Law and the Movies: A Visual Display

by Gretchen Lebron 2. April 2013 12:45

"Law and the Movies" is the library's new and improved movie collection.

The collection is located on the east side of the library and is organized alphabetically by title. The collection is comprised of movies that have some relation to the law and cover a wide range of genres.

Up to 5 items can be checked out at one time and kept for 7 days with no renewals.

So if you have some down time and want to take a breather, checkout one of our over 400 DVDs to enjoy!

Also, if you have any suggestions on how we can improve our DVD collection please leave us a suggestion in the box located in the middle of of the DVD collection or online here: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarysuggestions

 

Join Now! Phoenix Law Library Bar Access Program

by Michelle Vallance 29. March 2013 10:12

The Catalog: Narrowing With Facets

by PSL Law Library 27. March 2013 14:33

 

 

Conducting a search in the catalog can produce an overwhelming amount of results.  The good news is that these results can be narrowed by selecting facets.  Facets are located on the left side of the screen and allow the user to narrow by areas such as format, location and publication date.  These are just three of the many facets you can select.  A user can narrow by one or more facets at the same time.  I ran a search on adoption which returned 228 results.  I decided to narrow my results by electronic format and records that had my search term in the subject.  I now have 14 results, which is much more manageable.  Next time you conduct a search in the catalog use facets to find more pertinent results.

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

Make an Appointment with a Librarian!

by Alison Ewing 4. March 2013 16:17

 

 Need help with your legal research or navigating a library resource?  Then make an appointment with a librarian!  While you are always welcome to stop by the Legal Research Help Desk during regular Legal Research Help Desk hours, the PSL law librarians also encourage you to schedule an individual appointment that works with your schedule to provide personalized assistance.

Law students can request an appointment with a librarian by e-mailing research@phoenixlaw.edu  Please be sure to include information on your topic or assignment so we can prepare before we meet. A librarian will contact you to confirm your appointment.

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