Study Aids Available Online!

by Sarah Prosory 6. March 2013 11:29

Have you used the online study aids on Westlaw, provided by your Law Library? From the comfort of your own laptop, access ALL of the study aids published by Thomson Reuters/West. Here's how:

  1. Log-in at lawschool.westlaw.com
  2. At the top of the screen, click on My e-Products.

  3. Below the top menu bar, click on West Study Aids Subscription.

  4. Search for a study aid using the search box provided, or browse by subject to see all study aids available within that subject area.

Some helpful tips:

  • Feel free to highlight pages, as the highlights will remain after you log off.
  • Copy and pasting is allowed, if you need stuff for your personal notes.
  • There is a limit to printing the study aids. Only 150 pages per 30 days.
  • Printing is only to your attached printer- it does not print to the Westlaw printers.

Any questions, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian!

Best of luck on your midterms!!

This Week - Workshops for both Beginner and Seasoned Researchers

by Michelle Vallance 19. February 2013 14:22

  

Are you currently enrolled in an externship or working as a legal intern? Need some help researching Arizona laws? The Law Library is offering a workshop on Arizona Legal Research tomorrow, Wednesday, 2/20 from noon-1pm in Classroom 1337. This workshop, part of our Law Practice Series, will introduce you to important resources for Arizona legal practitioners, including many free or low-cost alternatives to the major commercial vendors.

Are you a first year law student looking for some extra practice developing research strategies? Or, are you a 2L or 3L looking for a refresher on legal research principles? The Law Library is offering a workshop, titled Legal Research in a Nutshell, this Thursday, 2/21 from noon-1pm in Classroom 1337. This workshop will include reviewing secondary sources in order to find cases, statutes, and regulations.  You will also practice generating search terms, including conducting advanced terms and connectors searches. 

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

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Study Aids Workshop - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Noon

by Michelle Vallance 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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Research Shows Flashcards as Best Learning Technique

by Sarah Prosory 15. January 2013 10:54

Law school is all about studying. Reading and studying.

This article from Time magazine caught my eye, as it discusses the best learning techniques for retaining information. Surprisingly, reading and highlighting are mentioned as not being as effective as using flashcards! The article goes on to explain how taking practice tests and using flashcards are great because, "[r]esearch shows that the mere act of calling information to mind strengthens that knowledge and aids in future retrieval."

 
Be sure to check out the Law Library's flashcards, located in the Academic Success collection. They can be checked out for 4 hours, no renewals.
 
Search the Law Library Catalog to find the flashcard set that is right for you!
 

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Research Assistance in the Student Lounge - 20th Floor

by Michelle Vallance 7. January 2013 14:28

Are you enrolled in a seminar course during intersession? Need some help with research strategy and navigating the myriad resources available to you? Don’t feel like traveling to the Law Library?


Well look no further – the PSL Law Library is introducing “Roving” Research Assistance in the student lounge on the 20th floor this week and next. A Librarian outfitted with an iPad, loaded with legal research apps, will be available to answer any questions you may have about conducting research for your topic.


Research assistance in the student lounge will be available from 12-1pm and from 4-5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/8 & 1/9 and again on 1/15 & 1/16. Please feel free to stop by and chat with us!


Speaking of iPads, did you know that the Law Library owns several iPads that you can check out? That’s right! Just visit the Circulation desk during regular hours and we’ll get you all set up!

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