Labor Day 9/6/10 Library Closed

by Sarah Prosory 2. September 2010 16:52

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Don't forget! The Law Library will be closed on Monday, September 6th 2010 in observance of Labor Day! Students please note: the building will be shut-down as well in observance of the holiday, so you will be unable to access other areas of the building to study.

Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th will be regular hours, with no reference hours. On Tuesday, September 7th we will resume all regularly scheduled programming! :)

For more information on our special hours please visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryhours

We hope you all have a fantastically restful weekend!

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Library Workshops for the Week of August 30th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 31. August 2010 10:20

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Hello everyone!

Here is a listing of events the law library is conducting for the week of August 30th, 2010:

Monday 8/30/10:
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 Noon, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 5pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 5:30pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog


Tuesday 8/31/10:
 8:15am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 3pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 5:30pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog


Wednesday 9/1/10:
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 Noon, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 5pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 5:30pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 6pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation


Thursday 9/2/10:
 8:15am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 3pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 7:40pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters


Friday 9/3/10:
 8:15am, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 11am, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 Noon, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 1pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters
 2pm, LP2: Legislative History/Statutory Interpretation
 2:45pm, Mini SRU: Library Catalog
 3pm, LP1 SRU Workshop: Digests & Reporters

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP (no RSVP needed for the Mini SRUs). For descriptions of these workshops, click here.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email us.

Library Video Tour

by Sarah Prosory 26. August 2010 09:05

 

For those of you who have yet to visit our wonderful law library, here's a peek at what you're missing! Laughing

Phoenix School of Law Library Video Tour

For extra help, see our map of the law library.

Happy Thursday!

Mini SRU: AudioCaseFiles and CALI

by Sarah Prosory 26. August 2010 08:46

                          

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This week your friendly librarians will be at the Knowledge Bars in Building D and on the 3rd floor of the tower, available to show you how to register for AudioCaseFiles and CALI.

AudioCaseFiles is a service that provides legal multimedia, and is now part of the Courtroom View Network (CVN) Law School portal. You can listen to your assigned cases with audio opinions from AudioCaseFiles and view trial advocacy training clips from the Video Training Library (VTL). Make sure to create your free account using your law school provided email address in order to get unlimited access to the audio and video content.

Students can use AudioCaseFiles to search for audio opinions by course subject or by their casebook title, download MP3 files of their assigned cases and learn on the go! Also, students can visit the VTL for specific clips of attorneys executing litigation techniques and skills. Watch and learn how to effectively deliver your opening statement with PowerPoints or to see how to cross examine a hostile witness.

Here’s how to register for AudioCaseFiles:

1.     Go to http://lawschool.courtroomview.com/register

2.     Choose our school in the drop down menu and then complete the registration form. You must use your law school email address!

3.     You will receive a verification email. Click the link to complete the registration.

 

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutions and individuals using technology and distance learning in legal education. Basically CALI provides lessons to help you study specific topics.  

We recommend the CALI lesson on Plagiarism, especially after reading this article from the ABA Journal. For 1Ls specifically, we’d recommend the 1L- First Year Lesson Topics list. This list can give you a good starting point of CALI lessons relevant for your first year.    

Here’s how to register for CALI:

1.     Go to http://www.cali.org/user/register

2.     Follow the steps for filling out the form. Please use your law school email address!

3.     Enter the authorization code provided to you at orientation. If you do not have this code, please call the Law Library reference desk at (602) 682-6898 to obtain the code. CALI is only for current students and faculty.

Be sure to check out these invaluable resources to help with your studies! And as always, contact the Law Library if you have any questions!

Arizona at the "epicenter" of federalism disputes?

by Rob 23. August 2010 12:56

 The National Law Journal looks at Arizona as a 'hotbed' of court actions destined for the US. Supreme Court, including a case-by-case analysis. Not just SB 1070! More

 

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