Library Open House - Coming Soon!

by Michelle Vallance 31. August 2012 16:25

The Law Library cordially invites all current students to our second bi-annual Open House event!

Stop by the Law Library anytime between noon and 7pm on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th and learn all about the exciting resources and services we have to offer!

Some items of interest: there will be live demonstrations of key subscription databases and we'll also be featuring our newly circulating iPads.

Look out for sweet treats and a chance to have your photo taken in front of the Law Reporters!

Study Aids Workshop - Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 27. August 2012 17:34

Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this Fall? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? How about learning to use some new legal apps that can help with your studies?

Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Tuesday, August 28th. The workshop will be offered at the following times in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in classroom 1337.

  • 12 - 1 pm
  • 5 - 6 pm

 

We hope you will join us! Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the calendar.

Image from the Westlaw Store. 

 

 

Introducing the Library Bar Access Program Membership

by Lidia Koelbel 22. August 2012 14:00

August 12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 6. August 2012 13:13

The beginning of a new and promising semester is fast approaching.  With that we have put up two new book displays.  Check them out!

 

One of them celebrates Friendship Day:

 

The other display celebrates Constitution Day!

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!

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