ABA Podcast- Listen Up!

by Sarah Prosory 3. March 2011 10:48

 

 

Some interesting topics over at the ABA Podcast. You can freely subscribe in iTunes or your chosen RSS feed reader.

This month's episode is about why lawyers love what they do!

Happy 99th Birthday, Arizona!

by Sarah Prosory 14. February 2011 16:39

On this day, February 14, 1912, the contiguous states welcomed their final and 48th sibling, Arizona!

Indeed, this is truly a celebration! 99 years old! Boy time sure flies by when you're a state! Here are some resources to celebrate Arizona and it's birthday:

Want Law Library resources about Arizona? Browse the Arizona Collection (see on map here) to the left of the Circulation Desk upon entering the Law Library.

Subscribing to Arizona Appellate Opinions

by Ted McClure 10. February 2011 17:05

Use these links to be notified of every Arizona appellate opinion as it is released:

Remember that bar examiners often take the situations for essay questions from recent appellate decisions.

Law & Movies

by PSL Law Library 2. February 2011 09:14

 

 

 

 

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The Academy Awards are less than a month away and I’ve started thinking about law & movies.  How many movies out there involve a criminal act, arrest or trial?  How many of those movies are nominated for an Academy Award and win?  Also, is the legal system depicted accurately in those movies? 

 

As many of you already know the library has a comprehensive collection of movies and TV shows that deal with legal matters.  However, did you know that you can also find several books about the legal system and movies?  By conducting a simple keyword search using the catalog I was able to locate at least three books that may answer some of the questions above.  What terms did I use?  Well that was easy “law and movies”.  I then opened one of the results and looked at subjects contained in the record.  By selecting these subjects I may be able to locate even more books dealing with my subject matter.  This technique can be used when conducting research for any subject.  Now it’s time to jot down the call number, grab the book and see if I can answer those questions.

Social Media and the Law

by Sarah Prosory 28. January 2011 16:07

Things are stirring up when it involves social media and the law...

Check out this article regarding private Facebook posts being mined by defense lawyers. This seems to be a new litigation tactic. Hat tip to Slashdot.  

From reading the article above I discovered Westlaw News & Insight Beta. Looks like a promising place for legal news. Some of the articles have links to Westlaw for ease to view the cases.

And... it appears to have happened yet again, jurors doing their own research. Only this time a librarian juror was a bit too interested in doing her own research for a case. We've discussed this before how jurors are more often doing their own research about a case because it has become so easy for them to do so with their cell phones and Internet capabilities at home. Here's another article I found on this topic.

What do you think should be done? Comment below!

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