Library Workshops for the Week of February 14-18th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 14. February 2011 08:59

Hello everyone! Happy Valentine's Day!

And so it begins, the weeks of workshops ahead! Here's info on SRU (Special Research Unit) Workshops for this week.

All workshops are in the Computer Lab in the Law Library & last approximately 1 hour. Please click on the workshop name below to RSVP:

To view the Library Calendar, click here. For more information about SRU Workshops, click here.

Questions? Contact Koviena Nelson at (602) 682-6843.

Library Loot Feb 8th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 8. February 2011 09:00

Yes! It's Tuesday and that means we have another Library Loot puzzle for you! This week, it's a research question to test your legal research skills!

(What are we talking about? Read more about Library Loot here.)

Instructions: For this research question, you need to use your legal research skills to determine the answer. Once you've figured it out, post the answer in the comments section of this blog post. If you are found to be correct, a librarian will contact you by email. Please use your PhoenixLaw student email address so we can verify that you are a current student.

Here you go...

Question:

In the 50 titles (now 51) of the US Code what is the only vacant Title? 

THIS PUZZLE HAS BEEN SOLVED! THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

See who won here!

 

THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1. Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2. All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3. One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4. Contest rules are subject to change at any time.

GOOD LUCK!

First Law Review published for Kindle

by Rob 7. February 2011 14:53

I hope this is the first in a trend in Law Reviews! Stanford Law Review has the first Kindle Law Review available, to my knowledge. Stanford continues to publish the hard copy law review as well, but this is a good idea. Tip to

Law & Movies

by PSL Law Library 2. February 2011 09:14

 

 

 

 

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The Academy Awards are less than a month away and I’ve started thinking about law & movies.  How many movies out there involve a criminal act, arrest or trial?  How many of those movies are nominated for an Academy Award and win?  Also, is the legal system depicted accurately in those movies? 

 

As many of you already know the library has a comprehensive collection of movies and TV shows that deal with legal matters.  However, did you know that you can also find several books about the legal system and movies?  By conducting a simple keyword search using the catalog I was able to locate at least three books that may answer some of the questions above.  What terms did I use?  Well that was easy “law and movies”.  I then opened one of the results and looked at subjects contained in the record.  By selecting these subjects I may be able to locate even more books dealing with my subject matter.  This technique can be used when conducting research for any subject.  Now it’s time to jot down the call number, grab the book and see if I can answer those questions.

Library Loot! Win Prizes!

by Sarah Prosory 31. January 2011 08:40

Want to win a prize?! Are you ready to test your knowledge of legal research?

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 1st 2011 the Law Library will post a new puzzle feature called Library Loot to the Footnotes1 blog each Tuesday. The puzzles will rotate each week in the following order: a scavenger hunt, a research question, and a crossword or word search. To win the Library Loot, the student must follow the instructions based on the puzzle of the week:

·         Scavenger Hunt: A question will be posted on the blog and will involve physically searching the print or microfiche collection in the library. A golden ticket will be placed where the answer is found. The student will take the golden ticket and their answer to Circulation desk, where they may retrieve one item of loot (candy) from the treasure chest if their answer is correct.

·         Research question: A question will be posted on the blog. These questions will be more in depth, and may have many steps involved. The first student to answer the question correctly in the comments section of the blog will be the winner. The student must provide their PSL email address for the librarian to contact them. The loot for this game is one Passing the Bar board game or Bar flashcard set.

·         Crossword or Word Search: A crossword or word search consisting of legal research, law related questions, or vocabulary will be posted on the blog. The first person to bring their correct answer to the Circulation desk will win the loot, which is a $10 gift card.

THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules

1.       Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.

2.       All library staff members are exempt from participating.

3.       One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.

4. Contest rules are subject to change at anytime.

 

HAVE FUN!! Good luck!

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