4. June 2013 12:15
Considering tackling your AWR soon? Join us on Wednesday, June 5th from 12-1pm in the Law Library's Teaching Lab, Classroom 1337, for a workshop titled Getting Started on Your AWR. This workshop will expose you to the pre-research process. You will learn to identify research sources in order to narrow down topics and determine whether a chosen topic is practical - with enough accessible, available research. This workshop will also include a discussion on setting personal research deadlines. Please feel free to bring your lunch!
Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this summer? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Wednesday, June 5th from 3-4pm. The Study Aids workshop will take place in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in Classroom 1337.
Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.
14. May 2013 14:34
The latest printing technology is here in the form of a 3D printer. The law must keep up with technology advancing so quickly.
For an examination of issues involving 3D printers and copyright law see Edward Lee, Digital Originality, 14 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 919 (2012), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2128799.
See also the New York Times article on the legal issues that can potentially arise from the use of 3D printers. Nick Bilton, Disruptions: The 3-D Printing Free-for-All, N.Y. Times, Nov. 13, 2011, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/disruptions-the-3-d-printing-free-for-all/?smid=pl-share.
An additional issue involve the hot topic of gun control. See the New York Times article on the University of Texas law student. The ATF would like to keep an eye on individuals who print guns with 3D printers - if it could. Nick Bilton, Disruptions: With a 3-D Printer, Building a Gun With the Push of a Button, N.Y. Times, Oct. 12, 2012, http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/with-a-3-d-printer-building-a-gun-at-home/?smid=pl-share.
One could run amok with the AWR possibilities in this topic or addressing part of it...
non-3D gun morguefile.com
6. May 2013 13:17
Last week, the PhoenixLaw Library held an event headed by its own Faculty and Interlibrary Services Coordinator, Timothy Saffles. The Annual Faculty Scholarship Reception is a celebration of the scholarly publications produced by PhoenixLaw's faculty.
Professor Laura Dooley was the Keynote Speaker. The reception culminated in awards for faculty who excelled in the eyes of their peers. Recipients were Professors Ilya Iussa, Francine Banner, Riaz Tejani, and McKay Cunningham. Professor Susan Daicoff received the Lifetime Scholary Achievement Award.The faculty was pleased with the event.
Professor Keith Swisher was thankful to the Library and presented Mr. Saffles with a gift of gratitude for putting together such a notable event.
Guests enjoying the event.
Guests enjoying the event.
Interim Director Christy Ryan's introductory remarks. Mr. Saffles' award.
Catering by Alexis.
Beautiful display created by Ms. Sarah Hicks.
24. April 2013 16:17
Need to do a little fine tuning of the citations in your AWR paper? Need a review of footnoting? Then the Library’s workshop on Bluebooking for AWRs is for you!
Please join us on Tuesday April 30th at noon in Room 1337 for this 50 minute workshop.
This is the last Library workshop for this semester,but in the future, take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of workshop descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar
Don’t forget the Library now offers legal research instruction tailored for your study group! Any group of 5 or more can order a custom session.To request a session, complete this form.
27. March 2013 13:41
The case is U.S. V. Windsor. Do you know the facts? Read the parties' briefs on WestlawNext.
Brief for Plaintiff-Appellee
Brief for Defendant-Appellant
Also, see many other Amicus Curiae briefs and the Petition for Writ of Certiorari.
Once logged in to WestlawNext, select "Briefs" from the "All Content" tab on the homepage.
Type the search string "US v. Windsor & DOMA."
How do you think the case will be decided? What was the legislative intent?
Will they actually reach a decision on the merits - under Equal Protections, 10th Amendment state police power, dismissed for lack of standing?