22. July 2011 15:29
A former law librarian has taken up the task of posting legislative research information for each of the 50 states to her blog, a project she calls 50 States in 50 Weeks. Each week is another state, in alphabetical order of course! Week three was her post on Arizona legislative research. This is the 9th week and her post is on Florida legislative research.
Hat tip to Harvard Law School Library's Et Seq. blog for leading us to this great resource!
Some Friday fun..the states in alphabetical order! That reminds me of the song, Fifty Nifty United States! How many of you can sing the 50 States song? Get to about 45 seconds on the video below, where they begin: "Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas..."
21. July 2011 12:40
Did you know? Yesterday a revision to the 2005 "Move Over" Arizona law went into effect. The revision includes any vehicle pulled over with their emergency lights flashing, as well as emergency or police vehicles.
Read more about the revision here. (ABC15)
Read the official statute here. (AZ State Legislature)
Read an explanation from the AZ Department of Public Safety.
Be safe when driving!
Picture obtained from AZ Department of Public Safety website ©2011 Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). All rights reserved.
30. June 2011 15:18
Summer is a popular time to travel and for those of you who haven’t made plans yet it’s not too late. Head to the Law Library and take a look at some of the magazines in the Leisure Reading Collection. This collection is located on the short bookcases between the Arizona and General Collections. Take a look at the latest edition of Travel & Leisure magazine for suggestions on places to visit. Maybe you don’t have the time to travel outside of the state? Peruse the pages of Phoenix magazine or Arizona Highways. You’ll find ideas for weekend getaways and day trips. If nothing catches your eye try looking at past issues located in the general collection.
The Leisure Reading Collection isn’t just for travel buffs. The Law Library has magazines that cover a variety of topics including sports, entertainment, financial news, and current events. So when the semester begins and you want to take a break from it all for just 15 minutes, grab a magazine and relax.
30. June 2011 13:41
The Law Library is pleased to announce a new service for you as part of our subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education online!
You can now go straight to the Chronicle's website when you're off campus and view premium content (with the gold key). All you have to do is create a free account with the Chronicle, using your @phoenixlaw.edu or @student.phoenixlaw.edu email address.
The Chronicle has really great articles all about higher education. My personal favorites have to do with technology in higher education. With the account you create, you can sign up for email newsletters (from their various blogs) to be delivered to your email inbox daily. I currently subscribe to the daily Wired Campus newsletter. I also enjoy reading the ProfHacker blog.
Alternatively, you can visit our databases page or our homepage database drop-down menu (below the catalog search box) to select the Chronicle of Higher Education. If you're off campus and go to the Chronicle's website through the law library's website, you'll be asked to enter your name and library barcode number, just like for our other databases.
We hope this new service is easier for you to access the Chronicle off campus! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have!
Enjoy your summer...
16. June 2011 10:11
According to the Chronicle of Higher Education the national average for State Legislators with a JD is 17.2%. In Arizona the number is 11.1% with the JD and the highest state is Texas at 30.4%. See the Chronicle.