4. February 2013 15:57
Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this Spring? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? How about learning to use some new legal apps for your mobile device that can help with your studies?
Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Tuesday, February 5th from 12-1pm. The workshop will take place in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in classroom 1337. Please feel free to bring you lunch!
We hope you can join us! To learn more about other workshops we'll be offering this semester, take a look at the library workshops page to view a list of workshops, with descriptions, and a link to the workshop calendar.
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22. January 2013 15:40
Lance Armstrong’s wealth is estimated to be $100 million but after his confession in Oprah’s interview that will probably need to be recalculated. Read more about the real and potential lawsuits involving Armstrong in this NPR article.
Interested in learning more about Lance Armstrong’s legal woes and his career? Take a look at ProQuest eLibrary for news articles, transcripts, and pictures. Don’t forget that WestlawNext and Lexis also have legal and general news files. Or, for assistance finding other authoritative news sources stop by the Legal Research Help Desk.
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10. January 2013 09:42
Do you need to sharpen your Westlaw, Lexis, or FastCase skills? Each of these databases has a variety of training options. Here are some highlights:
Earn a WestlawNext certification that you can put on your resume by going here and logging in with your One Pass information. WestlawNext certifications are available in two different subject areas, Research More Efficiently and Research More Productively. Earning a certificate requires completing lessons online and earning at least a 70% on an accompanying quiz.
If you would rather watch a video to learn more about researching, visit the Lexis YouTube channel.
If you are planning to become a member of the State Bar of Arizona, a benefit of membership includes access to FastCase. Show future employers that you took the initiative to become proficient in FastCase by completing training like webinars and tutorials.
Of course, PhoenixLaw students can always get one-on-one training from a librarian including at the Legal Research Helpdesk, by phone, email, appointment, or chat!
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3. January 2013 08:43
Are you writing a paper to satisfy your AWR requirement? Need a little extra help finding a topic and/or locating supporting materials?
Attend the Major Papers Workshop next Tuesday, January 8th 2013 from 3:50 – 4:30PM in classroom 1815 and learn how Lexis can help you locate a topic and find supporting secondary materials, new sources, statutes, and bills.
Pizza will be served! RSVP here to reserve your spot.
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11. December 2012 13:37
While the law library does have many study aid options for you to use, we want to highlight one more, which you may have used for a class already... CALI!
Check out the lists of lessons they have. Take the lessons as many times as you need to!
And once you're done with finals, you can use CALI to get a head start on your upcoming classes for Spring!
If you need to register for CALI, please see our YouTube video for instructions.
Click here for access to the student CALI authorization code (you'll need to log-in to Juristec to view it).
Good luck with finals!