October '12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 7. October 2012 17:47

The Phoenix School of Law Library has put up two new book displays.

One display celebrates Banned Books Week:

 

The other displays several materials to help with your Advanced Writing Requirement:

 

Lawyers, Marketing, Olympics, AWR?

by Sarah Prosory 31. July 2012 15:47

Reading my RSS feeds, I came across an interesting topic, which is timely: lawyers and marketing at the Olympics. This one blog post, led me on a quick adventure (seriously like 5 minutes), and I ended up pondering- could someone use this topic for their AWR paper? Anyone? Bueller? Here's what happened:

First I saw this blog post and thought what an interesting job for a lawyer: Olympic Lawyers Shadow Torch's Every Move to Prevent 'Ambush Marketing' (Legal Blog Watch).

Later I saw another blog post on a related note, marketing at the Olympics... and breaking the rules? See, Headphone Maker Beats Marketing Rules at Olympics (CNET.com) followed by a friendly reminder: U.K. Olympic Athletes Banned From Wearing Beats (CNET.com).

Curious about this topic, I Googled "lawyers marketing olympics" and found a law journal article from 1996! See, 3 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 423 (1996) Ambushing the Olympic Games; Davis, Robert N., This article is in the HeinOnline database, and from there I wondered if anyone has written on the subject of ambush marketing since 1996... so I used their ScholarCheck feature. This showed me that there were several articles written since then (2003, 2005), but perhaps an update to these articles is in order?

Image from HeinOnline

In summary, I used an RSS feed of legal blogs to give me current news, which sparked an interest in a topic, which got me to use the HeinOnline database to search law journal articles, which showed me that this topic is in need of another updated article! A great process to find a topic and begin your research for your AWR paper.

What are you writing for your AWR? Do you need help with your research? Check out our AWR Liaison Librarian Program! Or just visit us at the Legal Research Help Desk in the Law Library on the 14th floor! Email us or call us at (602) 682-6898!

Bluebook & Citators Workshops: April 3 & 4, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 30. March 2012 08:00

 

             

 

Need to better understand how The Bluebook is organized so that you can properly cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id? Have questions about using KeyCite and Shepard's to determine if your case is good law and to find other materials on point?


This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops. **Snacks will be provided!**

Bluebook Basics - Geared toward the practitioner, this workshop will help you construct citations for your court pleadings and motions.

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Citators Q&A - This is an informal workshop. You are encouraged to bring your questions about Shepard’s and KeyCite.

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

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

 

AWR Workshops During the Week of March 26-30, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 23. March 2012 10:02

Research and Bluebooking for scholarly writing is the focus this week, as the Law Library presents the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) workshop! This workshop is designed for students who are currently working on an AWR, or those who want to learn more about the research process before deciding on a topic.

This week the Law Library is offering AWR workshops on three separate occasions. Please bring any questions you have!

**Snacks will be provided!**

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:00-12:50pm - 13th floor computer lab

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

Library Workshops for the Week of March 19-23, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 16. March 2012 10:39


                  

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Want to learn how new apps for your smartphone or tablet can assist you with legal research? Need to better understand how The Bluebook is organized so that you can properly cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

Legal Apps for Mobile Devices & Tablets - Come discuss and learn about current legal apps for smartphones and tablets. Be sure to bring your devices!

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Bluebook Basics - Geared toward the practitioner, this workshop will help you construct citations for your court pleadings and motions.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 7:40-8:30 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:00-12:50pm - 13th floor computer lab

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

 

 

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