2013 Faculty Scholarship Reception

by Lidia Koelbel 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.

Bluebooking for AWR

by Alison Ewing 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. 

The case challenging DOMA

by Lidia Koelbel 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."

Windsor is being reviewed along with Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to California's Proposition 8.

How do you think these cases 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?

morguefile.com

 

UPDATE:

Read the slip opinions below:

United States v. Windsor

Hollingsworth v. Perry

Research from a Congressional Point of View

by Alison Ewing 13. March 2013 16:11

 Researching  a topic and want to know what congress has had to say about it? One of the best resources for congressional research is ProQuest Congressional .  Why would you use ProQuest Congressional instead of Westlaw and Lexis? Here are some examples.

Let’s say you are writing your paper on the Indian Court of Offenses and want to cite to the 1926 primary source hearings on that subject…it’s on ProQuest Congressional but not on WL or Lexis.  In fact, ProQuest Congressional has documents that go back to 1789! Maybe you are researching the recent Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 but want some historical perspective on the topic. ProQuest Congressional has hearings and congressional reports that pre-date the passage of the original Violence Against Women Act of 1990.  ProQuest also includes document types not found on WL or Lexis, like maps!  

ProQuest Congressional can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s website under Library Databases. 

It’s easy to see what you are searching when you go to the Advanced Search screen:

Questions? Ask a Librarian!

AWR Tip: ProQuest Research Library

by Alison Ewing 5. February 2013 19:00

AWR Tip

Need Non-legal background information for your paper?

 Try  Research Library! 

Recent searches for PSL students yielded results on: internet gaming and tribes, carbon dioxide emissions, blood alcohol content and Cuba’s new rules on buying and selling real property! 

ProQuest Research Library can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s Website under Library Databases.

From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,000 titles - over 3,500 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

 

 

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