZ didn’t do their due diligence (at least in this posting) so I had to do the research myself.
I decided to look up Nevada Revised Statute 453.336 using Westlaw (Directory > U.S. State materials > Statutes & Legislative Services > Statutes Annotated - Individual States & U.S. Jurisdictions > Nevada Revised Statutes (State Version) - Annotated.) I placed “NRS 453.336” in the natural language search box and selected the first result. I would tell you my discovery but what would be the fun in that? Wouldn’t you rather practice your research skills and conduct the search yourself?
On Monday, September 20, 2010 Ms. Hilton plead guilty to two misdemeanors in the cocaine possession case. You may be asking yourself, how long will Ms. Hilton be behind bars? The answer: she won’t spend a minute in jail, and instead she will pay $2,000 in fines, perform 200 hours of community service and complete an intensive substance abuse program. So did Ms. Hilton get off easy? You be the judge.