20. June 2013 10:09
The Library would like to announce the publication of the Arizona Legal Research Guide. This newest guide is a compilation of numerous helpful resources for different types of research on Arizona's laws, cases, regulations, and practice. The guide includes free resources proven to be very useful in real practice when costly subscription databases are no longer readily available.
There is also historical information and links to other compilations of resources expanding the materials available to you. Take a look for yourself. You can access the guide here: http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu/ArizonaLegalResearch
Alison Ewing's expertise in Arizona legal research was crucial to the composition of this guide.
30. May 2013 17:20
New Graduate? Hanging a shingle? Need a low cost option for research support?
The Phoenix School of Law (PhoenixLaw) Library is pleased to continue to support the research needs of our alumni. After graduation, any graduate can register for an Alumni Access Membership at the Library. In order to use the Library as an alumnus, you must complete the registration form and submit it to the Circulation Department; obtain a new "alumni" identification card photo from the Library or Facilities department; and pay the annual registration fee of $50.00 (along with the one-time $30.00 access card fee). Your membership includes access to:
- A Public Access Westlaw terminal in a study room
- Print Sources like statutes, administrative regulations, court rules, case law, treatises
- Arizona CLE Materials
- Arizona Practice Series
- Hein Online
- Oxford Scholarship Online
- ProQuest Research Library
- Help from the librarians at the Legal Research Help Desk
- Library Workshops including those that may be CLE eligible
10. May 2013 08:29
The PhoenixLaw Library recently published a Guide containing very helpful information on the requirements to acquire a license to practice law in Arizona right after law school. Access it by clicking here or going to: http://researchguides.phoenixlaw.edu/AZbarinfo
The Guide has links to the rules that govern Arizona's licensing requirements as well as links to forms, practice questions, and study aids available in the Library to help you prepare for the Uniform Bar Exam.
Further, the Guide explains the Character and Fitness process and the required Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam. There is also a list with links to email addresses for the Academic Success Department and a description of the Department's myBar Program.
It is never too early to look into what lies ahead after law school. The better informed you are, the better equipped you will be to handle what can be a very daunting process.
MBE subjects for the 200 multiple choice question part of the bar exam
16. April 2013 11:27
Are you currently enrolled in an externship or working as a legal intern? Need some help researching Arizona laws? The Law Library is offering a workshop on Arizona Practice Research, Wednesday, 4/17 from noon-1pm in Classroom 1337. This workshop, part of our Law Practice Series, will introduce you to important resources for Arizona legal practitioners, including many free or low-cost alternatives to the major commercial vendors.
Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics during the semester. 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.
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10. April 2013 16:27
The video of Fastcase CEO Ed Walters' presentation at last month's ReInvent Law Silicon Valley 2013 Conference is now available for viewing on the ReInvent Law Channel (hat tip to the Law Librarian Blog). Here's the direct link to Walters' Who Owns The Law: Private Ownership of Public Law, and How to Stop It.
Going to practice in Arizona? You might want to know who owns the law in Arizona, a topic that is included in the Library’s workshop “Arizona Practice Research” being offered next Wednesday, 4/17, from noon-1:00 in Room 1337.
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