Library Loot Strategy Guide From the Champion

by Sarah Prosory 16. March 2011 14:27

This guest post is from our Library Loot Champion, David Enevoldsen. David has won 4 Library Loot puzzles this semester. Thank you David for taking time to share your tips with others!

See if YOU can compete with David! Library Loot puzzles are new each Tuesday at 9am right here on Footnotes1!

Library Loot Strategy Guide

This is a quick overview of what’s in the library loot contest and how you can win it. There are three types of library loot contests and different prizes for each one:

Contest

What’s Required

Winner’s Prize

(1) Scavenger Hunt

Find the golden certificate hidden somewhere in the library – take it to the front desk

Candy from the treasure box

(2) Research Question

Research and answer a legal question – post the answer in the comments section of the blog

Passing the Bar board game or flashcard supplement

(3) Crossword

Solve a crossword puzzle – take the solved puzzle to the front desk

$10 gift card

A new puzzle is posted in the library’s blog every Tuesday morning. They go in the order above and then start over. So week one is the scavenger hunt, week two is the trivia question, week three is the crossword, week four is the scavenger hunt, and so on.

There a few simple tips that will help ensure that you win. Each contest is slightly different, so the tricks are different for each. The one thing that they all have in common is that you must play, or you won’t win.

(1) Scavenger Hunt –

The trick to the scavenger hunt, is getting to know the school’s library. There are two important tools at your disposal for this contest: the library catalogue and the library map. Get familiar with the two and you’re sure to find the golden ticket.

(2) Research Question –

The research questions are all about creativity and learning either Lexis and/or Westlaw. Whatever your search engine of choice, figure out how to navigate quickly, and you’ll get the answer you need to complete the puzzle.

(3) Crossword –

This puzzle is kind of like a string of slightly easier trivia questions. As with the trivia questions, be creative and get familiar with the legal search engines. Also, don’t be afraid to use other tools, such as Internet search engines, Heinonline, the books in the school library, etc. Just think outside of the box and you’ll find the answers you need.

iTunes, iPad LMS, Apple University...

by Library 5. March 2011 23:07

Apple and academic partners team up to highlight best practices in pedagogy and the power of the iPad 2 and the Apple LMS.

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First Law Review published for Kindle

by Rob 7. February 2011 14:53

I hope this is the first in a trend in Law Reviews! Stanford Law Review has the first Kindle Law Review available, to my knowledge. Stanford continues to publish the hard copy law review as well, but this is a good idea. Tip to

Tips & Tricks for Success! A 1L Workshop

by Sarah Prosory 24. January 2011 09:39

Attention all incoming 1L's! We have a workshop especially for you! (And any other students who wish to brush up on study skills!) The Law Library wants you to be successful, so we've created a new workshop...Tips & Tricks for Success!

This 30 minute workshop will introduce you to searching effectively with the Law Library's catalog, and show you how to register and use AudioCaseFiles (listen to your cases!!) and CALI (online quizzes to help with your studies!).

A librarian will be available to help you with any other questions you may have (help with Westlaw or Lexis perhaps?) following the workshop.

Join us (click on the dates to RSVP):

An RSVP is helpful but not required. We hope to see you there!! Sealed

As always, if you have any questions feel free to contact us by email or (602) 682-6898! For upcoming workshops this semester visit www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops and www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarycalendar.

Good luck with your classes!

Phoenix Law Review Now Available Online!

by Sarah Prosory 22. November 2010 09:44

Picture source: PSL Docket 11-19-10

Happy Monday everyone!

Did you know you can access the Phoenix Law Review online? Head over to the Phoenix Law homepage, select Academics, and then select Law Review. Or for direct access click here. Read volumes 1 and 2, and volume 3 which is issued in two parts: Arizona Government and Legal Education. This is a valuable resource, as HeinOnline only has volume 1 of the Phoenix Law Review and Westlaw and LexisNexis do not have the publication at all.

Also, the Phoenix Law Review is having a Spring 2011 Write-On Competition. This competition is open to all students who have completed at least 25 credit hours by the end of summer classes, have at least two semesters of law school left, have completed Lawyering Process 1 & 2, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50. If you are interested in entering the competition, add the Phoenix Law Review Spring 2011 Write-On Competition TWEN page (must have access to Westlaw and be a PSL student to do so). Details for how to enter will be on the TWEN page at 1:00 PM on December 11, 2010.

Enjoy the short week & read the Phoenix Law Review during the long weekend!

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